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    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 ma de without written auth orization from NIKON CORPORATION. AMA14687 Printed in Europe SB2G01(11) 6MB15311-01 DIGIT AL CAMERA User's M anua l En En[...]

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    Thank you for your pur chase of a Nikon single -le ns reflex (SLR) digital camera. To g e t the most from your camera, please be sur e to read all instructions thoroughly and keep them where they will be read by all who use t he product. Symbols and Con ventions T o make it easier to find the inform ation you need, the following symbols and convent[...]

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    i Where to F ind I t F ind what yo u ’ re l ooking for from: The T able of Contents ............ 0 x The Inde x ................................. 0 338 The Q&A Inde x ........................ 0 ii Error Messages........................ 0 322 Menu Options ......................... 0 iv T roubleshooting ..................... 0 316 X Intr oducti[...]

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    ii Find what you ’ r e looking for usin g this “ question and answer” index. Q&A Index T aking Photographs 0 Shooting Modes and Fr aming Options Is there a quick and easy way to take snapshots ( i mode)? 35–39 How do I quickly adjust settings for differ ent scenes? 40–45 Can I adjust shutte r speed to freez e or blur motion (mode S )?[...]

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    iii Retouching Photographs 0 How do I create r etouched copies of photos? 261–279 How do I remov e “re d-eye”? 264 How do I make JPEG copies of RA W (NEF) photos? 271 Can I overla y two NEF (RA W ) photos to make a single image? 269–270 Can I create a copy of a photo that looks like a painting? 275 Can I trim movie footage on the camera or [...]

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    iv D PLA YBA CK MENU ( 0 207) C SHOO TING MENU ( 0 214) Menu Options Delete Selecte d Select date All Playback folder ND600 (default) All Current Hide image Select /se t Select date Deselect all? Playback display option s Done Basic photo info Foc u s p o i nt Additional photo info None (image only) Highlights RGB histogram Shooting data Over view [...]

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    v A CUST OM SET TING MENU ( 0 219) Set Pic ture Cont rol Standard (default) Neutral Vivid Monoch rome Por tra it Landscape Manage Picture Cont rol Save/edit Renam e 1 Delet e 1 Loa d/s ave Auto dist ortion cont rol On Off ( de fa ul t) Colo r spa ce sRGB (default) Adob e RGB Ac ti ve D-Lig hti ng 2 Auto Extra high Hig h Normal Low Off HDR (high dyn[...]

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    vi b Metering/exposure b1 ISO sensitivity step value 1/3 step (default) 1/2 step b2 EV ste ps for exposure cntrl 1/3 step (default) 1/2 step b3 Easy exposure comp en sat ion On (Auto rese t) On Off ( de fa ul t) b4 Center- weig ht ed area φ 8 mm φ 12 mm (default) φ 15 mm φ 20 mm Aver ag e b5 Fine-tun e optimal exposure Ye s No (default) c Timer[...]

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    vii e Bracketing/flash e1 F lash sync speed 1/250 s (Auto FP) 1/200 s (Auto FP) 1/200 s (default) 1/160 s 1/125 s 1/100 s 1/80 s 1/60 s e2 F lash shutter speed 1/60 s (default) 1/30 s 1/15 s 1/8 s 1/4 s 1/2 s 1 s 2 s 4 s 8 s 15 s 30 s e3 F lash cntrl for built-in flash TT L ( d e fa u lt ) Manual Repeating flash Commander mode e3 Optional flash * T[...]

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    viii B SETUP MENU ( 0 249) f4 Assign AE-L/ AF-L button AE/AF lock (default) AE lock only AE lock ( Hold) AF lock only AF-ON FV lock None f5 Custom ize command dials Reverse rotation Change main/sub Aperture setting Menus and playback f6 Rele ase button to use dial Ye s No (default) f7 Slot e mpty release lock Release locked Enable rele ase (default[...]

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    ix N RET OUCH MENU ( 0 261) O MY MENU ( 0 280) Image comment Done Inp ut co mmen t Attach comment Auto im a ge rotation On (default) Off Battery info – Copy ri gh t information Done Artist Copyri ght Attach copyright information Sav e/load settings Save settings Load settings GPS Standby timer Pos it i on Use GPS to set camera clock Vir tu a l h [...]

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    x Q&A Index ........... .......... ......... .......... ........ ........... ........ .......... ......... .......... ........ ........... ... .......... .... ii Menu Op tions ...... .......... ......... .......... ........ ........... .......... ........ ........... ........ .......... ......... ..... ......... iv For Your Safety .......... ..[...]

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    xi Creative P hotograph y (Scene Modes) ............... ............. .......... ............. .......... .......... ...... 40 k Portrait....................................................................................................................... ........ 41 l Landscape .....................................................................[...]

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    xii P, S, A, and M Modes 73 P : Programmed Auto ............................................................................................................. 7 5 S : Shutter-Priority Auto ........................................................................................................ .7 6 A : Aperture-Priority Auto .........................[...]

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    xiii Exposure 109 Metering .... .......... ......... .......... ........ ........... ........ .......... ........ ........... ........ ........... ........ ... .......... .. 109 Autoexposur e Lock ...... .......... ........ ........... ........ .......... ......... .......... ........ ........... ........ .......... . 110 Exposure Co mpensation ...[...]

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    xiv More on Playback 177 Full-Frame Playbac k........ .......... ........ ........... ........ .......... ........ ........... ........ ........... ........ ....... .1 7 7 Photo Information .............................................................................................................. .. 179 Thumbna il Playb ack ........... ........ [...]

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    xv A Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings ............ ......... .......... ........ ........... ........ ......... 2 19 Reset Custom Settings................................................................................................... 221 a: Autofocus ...................................................................................[...]

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    xvi f: Controls ............................. ....................................................................................... ............ 241 f1: OK Button (Shooting Mode)................................................................................... 241 f2: Assign Fn Button .............................................................[...]

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    xvii Color Sketch ................................................................................................................... ... 275 Perspective Control ........................................................................................................ 275 Miniature Effect ..............................................................[...]

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    xviii F or Y our Safety T o prevent damage to your Nikon product or inj ury to yourself or to o thers, read the follow ing safety precautions in their e ntirety before using this equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them. The consequences tha t could result fr om failur e to observe the precautions[...]

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    xix A Observe caution when using the flash • Using the camera with the flash in close contact with the skin or other obj ects could ca use bur ns. • Using the flash close to the subject’ s eyes could cause temporary visual impairment. Particular care should be obser ved when photographing infants, when the flash should be no less than one met[...]

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    xx Notic es • No part of th e manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stor ed in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in an y form, by any means , without Nikon ’ s prior written permission. • Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardwar e and software described in[...]

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    xxi Notices fo r Customers in the U.S.A. Power C ab le At voltages o ver AC 125 V (U .S.A. only) : The power cable must be rated for the voltage in use , be at least A WG no. 18 gauge, and ha ve SVG insulation or better with a NEMA 6P -15 plug rated for AC 25 0 V 1 5 A. Federal C o mmunications Commission (FCC) Ra dio Frequ enc y Inter ference Sta [...]

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    xxii Notice C oncerning Prohibitio n of C opying or Reproduction Note that simply being in possession of material that has b een digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner , digital camera, or other device may be punishable by law . • Items prohib ited by law from bei ng copie d or reprod uced Do not copy or reproduc e pa per money , co[...]

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    xxiii Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories Nikon cameras are designed to the highest stan dards and include complex electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand elec tronic accessories (includi ng chargers, batteries, A C adapters, and flash accessories) certified by Nikon specific ally for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and pro[...]

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    xxiv P ackage Cont ents Be sure all items listed here were included with your camera. Memor y cards are sold separately . • D600 camera • BS-1 accessor y shoe cov er • DK-21 rubber eyecup • BM-14 monitor cover • BF-1B body cap • EN-EL15 r echargeable L i-ion bat ter y (with terminal cover) • AN-DC8 strap • UC-E15 USB cable • ViewN[...]

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    1 X X Introduc tion T ake a few moments to familiarize yourse lf wi th c ame ra co ntrol s an d di spl ays. Yo u may find it helpful to boo kmar k this sect ion and refer to it as you read through the rest of the manu al. The Ca me ra B od y G et t i ng to K n ow t h e Cam e ra 1 Release mode dial ... ..................................... ..... 6, [...]

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    2 X The Camer a Body (Co ntinued) 1 Built-in flash ............................... ...........................143 2 Mirror .......................... ..................................... 88, 303 3 Meter coupling lever ............................ ............... 328 4 Lens mounting mark .................... ......................... 26 5 M / Y but[...]

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    3 X The Camera Body (Continued) 1 AF-assist illuminator ........................ ................... 223 Self-timer lamp ................. ..................................... 86 Red-eye reduction lamp ......... ........................... 145 2 Sub- command dial........................... ............ 12, 245 3 Depth-of-field p review bu tton ...[...]

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    4 X The Camer a Body (Co ntinued) 1 Viewfinder eyepiec e ............................. ................. 33 2 Rubber eyecup ............. ..................................... ..... 86 3 O / Q button Delete ..... ................................. .................... 47, 189 F ormatting memor y cards .......................... ..... 31 4 K button P[...]

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    5 X The Mode Dial The camera offers the mod es listed belo w. To c h o o s e a mode, pr ess the mode dial lock release and rotate the mode dial. P , S, A, and M Modes Select thes e modes for full control ov er camera settings. • P — Programmed aut o ( 0 75) • S — Shutter-priority auto ( 0 76) • A — A per ture- priority auto ( 0 77) • [...]

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    6 X The Release -Mode Dial T o choose a release mode, press the release mode dial lock r elease and turn the release mode dial to the desired setting ( 0 83). Mode Description S Single fram e One photograph is ta ken each time the shutter- release button is pressed. C L Continuo us low speed T he camera takes photographs at a slow rate while the sh[...]

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    7 X The Cont rol Pan el 1 Color temper ature indi cator .................. ........... 120 2 Shutter speed ............................ .......................76, 78 Exposure compensa tion value ......................... 112 Flash compensat ion value .......................... ....... 148 White balance fine-tuning ............. ................... [...]

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    8 X The V i ew fi nd er 1 Framing grid ( displayed when On is s el e c te d f o r Custom Sett ing d2) ............................... ........... 229 2 Focus po ints ............................... ........... 38, 101, 222 AF-area mode ....................... .................................. 99 3 AF area brackets ................... .............[...]

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    9 X The I nfo rm at i on D is p lay Pr ess the R button to display shutter speed, aperture, the number of exposures remaining, AF-area mode, and other shooting information in the monitor . R button 1 Shooting mode ......................... ................ 35, 40, 73 2 Flexible pr ogram indicator ............................. ..... 75 3 Flash sync [...]

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    10 X 25 Image area indicator ............................ ................. 90 26 Metering......................... ..................................... ... 109 27 Auto distortion control ........................ ............... 217 28 “Clock not set” indicator.............. ................ 28, 253 29 Image comment indicator .................[...]

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    11 X ❚❚ Changing Settings in the Informa tion Display T o change settings for the items listed below , press the R button in the inf ormation display . Highlight items using the multi selector and press J to view options for the highlighted item. R button 1 Movie settings .......................... ...............................65 2 High ISO n[...]

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    12 X The C ommand Dials The main- and sub -comma nd dials are used alone or in combination w ith other controls to adjust a variety of settin gs. Fla sh mo d e Flash compensation Brack eting M / Y button D button Mode dial Sub- command dial Main command dial Exposure compens a tion E button Metering Z / Q button Autofoc us mode AF-area mode AF-mode[...]

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    13 X ❚❚ Scene Mode ❚❚ Image Quality and Size ❚❚ Autofocus Choose a scene ( h ; 0 40). h mode Main command dial Monitor Set image quality ( 0 93). + X ( T ) button Main command dial Control panel Choose an image size ( 0 95). + X ( T ) button Sub- command dial Control panel Choose an autofocus mode ( 0 98). + AF-mode button Main command [...]

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    14 X ❚❚ ISO Sensitivity ❚❚ Expo su re Set ISO sensitivity ( 0 105). + W ( S ) button Main command dial Control panel Set auto ISO sensitivity control ( 0 107). + W ( S ) button Sub -command dial Control panel Choose a combination of aperture and shutter speed (mode P ; 0 75). Mode P Main command dial Control panel Choose a shutter speed (mo[...]

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    15 X ❚❚ White Balance Set exposure compensation (mode P , S , A , or M ; 0 112). + E button Main command dial Control panel Activate or cancel bracketing/ select number of shots in bracketing sequence (mode P , S , A , or M ; 0 153). + D button Main command dial Control panel Select bracketing increment (mode P , S , A , or M ; 0 154). + D butt[...]

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    16 X ❚❚ Flash Settings Choose a flash mode ( 0 144). + M ( Y ) button Main command dial Control panel Set flash compensation (mode P , S , A , or M ; 0 148). + M ( Y ) button Sub- command dial Control panel[...]

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    17 X The BM-14 Monitor C ov er A clear plastic cov er is provided with the camera to keep the monitor clean and protect it when the camera is not in use. To attach the cover , inser t the proj ection on the top of the cover into the matching indentation above the camera monitor ( q ) and press the botto m of the cover until it clicks int o place ( [...]

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    18 X Cam e ra M e n us Most shooting, playback, and setup options can be accessed from the camera menus. T o view the menus, pr ess the G button. Ta b s Choose from the following menus: • D : Playback ( 0 207) • C : Shooti ng ( 0 214) • A : Custom Settings ( 0 219) • B : Set up ( 0 249) • N : Retouch ( 0 261) • O / m : My Menu or Recen [...]

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    19 X Usi ng Ca me ra Me n u s The multi selec tor and J button are used to navigate the camera menus. F o llow the steps be low to navigate the menu s. 1 Display the menus . Pr ess the G button to display the menus . 2 Highlight the icon for the current menu . Pr ess 4 to highlight the ic on for the current menu. 3 Sel ect a m enu . Pr ess 1 or 3 t[...]

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    20 X 5 Highlight a menu item. Press 1 or 3 to highlight a menu item. 6 Display options. Press 2 to display options for the selected men u item. 7 Highlight an option. Press 1 or 3 to highlight an option. 8 Select the highlighted item. Press J to select the high lighted item. T o exit without making a selection, press the G button. Note the f ollowi[...]

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    21 X Fi r s t S t e p s Charge the Ba ttery The camera is po wered b y an EN-EL15 rech argeable Li-ion battery (supplied). To maximize shooting time, charge the batter y in the sup plied MH-25 battery charger befor e use. About 2 hour s and 35 minutes a re required to fully recharge the batter y when no char ge remains. 1 Connect the AC po wer cabl[...]

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    22 X A The A C Wall Adapt er Depending on the country or region of purchase , an AC wall adapter may also be supplied with the charger . T o use the adapter , insert it into the charger AC inlet ( q ). Slide the AC wall adapter latch in the direction shown ( w ) and rotate the adapter 90 ° to fix it in the position shown ( e ). Reverse these steps[...]

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    23 X Inser t th e Batter y Before inserting the battery, r o tate the powe r switch to OFF . 1 O pen the battery-chamber cove r . Unlatch ( q ) and open ( w ) the batt er y- chamber cover . 2 Insert the batt er y . Inser t the batter y in the orientation shown ( q ), using the batter y to keep th e orange batter y latch pressed to one side. The lat[...]

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    24 X D The Battery and Charger Read and follow the warnings and c autions on pages x viii–xix and 306–308 of this manual . Do not use the batter y at ambient temperatures below 0 °C/32 °F or above 40 °C/104 °F; failure t o observe this precaution could damage the battery or impai r its per formance. Capacit y may be reduced and charging tim[...]

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    25 X A ttach a Lens Care should be taken to prevent dust from entering the camera when the lens is rem oved. The lens generally use d in this manual for illustrative purposes is an AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR. 1 Tu r n t h e c a m e r a o f f . 2 Remove the r ear lens cap and the camera body cap . Len s cap L ens hood F ocal length scale Mounti[...]

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    26 X 3 Attach the lens . Keeping the mounting index on the lens align ed with the mounting in dex on the camera body , position the lens in the camera’ s bayonet mount ( q ). Being careful no t to press the lens-r elease bu tton, rotate the lens counter-clockwise until it clicks into place ( w ). If the lens is equipped with an A-M or M/A-M mode [...]

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    27 X Basic Setup A language -selec tion dialog will be displaye d the first time the camera is turned on. Choose a language and set the time and date. Photographs can not be taken until you have set the time and date. 1 Tu r n t h e c a m e r a o n . A language -selec tion dialog will be displayed. 2 Select a language. Pr ess 1 or 3 to highlight th[...]

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    28 X A Setting the Clock Language and date/time settings can be changed at any time using the Langu age ( 0 253) and T ime zone and date ( 0 253) options in the setup menu. The camera clock can also be synchronized with GPS devic es ( 0 175). A The Clock Batt er y The camera clock is powered b y an independent, rechargeable power sour ce, which is [...]

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    29 X Inser t a Mem ory Car d The camera stor es pic tures on S ecure D igital (SD) memory card s (available separately; 0 334). The camera has two memory card slots (Slo t 1 and Slot 2); if you will be using only one memory card, insert it in Slot 1 ( 0 30). 1 Tu r n t h e c a m e r a o f f . 2 O pen the card slot c over . Slide the card slot cover[...]

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    30 X A No Memor y Card If the camera is turned off wit h a charged EN-E L15 battery and no memory card inser ted, S wi ll be displ ayed in the con trol panel and viewfinder . A Using T wo Memory Cards Slot 1 is for the main car d; th e ca rd in slot 2 pl ays a backup o r secondary role. If the default setting of Ov erflow is selected f or Role play[...]

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    31 X Fo r m at t h e M e m o r y C a r d Me m or y ca rd s m us t b e for m att ed be fo re f ir s t u se or af t er be i ng us ed or fo rm at te d i n other devices. 1 Tu r n t h e c a m e r a o n . 2 Press the O ( Q ) and Z ( Q ) buttons. Hold the O ( Q ) and Z ( Q ) buttons dow n simultaneously until a flashing C (format) appears in the shutter-[...]

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    32 X A The W rite Protect Switch SD memor y cards are equipped with a write protect switch to prevent accidental loss of data. When this switch is in the “lock ” position, the memory card can not be formatted and photos can not be delet ed or recorded (a warning will be displayed in the monitor if y ou attempt to release the shutter). T o unloc[...]

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    33 X Adjust V iewfinder F ocus The camera is equipped with diopter ad justment to accommodate individual differ ences in vision. Check that the display in the viewfinder is in focus bef ore framing pictures in the viewfinder . 1 Tu r n t h e c a m e r a o n . Remove the lens cap and turn the camera on. 2 F o cus the viewf inder . Rotate the dio pte[...]

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    35 s s Basic Photograph y and Pla yback This sect ion describes how to take photographs in i (auto) mode, an automatic “point-and-shoot” mode in which the majority of settings are controlled by the camera in response to shooting conditions, and in which the flash will fir e automati cally if the subjec t is poorl y lit. To take photographs with[...]

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    36 s 3 Check the number of exposur es remaini ng. The control panel and viewfinder show the number of photographs that can be taken at current settings (values ov e r 1,000 are ro unded down t o the near est hundred; e.g ., values between 2, 000 and 2,099 ar e shown as 2.0 K ). If two me mory car ds ar e i nse rte d, the display s show the space av[...]

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    37 s Step 3: F rame the Photogr aph 1 Ready the cam era. When framing photographs in the viewfinder , hold the handgrip in your right hand and cradle the camera body or le ns with your left. Keep your elbows propped lightly against y our torso for support and place one foot half a pace ahead of the other to keep y our upper body stable. When framin[...]

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    38 s Step 4: F ocus 1 Press the shutter-release button halfway . Press the shutter-release button halfway to focu s. The active f ocus point will be displayed . If the subject is poorly lit, t he flash may pop up and the AF-assist illuminator may light. 2 Check the indicators in t he viewfinder . When the fo cus operation is complet e, the in- focu[...]

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    39 s A The Shutter-Release Button The camera has a two-sta ge shutter-release button. The camera f ocuses when the shutter- relea se button is pr essed halfwa y. T o take the photograph, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down. Focus: pr ess halfway Shoot: press all the way do wn A The Stan dby Timer The viewfinder and the control[...]

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    40 s Crea tive Phot ograph y (S cene Modes) The camera offers a choice of “ scene” modes. Choosing a scene mode automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected scene , making creative photogr a phy as simple as selecting a mode, framing a picture, and shooting as desc ribed on pages 35–39. ❚❚ h Mode T o view t he currently selec ted[...]

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    41 s ❚❚ Scene Modes k Por t r a i t Use for portraits with soft, natural- looking sk in tones. If the subjec t is far from the background or a t elephoto lens is used, backg round details will be softened to l end the composition a sense of depth. l Landscape Use for vivid landscape shots in daylight. The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminato[...]

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    42 s n Close Up Use for close-up shots of flowers, insects, and other small ob jec ts (a macro lens can be used to focus at very close ranges). Use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blur . o Night Portrait Use for a natural balance bet ween the main subject and the background in por traits taken under low light. Use o f a tripod is recommended [...]

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    43 s t Beach/Snow Capture the brightness of sunlight expanses of wa ter , snow , or sand. The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator turn of f. u Sunse t Preserves the deep hues se en in sunsets and sunrises . The built-in flash and AF- assist illuminator turn off ; use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blur when lighting is poor. v Dus k/D a[...]

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    44 s x Candlelight F or photographs taken b y candlelight. The built-in flash turns off; use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blur when lighting is poor. y Blossom Use for fields of flowers , orchards in bloom, and other landscapes featuring expanses of blossoms. The built-in flash turns off ; use of a t ripod is recommended to prevent blur wh[...]

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    45 s 1 Silhouette Silhouette subjects against bright backgr ounds. The built-in flash turns off ; use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blur wh en lighting is poor. 2 High Key Use when shooting brigh t scenes to create bright images that seem filled with light. The built-in flash turns off. 3 Low K ey Use when shoo ting dark scenes t o create d[...]

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    46 s Basic Play back 1 Press the K button. A photograph will be displa yed in the monitor . The memor y card containing the picture currently display ed is shown by an icon. 2 V iew additional pi c tures. Additional pictures can be displayed by pressing 4 or 2 . T o view additional information on the current photograph, press 1 and 3 ( 0 179) . T o[...]

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    47 s Deleting Un wanted Photogr aphs T o delete the pho tograph currently displayed in the monitor , press the O ( Q ) button. Note that photogr aphs can not be reco vered once deleted . 1 Display the photogr aph. Display the photograph y o u wish to delete as described on the preceding page. The location of the current image is shown by an icon at[...]

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    49 x x Liv e Vie w Photography F o llow the steps below to take photographs in live view . 1 Rotate the live view selector to C (live view photo graph y). 2 Press the a butt on. The mirror will be raised and the view thro ugh the lens will be displayed in the camera monit or . The subject w ill no longer be visible in the viewfinder . 3 P osition t[...]

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    50 x 5 Ta k e t h e p i c t u r e . Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to shoot. The mo nito r wi ll tu rn off. 6 Exit live view mode. Press the a button to exit live view mode. D Ending Live V iew Live view ends automatically if the lens is r emoved. Live view may also end automatically to preven t damage to the camera’ s [...]

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    51 x F ocusing in Live V iew T o focu s usi ng a utofo cus, rotate the focus-mode selector to AF and follow the steps below t o choose autofocus and AF-area modes. F o r information on focusing manually , see page 55. ❚❚ Choosing a Focu s Mode The following autof ocus modes are available in live view: T o choose an autofocus mode, pr ess th e A[...]

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    52 x ❚❚ Choosing an AF-Area Mode The following AF-area modes can be selected in live view : T o choose an AF-area mode, press the AF -mode button and rotate the sub-comma nd dial until the desired mode is displayed in the monitor . Mode Description ! Fa ce - p r i o ri t y A F : Use for por traits. The camera automatically detects and focuses o[...]

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    53 x The Liv e V iew Display: Live V iew Photogr aph y Item Description 0 q Time remaining The amount of time remaining bef ore live view ends automatically . Display ed if shooting will end in 30 s or less. 56 w Guide A guide to the options available during live view photography . — e Autofocus m o de The current autof ocus mode. 51 r AF-area mo[...]

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    54 x D The Liv e V iew Display Although they will not appear in the final pi cture, jagged edges, color fr inging, moire, and bright spots may appear in the monitor , while bright bands may appear in some areas with flashing signs and oth er intermittent light source s or if the subject is briefly illuminated by a strobe or other bright, momentar y[...]

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    55 x The Inf ormation Display: Liv e Vie w Photograph y T o hide or display indicat ors in the monitor during live view pho tography , press the R button. Manual F ocus T o focus in manual focus mode ( 0 103), rotate the lens focus ring until the subject is in focus. T o magnify the view in t he monitor up to about 19 × for precise focus , press t[...]

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    56 x A Non-CPU Lenses When using non-CPU lenses, be sure t o enter the f o cal length and maximum aperture using the Non-CPU lens data option in the setup menu ( 0 172). Non-CPU lenses ca n be used only in A and M modes ( 0 73); aperture can be adjusted using the lens aperture ring. D The C ount Down Display A count down will be displayed 30 s befo[...]

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    57 y y Mo vie Liv e Vie w Movies can be recorded in liv e view. 1 Rotate the li ve view selector to 1 (movie live view). 2 Press the a butt on. The mirror will be raised and the view thro ugh the lens will be displayed in the camera mo nitor as it would a ppear in the actual movie, modified for the effects of exposure. The subject will no longer be[...]

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    58 y 5 Fo c u s . Fr ame the opening shot and focus as described in Steps 3 and 4 on pages 49 ( for more information on focusing in movie liv e view , see page 51). Note that the number of subjects that can be detected in face -priority AF drops in movie live view . 6 Star t recordin g. Pr ess the movie- recor d button to star t recor ding. A recor[...]

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    59 y 7 En d re co rdi ng. Press t he mov ie - record but ton aga in to en d rec ordi ng. Recording w ill end automatically when the ma ximum length is reached , or the memor y card is full. 8 Exit live view mode . Pr ess the a button to exit live view mode. A Maximum Length The maximum length for individual movie files is 4 GB (for maximum recor di[...]

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    60 y Indices If Index marking is selected for Custom Setting g1 ( Assign F n button , 0 247), g2 ( Assign preview button , 0 248), or g3 ( Assign AE-L/AF-L button , 0 248), you can press the button during recording t o add indices that can be used to locate frames during editing and playback ( 0 68). Up to 20 indices can be added to each movie . A [...]

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    61 y The Liv e V iew Display: Mo vie Live V iew Item Description 0 q “No movie ” icon Indicates that movies can not be recorded. — w Headphone vo lume V olume of audio ou tput to headphon es. 62 e Microphone sensitivity Microphone sensitivity for movie record ing. 62 r Sound lev el Sound level for audio recording. Displayed in red if level is[...]

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    62 y ❚❚ Adjusting Settings in the Live View Display Microphone sensitivity , headphone volume, and monitor brightness can be adjusted as described below . Note that micr ophone sensit ivity a nd headphone volume can not be adjusted during recording , and that brightness affec ts the monitor only ( 0 61); movies recorded with the camera are unaf[...]

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    63 y Image Ar ea Regardless of the option selected f o r Image area in the shooting menu ( 0 89), all movies and photographs record ed in movie live view ( 0 57) have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9. Images recorded with On selected f or Image area > Au to DX cr op and a D X lens attached u se a D X-based mo vie format, as do imag es rec orded with DX[...]

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    64 y A HDMI If the camera is connected to an HDMI device ( 0 204), the view through the lens will ap pear both in the camera monitor and on the HDMI device. The indicators that appear in the HDMI device during movie rec ording are sho wn at r ight. The camera monitor does not show the sound level or vir tual horizon; indicators in the monitor and o[...]

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    65 y Movie Settings Use the Movi e settings option in the shoo ting menu to adjust the follo wing settings. • Frame size/frame rate, Movie quality : Choose from the f ollowing options: • Microphone : T urn the built-in or optional ME-1 ster eo microphones on or off or adjust microphone sensitivity . Choose Auto sensitivity t o adjust sensitivit[...]

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    66 y 1 Select Movie settings . Press the G button to display the menus. Highl ight Mo vie settings in the shooting menu and press 2 . 2 Choose movie options. Highlight the desired item and pr ess 2 , then highlight a n option and pr ess J . D Fr ame Si ze and Rate Fr ame size and rate affects the distribution and amount of noise (randomly-spaced br[...]

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    67 y Vi e w i n g M o v i e s Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback ( 0 177). Pr ess J to st ar t playback. The following operations can be per f o rmed: 1 icon Length Current position/total length Movie progress bar V olume Guide To Use Descript ion P ause P ause playba ck. Play J Resume playback when movie is paused or during re[...]

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    68 y A The p Icon Movies with indices ( 0 60) are indicated by a p icon in full-frame playback. A The 2 Icon 2 is displayed in full-fr ame and movie playback if the movie was recor ded without sound.[...]

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    69 y Editing Movies T rim footage to cr eate edited copies of mo vies or save se lected frames as JPEG stills . Tr i m m i n g M o v i e s T o create trimmed copies of movies: 1 Display a mo vie ful l frame . Pr ess the K button to display pictures full frame in the monitor and press 4 and 2 to scroll thro ugh pictures until the movie you wish to e[...]

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    70 y 4 Select Choose start/end point . Highl ight Choose start/end point and press J . The dialog shown at right will be displayed; choose whether th e current frame will be the star ting or end point of the copy and press J . 5 Delete frames . If the desired frame is not curr ently displayed , press 4 or 2 to advance or rewind (to skip to 10 s ahe[...]

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    71 y A T rimming Movies Movies must b e at leas t two s econds long. If a copy can not be created at the current playback position, the current position will be displayed in red in Step 5 and no copy will be created. The copy will not be saved if ther e is insufficient space available on the memory card. Copies have the same time and da te of creat[...]

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    72 y Sa ving Selecte d F r ame s T o save a copy of a selected fram e as a JPEG still: 1 View the mo vie and choose a frame. Play the movie back as described on page 67; your appro x imate position in the movie can be ascertained from the movie progr ess bar . Press 4 or 2 to rewi nd or advanc e and press 3 to pause the movie at the frame you inten[...]

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    73 # # P , S, A, and M Modes P , S , A , and M modes offer diff erent degrees of contr ol over shutter speed and aperture. A Lens T ypes When using a CPU lens equipped with an aper ture ring ( 0 287), lock the aper ture ring at the minimum aperture (highest f-number). T ype G lenses are not equipped with an aperture ring . Non-CPU lenses can on ly [...]

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    74 # A Shutter Speed and Aperture T wo of the chief factors in determining exposure are shutter speed and aperture. By slowing shutter speed while increasing aperture, or increasing shutter speed while reducing aperture, you can achieve diff erent eff ects while keeping exp osure constant. F ast s hutter speeds and large aper tures freeze mo v ing [...]

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    75 # P : Prog ram m e d Au t o In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture according to a built-in program t o ensure optimal exposure in most situations. This mode is recommended fo r snapshots and other situat ions in which you want to leave the camera in charge of sh utter speed and aperture. A Flexi bl e Pr ogra m [...]

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    76 # S : Shutter-P riority Aut o In sh utter-pr iorit y auto, you choos e the shutter sp eed while the camera automatically selects the aper ture that will produce the optimal exposure . Use s low shutter speeds to suggest motion by blurring moving subjects, fast shutter speeds to “freeze ” motion. T o choose a shutter speed, rotat e the main c[...]

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    77 # A : Aper ture -Pri orit y Aut o In aper ture -priorit y auto , you choose the aper ture while the camera automatically selects the shutter speed that wi ll produce the optimal exposure . Large apertures (low f-numbers) increase flash range ( 0 147) and reduce depth of field, blurr ing objects behind and in front of the main subject. Small aper[...]

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    78 # M : Manua l In manual exposure mode, you c ontrol bo th shutter speed and aperture. While the exposu re meters a re on, rotate t he main command dial to ch oose a shutter speed, and the sub- command dial to set aperture. Shutter speed can be set to “ v ” or to values between 30 s and 1 / 4, 000 s, or the shutter ca n be held open indefinit[...]

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    79 # ❚❚ Long Tim e-Exposures (M Mode Only) Select the following shutter speeds for long time - exposures of moving lights , the stars, night scener y , or fireworks. • Bulb ( A ) : The shutter r e mains open while the shutter- releas e button is held down. To prevent blur , use a tripod or an optional MC- DC2 remo te co rd ( 0 2 98). • Time[...]

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    80 # 3 Choose a shutter speed. While the exposure meters are on, rotate the main command dial to choose a shut ter speed of A . F o r a shutter speed of “time” ( % ), select remo te con trol rel eas e mo de ( 0 85) after choosing the shutter speed. 4 O pen the shutte r . Bulb : After focusing, pr ess the shutter-release button on the ca mera or[...]

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    81 $ $ U ser S ettings: U1 and U2 Modes Assign frequently-used settings to the U1 and U2 positions on the mode dial. Sa ving Us er Se tting s 1 Sel ect a m ode . Rotate the mode dial to the desired mode . 2 Adjust settings. Make the desired adjustments to flexible program (mode P ), shutter speed (modes S and M ) , aper ture (modes A and M ), expos[...]

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    82 $ 5 Save user settings . Highl ight Sav e s ettings and press J to assign the settings selected in Steps 1 and 2 to the mode dial position selected in Step 4. Recalling User Settings Simply rotate the mode dial to U1 to recall the settings assigned to Sa ve to U1 , or to U2 to recall the settings assigned to Sa ve to U2 . Resetting User Settings[...]

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    83 k k Release Mode T o choose a release mode, press the release mode dial lock release and turn the release mode dial t o the desired setting. 1 Av erage frame rate with an EN-EL15 batter y , continuous-ser vo AF , manual or shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1 / 200 s or faster , remaining settings other than Custom Setting d5 at [...]

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    84 k A The Memory Buffer The camera is equipped with a memory buffer for temporary storage, allowing shooting to continue while photographs are being saved to the memory card. Up to 100 photographs can be taken in succession; note, however , that the frame rate will drop when the buffer is full ( t 00). The approximate number of images that can be [...]

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    85 k Self- T imer and Remote C ontrol Modes The self-timer and optio nal ML -L3 remote control ( 0 2 98) can be used to reduce camera shake or for self-portraits. 1 Mount the camera on a tripod. Mount the camera on a tripod or place t he camera on a sta ble, level surface. 2 Selec t a release mode . Pr ess the release mode dial lock r elease and ro[...]

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    86 k 3 F rame the photogr aph. 4 Ta k e t h e p h o t o g r a p h . Self -timer mode : P ress the shutter-release button halfway to focus, and then pr e ss the button the rest of the way down to start the self-timer (note that the time r will not star t if the camera is unable to focus or in other situations in which the shutter can not be re lease[...]

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    87 k D Before Usin g the Re mote Control Before using the remote control for the first time, remove the clear plastic battery-insulator sheet. D Using the Built-in F lash Before taking a photograph with the flash in P , S , A , M , or 0 mo des, press the M ( Y ) button to raise the flash and wait for the M indicator to be displayed in the viewfinde[...]

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    88 k Mirror up Mode Choose this mode to minimize blurring caused by camera movement when the mirror is raised . Use of a tripod is recommended. 1 Select mirror up mode . Pr ess the relea se mode dial lock rel e ase and rotate the rel ease mode dial to M UP . 2 Rais e the mir ror . Fr ame the picture, f ocus, and then press the shutter-release butto[...]

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    89 d d Image Recording O ptions Choose the aspec t ratio and angl e of view (ima ge area). Thanks to the camera ’ s FX format (35.9 × 24 mm) image sensor , you can choose fr om angles of view a s wide as those suppor ted by 35 mm (135) format film ca meras, while automatically cropping pictures to the DX angle of view when using DX format lenses[...]

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    90 d ❚❚ Choose Image Area Choose the image area used wh en a non-DX lens is attached or a D X-lens is a ttached with Off selected for Auto DX cr op ( 0 91). Option Description c FX (36 × 24) 1.0 × (FX format) Images are recorded in FX f or mat using the full area of the image sensor (35.9 × 24.0 mm), producing an angle of view equivalent to [...]

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    91 d Image area can be set usin g the Image area option in the shooting menu or b y pressing a co ntrol and rota ting a command dial. ❚❚ The Image Area Menu 1 Sel ect Image ar ea in the shooting menu. Pr ess G to display the menu s. Highlight Image area in the shooting menu ( 0 214) and press 2 . 2 Choose an option. Highlight Aut o DX cro p or [...]

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    92 d ❚❚ Camera Controls 1 Assign image area selection to a camer a control . Select Choose image ar ea for a camera control in the Custom Settings menu ( 0 219). Image area selection can b e assigned to the Fn button ( Custom Setting f2, Assign Fn button , 0 242) or the dept h-of-fiel d preview button (Custom Setting f3, Assign preview button ,[...]

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    93 d Image Quality and Size T ogether , image qualit y and size determ ine how much space each photogra ph occupies on the memor y card. Larger , higher quality images can be printed at larger sizes but also require mor e memor y, meanin g that fewer such images can be stored on the memory card ( 0 335). Image Quality Choose a file format and compr[...]

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    94 d The following options can be accessed from the shooting menu. Press the G button to display the menus , highlight the desired option and press 2 . ❚❚ JPEG Compr ession Choose the type of compression for JPEG images . ❚❚ NEF (RA W ) Recording > T ype Choose the type of co mpression for NEF (RA W ) images . ❚❚ NEF (RA W ) Recordin[...]

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    95 d Image Size Image size is measured in pixels. Choose fr om # L arge, $ M edium, or % S mall (note tha t image size va r ies depending on the option selected f or Image area , 0 89): Image size can be set by pressing the X ( T ) button and rotating the sub- command dial until the desired setting is displayed in the control panel. Image area Opti[...]

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    96 d Usi n g T wo M e m o r y Ca rd s When two memor y cards are inserted in the camera, you can use the Role played by card in Slo t 2 item in the shooting me nu to choose the role play ed by the ca rd in Slot 2. Choose from Ove r flow (the card in Slot 2 is used only when the card in Slot 1 is full), Backup (each pic ture is recorded twice, once [...]

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    97 N N Fo c u s This section describes the fo cus options available when photographs are framed in the viewfinder . F ocus can be adjusted automatica l ly (see below) or man ually ( 0 103). The user can also select the focus point for automatic or manual f ocus ( 0 101) or use focus lock to focus to recompose photographs after focusing ( 0 102). T [...]

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    98 N Autof ocus mode can be selec ted by pressing the AF- mode button and rotating the main command dial until the desired setting is displayed in the viewfin der or cont rol pane l. AF-A AF-S AF- C A Getting Good Results with Autof ocus Autofocus does not per form well under the conditions lis ted below . The shutter release may be disabled if the[...]

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    99 N AF-Ar ea Mode Choose how the f ocus point for aut ofocus is selected . • Single-po int AF : Select the focus point as descri bed on page 101; th e camera will focus on the subject in the selec ted focus point only . Use with stationary subjec ts. • Dynamic-area AF : Select the focus point as described on page 101. In AF-A and AF-C focus mo[...]

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    100 N AF-area mode can be selected b y pressing the AF-mode button and rotating the sub- command dial until the desired setting is displayed in the viewfinder or control panel. A 3D-tracking When the shutter-release butt on is pressed half way , the colors in the area surrounding the focus point are stor ed in the camera. Consequently 3D-tra cking [...]

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    101 N F ocus Point Selection The camera offers a choice of 39 focus points that can be used to compose photographs with the main subject posi tioned almost anywhere in the frame. 1 Rotate the focus selector lock to ● . This allows the multi selec tor to be used to selec t the f ocus point. 2 Sel ect th e f oc us po int . Use the multi selector to[...]

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    102 N F ocus Lock F o cus lock can be used to change the composition after f ocusing, mak ing it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in a focus point in the final composition. If t he camera is unable to focus using aut ofocus ( 0 98), focus lock can also be used to recompose the photograph af ter focusing on another o bject at the sa m[...]

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    103 N Manual F ocus Manual focus is available for lenses that do not sup por t autofocus (non-AF NIKKOR lenses) or when the autofocus does not produce the desired results ( 0 98). • AF-S lenses : Set the lens focus mode switch to M . • AF lenses : Set the lens focus mode switch (if pr esent) and camera focus-mode selector to M . • Manual f oc[...]

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    105 S S ISO S ensitivity “ISO sensitivity ” is the digi tal equivale nt of fi lm speed. Choose from se ttings that range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400 in steps equivalent to 1 / 3 EV . Settings of from about 0.3 to 1 EV below ISO 100 and 0.3 to 2 E V above ISO 6400 are also available f or special situations. Auto and scene modes also off er an AU TO[...]

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    106 S A AU TO If the mode dial is rotated t o P , S , A , or M after AUTO is selected for ISO sensitivity in another mode, the ISO sensitivity last selected in P , S , A , or M mode will be restored. A Hi 0.3–Hi 2 The settings Hi 0.3 through Hi 2 correspond to ISO sensitivities 0.3–2 EV over ISO 6400 (ISO 8000–25600 equivalent). Pictures take[...]

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    107 S A uto ISO Sensitivit y C ontrol If On is selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the shooting menu, ISO sensitivity will automatica lly be adjusted if optimal exposur e can not be achieved at the value selected by the user (ISO sensitivit y is adjusted appropriate ly when the fla sh is used). 1 Sel ect A uto[...]

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    108 S When On is selec ted , the viewf inder and control panel show ISO-AUT O . When sensitivity is altered from the value selected by the use r , these indicators flash and the altered value is shown in viewfinder . A Auto ISO Sensitivity Control Noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels , fog, or li nes) is more likely at higher sensitivities. Use the[...]

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    109 Z Z Exposure Choose how the ca mera sets exposure in P , S , A , and M modes (in other mode s, the camera selects the metering method automatically). T o choose a metering option, press the Z ( Q ) button and rotat e the main command dial until the desired setting is displayed in the viewfinder and control panel. Metering Opti on Description a [...]

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    110 Z A utoexposur e Lock Use autoexposure lock to recompose photographs after using c enter-w eighted meterin g and spot me tering to meter exposure. N ote that matri x meteri ng will not produce the desired r esults. 1 Loc k exp os ure. Position the subject in the sele cted focus point and press the shutter-r e lease button halfway . With the shu[...]

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    111 Z A Metered A rea In spot metering, exposure will be locked at the value metered in a 4-mm (0.16 in.) circle centered on the selected focus point. In center -weighted metering, exposure will be locked at the value metered in a 12-mm circle in the c enter of the viewfinder . A Adjusting Shutter Speed and A per ture While exposure lock is in effe[...]

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    112 Z Exposure C o mpensation Exposure compensa tion is used to alter ex posure fr om t he value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker . It is most effective when used w ith center-weighted or spot metering ( 0 10 9). Choose from values bet ween –5 EV (underexposure) and +5 EV (overexposur e) in increments of 1 / 3 EV . In g[...]

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    113 Z A Mode M In mode M , exposure c ompensation affects only the exposure indicator; shutter speed and aperture do not change. A Using a Flash When a flash is used, exposure compensation affects both flash level and exposure, alt er ing the brightness of both the main subjec t and the background. Custom Setting e4 ( Exposure comp . for flash , 0 [...]

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    115 r r White Balance White balance ensures that colors are unaffec ted by the color of the light source. In modes other than P , S , A , and M , white balance is set auto matically by the came ra. Auto white balance is recommen ded for mo st light sourc es in P , S , A , and M modes, but other values can be sel ected if necessa ry according to the[...]

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    116 r A The Shooting Menu White balance can also be adjusted using the White balan ce option in the shooting menu ( 0 214), which also ca n be used to fine-tune whi te balance ( 0 117) or measure a value for pr ese t white balance ( 0 121). The Auto option in the White balance menu off ers a choice of Normal and K eep warm lighting colors , which p[...]

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    117 r F ine - T uning White Balanc e White balance can be “fin e -tuned” to compensate for variatio ns in the colo r of the light source or to in t roduc e a deliberate color cast into an image. White balance is fine -tuned using the White balance option in the shooting menu or by pr essing the L ( U ) button and rotating the sub-command dial. [...]

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    118 r 3 Pres s J . Press J t o save settings and return to the shooting menu. If white balanc e has been fine-tuned, an ast erisk (“ E ”) will be displayed in the control panel. ❚❚ The L ( U ) Button At settings other than K ( Choose c olor temp. ) and L ( Pr eset manual ), the L ( U ) button can be used to fi ne -tune white balance on the [...]

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    119 r A White Balance Fine- T uning The colors on the fine -tuning axes are r e lative , not absolute . For example, moving the cursor to B (blue) whe n a “warm ” setting suc h as J (incandescent) is selected for white balance will make photographs slightly “ colder ” but will not actuall y make them blue. A Color T emperature Fine- T uning[...]

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    120 r Choosing a C olor T emperatur e When K ( Choose color temp. ) is selected f or white balance , color temper ature ca n be selected by pressing the L ( U ) button and rota ting the sub - command dial. The color tempe rature is displa yed in the control panel. D Choose Color T emperature Note that the desired results will not be obtained with f[...]

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    121 r Pr eset Manual Pr eset manual is used to re cord an d recall custom white balance settings f or shooting under mixed ligh ting or to compensate fo r light sour ces with a strong color cast. The camera can sto re up to f our values for pr eset white balan ce in preset s d-1 through d-4. T wo methods are available for setting preset wh ite bala[...]

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    122 r 3 Select a pres et. Press the L ( U ) button and rotate the sub-command dial until the desired white balan ce preset (d-1 to d-4) is displa yed in the contro l panel. 4 Sel ect d ir ect me asu re me nt m ode . Release the L ( U ) button briefly and then pr ess the button until the L icon in the control panel star ts to flash. A flashing D wil[...]

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    123 r 6 Check the results. If the camera was able to measure a value f o r white balance, C will flash in the control panel for about six seconds, while the viewfin der will show a flashing a . If lighting is too dark or too bright , the camera may be unable to measure white balance. A flashing ba will appea r in the contro l panel and viewfinder f[...]

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    124 r ❚❚ Copying Whit e Balanc e from a Phot ograph F o llow the steps below to copy a value for white balance from an existing photograph to a selected preset. 1 Select L ( Pr eset manual ) for Whi te balanc e in the shooting menu. Press the G button and select Whi te balance in the shooting menu . H ighlight Preset manual and pr ess 2 . 2 Sel[...]

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    125 r A Choosing a Source Im age T o view the image highlighted in Step 4 fu ll frame, press a nd hold the X ( T ) butt on. T o view images in other locations, hold the D button and press 1 . The dialog shown at right will be displayed; select the desired card and folder ( 0 178). A Choosing a White Balance P reset Pre ss 1 to highlight the current[...]

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    126 r ❚❚ Entering a C o mment F o llow the steps below to e nter a descriptive comment of up to t hir ty-six charac ters for a selected white balanc e preset. 1 Select L ( Pr eset manual ). Highl ight Pr eset manual in the white balance menu and press 2 . 2 Select a pres et. Highlight the desired preset and press W ( S ). 3 Select Edit commen t[...]

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    127 r ❚❚ Protecting a White Balance Preset F o llow the steps be low to protect the selec ted white balan ce preset. Prot ec te d presets can not be modified and the Fin e -t u n e and Edit comment options can no t be used. 1 Sel ect L ( Pr e set manual ). Highlight Preset manual in the white balance menu and pr ess 2 . 2 Select a preset. Highl[...]

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    129 J J Image Enhancement Nikon’ s unique Picture Contr ol system make s it possible to share image processing settings, including sharpening, contrast, brightness, saturation, and hue, among compatible devices and software. Selec ting a Picture C o ntro l The camera offers a choice of preset Picture Contr o ls. In P , S , A , and M modes, you ca[...]

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    130 J A Cus t om Pi c t u re Co nt ro l s Custom Picture C ontrols are created through modifications to existing Picture Contr o ls using the Manage Picture Control option in the shooting menu ( 0 134). Cust om Pi ct ure Cont rol s can be saved to a memory card for sharing among other camer as of the same model and compatible software ( 0 136). A T[...]

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    131 J Modifying Picture C ontrols Existing preset or custom Pict ure Controls ( 0 134) can b e modified to suit the scene or the user’ s crea tive int ent. Choose a balanc ed combinat ion of settings using Quick adjust , or make manual adjustments to individual settings. 1 Sel ect a P ictur e C on tr ol . Highlight the desired Picture Con trol in[...]

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    132 J ❚❚ Picture Control Settings Option Description Quic k adj ust Choose from options between –2 and +2 to reduce o r exaggerate the effect of the selected Picture Control (note that this resets all manual a djustments). F o r example, choosing positive values for Vivi d makes pictures more vivid. Not available with Neutral or Monochrom e P[...]

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    133 J A The P icture C ontr ol Grid Pressing the W ( S ) button in Step 2 on page 131 displa ys a Picture Contr ol grid showing the c ontrast and satura tion for the selected Picture C ontrol in relation to the other P ic ture Con t rols (only contr ast is displayed when Monochrome is selected). Release the W ( S ) button to return to the Pic ture [...]

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    134 J Crea ting Custom Picture C ontrols The P icture Contr o ls supplied with the came ra can be modified and sa ved as custom Pic t ur e Co nt ro ls. 1 Select Manage Picture C ontrol in the shooting menu. T o display the menus, press the G button. Highl ight Manage P ic ture Contr ol in the shooting menu and press 2 . 2 Select Sa ve/ edit . Highl[...]

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    135 J 6 Name the Picture C o ntrol . The text- entr y dia log shown at right will be displayed. By default, new Picture Contr ols are named by adding a two-digit number (assigned auto matically) to the name of the existing Picture C ontrol; to use the default name, proc eed to Step 7. T o move the cursor in th e name area, ho ld the W ( S ) button [...]

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    136 J Sharing C ustom Picture C o ntrols Custo m Pic ture Contro ls c reate d us ing the Pict ure Co ntrol Uti lit y ava ila ble wit h ViewNX 2 or optional software such as Capture NX 2 can be copied to a memory card and loaded in to the camera, or custo m Pict ure C ontrols created with the camer a can be copied to the memory card to be used in ot[...]

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    137 J Pr eser ving Detail in Highlights and Shadow s Active D-Lighting Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating phot ographs with natural contrast. Use f or high con trast scenes, f or example when photographing brightly lit outdoo r scener y through a door or w indow or tak ing pictures of shaded subjects on a sunny [...]

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    138 J To u s e A c t i v e D - L i g h t i n g : 1 Select Active D-Lighting in the shooting menu. T o display the menus, press the G button. Highl ight Active D-Lighting in the shooting menu and press 2 . 2 Choose an option. Highlight the desired option and press J . If Y Auto is selec ted, the camera w ill automatically adjust Active D-Lighting ac[...]

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    139 J High Dynamic R ange (HDR) Used with high-contr ast subjects, H igh D ynamic R ange (HDR) preserves details in highlights and shadows by combining tw o shots taken at different exposures. HDR is most effective wh en used with matrix meterin g ( 0 109; with other mete ring methods and a non-C PU lens, an exposure differ e ntial of Aut o is equi[...]

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    140 J 2 Select a mode . Highl ight HDR mode and press 2 . Highlight one of the following and pr ess J . • T o take a series of HDR photographs , select 6 On (series) . HDR shooting will continue until yo u select Off for HDR mode . • T o take one HDR photograph , select On (single photo) . Normal shooting wil l resume automatically after you ha[...]

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    141 J 4 Choose the amount of smoothing. T o choose how much the boundaries between the two images are smoothed, highlight Smoothing and press 2 . The options shown at right will be displayed. Highlight an option and press J . Higher values produc e a smoother composite i mage. Uneven shading may be visible with some subjects. 5 Fr ame a photograph,[...]

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    143 l l Flash Photograph y The built-in flash h as a Guide Number (GN) 12/ 39 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F) and provides co verage for the angle of view of 24 mm lens, or a 16 mm lens in D X format. I t c a n b e u s e d n o t o n l y w h e n n a t u r a l li g h t i n g i s i n a d e q u a t e b u t to f i l l i n s h a d o w s a n d back lit sub[...]

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    144 l Fla s h M od e The flash modes a vailable vary with shooting mode: T o choose a flash mode, press the M ( Y ) button and rotat e the main command dial until the desired setting is di spla yed in the contr ol panel. i , k , p , n , s , w o 0 Auto Auto + slow sync + red- eye reduc tion Fill flash Auto +red-eye r educ tion Auto + slow sync j Off[...]

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    145 l A Default Flash Modes Default flash modes are sho wn below . Mode Default Mode Default i , k , p , n , w A uto o Auto+slow sync s Auto+red-eye reduc tion 0 , P , S , A , M Fil l f l a s h A Flash Modes The flash modes listed on the previous page may c omb ine one or more of the f ollowing settings, as shown b y the flash mode icon: • AUT O [...]

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    146 l A Shutter Speeds A vailable with the Built-in Flash The follo wing shutter speeds are available with the built-in flash. Mode Shutter spee d Mode Shutter speed i , P *, A *, k , p , s , w 1 / 200 – 1 / 60 s S * 1 / 200 –30 s n , 0 1 / 200 – 1 / 125 s M * 1 / 200 –30 s , A o 1 / 200 –1 s *S p e e d s a s f a s t a s 1 / 4,000 s are a[...]

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    147 l A Aperture, Sensitivity , and Flash Range Flash range varies with sensitivity (ISO equivalency) and aper ture. Aper ture at ISO equ ivalent of Range 100 200 400 800 1600 3200 6400 m ft 1.4 2 2.8 4 5.6 8 11 0.7–8.5 2 f t 4in.–27ft 11in. 2 2.8 4 5.6 8 11 16 0.6–6.0 2 f t–19ft 8in. 2.8 4 5.6 8 11 16 22 0.6–4.2 2 ft–13ft 9in. 4 5 . 6 [...]

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    148 l F lash Compensa tion Flash compensation is used to alter flash output by fr om –3 E V to +1 EV in increments of 1 / 3 EV , cha nging the brightness of the main subject relative to the backgr ound. Flash o utput can be increased t o make the main subjec t appear brighter , or reduced to prevent unwanted highlights or reflections. Press the M[...]

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    149 l FV Lock This feat ure is used to lock flash output, allo wing photographs to be recomposed without changing the flash leve l and ensuring th at flash output is ap propriate to the subject even when the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame . Flas h output is adjusted automatically for an y changes in ISO sensitivity and aper tu[...]

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    150 l 5 Recompose the photograph. 6 Ta k e t h e p h o t o g r a p h . Press the shutter-release button th e rest of the way down to shoot. If de sir ed, additional pictures can be taken without releasing FV lock . 7 Release FV lock. Press the Fn button to release FV lock. Confirm that the FV lock icon ( e ) is no longer displayed in the viewfinder[...]

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    151 t t O ther S hooting O p tions The camera settings listed below can be rest ored to default values by holding the W ( S ) and E buttons down together for more than two seconds (these buttons are marked by a gr een dot). The co ntro l panel turns off briefly while settings are r eset. T wo-Button Reset: Restoring Default Settings Opti on Default[...]

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    152 t Autofocus (liv e view/movie) Autofocus mode AF-S 51 AF-area mode m , r , w , 1 , 2 , 3 , P , S , A , M Wid e - ar ea A F 52 n , 0 Normal-area AF i , j , k , l , p , o , s , t , u , v , x , y , z Fa c e - p r i o r i t y A F F ocus point 3 Center 101 Metering Matrix 109 AE lock hold Off 102, 110 Bracketing Off 153 Picture Control settings 4 Un[...]

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    153 t Brack eting Bracketing automatically var ies exposure, flash level, A ct ive D - L ighting (ADL), or white balance sl ightly with each shot, “bracketing ” the current value. Choose in situations in which it is difficult to se t exposure, flash l evel (i- T TL and, wher e supported, aut o aperture flas h contr ol mo des only ; see pages 14[...]

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    154 t 3 Selec t a b racketing increment. Pressing the D button and rotate the sub-command dial to choose a bracketing increment. 4 F rame a photograph, f ocus, and shoot. The camera will var y exposure and/or flash level sho t-by- shot according to the bracketing program selected. Modifications to exposur e are added to those made with exposure com[...]

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    155 t A Exposure and Flash Bracketing In continuous low speed and continuous high speed release modes, shooting will pause after the number of shots specified in the bracketing program have been taken. Shooting will resu me the next time the shutter-r elease butto n is pressed . In self-timer mode, the camera will take the number of shots selected [...]

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    156 t ❚❚ White Balance Br acketing The camera creates multiple copies of each photograph, each with a different white balance. F or more information on wh ite balance , see page 115. 1 Select white balanc e bracketing. Choose WB br acketing for C ustom S etting e6 Aut o brack eting set . 2 Choose the number of shots. Pr essing the D button, rot[...]

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    157 t 4 Fr ame a photograph, focus, and shoot . E a c h s h o t w i l l b e p r o c e s s e d t o c re a t e t h e n u m b e r o f copies specified in the bracketing program, and each copy will have a different white balance. Modifications to white balance are added to the white balance a djustment made with whit e balance fine-tuning. If the numbe[...]

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    158 t ❚❚ ADL Brack eting The camera varies Ac tive D-Lighting over a series of exposures. F or more information on Active D-Lighting, see page 13 7. 1 Select ADL brack eting. Choose ADL br acketing for Custom Setting e6 Auto brack eting set . 2 Choose the number of shots. Pr essing the D button, rotat e the main comm and dial to choose the numb[...]

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    159 t 3 Fr ame a photograph, focus, and shoot . The camera will vary Active D -Lighting shot-by-shot according t o the bracketing program selected. While bracketing is in effect, a bracketing progress indicator will be displayed in the contr ol panel. A segment will disappear from the indicator after each shot: the y segment when the first shot is [...]

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    160 t Multiple Exposure F ollow the steps below to record a series of two or thr ee exposures in a single photograph. Multiple exposures can make use of RA W data from the camer a image sensor to pr oduce colors noticeabl y superior to those in software-generated photographic overlays. ❚❚ Creating a Multiple Exposure Multiple exposures can not [...]

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    161 t 2 Sel ect a m ode . Highlight Multiple exposure mode and press 2 . Highlight one of the following and press J . • T o take a series of multiple exposures , select 6 On (series) . Multiple exposure shooting will continue until you selec t Off for Multiple exposure mode . • T o take one multipl e exposure , selec t On (single photo) . Norma[...]

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    162 t 4 Choose the amount of gain. Highl ight Auto g ai n and press 2 . The following options will be displayed. Highlight an option and press J . • On : Gain is adjusted according to number of e xpo sure s a ct ua lly record ed ( ga in for each exposure is set to 1 / 2 fo r 2 e x po su res, 1 / 3 for 3 exposur es, etc. ). • Off : Gain is not a[...]

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    163 t ❚❚ Interrupting Multiple Exp osures T o interrupt a multiple exposure bef ore the specified number of exposures hav e been taken, selec t Off f or multiple e xposure mode. If shooting ends befor e the specified number of exposures hav e been taken, a mu ltiple exposur e will be creat ed from the exposures that hav e b een recorde d to t h[...]

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    164 t Inter val T imer Photograph y The camer a is equipped to take pho tog raphs automatically at preset inte r vals. 1 Select Interval timer shooting in the shooting menu. Press the G button to display the menus. Highl ight Interval timer shooting in the shooting menu and press 2 . 2 Choose a star ting time. Chose from the follo wing starting tri[...]

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    165 t 4 Choose the number of inter vals and number of shots per inter val. Pr ess 4 or 2 to highlight number of intervals or number of shots; press 1 or 3 to change. Press 2 to continue. 5 Start shooting. Highlight On and press J (to return to the shooting menu without star ting the inter val timer , highlight Off and press J ). The first series of[...]

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    166 t A Interval T imer Photograph y Inter val timer photography can not be combined with long time -expos ures (bulb photography , 0 79) or live view ( 0 49) or time-lapse ( 0 168) photography and is not available in movie live view ( 0 57) or when Record movies is selected for Cust om Setting g4 ( Assign sh utter button , 0 248). A Release Mode R[...]

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    167 t ❚❚ Pausing Int er val T imer Photography Inter val timer photography can be paused by: • Pressing the J button between intervals • Highlighting Star t > Pa us e in t he interval timer menu and pressing J • T urning the camera off and then on again (if desired, the memory card can be replac ed while the camera is off ) • Selecti[...]

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    168 t T ime -Lapse Photogr aphy The camera automatically takes ph otos at selected inter vals to create a silent time - lapse movie using the options currently selec ted for Movie settings in the shooting menu ( 0 65). 1 Select Tim e - l ap s e p h o tog ra p hy in the shooting menu. Press the G button to display the menus. Highl ight T ime -lapse [...]

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    169 t 4 Selec t the shooting time. Pr ess 4 or 2 to highlight hours or min utes; press 1 or 3 to change. The maximum shooting time is 7 hours and 59 minutes. Pr ess 2 to continu e. 5 Start shooting. Highlight On and press J (to return to the shooting menu without star ting time -lapse photograph y, highlight Off and press J ). Time-lapse photograph[...]

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    170 t D Time-Lapse Photograph y Time-lapse is not available in live view ( 0 49, 57), at a shutter speed of A ( 0 79), when bracketing ( 0 153), High D ynamic Range (HDR, 0 139), multiple exposure ( 0 160), or interval timer photography ( 0 164) is ac tive. A Release Mode Regardless of the release mode selec ted, the camera will take one shot at ea[...]

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    171 t ❚❚ Interrupting T ime-Lapse Photography Time-lapse photograph y will end automatically if the battery is exhausted. T he follo wing will also end time-lapse photogr aphy : • Selecting St ar t > Off in the T ime -lapse photography menu • Pressing the J button between frames or immediately after a frame is recorded • Tu r n i n g t[...]

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    172 t Non-CPU Lenses By specifying len s data (lens focal length a nd maximum aper ture), the user ca n gain access to a variety of CPU lens functions when using a non-CPU lens . If the focal length of the lens is known : • P ower zoom can be used with option al flash units ( 0 294) • Lens focal length is listed (with an as terisk) in the playb[...]

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    173 t The camera can store data for up to nine non-CPU lenses. T o enter or edit data for a non-CPU lens: 1 Sel ect Non-CPU lens data . Pr ess the G button to display the menus . Highlight Non-CPU lens data in the setup menu and press 2 . 2 Choose a lens nu mber . Highlight L ens number and press 4 or 2 to choose a lens nu mber between 1 and 9. 3 E[...]

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    174 t T o recall lens data when using a non- CPU lens: 1 Assign non-CPU lens number selection to a camera contro l. Select Choose non-CPU lens number for C ustom Setting f2 ( Assign Fn button , 0 242) or Custom Setting f3 ( Assign preview button , 0 244). 2 Use the selec ted control to choose the lens number . Pr ess the selected button and r otate[...]

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    175 t The GP -1 GPS Unit The GP-1 GPS un it (availab le sepa rately) ca n be connec ted to th e camera’ s access or y terminal ( 0 298) using the cable supplied with the GP-1, all owing information on the camera ’ s current position to be recor ded when photographs are taken. Tu r n t h e camera off befor e connecting the GP-1; fo r mor e infor[...]

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    177 I I More on Pla yback T o play photographs back, press the K button. The most recent photograph will be displayed in the monit or . Fu l l - Fr a m e P l a y b a c k A Rotate T all T o display “tall ” (por trait-or ientation) photographs in tall orientation, selec t On fo r the Rotate tall option in the playback menu ( 0 212). A Image Revie[...]

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    178 I To Use Description View additional photographs Pre ss 2 to view photographs in order recorded, 4 to view photographs in reverse order . View photo information Pre ss 1 or 3 t o view information about current photograph ( 0 179). Vie w t hu mb n ai ls W ( S ) See page 185 for more information. Zoo m in o n photograph X ( T ) See page 187 for m[...]

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    179 I Photo Informa tion Photo information is superimposed on im ages displayed in full-frame playback . Pr ess 1 or 3 to cycle through photo inf or mation as shown below . Note that “image only ” , shooting data, RGB hi stograms, highlights, and overview data are only displayed if corresponding option is selec ted for Playback displ ay options[...]

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    180 I ❚❚ Highlights ❚❚ RGB Histog ram 100 - 1 RGB Highlights Select R, G , B 1 Image highlights 1 2 F older number—frame number 2 ..... ........ 215 3 Cur ren t ch an ne l 1 1 Flashing ar eas indicate highlights (ar e as that may be overexposed) for the current channel. Hold W ( S ) button and press 4 or 2 to c ycle th roug h channels as [...]

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    181 I A Playback Zoom T o zoom in on the photograph when the histogram is display ed, press X ( T ). Use the X ( T ) and W ( S ) buttons to zoom in and out and scroll the image with the multi selector . The histogram will be updated to show only the data for the portion of the image visi ble in the monitor . A Histograms Camera histograms are inten[...]

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    182 I ❚❚ Shooting Data 1 Meterin g ......... ................ ............... ............. ........ 109 Shutter speed ............ ............... ............. .............. 74 Aper ture ................ ............... ............ ................ .....74 2 Shooting mode ............ ............... .......... 35, 40, 73 ISO sensitivity 1 [...]

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    183 I 1 Displayed in red if photo was taken with auto ISO sensitivity control on. 2 Displayed if Custom Setting b5 ( Fine-tune optimal exposure , 0 226) has been set to a value other than zero for any metering method . 3 Displayed only if VR lens is attached. 4 Displayed in yellow if picture is in non-FX format (including DX -based movie format; 0 [...]

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    184 I ❚❚ Overview Da ta 1 Non-FX formats (including DX-based movie f o rmat) displayed in yellow ( 0 63, 89). 2 Displayed in red if photo was taken with auto ISO sensitivit y control on. – 1 . 3 + 1 . 0 S LO W 0, 0 1 / 4000 F 2 . 88 5 mm H i 0 . 3 – 1. 3 + 1 . 0 S LO W 0, 0 1 / 4000 F 2 . 88 5 mm H i 0 . 3 100 ND 600 D S C _ 0001 . JP G 15 [...]

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    185 I Thumbnail Pla yback T o display images in “ contact sheets” of four , nine, or 72 images, press the W ( S ) button. Full-fr ame playback Thumbnail playback Calen dar playback To Use Description Display more images W ( S ) Press W ( S ) to increase the number of images displayed. Display few er images X ( T ) Pres s X ( T ) to reduce the n[...]

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    186 I Calendar Pla yback T o view images taken on a selec ted date, press the W ( S ) button when 72 images are displ ayed . The operations can be per formed depend on whethe r the cursor is in the date list or the thumbnail list: Full-fr ame playback Thumbnail playback Cale ndar playback To Use Description T oggle between date list and thumbnail l[...]

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    187 I T ak ing a Closer Look: Pla yback Zoom Pr ess the X ( T ) button to zoom in on the image displayed in full-frame playback or on the imag e currently high lighted in thumbnail play back . The following operations can be per formed while zoom is in effect: To Use Descript ion Zoom in or out X ( T )/ W ( S ) Pres s X ( T ) to zoom in to maximum [...]

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    188 I Pr otec ting Photogr a phs from Deletion In full-frame, zoom, thumbnail , and calendar playback, the L ( U ) button can be used to protect photo graphs from accidental deletion. Pr otected files can not be deleted using the O ( Q ) button or the Delete option in the playback menu. Note that prot ec ted images will be deleted when the memory c[...]

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    189 I Deleting Photogr aphs T o delete the photograph displayed in full-fr a me playback or highlighted in the thumbnail list, press the O ( Q ) button. T o delete multipl e selected pho tographs, all photogr aphs taken on a selected date , or all photographs in the current playback folder , use the Delet e option in the playback menu. Once deleted[...]

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    190 I The P lay ba ck M en u The Delete option in the playback menu contains the following options. Note that depending on the number of images, some time may be required f or deletion. ❚❚ Selec ted: Deleting Selected Photographs 1 Choose Selected for th e Delete option in the playback menu. Press the G button and select Delete in the playback [...]

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    191 I 4 Press J to complete t he ope ration. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; highlight Ye s and press J . ❚❚ Selec t Date: Deleting Photogra phs T aken on a Selec ted Date 1 Choose Select dat e . In the delete menu, high light Select date and press 2 . 2 Highlight a date. Pr ess 1 or 3 to highlight a da te. T o view the pic tures taken[...]

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    193 Q Q Connec tions This section describes how to use the su pplie d UC-E15 USB cable to connect the camera to a comput er . B efo re Con ne c t in g t he Cam era Before connecting the camera, install the sof tware on the sup plied ViewNX 2 CD. To ensure that data transfer is not interrupt e d, be sur e the camera EN-EL15 batt er y is fully charge[...]

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    194 Q C onnecting the Camera Connect the camera using the supplied UC-E15 USB cable. 1 Tu r n t h e c a m e r a o f f . 2 T urn the computer on. T urn t he computer on and wait for it to star t up. 3 Connect the US B cable . Connect the USB cable as shown. 4 Tu r n t h e c a m e r a o n . 5 Start N ikon T ransfer 2. If a message is displayed prompt[...]

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    195 Q 6 Click Star t T ransfer . At default settings, all th e pictures on the memory card will be copie d to the computer ( for more information on using Nikon Transf er 2, star t ViewNX 2 or N ikon T ransfer 2 and select V iewNX 2 Help from the Help menu). 7 T urn the camera off and disconnect the US B cable when tr ansfer ends. Nikon T ransfer 2[...]

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    196 Q Prin ting Photographs Selected JPEG images can be pr inted on a PictBridge printer ( 0 333) connec ted directly to the camera. C onnect ing the Print er Connect the camera using the supplied UC-E15 USB cable. 1 Tu r n t h e c a m e r a o f f . 2 Connect the US B cable . T urn th e printer on and conn ec t the USB cable as shown. Do not use fo[...]

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    197 Q Printing P ic tures One at a T ime 1 Sel ect a p ictu re . Pr ess 4 or 2 to view additional pictures. Pr ess the X ( T ) button to zoom in on the current frame ( 0 187; pre ss K to exit zoom). T o view six pictures at a time, pr ess the W ( S ) button. Use the multi selector to highlight pictures , or press X ( T ) to display the high lighted[...]

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    198 Q 3 Adjust printing options. Press 1 or 3 to highlight an option and press 2 to select. 4 Star t printing. Select Start printing and press J to star t printing. T o cancel before all copies hav e been printed, pr ess J . Option Description Pag e s iz e Highlight a page size (only sizes suppor ted by the current printer are listed) and press J t[...]

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    199 Q Printing Multiple P ic tures 1 Display the P ict B ridge menu. Pr ess the G button in the PictBridge playback display (see Step 3 on page 196). 2 Choose an option. Highlight one of the following options and press 2 . • Print selec t : Se lect p ictu res for prin tin g. • Select dat e : Print one copy of all th e pic tures taken on a selec[...]

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    200 Q 3 Selec t pict ures or choose a date . If you chose Print select or Print (DPOF) in Ste p 2 , use the multi selector to scroll through the pictures on the memor y card; to view images in other loca tions, hold the D button, pr ess 1 , and selec t the desired car d and folder as desc ribed on page 178. To display the current picture full scree[...]

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    201 Q 4 Display printing options. Pr ess J to display PictBridge printing options. 5 Adjust printing options. Choose page size, bor der , and time sta mp options as described on page 198 (a warning will be displayed if the sele cted page size is too small for an index print). 6 Start printing. Sel ect Start printing and press J to star t printing. [...]

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    202 Q C rea ting a DPOF Print Order: Print Set The DPOF print order option in the playback menu is used to creat e digital “ print orders ” for PictBridge - compatible printers and devices that support DPOF . 1 Choose Select/set for the DPOF print order item in the pla yback menu. Press the G button and select DPOF print order in the playback m[...]

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    203 Q 4 Selec t imprint options. Highlight the following options and press 2 to toggle the highli ghted option on or off (to complete the print order without including this information, pr oceed to Step 5). • Print shooting data : Print shutt er speed and aperture on all pictures in print or der . • Print date : Print date of recording on all p[...]

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    204 Q V iewing Photogr aphs on T V A type C mini-pin H igh- D efinition M ultimedia I nter fa ce (HDMI) cabl e (available separately from c ommercial sources) can be used to connect the camera to high- definition video devices. 1 Tu r n t h e c a m e r a o f f . Always turn the camera off before connecting or disconnec ting an HDMI cable. 2 Connect[...]

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    205 Q ❚❚ HDMI O ptions The HDMI option in the setup menu ( 0 249) controls output resolution a nd can be used to enable the camer a for remote co ntrol fr om devices that support HDMI-CEC ( H igh- D efinition M ultimedia I nterfa ce – C onsumer E lec tronics C ontr ol, a standar d that allows HDMI devices to be used to control peripherals to [...]

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    207 M U Menu Guide T o display the playback menu, press G and select the D (playback menu) tab. The playback menu contains the following option s: Choose a fol der for playbac k ( 0 177): D The Pla yback Menu: Managing Images G button Opti on 0 Delete 190 Playback folder 207 Hide image 208 Playback display options 209 Copy image(s) 209 Image review[...]

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    208 U H i d e o r r e v e a l p i c t u r e s . Hidden pictures are visible only in the Hide image menu and can only be deleted by fo rmatting the memory card. F o llow the steps below to h ide or reveal selected pic tures. 1 Choose Select/set . Highl ight Select/set and press 2 . 2 Sel ect p ictu res . Use the multi selector to scroll through the [...]

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    209 U Choose the information available in the pla y back photo information display ( 0 179) . Press 1 or 3 to highlight an option, then press 2 to select the option for the phot o information display . A L appears next to sel ected items; to deselect, highlight and press 2 . T o return to the playback menu, highlight Done and press J . Copy picture[...]

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    210 U 3 Choose Select image(s) . Highl ight Select image(s) and press 2 . 4 Selec t the source folder . Highlight the folder containing the images to be copied and press 2 . 5 Make the initial selection. Befor e going on to select or deselect individual images, you can mark all or all protected images in the folder for copying by choosing Selec t a[...]

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    211 U 8 Selec t a destination f older . T o enter a folde r number , choose Selec t folder by number , enter the numb er ( 0 215), and press J . If the folde r with the selected number do es not already exist, a new fo lder will be crea ted. T o choose from a list of existing fold ers, choose Select folder from list , highlight a folder , and press[...]

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    212 U Choose whethe r pictures ar e automatic ally displayed in the monitor immediately after shooting . If Off is selected, pictures can only be displayed by pressing the K button. Choose the picture displayed after an image is deleted. Choose whether to rotate “ tall” (por trait- o rientation ) pic tures for display during pla yback . Note th[...]

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    213 U Creat e a slide show of the pictures in the current pl ayback folder ( 0 207) . Hidden images ( 0 208) are not displayed. T o star t the slide show, hi g hlight Star t and press J . The following operations can be per formed while the slid e show is in prog ress: The dialog sho wn at right is display ed when the show ends. Sel ect Restart to [...]

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    214 U C The Shooting Menu: Shooting O ptions T o display the shooting menu, press G and select t he C (shooting menu) tab. The shooting menu conta ins the following options: Note : Depending on camera settings, some items may be grayed out and unavailable. Fo r information on the options available in each shooting mode , see page 309. Select Ye s t[...]

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    215 U Selec t the folder in which subsequent images will be stored. ❚❚ Selec ting Folders b y Folder Number 1 Choose Selec t folder by number . Highlight Select folder by number and pr ess 2 . The dialog shown at right w ill be displayed. 2 Choose a folder number . Pr ess 4 or 2 to highlight a digit, press 1 or 3 to change. If a folde r with th[...]

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    216 U ❚❚ Selec ting Folders from a List 1 Choose Select folder from list . Highl ight Select folder from list and pr ess 2 . 2 Highlight a folder . Press 1 or 3 to highlight a f older . 3 Selec t the highlighted folder . Press J to select the highlighte d folder and return to the shootin g menu. Subsequent photographs will be stored in the sele[...]

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    217 U Sel ect On to reduce barr el distor tion when sh ooting with wide - angle lenses an d to red uce pin-cushion distortion when shooting with l ong lenses (note that the edges of the area visible in the v iewfinder may be crop ped out of the final photograph, and that the time needed to process photog raphs befor e recor ding begins may increase[...]

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    218 U “ Vigne tting” is a drop in brigh tness at the edges of a ph otogr aph. Vig n e t t e c o nt r o l reduces vignetting for type G and D le nses (D X and PC lenses ex cluded). Its e ffe cts var y from lens to lens and are most n oticeable at maximum aper ture. Choose fr om High , Normal , Low , and Off . If On is selec ted, photographs take[...]

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    219 U A Cu s t o m S et t i n gs : Fine- T uning Camera Settings T o display the Custom Settings menu, press G and select the A (Custom S ett ings menu) tab. G button Custom Setting grou ps Main menu Reset custom settings ( 0 221) Custom Settings are used to customize camera settings to suit individual prefer ences.[...]

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    220 U The following Custom Settings are available: Note : Depending on camera settings, some items may be grayed out and una vailable. Fo r information on the options available in each shooting mode, see page 309. If settings in the current bank ha ve been modified from default values ( 0 313), an asterisk will be displayed adjacent to the altered [...]

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    221 U Sel ect Ye s to restor e Custom Settings to their default values ( 0 313). When AF-C is selected for viewfinder photograph y ( 0 97), this option c ontrols whether photographs ca n be taken when ever the shut ter-release button is pressed ( release priority ) or only when the camera is in focus ( focus priority ). Regardless of the o ption se[...]

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    222 U This option controls how autofocus adjusts to sudden large changes in the distance to the subject when AF-C is selected or continuous-ser vo autofocus is selected when the camera is in AF-A mode for viewfinder photography ( 0 97). Choose whether the ac tive focus point is highlighted in r ed in the viewfinder . Choose whether focus-point sele[...]

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    223 U Choose the numbe r of focus points available for manual focus-point selection. Choose whether the built -in AF-assist illumin ator lights to assist the focus operation when lightin g is poor . a6: Number of F ocus Points G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu Opti on Description # 39 points Choose from the 39 focus points shown at right. A 11 po[...]

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    224 U Select the incremen ts used when mak ing adjustments t o ISO sensitivity . If possible, the current ISO sensitivity setting is maintained when th e step value is changed. If the cur rent setting is not availabl e at the new step value, ISO sensitivity will be rounded to the nearest av ailable setting. Select the incremen ts used when mak ing [...]

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    225 U This option controls wheth er the E button is needed to set ex posure compensation ( 0 112). If On (A uto reset) or On is selected, the 0 at the center of the exposure display will fl ash even when e xposu re compensation is set to ±0. b3: Easy Exposure C ompensation G but ton ➜ A Custom Settings menu Option Description On (Auto res et) Ex[...]

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    226 U When calculating exposure , center-weighted metering assigns the greatest weight t o a circle in the center of the frame. The diameter ( φ ) of this cir cle can be set to 8, 12, 15, or 20 mm o r to the average of the entire frame. Note that unless A verage is selected, the diameter is fixed a t 12 mm when a non- CPU lens is used, r e gardles[...]

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    227 U Choose how lo ng the camera continues to meter expo sure when no oper ations ar e per formed. Th e shutter-speed and aper ture displays in the control panel and viewfinder turn off automatical ly when the timer expi res. Choose a shorter standby timer dela y for longer ba ttery life. Choose the length of the shutte r release delay , the numbe[...]

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    228 U Choose how long the monitor remains on when no operations are performed during playback ( Pla yback ; defa ults to 10 s) and image review ( Image revi ew ; defaults to 4 s), when menus ( Menus ; defaul ts to 1 minute) or in formation ( Information display ; defaults to 10 s) are display ed, or during live view and movie rec ording ( Live view[...]

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    229 U Choose On to display on- demand grid lines in the viewfinder for refer ence when composin g photographs ( 0 8). If Show ISO sensitivity or Show ISO/Easy ISO is selected, the control panel will show ISO sensitivity in place of the number of exposures remaining. If Show ISO/ Easy ISO is selected, ISO sensit ivity can be set in modes P and S by [...]

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    230 U The maximum number of sh ots that can be taken in a single burst in continuous mode can be set to any value be tween 1 and 10 0. When a photo graph is taken, the camera names the file by adding one to the la st file number used. This option c ontrols whether file numbering cont inues from the last number used when a new f older is creat ed, t[...]

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    231 U If Au to ( v ) is selected, the color of the lett ering in the information display ( 0 9) will automati cally change fr om black to white or white to black to maintain contrast with the background. T o always use the same color lettering, selec t Manual and choo se Dark on light ( w ; black lett ering) or Light on dark ( x ;w h i t e l e t t [...]

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    232 U T o ensure that the camera functions as ex pected when the optional MB-D14 battery pack is used with AA batteries, match the opti on selected in this menu t o the type of batteries inserted in the batter y pack. There is no need to a djust this option when using EN-EL15 batteries. d12: MB-D14 Batter y T ype G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu[...]

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    233 U Choose whether th e battery in the camera or the b atteries in the battery pack are used first when an optional MB-D14 batter y pack is attached. Note that if the MB-D14 is powered by an optional EH-5b AC adapter and EP-5B power connector , the AC adapter will be used regardless of the option selec ted. A s icon is display ed in the camera co[...]

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    234 U This option controls flash sync speed. e: Brack eting/Flash e1: Flash S ync Speed G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu Option Description 1/250 s (Auto FP) Auto FP high-speed sync is used when a compatible flash unit is attached ( 0 294). If the built-in flash or other flash units are used, shutter speed is set to 1 / 250 s. When the camera sh[...]

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    235 U ❚❚ Auto FP High- Speed Sync When 1/250 s ( Auto F P) or 1/200 s (A uto FP) i s s e l e c t e d f o r C u s t o m S e t t i n g e 1 ( Flash sync speed , 0 234), the buil t-in flash can be us ed at shutter speeds as fast as 1 / 250 s or 1 / 200 s, while compatible optional flash units ( 0 294) can be used at a ny shutter speed (Auto FP High[...]

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    236 U Choose the flash mode for the built-in flash. ❚❚ Manu al Choose a flash level between Fu l l and 1/128 ( 1 / 128 of full power). At full po wer , the built-in flash has a Guide N umber of 12/39 (m/f t, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F). ❚❚ Repeating Flash The flash fir es repeatedly while th e shutter is open, p roducing a strobe-light eff ec t[...]

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    237 U ❚❚ Commander Mode Use the built-in flash a s a master flash controlling one or more remote optional flash units in up to two gr oups (A and B) using advanced wireless lighting ( 0 294). Selecting this option displa ys the menu shown at right. Press 4 or 2 to highlight the follo w ing options, 1 or 3 to change. A The SB-400 When an optiona[...]

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    238 U F o llow the steps below to take photographs in commander mode . 1 Adjust settings for the built-in flash. Choose the flas h control mode and ou tput level for the built-in flash. Note that output leve l can not be adjusted in –– mode. 2 Adjust settings for group A. Choose the flas h control mode and ou tput level for the flash units in g[...]

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    239 U 6 Com po se t he s ho t. Compose th e shot and arran ge the flash units as shown below . Note that the maximum distance at which the remote fl ash units can be placed may vary with shooting conditions. 7 Confi gure the r emote flash units. T urn all the remot e flash units on, adjust gr oup settings as desired, and set them to the channel sel[...]

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    240 U Choose how the camera adju sts flash level when exposu re compensation is used. A The Flash Sync Mode Display M does not appear in the control panel flash sync mode displ ay when –– is selec ted for Built- in flash > Mode . A Flash C ompensation The flash compensation value selected with the M ( Y ) button and sub- command dia l is add[...]

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    241 U If On i s s e l ec t e d w h e n t h e ca m e r a i s being used with the built-in flash or an optional CLS- compatible flash unit ( 0 294), a modeling flash will be emitt ed wh en the camera depth- of-field preview button is pressed ( 0 77). No modeling flash is emitted if Off is selected. Choose the setting or settings brac keted when auto [...]

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    242 U Choose th e role played by the Fn button. f2: Assign Fn Butt on G bu tton ➜ A Custom Settings menu Opti on Description q Preview Pr ess the Fn button to preview depth of field ( 0 77). r FV lock Press the Fn button t o lock flash value (bu ilt-in flash and c ompatible optional flash units only, 0 149, 294). Press again to cancel FV lock. B [...]

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    243 U 9 Framing grid Press the Fn button and rot ate the main co mmand dial to turn the framing grid display in the viewfinder on or off ( 0 8). 5 Choose image area Press the Fn button and rotate a c ommand dial to choose an image area ( 0 89). m Viewfinder virtual horizon Press the Fn button to view a virtual hor izon display in the viewfinder . n[...]

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    244 U Choose the role play ed by the depth-of-field previe w button. The option s avai lable ar e the same as fo r Assign Fn button ( 0 242). The default setting is Preview . Choose th e role played by the A AE-L/AF-L button. f3: Assign Pre view Button G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu f4: Assign AE-L/AF-L Button G button ➜ A Custom Settings me[...]

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    245 U This option controls the operation of the main and sub- command dials. • Reverse r otation : Rev erse the direction of rotation of the command dials when they are used to make a djustments to Exposure compensation and/or Shutt er speed/aperture . Highlight options and press the mu lti selector right to selec t or deselect, then h ighlight D[...]

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    246 U Selecti ng Ye s allows adjustments that are normally made by holding the E , M ( Y ), W ( S ), X ( T ), L ( U ), AF-mode, Z ( Q ), or D button and rotating a command dial to be made by rotating the command dial after the button is released (this also applies to the Fn and depth-of-fie ld preview buttons if they have been assigned Act ive D - [...]

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    247 U Choose the function assigned to the A AE-L/AF-L button on the optional MB-D14 b attery pack. Choose the r ole played b y the Fn button dur ing movie live view (the default option is None ). f9: Assign MB-D14 4 Button G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu Option Description B AE/AF lock F o cus and exposure lock while the MB-D14 A AE-L/AF-L butt[...]

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    248 U Choose the role played by the depth- of-fie ld preview but ton during movie live view . The options a vailable ar e the same as for Assign F n button ( 0 247), exc ept that the default setting is Index ma rking . Choose the role play ed by the A AE-L/AF-L button during movie live view . The options available are the same as for Ass ign Fn but[...]

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    249 U B The Setup Menu: Camera S etup T o display the setup menu, press G and select the B (setup menu) tab . The setup menu contains the f ollowing options: 1 Not available when batter y is low . 2 Only displayed when compatible Eye-Fi memory card is inser ted ( 0 260). G button Opti on 0 Fo r mat memory card 250 Save user settings 81 Reset user s[...]

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    250 U T o begin forma tting, choo se a memory card slot and select Ye s . Note that formatting permanently deletes all pictures and other data on the card in the selected slot . Be fo re fo r m at ti ng, b e s ur e to make backup copies as requir ed. Adjust the brightness of the mon itor for playback, menus, and the information display . F ormat Me[...]

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    251 U Acquir e reference data for the Image Dust O ff option in Capture NX 2 (available separately; for more information, see the Capture NX 2 manual). Image Dust Off ref photo is available only wh en a CPU lens is mounted on the camera. A non-DX lens with a focal length of at least 50 mm is recommended. When using a zoom lens, zoom all the way in.[...]

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    252 U 3 Acquire dust off reference data. Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way do wn to acquire Image Dust O ff refe rence data . The monit or turns off when the shutt er-release butt on is pressed. Note that noise reduction will be pe r formed if the subject is poorly lit, increasing recording times. If the reference object is too b[...]

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    253 U Change time zones, set the ca mera clock, choose the date display order , and turn daylight sa ving time on or off ( 0 27). Choose a lang uage for camera menus and messa ges. Add a comment t o new photographs as they are taken. Comments can be viewed as metadata in ViewNX 2 (supplied) or Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 298). The comment[...]

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    254 U Photogr aphs taken while On is selected contain in formation on camera orientatio n, allowing them to be rotated au tomatically during playback ( 0 177) or wh en viewed in ViewNX 2 (supplied) or in Ca pture NX 2 (available separa tely ; 0 298). The following orientations are r ecorded: Camera orientation is not recorded when Off is selected. [...]

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    255 U View information on the batter y currently inser ted in t he camera. Battery Info G button ➜ B setup menu Item Description Charge The curr ent battery level expressed as a percentage. No . of shots The number of times the shutter has b een released with the current battery since the battery was last charged. Note that the camera may sometim[...]

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    256 U Add copyright information to new phot ographs as they are taken. Copyrig ht information is included in the shooting data sho w n in the photo inf or mation display ( 0 182) and can be view ed as metadata in ViewNX 2 (supplied) or in Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 298). • Done : Save changes and return to the setup menu. • Ar tist :[...]

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    257 U Sel ect Sav e settings to save the follow ing settings to the memor y card in Slot 1 ( 0 96; if the car d is full, an err or will be displayed). Use this option to share settings among D600 cameras . Settings saved using this model of camera can be restored by selecting Load settings . Note that Sav e/load settings is only available when a me[...]

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    258 U Display roll and pitch information based on information from the camera tilt s e nsor . If the camera is tilt ed neither left nor right, the r oll refer ence line will turn green, while if the camera is tilted neithe r forward nor back , the pitch reference line will turn green and a dot will a ppear in the center of t he display . Each divis[...]

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    259 U Fine-tune focus for up to 12 lens t ypes. AF tuning is not recommended in most situations an d may inte r f ere with normal foc us; use only when r equired. AF F ine -tune G button ➜ B setup menu Option Descriptio n AF fi ne-tu ne (On / O ff ) • On : T urn AF tuning on. • Off : T ur n AF tuning off . Sa ve d v al ue T une AF for the cur[...]

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    260 U Th i s op t i on i s d is p l ay e d on l y wh e n a n Ey e -Fi me m o r y c ar d ( av ai l a b le s e p ar a te l y f ro m third-part y supplie rs) is inserted in the camera. Choose Enable to upload photographs to a pr eselected destination. No t e t h a t p i c t u re s w i l l no t b e up l o ad e d if signal strength is insufficient. Obse[...]

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    261 U N T he Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched C opies T o display the retouch menu, press G and select the N (ret ouch menu) tab. The options in the re touch menu ar e used to create trimmed or retouc hed copies of existing pictures. The re touch menu is only display ed when a memor y card containing ph otogra phs is inse r ted in th e camera (note[...]

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    262 U Crea ting Retouched Copies To c r e a t e a r e t o u c h e d c o p y : 1 Select an item in the ret ouch menu. Press 1 or 3 to highlight an it em, 2 to se lect. 2 Sel ect a pictu re . Highlight a pic ture and press J (to vie w the highlighted picture full screen, press and hold the X ( T ) button; to view images in other locations as des crib[...]

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    263 U A Creating Retouched C opies During Playback Retouched copies can also b e created during playback. 22 Display picture full frame and press J or c ( b ). Highlight an option and press J . Create retouched cop y .[...]

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    264 U D-lighting brigh tens shadow s, making it ideal for dark or backlit photographs . Press 1 or 3 to choose the amount of correction per formed. The effect can be previewed in the edit display . Pr ess J to copy the photograph. This option is used to correct “ red-eye” caus ed by the flash, and is available only with photogr aphs taken using[...]

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    265 U Create a cropped copy of the selec ted photograph. The selected photo graph is displayed with the selec ted crop shown in yellow ; create a cropped copy as desc ribed in t he following table . Tr i m G button ➜ N retou ch menu To Use Description Reduce size of crop W ( S ) Pr ess W ( S ) to reduce t he size o f the c rop. Increase size of c[...]

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    266 U Copy photographs in Black-and-white , Sepia , or Cya no t y pe ( blue and white monoch rome). Selecti ng Sepi a or Cy a n o t y p e displays a preview of the selec ted image; press 1 to increase co lor saturation, 3 to decrease. Press J to create a monochr ome copy . Monochrome G button ➜ N retouch menu Increa se saturati on Decrease satura[...]

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    267 U Choose from the following filter effects. After adjusting filter effects as described below , press J to copy the photograph. Filter Eff ect s G button ➜ N retouch menu Opti on Description Skylight Creates the eff ec t of a skylight filter , mak ing the picture le ss blue. The effect can be previewed in the monitor as shown at right. Warm f[...]

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    268 U Use the multi selector to c reate a copy with mo dified color balance as shown below . The effect is displayed in the monitor together with red, green, and blue histograms ( 0 181) givi ng the distribution of tones in the copy . Co lor Balance G button ➜ N retouch menu Increase amount of green Increase amount of blue Create retouched co py [...]

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    269 U Image overlay combines two existing NEF (RA W ) photo graphs to creat e a single picture that is saved s eparately from the or iginals; the results, which make use of RA W data from the ca mera image sensor , are noticeabl y better than ov erlays crea ted in an imaging application. The new pictur e is saved at curren t image quality and size [...]

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    270 U 4 Adjust gain. Highl ight Image 1 or Image 2 and optimize exposure for the ov erlay by pressing 1 or 3 to select gain from values be tween 0.1 and 2.0. Repeat for the second image. The default value is 1.0; select 0.5 to ha lve gain or 2. 0 to double it. The effects are visible in the Preview column . 5 Preview the overlay . Press 4 or 2 to p[...]

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    271 U Create JPEG copies of NE F (RA W ) photographs. 1 Sel ect NEF (RA W ) processing . Highlight NEF (RA W ) proc essing in the retouch menu and press 2 to display a picture selection dialog listing only NEF (RA W ) images created with this camer a. 2 Selec t a photograph. Highlight a photograph (to view the highlighted photograph full f rame, pr[...]

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    272 U 4 Copy the photogr a ph. Highl ight EXE and press J to create a JPEG copy of the selected photograph (to exit without copying the photo graph, press the G button). Create small copies of selected photographs. 1 Select Resize . T o resize selected images , press G to display the menus and select Resize in the retouch menu. 2 Choose a destinati[...]

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    273 U 4 Choose pictures. Highlight Selec t image and press 2 . The dialog shown at right will be displayed; highlight pictures using the multi selector and press the W ( S ) button to sele ct or deselect (to view the highligh ted picture full scre en, press a nd hold the X ( T ) button; to view images in other locations as described on page 178, ho[...]

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    274 U Creat e a straighten ed copy of the sel ected image. Press 2 to rotate the image clockw ise by up to five degrees in increments of approximately 0.25 degrees, 4 to rotate it cou nterclock wise (the effect can be preview ed in th e e d i t d i s p l a y ; n o t e t h a t e d g e s of the image will be trimmed to cr eate a square co py). Press [...]

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    275 U Create an outline copy of a photograph to use as a base for painting . The effect can be previewed in the edit displa y . Pr ess J to copy the photograph. Create a copy of a photog raph that resembles a sketch made with colored pen cils. Press 1 or 3 to highlight Viv i d n es s or Outl ines and pr ess 4 or 2 to chang e. Vividness can be incre[...]

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    276 U Create a cop y that appears to be a photo of a diorama. W or ks best with photos taken from a high vantage point. The area tha t will be in focus in the copy is indicat ed by a yellow fra me. Miniatur e Effect G button ➜ N retouc h menu To Press Description Choose orientation W ( S ) P ress W ( S ) to choose orientation of area that is in f[...]

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    277 U Create a copy in which only selec ted hues ap pear in color . 1 Sel ect Selective color . Highlight Selec tive color in t he retouch menu and press 2 to displa y a picture selection dialo g. 2 Selec t a photograph. Highlight a photograph (to view the highlighted photograph full frame , press and hold the X ( T ) button; t o view images in oth[...]

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    278 U 5 Choose the color range . Press 1 or 3 to increase or decr ease the range of similar hues tha t will be included in the final phot ograph or movie . Choose fr om values between 1 an d 7; note that higher values may include hues from other colors. The eff ec t can be previe w ed in the edit display . 6 Selec t additional colors. T o selec t a[...]

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    279 U Compar e retouched copies to the original phot ographs . This option is only available if J or c ( b ) button is pressed to display the re touch menu when a copy or original is played back full frame. 1 Sel ect a p ictu re . In full -frame playba ck, sele ct a retouche d copy (shown b y a o icon) or a photograph that ha s been retouched and p[...]

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    280 U O My Menu / m Recent Settings T o display My Menu, press G and select the O (My M enu) tab. The My Menu option can be used to creat e and edit a customized list of options fr om the playback , shooting, Custom Settings, setup, and retouch menus f or quick access (up to 20 items). If desired, recent settings can be displayed in place of My Men[...]

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    281 U 5 Add mo re i te ms. The items cu r rently displ ayed in My Menu are indicated b y a check mark. It em s indicated by a V icon can not be selec ted. Repeat steps 1–4 to sele ct additional items. ❚❚ Deleting Options from My Menu 1 Sel ect Remo ve items . In My Men u ( O ), highlight Remov e items and press 2 . 2 Sel ect it ems . Highligh[...]

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    282 U ❚❚ Reordering O ptions in My Menu 1 Select Ran k it ems . In M y Menu ( O ), highlight Rank ite ms and press 2 . 2 Select an item. Highlight the item yo u wish to mov e and press J . 3 Position the item. Pres s 1 or 3 to mov e the item up or down in My Me nu and pr ess J . Repeat Steps 2–3 to reposition additional items . 4 Exit to My M[...]

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    283 U Recent Settings T o display the twenty most recently used settings, select m Recent settings fo r O My Menu > Choose tab . 1 Sel ect Choose tab . In My Men u ( O ), highlight Choose tab and press 2 . 2 Sel ect m Rec ent settings . Highlight m Recent settings and press J . The name of the me nu will change from “MY MENU” to “RECENT SE[...]

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    285 n n T echnic al Notes Read this chapter for information on compatible accessories, cleaning an d storing the camera, and wh at to do if an erro r message is display ed or you encounter problems using the camera. 1 IX-NIKK OR lenses can not be used. 2 Vibration Reduction ( VR) sup ported with VR lenses. 3 Spot metering meters selected focus poin[...]

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    286 n 11 Range of rotation for AI 80–200mm f/2.8 ED tripod mount is limited by camera body. Fi lters can not be exchanged while AI 200–400mm f/4 ED is mounted on camera. 12 If maximum aperture is specified using Non- CPU lens data ( 0 172), aper ture value will be displayed in viewfin der and cont rol panel. 13 Can be used only if lens focal le[...]

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    287 n A Recognizing CPU and T ype G and D Lenses CPU lenses (par ticularly t ypes G and D) are recommended, but note that IX-NIKKOR lenses can not be used. CPU lenses can be identified by the presence of CPU contacts, type G and D lenses by a letter o n the lens barrel. T ype G lenses are not equipped with a lens a perture ring. A The AF -S/A F-I T[...]

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    288 n A Lens f-number The f-number giv en in lens names is the maximum aperture of the lens. A Compatible Non-CPU Lenses When using non-CPU lenses a nd accessories, rotate the camera mode dial to A or M and set aperture using the lens aperture ring. In oth er modes, the shutter-re lease is di sabled. Non- CPU lens data ( 0 172) can be used to enabl[...]

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    289 n Lens Zoom position Mini mum distance witho ut vignetting DX AF-S DX Z oom -Nikkor 17–55mm f/2.8G IF-ED 20 mm 2.0 m/6 f t 7 in. 24–55 mm 1.0 m/3 ft 3 in. AF-S DX NIKK OR 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR II AF-S D X VR Zoo m -Nikkor 18–200m m f/3.5–5. 6G IF-ED 18 mm 1.0 m/3 ft 3 in. 24–200 mm No vignetting AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5[...]

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    290 n D AF-Assist Illumination AF-assist illumination is available with lenses with f ocal lengths of 24–200 mm. It c an no t however be used t o assist the focus operation with the following lenses: • AF-S NIKK OR 200mm f/2G ED VR II • AF-S VR Zoom -N ikkor 200–400mm f/4G IF-ED • AF-S NIKKOR 200–4 00mm f/4G ED VR II • AF-S NIKKOR 300[...]

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    291 n A Calculating Angle of V iew The D600 can be used with Nikon lenses for 35mm (135 ) format cameras. If Au to DX cro p is on ( 0 90) and a 35mm format lens is attached, the angle of view will be the same as a frame of 35mm film (35.9 × 24.0 mm); if a DX lens is attached, the angle of view will automatically be adjusted to 23.5 × 15.7 mm (D X[...]

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    292 n O ptional F lash Units (Speedlights) The camera supp orts the Nikon Creativ e Lighting Syste m (CLS) and can be used with CLS- compatible flash units. Optional flash units can be attached direc tly to the camera accessory shoe as described below . The accessory shoe is equip ped with a safety lock for flash units with a locking pin. 1 Remove [...]

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    293 n The Nik on Creativ e Lighting Sy stem ( CLS) Nikon’ s advance d Creative Lighting System (CLS) offers impro ved communication between the camera and compa tible flash units for improved flash ph otography . ❚❚ CLS-Compa tible Flash Units The camera can be used with the following CLS- compatible flash un its: • The SB-910, SB-900, SB-8[...]

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    294 n The following features are available with CLS-compatible flash units: Flash unit SB-910 SB-900 SB-800 SB-700 SB-600 S B-400 Advanced Wireless Li ghting Master/commander Remo te Flash mode/feature SB-910 SB-900 SB-800 SB-700 SU-800 1 SB-910 SB-900 SB-800 SB-700 SB-600 SB-R200 i-TTL i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR ✔ 2 ✔ 3 ✔ 2 ?[...]

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    295 n ❚❚ O ther Flash Units The following flash units can be used in non- T TL auto and manual modes. Flash unit SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-26, SB-25, SB-24 SB-50DX 1 SB-30, SB -27 2 , SB-22S, SB-22, SB-20, SB-16B , SB-15 SB-23, SB -29 3 , SB-21B 3 , SB-29S 3 Flash mode AN o n - T T L a u t o ✔ — ✔ — M Manual ✔✔ ✔ ✔ G Repeating[...]

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    296 n D Notes on Optional Flash Units Refer to the Speedligh t manual for detailed instructions. If the flash uni t suppor ts CLS, refer to the section on CLS- compatible digital SLR cameras. The D600 is not included in the “ digital SLR” categor y in the SB-8 0DX, SB-28D X, and SB-50DX manuals. If an optional flash unit is attach ed in shootin[...]

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    297 n O ther A c cessories At the time of wr iting, the following accessori es were available for the D600. Powe r sources • Rechargeable Li-ion Batt er y EN-EL15 ( 0 21, 23): Additional EN-EL15 batt er ies are available fr om local retailers and Nikon-authorized service representatives . • Battery Charger MH-25 ( 0 21): Recharge EN-EL15 batt e[...]

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    298 n Softw are • Capture NX 2 : A complete photo editing package with such a dvanced editing features as selection control points and an auto retouch brush. • Camera Control Pro 2 : Control the camera re motely from a compu ter to record movies and photographs and save photographs direc tly to the computer hard disk. Note : Use the latest vers[...]

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    299 n A ttaching a P ow er Connector and AC A dap ter T urn the camera off before attaching an optional power connec tor and AC adapter . 1 Ready the cam era. Open the batter y-cha mber ( q ) and power connec tor ( w ) covers. 2 Inse r t the EP -5 B pow er connec tor . Be sure to insert the connec tor in the orientation shown, using the connec tor [...]

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    300 n Car i ng fo r t h e Cam e ra Storage When the came ra will not be used for an extended per iod, replace the monitor cover , remove the batt er y , and store the battery in a cool, dry area with the terminal cov er in place. T o preven t mold or mildew , store the camer a in a dr y , well-v entilated area. Do not stor e your camera with nap ht[...]

  • Page 327

    301 n The L ow-P ass Filt er The image sensor th at acts as the camera ’ s picture element is fitted wi th a low-pass filter t o preven t moiré . If you suspect that dir t or dust on the filter is appearing in photographs, you can clean the filter using the Clean image sensor option in the setup menu. The filt er can be cleane d at any time usin[...]

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    302 n ❚❚ “Clean at Star tup/Shutdown ” Choose from the following options: 1 Select Clean at star tup/shut down . Display the Clean image sensor menu as described in Step 2 on the previous page . Highl ight Clean a t startup/shutdown and press 2 . 2 Selec t an option. Highlight an option and press J . Option Description 5 Clean at startup Th[...]

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    303 n ❚❚ Manual Cleaning If foreig n matter can not be r e moved fr om the low-pass filter using the Clean image sensor option in the setup menu ( 0 301), the filter ca n be cleaned manua lly as described below . Note, how ever , that the filter is extremely delica te and easily damaged. Nikon recommends that the filter be cleaned only b y Niko[...]

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    304 n 5 Rais e the mir ror . Press the shutter-r elease button all the way down. The mirror will be raised and th e shutter cur tain will open, revealing th e low- pass filter . The display in the view finder will turn off and the row of dashes in the control panel will fla sh. 6 Examine the low-pass filter . Holding the camera so that ligh t falls[...]

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    305 n A Use a Reliable Po wer Source The shutter cur tain is delicate and easily damaged. If the camera powers off while the mirror is raised, the curtain will close automatically . T o prevent damage to the curt ain, observe the following precautions: • Do not turn the camera off or remov e or disconnect the power source while the mirror i s rai[...]

  • Page 332

    306 n Caring f or the Camer a and Batter y: Cautions Do not drop : The product may malfunction if subjec ted to strong shocks or vibration. Keep dry : This product is not waterproof , and may ma lfunction if immersed in water or exposed to high levels of humidity. Rusting of the internal mechanism can cause irreparable damage. Avoid sudde n changes[...]

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    307 n Storage : T o prevent mold or mildew , store the camera in a dry, w ell-ventilated area. If y ou a re using an AC adapter , unplug the adapter to prevent fir e. If the produc t will not b e used for an extended period, remove the battery to prevent leakage and store the camer a in a plastic bag containing a desiccant. Do not, however , store [...]

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    308 n • Continuing to charge the batter y after it is ful ly charged can impair batter y per formance. • A marked drop in the time a fully charged ba tt ery retains its charge when used at room temperature indicates that it r equires replacement. Pur c hase a new EN-EL15 batt ery. • Charge the batt er y before use. When taking pho tographs on[...]

  • Page 335

    309 n A vailable Settings The follo wing table lists the settings that can be adjust ed in each mode. i j P S, A, M k , p , n , o , s , 0 l , m , r , t , u , v w x , y , z 1 , 2 , 3 Shooting menu Storage folder ✔✔✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ File naming 1 ✔✔✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Role played by card in Slot 2 1 ✔✔✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔[...]

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    310 n Custom Settings 6 a1: AF-C priority selec tion ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔✔✔ ✔ a2: AF-S priority selection ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔✔✔ ✔ a3: F ocus tra cking wi th lock-on ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔✔✔ ✔ a4: AF point illumination ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔✔✔ ✔ a5: F ocus point wra p-around ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔✔✔ ✔ a6: Numb[...]

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    311 n 1R e s e t w i t h Reset shooting menu ( 0 214). 2 Reset with t wo-button reset ( 0 151). 3F i x e d a t Au to . 4 Auto ISO sens itivity control is not available. 5 Reset when mode dial i s rotated to new setting. 6R e s e t w i t h Reset custom settings ( 0 221). Custom Settings 6 e1: Flash sync speed ✔✔✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ e2: Fl[...]

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    312 n Defaults The default settings for the options in the camera menus ar e listed below . Fo r information on two-button resets, see page 151. ❚❚ Playback Menu Defaults ❚❚ Shooting Menu Defaults 1 1 Default settings restored with Reset shooting menu ( 0 214). 2 Reset shooting menu can not be selec ted while shooting is in progress. 3 Star[...]

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    313 n ❚❚ Custom Settings Menu Defaults * * Default settings restored with Reset cust om settings ( 0 221). Option Default 0 a1 AF-C priority sel ec tion Release 221 a2 AF-S priorit y selec tion Focus 221 a3 Focus tr acking with lock- on 3 (Normal) 222 a4 AF point illumination Auto 222 a5 Focus po int wr ap-around No wrap 222 a6 Number of focus [...]

  • Page 340

    314 n ❚❚ Setup Menu Defaults Option Default 0 Save user settings Save to U1 Shooting mode defaults to P 81 Save to U2 Monitor brig htness Manual 250 Manual 0 Clean image sensor Clean at star tup/shutdown Clea n at st ar tup & shutdo wn 301 HDMI Output resolution Auto 205 Dev ice co ntrol On Flic ker red uc tio n Auto 2 52 Time zo ne and dat[...]

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    315 n Exposure P rogr am (Mode P) The exposure progr a m for mode P is shown in the following graph: The maximum and minimum values for EV vary with ISO sensitivity ; the above g raph assumes an ISO sensitivity of ISO 100 equivalent. When matrix metering is used, values ov er 16 1 / 3 EV are reduced to 16 1 / 3 EV . f/1.4 f/1 f/2 f/2.8 f/4 f/5.6 f/[...]

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    316 n T roubleshooting If the camera fails to func tion as expec t ed, check the list of common problems below before consulting your retailer or Nikon-author ized ser vice representative . Dis pla y Viewfinder is out of focus : Adjust viewfinder focus o r use optional eyepiece correction lenses ( 0 33, 297). Viewfinder is dark : Insert a fully-cha[...]

  • Page 343

    317 n Shooting ( All Modes) Camera takes time t o turn on : Delete files or folders. Shutter-release disabled : • Memor y card is locked, full , or not inser ted ( 0 29, 31). • Built-in flash is charging ( 0 39). • Camera is not in focus ( 0 38). • CPU lens with aperture ring attached but ap erture not locked at highest f-number . If B is d[...]

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    318 n Noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog , or lines) ap pear in photos : • Choose lower ISO sensitivity or use high ISO noise reduction ( 0 105, 218). • Shutter speed is slower than 1 s: use long exposur e noise reduction ( 0 218). • T urn Active D-Lighting off to a void heightening the eff ects of noise ( 0 137). AF-assi[...]

  • Page 345

    319 n Shooting ( P , S, A, M ) Shutter-release disabled : • Non-CPU lens is attached: rotate camera mode dial to A or M ( 0 288). • Mode dial rotat ed to S after shutter speed of A selected in mode M : choose new shutter speed ( 0 76). Full range of shutte r speeds not available : F lash in use. Flash sync speed can be selected using Custom Set[...]

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    320 n Playback NEF (RAW) image is not played back : Photo was taken at image quality of NEF + JPEG ( 0 93). Can not view pictures reco rded with other ca meras : Pictures recorded with other ma kes of camera may not be displayed correctly. Message is displa yed stat ing that no im ages are available for pla yback : Selec t All for Playback folder ([...]

  • Page 347

    321 n Miscellaneous Date of recording is not correct : Set camera clock ( 0 27, 253). Menu item can not be selected : Some options are not available at certain combinations of settings or when no memory card is inserted. Note that Battery info option is n ot ava ilable whe n camera is powered b y an optional EP-5B po wer connector and EH-5b AC adap[...]

  • Page 348

    322 n Error Messages This section lists the indicators and erro r messages that appea r in the viewfin der , control panel, and monitor . Indicator Problem Sol ution 0 Control panel View- finder B (flashes) Lens aperture ring is not set to minimum aper ture. Set ring to minimum aperture (highest f-number). 26 H d Low ba tt e r y. Ready a ful ly-cha[...]

  • Page 349

    323 n (Exposure indicators and shutter speed or aperture display flash) Subject too bright; photo will be over exposed. • Use a lower ISO sensitivity 105 • In shooting mode: P Use option al ND filt er 297 S Increase shutter speed 76 A Choose a smaller aper ture (higher f-number) 77 Subject too dar k; photo will b e underexposed. • Use a highe[...]

  • Page 350

    324 n Indicator Problem Soluti on 0 Monitor Control panel No memory c ard. S Camera cannot detect memory ca rd. T urn camera off and confirm that card is correc tly inser ted. 29 This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged. Insert a nother card. W , O (flashes) • Error access ing memory ca rd. • Use Ni ko n-a p prove d c ard. 33 4 • [...]

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    325 n Folder co ntains no images. — No images on memory card or in f older(s) selected for playback. Select folder containing images from Pla yback folder menu or insert memor y card containing images. 29, 207 All images are hidden. — All photos in current folder are hidden. No images can be played back until another fold er has been selected o[...]

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    326 n Specifications ❚❚ Nikon D600 Digital Camera Typ e Ty pe Single -lens refl ex digital camera Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts) Effective pixels Effec tive pixels 24.3 million Image sensor Image sensor 35.9 × 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (N ikon FX format) To t a l p i x e l s 24.7 million Dust-reduction System Image senso[...]

  • Page 353

    327 n Diopter adjustment –3 – +1 m –1 Fo cusing screen T ype B BriteView Clear Matte Mark V III screen wit h AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed) Reflex mirror Quick re turn Depth- of-field preview Pr essing depth- of-field preview bu tton stops lens aperture down to value selected by user ( A and M modes) or b y camera (other mod[...]

  • Page 354

    328 n Exposure meter coupling Combined CPU and AI Mode Auto ( i auto; j auto (flash off ) ); scene ( k por trait; l landscape; p child; m sports ; n close up; o night portrait; r night landscape; s party/indoor; t beach/snow; u sunset; v dusk/dawn; w pet portrait; x candlelight; y blossom ; z autumn colors; 0 food; 1 silhouett e; 2 high key; 3 low [...]

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    329 n Flash mode Auto, aut o with red-eye reduction, aut o slow sync, aut o slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reductio n, rear-cur tain with slow sync, rear-cur tain sync, off ; Auto FP High-Speed Sync suppor ted Flash compe nsation –3 – +1 EV in increments of 1 / 3 or 1 / 2 EV Fl[...]

  • Page 356

    330 n • Unless otherwise stated, all figur es are f or a camera wi th a fully- charged battery operating at an ambient temperatur e of 20 °C (68 °F). • Nikon reser ves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in this manual at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable f or damages th[...]

  • Page 357

    331 n Nikon reser ves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in this manual at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain. MH-25 batt ery charger Rated input (in Nor th Americ a) AC 120 V , 60 Hz, 0.2 A Rated input[...]

  • Page 358

    332 n ViewN X 2 Windows Mac OS CPU • Photographs/JPEG movies : Intel Celeron, P entium 4, or Core series, 1.6 GHz or better • H.264 movies (playback) : 3.0 GHz or better P e ntium D; Intel Core i5 or better recommended when viewing movies with a frame size of 1,280 × 720 or mor e at a frame rate of 30 fps or above or movies with a frame size o[...]

  • Page 359

    333 n ❚❚ Suppor ted Sta ndard s • DCF Version 2.0 : Th e Design Rule for Ca mera Fi le Systems (DCF) is a standar d widely used in the digital c amera industry to ensure compa tibility among differen t makes of camera. • DPOF : Digital P r int Order F ormat (DPOF) is an industr y-wide standard that allows pictures to be printed from print o[...]

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    334 n App rov ed Me mor y Cards The following SD memo ry cards have been tested and a pproved for use in the camera. Card s with class 6 or faster write speeds are r ecommended for movie record ing. Recording may end unexpec tedly when cards with slower write speeds are used . 1 Check that any card readers or other devices with which th e card will[...]

  • Page 361

    335 n Me m or y Card Cap a ci t y The following table shows the appro ximate number of pictures that can be stored on an 8 GB SanDisk Ex treme Pr o SDHC UHS-I card at different image quality ( 0 93), image size ( 0 95), and image area settings ( 0 89). ❚❚ FX (36×24) Image A rea * * I ncludes images taken with non-DX lenses when On is selected [...]

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    336 n ❚❚ DX (24×16) Image A rea * * I ncludes images taken with DX lenses when On is selected f or Au to DX crop . 1 All figures are approximate. File siz e varies with sce ne recorded . 2 Maximum number of exposures that can be stor ed in memor y buffer at ISO 100. Drops if Opt imal quality is selec ted for JPEG compress ion ( 0 94), ISO sens[...]

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    337 n Batt er y Lif e The number o f shots that ca n be taken with fully- charged batteries var ies with the condition of the battery, tempera ture, and how the camera is used. In the case of AA batteries , capacity also varies with make and storage conditions; some batteries can not be used . Sample figures fo r the camera an d optional MB-D14 mul[...]

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    338 n Index Symbols i (Aut o mode) ......................... 35, 36 j (Auto (flash o f f ) mode) .... 35, 36 h (Scene) . ............................ ...... 40 k (Portrait) ....................................... 41 l (Landscape) ................................. 41 p (Child)............................................ 41 m (Sports) ...............[...]

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    339 n Clock .......................................... 27, 253 Clock battery ............. .......................28 Cloudy ( White balance) ............. 115 CLS.............................................. ....... 293 Color balance....... .......................... 268 Color outline ........................... ....... 275 Color sketch ..........[...]

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    340 n Index print .................................. .... 199 In-focus indicator ........ 38, 102, 103 Information ............................... 9, 179 Information display ................ 9, 231 Interval timer shooting .............. 164 ISO display and adjustment ..... 229 ISO sensitivity ...................... 105, 107 ISO sensitivity settings[...]

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    341 n Restoring default settings........ 151, 214, 221, 312 Retouch menu ................. ............. 261 Reverse indicato rs........................ 246 RGB ................................ ...........180, 217 Role played by car d in Slot 2 .......96 Rotate tall........................................ 212 S S (small) .................. ........[...]

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    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 ma de without written auth orization from NIKON CORPORATION. AMA14687 Printed in Europe SB2G01(11) 6MB15311-01 DIGIT AL CAMERA User's M anua l En En[...]