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<p>DIGITAL CAMERA</p> <p>User's Manual</p> <p>En</p> <p>Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon single-lens reflex (SLR) digital camera. To get the most from your camera, please be sure to read all instructions thoroughly and keep them where they will be read by all those who use the product. Symbols and Conventions To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used:</p> <p>D A 0</p> <p>This icon marks cautions; information that should be read before use to prevent damage to the camera. This icon marks notes; information that should be read before using the camera. This icon marks references to other pages in this manual.</p> <p>Menu items, options, and messages displayed in the camera monitor are shown in bold. Camera Settings The explanations in this manual assume that default settings are used. Help Use the cameras on-board help feature for help on menu items and other topics. See page 22 for details. Digitutor Digitutor, a series of watch and learn manuals in movie form, is available from the following website: http://www.nikondigitutor.com/index_eng.html</p> <p>A For Your Safety Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions in For Your Safety (0 xiiixv).</p> <p>Where to Find ItFind what youre looking for from:i i i i i i The Table of Contents.............................................................. The Q&amp;A Index ......................................................................... The Quick Start Guide ............................................................. The Index.................................................................................. Error Messages ........................................................................ Troubleshooting ...................................................................... 0 iv 0 ii 0 xxii 0 449 0 424 0 419 0 1</p> <p>X Introduction s Tutorial x Live View Photography y Movie Live View d Image Recording Options N Focus k Release Mode S ISO Sensitivity Z Exposure r White Balance J Image Enhancement l Flash Photography t Other Shooting Options I More About Playback e Voice Memos Q Connections U Menu Guide n Technical Notes</p> <p>0 19 0 49 0 63 0 85 0 97 0 111 0 117 0 123 0 153 0 173 0 191 0 207 0 235 0 255 0 263 0 283 0 385</p> <p>i</p> <p>Q&amp;A IndexFind what youre looking for using this question and answer index.</p> <p>Taking PhotographsiShooting and Framing OptionsIs there a quick and easy way to take snapshots? Can I frame photos in the monitor (C live view photography)? Can I shoot movies (1 movie live view)? Can I join photographs taken at regular intervals to create a time-lapse movie?</p> <p>0xxii, 40 49 63 223</p> <p>i Release ModesCan I take photos in quick succession? How do I take pictures with the self-timer? 111 114 97 103</p> <p>i FocusCan I choose how the camera focuses? Can I choose the focus point?</p> <p>i ExposureCan I make photos brighter or darker? 137 184, How do I preserve details in shadows and highlights? 186</p> <p>i Image Quality and SizeHow do I take pictures for printing at large sizes? How can I get more pictures on the memory card? 90, 93</p> <p>Viewing PhotographsiPlaybackHow do I view photographs on the camera? How do I view more information about a photo? Can I view photos in an automatic slide show? Can I view photos on a TV? Can I protect photos from accidental deletion?</p> <p>0235 238 291 280 249 251</p> <p>i DeletionHow do I delete unwanted photos?</p> <p>ii</p> <p>Retouching PhotographsHow do I create retouched copies of photos? How do I make JPEG copies of RAW (NEF) photos? Can I trim movie footage on the camera or save movie stills?</p> <p>0361 372 79</p> <p>Menus and SettingsHow do I use the menus? How do I keep the displays from turning off? How do I focus the viewfinder? How do I set the camera clock? How do I format memory cards? How do I restore default settings? How do I get help for a menu or message?</p> <p>019 316, 317 38 30, 348 36 207, 295, 305 22</p> <p>ConnectionsHow do I copy photos to a computer? How do I print photos? Can I print the date of recording on my photos?</p> <p>0263 271 274</p> <p>Maintenance and Optional AccessoriesWhat memory cards can I use? What lenses can I use? What optional flash units (Speedlights) can I use? What other accessories are available for my camera? What software is available for my camera? How do I clean the camera? Where should I take my camera for servicing and repairs?</p> <p>0442 385 192 391 398 405</p> <p>iii</p> <p>Table of ContentsQ&amp;A Index .................................................................................................ii For Your Safety .................................................................................... xiii Notices.................................................................................................... xvi Quick Start Guide............................................................................... xxii</p> <p>Introduction</p> <p>1</p> <p>Package Contents...................................................................................1 Getting to Know the Camera..............................................................2Camera Body ....................................................................................... 2 The Top Control Panel ..................................................................... 7 The Rear Control Panel .................................................................... 9 The Viewfinder Display..................................................................11 The Information Display................................................................13 The BS-2 Accessory Shoe Cover .................................................17</p> <p>Tutorial</p> <p>19Using Camera Menus .....................................................................20 Help ......................................................................................................22</p> <p>Camera Menus...................................................................................... 19</p> <p>First Steps ............................................................................................... 23Charge the Battery ..........................................................................23 Insert the Battery .............................................................................25 Attach a Lens.....................................................................................28 Basic Setup.........................................................................................30 Insert a Memory Card.....................................................................33 Format the Memory Card .............................................................36 Adjust Viewfinder Focus ...............................................................38</p> <p>Basic Photography and Playback................................................... 40Turn the Camera On .......................................................................40 Ready the Camera ...........................................................................42</p> <p>iv</p> <p>Focus and Shoot.............................................................................. 43 Viewing Photographs.................................................................... 46 Deleting Unwanted Photographs............................................. 47</p> <p>Live View Photography</p> <p>49</p> <p>Focusing in Live View .................................................................... 52 The Live View Display: Live View Photography ................... 55 The Information Display: Live View Photography............... 58 Manual Focus ................................................................................... 59 Live View Shutter Release Options........................................... 60</p> <p>Movie Live View</p> <p>63</p> <p>Indices ................................................................................................. 67 The Live View Display: Movie Live View ................................. 68 The Information Display: Movie Live View............................. 70 Image Area ........................................................................................ 71 Movie Settings ................................................................................. 74</p> <p>Viewing Movies .................................................................................... 77 Editing Movies ...................................................................................... 79Trimming Movies ............................................................................ 79 Saving Selected Frames................................................................ 83</p> <p>Image Recording Options</p> <p>85</p> <p>Image Area............................................................................................. 85 Image Quality........................................................................................ 90 Image Size .............................................................................................. 93 Using Two Memory Cards ................................................................ 95</p> <p>v</p> <p>Focus</p> <p>97Autofocus Mode ..............................................................................97 AF-Area Mode................................................................................ 100 Focus Point Selection.................................................................. 103 Focus Lock....................................................................................... 105</p> <p>Autofocus ............................................................................................... 97</p> <p>Manual Focus ......................................................................................108</p> <p>Release Mode</p> <p>111</p> <p>Choosing a Release Mode ..............................................................111Continuous Release Modes ...................................................... 112</p> <p>Self-Timer Mode.................................................................................114 Mirror up Mode ..................................................................................116</p> <p>ISO Sensitivity</p> <p>117</p> <p>Manual Adjustment ..........................................................................117 Auto ISO Sensitivity Control ..........................................................119</p> <p>Exposure</p> <p>123</p> <p>Metering ...............................................................................................123 Exposure Mode...................................................................................125e: Programmed Auto .................................................................. 126 f: Shutter-Priority Auto .............................................................. 127 g: Aperture-Priority Auto ........................................................... 128 h: Manual......................................................................................... 129</p> <p>Long Time-Exposures.......................................................................131 Shutter-Speed and Aperture Lock...............................................133 Autoexposure (AE) Lock..................................................................135 Exposure Compensation.................................................................137 Bracketing ............................................................................................139</p> <p>vi</p> <p>White Balance</p> <p>153</p> <p>White Balance Options ....................................................................153 Fine-Tuning White Balance............................................................156 Choosing a Color Temperature ....................................................160 Preset Manual .....................................................................................163</p> <p>Image Enhancement</p> <p>173</p> <p>Picture Controls..................................................................................173Selecting a Picture Control........................................................173 Modifying Existing Picture Controls.......................................175 Creating Custom Picture Controls ..........................................179 Sharing Custom Picture Controls............................................182</p> <p>Preserving Detail in Highlights and Shadows.........................184Active D-Lighting ..........................................................................184 High Dynamic Range (HDR) ......................................................186</p> <p>Flash Photography</p> <p>191</p> <p>Using a Flash .......................................................................................191The Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) ..........................192 i-TTL Flash Control........................................................................198</p> <p>Flash Modes.........................................................................................199 Flash Compensation.........................................................................202 FV Lock ..................................................................................................204</p> <p>Other Shooting Options</p> <p>207</p> <p>Two-Button Reset: Restoring Default Settings .......................207 Multiple Exposure .............................................................................210 Interval Timer Photography ..........................................................216 Time-Lapse Photography ...............................................................223 Non-CPU Lenses.................................................................................228 Using a GPS Unit ................................................................................231</p> <p>vii</p> <p>More About Playback</p> <p>235</p> <p>Viewing Images..................................................................................235Full-Frame Playback .................................................................... 235 Thumbnail Playback .................................................................... 235 Playback Controls ........................................................................ 236</p> <p>Photo Information.............................................................................238 Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom........................................247 Protecting Photographs from Deletion.....................................249 Deleting Photographs .....................................................................251Full-Frame and Thumbnail Playback..................................... 251 The Playback Menu...................................................................... 253</p> <p>Voice Memos</p> <p>255</p> <p>Recording Voice Memos .................................................................255 Playing Voice Memos .......................................................................260</p> <p>Connections</p> <p>263</p> <p>Connecting to a Computer ............................................................263Before Connecting the Camera.................................................</p>