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DIGITAL CAMERA
Reference Manual
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Read this manual thoroughly before using the camera.
To ensure proper use of the camera, be sure to read
“For Your Safety” (page xiii).
After reading this manual, keep it in a readily accessible
place for future reference.
Your images. The world. Connected
Welcome to SnapBridge — Nikon’s new family of services to enrich
your image experience. SnapBridge eliminates the barrier between
your camera and compatible smart device, through a combination
of Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology and a dedicated app. The
stories you capture with your Nikon camera and lenses are
automatically transferred to the device as they are taken. They can
even be uploaded effortlessly to cloud storage services, inviting
access across all your devices. You can share your excitement, when
and where you want.
Download the SnapBridge app to get started!
Take advantage of the wide-ranging
convenience by downloading the
SnapBridge app onto your smart device
now. Through a few simple steps, this app
connects your Nikon cameras with a
compatible iPhone®, iPad® and/or
iPod touch® or smart devices running on
the AndroidTM operating system. The app
is available free from the website
(http://snapbridge.nikon.com), Apple
App Store® and Google PlayTM.
For the latest information on SnapBridge, visit the Nikon website for your
area (0xxi).
D5600 Model Name: N1538
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The exciting image experience that SnapBridge offers…
A range of services that enriches your imaging life,
including:
Automatic picture transfer from camera to smart
device thanks to the constant connection between
the two devices — making online photo sharing
easier than ever
Upload of photos and thumbnail images to the
NIKON IMAGE SPACE cloud service
Camera remote control
Imprinting up to two pieces of credit
information (e.g. copyright, comments,
text and logos) on pictures
Automatic update of camera’s date and
time info and location info
Receive camera’s firmware updates
Nikon D5600, AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR
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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 who use the product.
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following
symbols and conventions are used:
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.
DThis icon marks cautions; information that should be
read before use to prevent damage to the camera.
AThis icon marks notes; information that should be read
before using the camera.
0This icon marks references to other pages in this
manual.
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A For Your Safety
Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions
in “For Your Safety” (0xiii–xvi).
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For Your Safety........................................................................... xiii
Notices........................................................................................ xvii
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN)...................................... xxii
Introduction 1
Getting to Know the Camera...................................................... 1
The Camera Body .................................................................................. 1
The Mode Dial ........................................................................................ 4
The Viewfinder ....................................................................................... 5
The R (Info) Button.............................................................................. 6
The P Button ......................................................................................... 12
The Monitor ................................................................................. 13
Using the Touch Screen.................................................................... 15
Touch-Screen Photography ............................................................ 17
Viewing Pictures .................................................................................. 23
Using the Menus.................................................................................. 25
First Steps 26
Attach the Camera Strap .................................................................. 26
Charge the Battery.............................................................................. 26
Insert the Battery and a Memory Card......................................... 27
Open the Monitor ............................................................................... 29
Attach a Lens ........................................................................................ 30
Camera Setup ....................................................................................... 33
Focus the Viewfinder ......................................................................... 41
Tutorial 42
Camera Menus: An Overview ................................................... 42
The Battery Level and Number of Exposures Remaining ... 46
Table of Contents
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Basic Photography and Playback 47
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (iand j)..................................... 47
Basic Playback ............................................................................. 56
Deleting Unwanted Photographs................................................. 57
Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation
(Scene Mode) 58
kPortrait........................................................................................ 59
lLandscape ................................................................................. 59
pChild ............................................................................................ 59
mSports .......................................................................................... 60
nClose up...................................................................................... 60
oNight Portrait............................................................................ 60
rNight Landscape ..................................................................... 61
sParty/Indoor ............................................................................. 61
tBeach/Snow.............................................................................. 61
uSunset ......................................................................................... 62
vDusk/Dawn ............................................................................... 62
wPet Portrait ................................................................................ 62
xCandlelight ................................................................................. 63
yBlossom ...................................................................................... 63
zAutumn Colors......................................................................... 63
0Food.............................................................................................. 64
v
Special Effects 65
%Night Vision.............................................................................. 65
SSuper Vivid................................................................................ 66
T Pop ............................................................................................ 66
UPhoto Illustration.................................................................... 66
'Toy Camera Effect .................................................................. 67
(Miniature Effect ...................................................................... 67
3Selective Color ........................................................................ 67
1Silhouette.................................................................................. 68
2High Key .................................................................................... 68
3Low Key...................................................................................... 68
Options Available in Live View ...................................................... 70
More on Photography 75
Choosing a Release Mode......................................................... 75
Continuous Shooting (Burst Mode)........................................ 76
Quiet Shutter Release................................................................ 78
Self-Timer Mode ......................................................................... 79
Focus............................................................................................. 82
Focus Mode .......................................................................................... 82
AF-Area Mode ...................................................................................... 87
Focus Lock............................................................................................. 93
Manual Focus ....................................................................................... 95
Image Quality and Size ............................................................. 98
Image Quality....................................................................................... 98
Image Size ........................................................................................... 100
Using the Built-in Flash ........................................................... 101
Auto Pop-up Modes......................................................................... 101
Manual Pop-up Modes ................................................................... 103
ISO Sensitivity ........................................................................... 107
Interval Timer Photography................................................... 109
Restoring Default Settings ..................................................... 115
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P, S, A, and M Modes 118
Shutter Speed and Aperture ................................................. 118
Mode P (Programmed Auto) ........................................................ 119
Mode S (Shutter-Priority Auto) .................................................... 121
Mode A (Aperture-Priority Auto)................................................. 122
Mode M (Manual).............................................................................. 123
Long Time-Exposures (M Mode Only) ....................................... 125
Exposure.................................................................................... 128
Metering.............................................................................................. 128
Autoexposure Lock.......................................................................... 130
Exposure Compensation ............................................................... 132
Flash Compensation ....................................................................... 134
Preserving Detail in Highlights and Shadows.................... 136
Active D-Lighting ............................................................................. 136
High Dynamic Range (HDR) ......................................................... 138
White Balance........................................................................... 140
Fine-Tuning White Balance .......................................................... 143
Preset Manual.................................................................................... 145
Bracketing................................................................................. 151
Picture Controls ....................................................................... 155
Selecting a Picture Control ........................................................... 155
Modifying Picture Controls........................................................... 157
Creating Custom Picture Controls ............................................. 161
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Recording and Viewing Movies 164
Recording Movies .................................................................... 164
The P Button....................................................................................... 166
Movie Settings ................................................................................... 168
Time-Lapse Movies .................................................................. 171
Viewing Movies ........................................................................ 176
Editing Movies .......................................................................... 178
Trimming Movies.............................................................................. 178
Saving Selected Frames ................................................................. 182
Playback and Deletion 184
Full-Frame Playback ................................................................ 184
Thumbnail Playback ........................................................................ 185
Calendar Playback ............................................................................ 186
The P Button....................................................................................... 187
Photo Information ................................................................... 188
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom.................................. 196
Protecting Photographs from Deletion ............................... 200
Rating Pictures.......................................................................... 201
Rating Individual Pictures.............................................................. 201
Rating Multiple Pictures ................................................................. 202
Selecting Photos for Upload .................................................. 203
Selecting Individual Photos .......................................................... 203
Selecting Multiple Photos ............................................................. 204
Deleting Photographs............................................................. 205
During Playback ................................................................................ 205
The Playback Menu.......................................................................... 206
Slide Shows ............................................................................... 208
Slide Show Options.......................................................................... 209
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Connections 210
Installing ViewNX-i.................................................................. 210
Copying Pictures to the Computer ...................................... 211
Printing Photographs ............................................................. 214
Connecting the Printer................................................................... 214
Printing Pictures One at a Time................................................... 215
Printing Multiple Pictures.............................................................. 216
Viewing Pictures on TV........................................................... 218
Camera Menus 220
DThe Playback Menu: Managing Images................................ 220
Playback Menu Options................................................................. 220
Playback Folder ......................................................................... 221
Playback Display Options ...................................................... 221
Image Review............................................................................. 221
Auto Image Rotation ............................................................... 222
Rotate Tall.................................................................................... 222
CThe Shooting Menu: Shooting Options................................. 223
Shooting Menu Options ................................................................ 223
Reset Shooting Menu.............................................................. 225
Storage Folder ........................................................................... 225
File Naming................................................................................. 227
NEF (RAW) Recording.............................................................. 227
ISO Sensitivity Settings........................................................... 228
Color Space ................................................................................. 230
Long Exposure NR .................................................................... 230
High ISO NR................................................................................. 231
Vignette Control........................................................................ 231
Auto Distortion Control.......................................................... 232
Optical VR .................................................................................... 232
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ACustom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings........................ 233
Custom Settings................................................................................ 234
Reset Custom Settings ............................................................ 235
a: Autofocus ................................................................................... 235
a1: AF-C Priority Selection...................................................... 235
a2: Number of Focus Points................................................... 236
a3: Built-in AF-assist Illuminator .......................................... 237
a4: Rangefinder.......................................................................... 237
a5: Manual Focus Ring in AF Mode..................................... 238
b: Exposure..................................................................................... 239
b1: EV Steps for Exposure Cntrl............................................ 239
b2: ISO Display............................................................................ 239
c: Timers/AE Lock ......................................................................... 239
c1: Shutter-Release Button AE-L .......................................... 239
c2: Auto off Timers.................................................................... 240
c3: Self-Timer .............................................................................. 241
d: Shooting/Display..................................................................... 241
d1: Exposure Delay Mode....................................................... 241
d2: File Number Sequence..................................................... 242
d3: Viewfinder Grid Display ................................................... 243
d4: Date Stamp........................................................................... 243
d5: Reverse Indicators.............................................................. 245
e: Bracketing/Flash ...................................................................... 246
e1: Flash Cntrl for Built-in Flash/Optional Flash............. 246
e2: Auto Bracketing Set........................................................... 251
f: Controls........................................................................................ 252
f1: Assign Fn Button ................................................................. 252
f2: Assign AE-L/AF-L Button................................................... 254
f3: Assign Touch Fn................................................................... 255
f4: Reverse Dial Rotation......................................................... 256
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BThe Setup Menu: Camera Setup.............................................. 257
Setup Menu Options....................................................................... 257
Format Memory Card .............................................................. 259
Image Comment ....................................................................... 260
Copyright Information............................................................ 261
Time Zone and Date ................................................................ 262
Language..................................................................................... 262
Beep Options.............................................................................. 263
Touch Controls .......................................................................... 263
Monitor Brightness................................................................... 263
Info Display Format.................................................................. 264
Auto Info Display ...................................................................... 265
Info Display Auto Off ............................................................... 265
Image Dust Off Ref Photo ...................................................... 266
Flicker Reduction ...................................................................... 268
Slot Empty Release Lock......................................................... 268
Location Data............................................................................. 269
Remote Control ......................................................................... 270
Airplane Mode ........................................................................... 271
Connect to Smart Device....................................................... 271
Send to Smart Device (Auto) ................................................ 272
Wi-Fi............................................................................................... 272
Bluetooth..................................................................................... 273
Eye-Fi Upload ............................................................................. 274
Conformity Marking................................................................. 276
Firmware Version...................................................................... 276
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NThe Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies....................... 277
Retouch Menu Options .................................................................. 277
Creating Retouched Copies.......................................................... 278
NEF (RAW) Processing ............................................................. 280
Trim ................................................................................................ 282
Resize............................................................................................. 283
D-Lighting.................................................................................... 285
Quick Retouch ............................................................................ 286
Red-Eye Correction................................................................... 286
Straighten .................................................................................... 287
Distortion Control ..................................................................... 287
Perspective Control.................................................................. 288
Fisheye .......................................................................................... 288
Filter Effects................................................................................. 289
Monochrome.............................................................................. 290
Image Overlay ............................................................................ 291
Color Outline............................................................................... 293
Photo Illustration....................................................................... 294
Color Sketch ................................................................................ 294
Miniature Effect.......................................................................... 295
Selective Color............................................................................ 296
Painting......................................................................................... 298
Side-by-side Comparison ....................................................... 298
mRecent Settings/OMy Menu ............................................. 300
Choosing a Menu.............................................................................. 300
m Recent Settings ............................................................................ 301
O My Menu......................................................................................... 301
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Technical Notes 305
Compatible Lenses.................................................................. 305
Compatible CPU Lenses................................................................. 305
Compatible Non-CPU Lenses....................................................... 308
The Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) ......................... 315
Other Accessories.................................................................... 321
Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter .................... 325
Caring for the Camera ............................................................ 327
Storage................................................................................................. 327
Cleaning............................................................................................... 327
Image Sensor Cleaning .................................................................. 328
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions .................... 333
Available Settings.................................................................... 338
Troubleshooting...................................................................... 340
Battery/Display.................................................................................. 340
Shooting (All Modes) ...................................................................... 341
Shooting (P, S, A, M)........................................................................... 345
Playback............................................................................................... 346
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (Wireless Networks)................................ 348
Miscellaneous.................................................................................... 348
Error Messages......................................................................... 349
Specifications ........................................................................... 356
Lens Kits .................................................................................... 369
AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR .............................. 369
AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED VR and
AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED....................... 375
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–140mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR ..................... 380
Memory Card Capacity ........................................................... 387
Battery Life................................................................................ 388
Index .......................................................................................... 390
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To prevent damage to property or injury to yourself or to others, read “For
Your Safety” in its entirety before using this product.
Keep these safety instructions where all those who use this product will read
them.
For Your Safety
DANGER: Failure to observe the precautions marked with this icon carries a
high risk of death or severe injury.
WARNING: Failure to observe the precautions marked with this icon could
result in death or severe injury.
CAUTION: Failure to observe the precautions marked with this icon could
result in injury or property damage.
WARNING
• Do not use while walking or operating a motor vehicle.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in accidents or other injury.
Do not disassemble or modify this product. Do not touch internal parts
that become exposed as the result of a fall or other accident.
Failure to observe these precautions could result in electric shock or other
injury.
• Should you notice any abnormalities such as the product producing
smoke, heat, or unusual odors, immediately disconnect the battery or
power source.
Continued operation could result in fire, burns or other injury.
• Keep dry.
Do not handle with wet hands.
Do not handle the plug with
wet hands.
Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire or electric shock.
• Do not let your skin remain in prolonged contact with this product
while it is on or plugged in.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in low-temperature burns.
• Do not use this product in the presence of flammable dust or gas such
as propane, gasoline or aerosols.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in explosion or fire.
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• Do not directly view the sun or other bright light source through the
lens or camera.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in visual impairment.
Do not aim the flash or AF-assist illuminator at the operator of a motor
vehicle.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in accidents.
• Keep this product out of reach of children.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury or product
malfunction.
In addition, note that small parts constitute a choking hazard.
Should a child swallow any part of this product, seek immediate medical
attention.
• Do not entangle, wrap or twist the straps around your neck.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in accidents.
• Do not use batteries, chargers, or AC adapters not specifically
designated for use with this product.
When using batteries, chargers,
and AC adapters designated for use with this product, do not:
- Damage, modify, forcibly tug or bend the cords or cables, place them
under heavy objects, or expose them to heat or flame.
- Use travel converters or adapters designed to convert from one
voltage to another or with DC-to-AC inverters.
Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire or electric shock.
• Do not handle the plug when charging the product or using the AC
adapter during thunderstorms.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in electric shock.
Do not handle with bare hands in locations exposed to extremely high
or low temperatures.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns, or frostbite.
CAUTION
• Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun or other strong light sources.
Light focused by the lens could cause fire or damage to product’s internal
parts.
When shooting backlit subjects, keep the sun well out of the frame.
Sunlight focused into the camera when the sun is close to the frame could
cause fire.
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• Turn this product off when its use is prohibited. Disable wireless
features when the use of wireless equipment is prohibited.
The radio-frequency emissions produced by this product could interfere
with equipment onboard aircraft or in hospitals or other medical facilities.
• Remove the battery and disconnect the AC adapter if this product will
not be used for an extended period.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or product
malfunction.
• Do not touch moving parts of the lens or other moving parts.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury.
• Do not fire the flash in contact with or in close proximity to the skin or
objects.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns or fire.
• Do not leave the product where it will be exposed to extremely high
temperatures, for an extended period such as in an enclosed
automobile or in direct sunlight.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or product
malfunction.
DANGER (Batteries)
• Do not mishandle batteries.
Failure to observe the following precautions could result in the batteries
leaking, overheating, rupturing, or catching fire:
- Use only rechargeable batteries approved for use in this product.
- Do not expose batteries to flame or excessive heat.
- Do not disassemble.
- Do not short-circuit the terminals by touching them to necklaces,
hairpins, or other metal objects.
- Do not expose batteries or the products in which they are inserted to
powerful physical shocks.
• Do not attempt to recharge EN-EL14a rechargeable batteries using
chargers not specifically designated for this purpose.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in the batteries leaking,
overheating, rupturing, or catching fire.
• If battery liquid comes into contact with the eyes, rinse with plenty of
clean water and seek immediate medical attention.
Delaying action could result in eye injuries.
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WARNING (Batteries)
• Keep batteries out of reach of children.
Should a child swallow a battery, seek immediate medical attention.
• Do not immerse batteries in water or expose to rain.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or product
malfunction. Immediately dry the product with a towel or similar object
should it become wet.
• Discontinue use immediately should you notice any changes in the
batteries, such as discoloration or deformation.
Cease charging
EN-EL14a rechargeable batteries if they do not charge in the specified
period of time.
Failure to observe these precautions could result in the batteries leaking,
overheating, rupturing, or catching fire.
• Prior to disposal, insulate battery terminals with tape.
Overheating, rupture, or fire may result should metal objects come into
contact with the terminals.
Recycle or dispose of batteries in accord with
local regulations.
• If battery liquid comes into contact with a person's skin or clothing,
immediately rinse the affected area with plenty of clean water.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in skin irritation.
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No part of the manuals included
with this product may be
reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval
system, or translated into any
language in any form, by any means,
without Nikons prior written
permission.
Nikon reserves the right to change
the appearance and specifications
of the hardware and software
described in these manuals at any
time and without prior notice.
Nikon will not be held liable for any
damages resulting from the use of
this product.
While every effort has been made to
ensure that the information in these
manuals is accurate and complete,
we would appreciate it were you to
bring any errors or omissions to the
attention of the Nikon
representative in your area (address
provided separately).
Notice for Customers in Canada
CAN ICES-3 B / NMB-3 B
Notices for Customers in Europe
This symbol indicates that
electrical and electronic
equipment is to be
collected separately.
The following apply only
to users in European countries:
This product is designated for
separate collection at an
appropriate collection point.
Do not
dispose of as household waste.
Separate collection and recycling
helps conserve natural resources
and prevent negative consequences
for human health and the
environment that might result from
incorrect disposal.
For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery
is to be collected
separately.
The following apply only to users in
European countries:
All batteries, whether marked with
this symbol or not, are designated
for separate collection at an
appropriate collection point.
Do not
dispose of as household waste.
For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
Notices
CAUTION: RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT
TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
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Notices for Customers in the U.S.A.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC rules.
These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation.
This
equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation.
If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for help.
CAUTIONS
Modifications
The FCC requires the user be notified
that any changes or modifications
made to this device that are not
expressly approved by Nikon
Corporation may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or
provided by Nikon for your
equipment.
Using other interface
cables may exceed the limits of Class
B Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Notice for Customers in the State
of California
WARNING: Handling the cord on this
product may expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of
California to cause birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
Wash hands
after handling.
Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road,
Melville, New York 11747-3064, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
The Battery Charger
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS—SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER—TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter
of the proper configuration for the power outlet if needed.
This power unit
is intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount position.
D5600
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Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally
copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera, or other device
may be punishable by law.
Items prohibited by law from being copied
or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper
money, coins, securities,
government bonds, or local
government bonds, even if such
copies or reproductions are
stamped “Sample.
The copying or reproduction of
paper money, coins, or securities
which are circulated in a foreign
country is prohibited.
Unless the prior permission of the
government has been obtained, the
copying or reproduction of unused
postage stamps or post cards issued
by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of
stamps issued by the government
and of certified documents
stipulated by law is prohibited.
Cautions on certain copies and
reproductions
The government has issued cautions
on copies or reproductions of
securities issued by private
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift
certificates, etc.), commuter passes,
or coupon tickets, except when a
minimum of necessary copies are to
be provided for business use by a
company.
Also, do not copy or
reproduce passports issued by the
government, licenses issued by
public agencies and private groups,
ID cards, and tickets, such as passes
and meal coupons.
Comply with copyright notices
Under copyright law, photographs
or recordings of copyrighted works
made with the camera can not be
used without the permission of the
copyright holder.
Exceptions apply
to personal use, but note that even
personal use may be restricted in
the case of photographs or
recordings of exhibits or live
performances.
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Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting memory cards or other data
storage devices does not completely erase the original image data.
Deleted
files can sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using
commercially available software, potentially resulting in the malicious use of
personal image data.
Ensuring the privacy of such data is the user’s
responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another
person, erase all data using commercial deletion software, or format the
device and then completely refill it with images containing no private
information (for example, pictures of empty sky).
Be sure to also replace any
pictures selected for preset manual (0149).
Before discarding the camera or
transferring ownership to another person, you should also use the Wi-Fi >
Reset connection settings (0272) option in the camera setup menu to
delete any personal network information.
Care should be taken to avoid
injury when physically destroying data storage devices.
AVC Patent Portfolio License
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL
AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH
THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED
BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS
OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO.
NO LICENSE IS
GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE
OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C.
SEE http://www.mpegla.com
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex
electronic circuitry.
Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including
chargers, batteries, AC adapters, and flash accessories) certified by Nikon
specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven
to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic
circuitry.
The use of non-Nikon electronic accessories could damage
the camera and may void your Nikon warranty.
The use of
third-party rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the
Nikon holographic seal shown at right could interfere with
normal operation of the camera or result in the batteries overheating,
igniting, rupturing, or leaking.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local
authorized Nikon dealer.
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DUse Only Nikon Brand Accessories
Only Nikon brand accessories certified by Nikon specifically for use with
your Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate within its
operational and safety requirements.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON ACCESSORIES
COULD DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
ABefore Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or
before taking the camera on a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the
camera is functioning normally.
Nikon will not be held liable for damages
or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.
ALife-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product
support and education, continually-updated information is available on-
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Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips,
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Regulations (EAR).
The permission of the United States government is not
required for export to countries other than the following, which as of this
writing are subject to embargo or special controls: Cuba, Iran, North Korea,
Sudan, and Syria (list subject to change).
The use of wireless devices may be prohibited in some countries or regions.
Contact a Nikon-authorized service representative before using the wireless
features of this product outside the country of purchase.
Notice for Customers in the U.S.A. and Canada
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules and Industry Canada licence-
exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of
the device.
FCC WARNING
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications
made to this device that are not expressly approved by Nikon Corporation
may void the users authority to operate the equipment.
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Statement
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Co-location
This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
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Tel.: 631-547-4200
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN)
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FCC/IC RF Exposure Statement
The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are
associated with using low power wireless devices.
There is no proof, however,
that these low power wireless devices are absolutely safe.
Low power
wireless devices emit low levels of radio frequency energy (RF) in the
microwave range while being used.
Whereas high levels of RF can produce
health effects (by heating tissue), exposure of low-level RF that does not
produce heating effects causes no known adverse health effects.
Many
studies of low-level RF exposures have not found any biological effects.
Some
studies have suggested that some biological effects might occur, but such
findings have not been confirmed by additional research.
The D5600, which
is equipped with a LBEE5UW1FS (FCC ID:VPYLB1FS / IC ID:772C-LB1FS)
Wireless LAN Module, has been tested and found to comply with FCC/IC
radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment and
meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines in Supplement C to
OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules.
Please refer
to the SAR test report that was uploaded to FCC website.
Notices for Customers in Europe
Hereby, Nikon Corporation, declares that the D5600 is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
The declaration of conformity
may be consulted at http://imaging.nikon.com/support/pdf/DoC_D5600.pdf
Notice for Customers in Singapore
This device complies with radio-frequency regulations.
The content of
certification labels not affixed to the device is given below.
Trade Name:
Model: D5600
Complies with
IDA Standards
DA103423
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Security
Although one of the benefits of this product is that it allows others to freely
connect for the wireless exchange of data anywhere within its range, the
following may occur if security is not enabled:
Data theft: Malicious third-parties may intercept wireless transmissions to
steal user IDs, passwords, and other personal information.
Unauthorized access: Unauthorized users may gain access to the network
and alter data or perform other malicious actions.
Note that due to the
design of wireless networks, specialized attacks may allow unauthorized
access even when security is enabled.
Unsecured networks: Connecting to open networks may result in
unauthorized access. Use secure networks only.
1Introduction
Introduction
Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with camera controls
and displays.
You may find it helpful to bookmark this section
and refer to it as you read through the rest of the manual.
The Camera Body
Getting to Know the Camera
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11
10
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4
5
2
1
17
1AF-assist illuminator ........... 85, 237
Self-timer lamp.............................. 80
Red-eye reduction lamp ..102, 104
2Power switch............................33, 39
3
Shutter-release button
................. 52
4E/N button...............124, 132, 134
5Movie-record button .................165
6Live view switch................... 47, 164
7Mode dial...........................................4
8Built-in flash .................................101
9M/ Y button.............101, 103, 134
10 Eyelets for camera strap.............. 26
11 Fn button ...................................... 252
12 Mounting mark ............................. 30
13 Lens release button...................... 31
14 I/E button.............. 75, 76, 78, 79
15 Mirror............................................. 330
16 Lens mount..............................30, 96
17 CPU contacts
18 Body cap ................................ 30, 323
2Introduction
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30
31
28
27
26
20 2119
22 23 24
25
19 Stereo microphone .................... 169
20 Accessory shoe
(for optional flash units) .......... 315
21 Eye sensor.................................8, 265
22 R
(information) button
.......6, 9, 115
23 Command dial
24 A/L button .....94, 130, 200, 254
25 Connector cover
26 G button ..................42, 115, 220
27 Speaker
28 Focal plane mark (E)...................96
29 USB connector ................... 211, 214
30 Connector for external
microphone ...............................170
31 Accessory terminal..................... 324
DClose the Connector Cover
Close the connector cover when the connectors are not in use.
Foreign
matter in the connectors can interfere with data transfer.
DThe Speaker
Do not place the speaker in close proximity to magnetic devices.
Failure to observe this precaution could affect the data recorded on
the magnetic devices.
3Introduction
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37
39
40
38
414244 43 51
50
49
48
46
45
32 Viewfinder eyepiece.......... 5, 41, 80
33 Diopter adjustment control ....... 41
34 K button............................... 56, 184
35 P button........................ 12, 166, 187
36 Multi selector....................33, 39, 43
37 J (OK) button..................33, 39, 43
38 N-Mark (NFC antenna)................. 34
39 O button ................................ 57, 205
40 Memory card access lamp .......... 51
41 Battery-chamber cover
latch .................................27, 28, 325
42 Battery-chamber cover
..........................................27, 28, 325
43 W/Q button.................43, 185, 196
44 X button.............................. 185, 196
45 Tripod socket
46 Vari-angle monitor
....................13, 15, 47, 56, 184, 255
47 Rubber eyecup.............................. 80
48 HDMI connector cover .............. 218
49 Memory card slot cover ........27, 28
50 Power connector cover for
optional power connector ...... 325
51 Battery latch....................27, 28, 325
4Introduction
The Mode Dial
The camera offers a choice of the
following shooting modes.
P, S, A, and M Modes:
PProgrammed auto (0119)
SShutter-priority auto (0121)
AAperture-priority auto (0122)
M—Manual (0123)
Special Effects Modes (065)
Auto Modes:
i Auto (047)
j Auto (flash off) (047)
Scene Modes (058)
5Introduction
The Viewfinder
Note: Display shown with all indicators lit
for illustrative purposes.
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12
3
4
5
6
8
1816
19
2120
11 12 149
17
10 1513
1 Framing grid (displayed when On
is selected for Custom Setting d3,
Viewfinder grid display) ...243
2Focus points....................50, 90, 236
3AF area brackets......................41, 49
4Low battery warning ................... 46
5Monochrome indicator (displayed
in % mode or when the
Monochrome Picture Control or
a Picture Control based on
Monochrome is
selected) ............................... 65, 155
6“No memory card” indicator...... 27
7Focus indicator ........................50, 96
8Autoexposure (AE) lock
indicator.......................................130
9Shutter speed ..............................118
10 Aperture (f-number) ..................118
11 Special effects mode
indicator......................................... 65
12 Bracketing indicator...................151
13 Number of exposures
remaining...................................... 46
Number of shots remaining before
memory buffer fills ..................... 77
White balance recording
indicator ...................................... 146
Exposure compensation
value ............................................. 132
Flash compensation value........ 134
ISO sensitivity ..................... 107, 239
Capture mode indicator
14 “k” (appears when memory
remains for over 1000
exposures)..................................... 46
15 Flash-ready indicator ................... 54
16 Flexible program indicator....... 120
17 Exposure indicator ..................... 124
Exposure compensation
display.......................................... 132
Electronic rangefinder............... 237
18
Flash compensation indicator
... 134
19 Exposure compensation
indicator ...................................... 132
20 Auto ISO sensitivity indicator .. 228
21 Warning indicator....................... 349
6Introduction
The R (Info) Button
Press the R button to view the information display or cycle
through display options.
❚❚ Viewfinder Photography
To view shutter speed, aperture, the
number of exposures remaining, AF-area
mode, and other shooting information in
the monitor, press the R button.
R button
2
1
7
6
8
5
3
4
1Shooting mode
i auto/
j auto (flash off).....................47
Scene modes ............................58
Special effects mode ..............65
P, S, A, and M modes............. 118
2Shutter speed .............................. 118
Shutter-speed display ...... 121, 124
3Autoexposure (AE) lock
indicator ...................................... 130
4Release mode.................................75
5Help icon ...................................... 349
6Aperture (f-number).................. 118
Aperture display................ 122, 124
7ISO sensitivity.............................. 107
ISO sensitivity display....... 107, 229
Auto ISO sensitivity
indicator ...................................... 229
8z icon..............................................22
7Introduction
Note: Display shown with all indicators lit for illustrative purposes.
19
20
21
22
24
23
910 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
9Satellite signal indicator............269
10 Wi-Fi connection indicator .......272
Eye-Fi connection indicator .....274
11 Bluetooth connection indicator
.......................................................273
Airplane mode.............................271
12 Touch Fn assignment.................255
13 Vignette control indicator ........231
14 Exposure delay mode ................241
15 Date stamp indicator .................243
16 Vibration reduction indicator
................................................ 32, 232
17 Flash control indicator...............246
Flash compensation indicator for
optional flash units ...................318
18 Battery indicator ........................... 46
19 Bracketing indicator...................151
20 AF-area mode indicator.............. 87
Focus point............................ 90, 236
21 Exposure indicator ..................... 124
Exposure compensation
indicator ...................................... 132
Bracketing progress
indicator ...................................... 154
22 ADL bracketing amount............ 152
23 Number of exposures
remaining...................................... 46
White balance recording
indicator ...................................... 146
Capture mode indicator
24 “k” (appears when memory
remains for over 1000
exposures)..................................... 46
8Introduction
ATurning the Monitor Off
To clear shooting information from the monitor, press the R button or
press the shutter-release button halfway.
The monitor will turn off
automatically if no operations are performed for about 8 seconds (for
information on choosing how long the monitor stays on, see Auto off
timers on page 240).
The monitor will also turn off if you cover the eye
sensor or look through the viewfinder.
AInfo Display Auto Off
The eye sensor will automatically turn the information display off if you
put your eye to the viewfinder while the standby timer is active.
The
display will turn on again when you remove your eye from the
viewfinder.
If desired, you can prevent the information display turning
off using the Info display auto off option (0265) in the setup menu.
Note, however, that regardless of the option selected the information
display will turn off when the standby timer expires.
9Introduction
❚❚ Live View and Movie Mode
To start live view, rotate the live view
switch during viewfinder photography
(047).
You can then press the R button
to cycle through display options as
shown below.
* A crop showing the area recorded is displayed during movie recording;
circled areas indicate the edges of the movie frame crop (the area
outside the movie frame crop is grayed out when movie indicators are
displayed).
Show detailed photo
indicators
Show movie indicators
(0164) *
Show basic photo indicators *Hide indicators*
Framing grid*
R button
10 Introduction
The Live View Display
Item Description 0
q Shooting mode The mode currently selected with
the mode dial.
47, 58,
65, 118
w Manual movie settings
indicator
Displayed when On is selected for
Manual movie settings in mode
M.
169
e Time remaining
The amount of time remaining
before live view ends
automatically.
Displayed if
shooting will end in 30 s or less.
11
r Wind noise reduction
Displayed when On is selected for
Movie settings > Wind noise
reduction in the shooting menu.
169
t Microphone sensitivity Microphone sensitivity for movie
recording. 169
y Sound level
Sound level for audio recording.
Displayed in red if level is too high;
adjust microphone sensitivity
accordingly.
169
u Focus point
The current focus point.
The
display varies with the option
selected for AF-area mode (089).
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y
q
u
11Introduction
Item Description 0
iMovie frame size The frame size of movies recorded
in movie mode. 168
oFocus mode The current focus mode. 83
!0 AF-area mode The current AF-area mode. 89
!1 “No movie” icon Indicates that movies can not be
recorded.
!2 Time remaining (movie
mode)
The recording time remaining in
movie mode. 165
!3 Exposure indicator
Indicates whether the photograph
would be under- or over-exposed
at current settings (mode M only).
124
DThe Count Down Display
A count down will be displayed 30 s before live view ends
automatically (010); the timer turns red 5 s before the auto off timer
expires (0240) or if live view is about to end to protect the internal
circuits.
Depending on shooting conditions, the timer may appear
immediately when live view is selected.
Movie recording will end
automatically when the timer expires, regardless of the amount of
recording time available.
!3
!2
!1
!0oi
12 Introduction
The P Button
To change the settings at the bottom of
the information display, press the P
button, then highlight items using the
multi selector and press J to view
options for the highlighted item.
You can
also change settings by pressing the P
button during live view.
Image quality (098)
Image size (0100)
Auto bracketing (0151)
HDR (high dynamic range) (0138)
Active D-Lighting (0136)
White balance (0140)
ISO sensitivity (0107)
Picture Control (0155)
Focus mode (082)
AF-area mode (087)
Metering (0128)
Flash mode (0102, 104)
Flash compensation (0134)
Exposure compensation (0132)
P button
Viewfinder photography
Live view
13Introduction
The monitor can be angled and rotated as shown below.
The Monitor
Normal use: Fold the monitor
against the camera face out.
The
monitor is normally used in this
position.
Low-angle shots: Tilt the monitor
up to take shots in live view with
the camera held low.
High-angle shots: Tilt the monitor
down to take shots in live view
with the camera held high.
Self-portraits: Use for self-portraits
in live view.
The monitor shows
a mirror image of what will
appear in the final picture.
90° 180°
180°
14 Introduction
DUsing the Monitor
Rotate the monitor gently within the limits shown.
Do not use force.
Failure to observe these precautions could damage the camera or
monitor.
To protect the monitor when the camera is not in use, fold it
back face down against the camera body.
Do not lift or carry the camera by the monitor.
Failure to observe this
precaution could damage the camera.
15Introduction
Using the Touch Screen
The touch-sensitive monitor supports the following operations:
Flick
Slide
Stretch/Pinch
Flick a finger a short distance left or right
across the monitor.
Slide a finger over the monitor.
Place two fingers on the monitor and
move them apart or pinch them together.
16 Introduction
DThe Touch Screen
The touch screen responds to static electricity and may not respond
when covered with third-party protective films or when touched with
fingernails or gloved hands.
Do not use excessive force or touch the
screen with sharp objects.
DUsing the Touch Screen
The touch screen may not respond as expected if you attempt to
operate it while leaving your palm or another finger resting on it in
second location.
It may not recognize other gestures if your touch is
too soft, your fingers are moved too quickly or too short a distance or
do not remain in contact with the screen, or if the movement of the
two fingers in a pinch or stretch is not correctly coordinated.
AEnabling or Disabling Touch Controls
Touch controls can be enabled or disabled using the Touch controls
option in the setup menu (0263).
Select Enable to enable touch
controls for shooting, playback, and menu navigation or Playback
only to enable touch controls for playback only.
17Introduction
Touch-Screen Photography
Tap icons in the shooting display to adjust camera settings (note
that not all icons will respond to touch-screen operations).
During live view, you can also take photographs by tapping the
monitor.
❚❚ Viewfinder Photography
Use the touch screen to adjust settings in the information
display (06).
Scene/Effect Selection
In scene and special effects modes (058, 65), you can tap the
shooting mode icon to choose a scene or effect.
Tap x or y to
view the different options and tap an icon to select and return to
the previous display.
Shutter Speed and Aperture
In modes S, A, and M, you can tap the w icon next to the shutter
speed or aperture displays to view x and y controls, which you
can tap to choose a new value.
Tap 1 to exit when the operation
is complete.
18 Introduction
Shooting Options
To change camera settings (012), tap the z icon at the bottom
right corner of the display and then tap icons to display options
for the corresponding setting.
Tap the desired option to select it
and return to the previous display.
If prompted to choose a value as shown
at right, edit the value by tapping u or v
and then tap the number or tap 0 to
select it and return to the previous
display.
To exit without changing settings, tap
2.
19Introduction
❚❚ Live View Photography
Use the touch screen to take photographs and adjust settings.
Taking Photographs (Touch Shutter)
Touch your subject in the monitor to
focus.
Focus locks until you lift your
finger from the monitor to take the
photograph (note that the touch shutter
can not be used to focus when MF
manual focus—is selected for focus mode).
For more
information on touch focus, see page 83.
To disable the touch shutter, tap the
icon at right.
The icon will change to
7, indicating that the shutter will no
longer be released when you lift your
finger from the monitor.
The touch shutter remains off (7) during movie recording, but
you can refocus at any time by touching your subject in the
monitor.
20 Introduction
DTaking Pictures Using Touch Shooting Options
The shutter-release button can be used to focus and take pictures even
when the 3 icon is displayed to show that touch shooting options are
active.
Use the shutter-release button to take photographs in
continuous shooting mode (076) and during movie recording.
Touch
shooting options can be used only to take pictures one at a time in
continuous shooting mode and can not be used to take photographs
during movie recording.
In self-timer mode (079), focus locks on the selected subject when
you touch the monitor and the timer starts when you lift your finger
from the screen.
At default settings, the shutter is released about 10 s
after the timer starts; the delay and number of shots can be changed
using Custom Setting c3 (Self-timer, 0241).
If the option selected for
Number of shots is greater than 1, the camera will automatically take
pictures one after the other until the selected number of shots is
recorded.
21Introduction
Scene/Effect Selection
In scene and special effects modes (058, 65), you can tap the
shooting mode icon to choose a scene or effect.
Tap x or y to
view the different options and tap an icon to select and return to
the previous display.
Shutter Speed and Aperture
In modes S, A, and M, tapping the shutter speed or aperture
displays x and y controls, which you can tap to choose a new
value.
Tap 1 to exit when the operation is complete.
22 Introduction
Shooting Options
In live view, pressing the P button or tapping the z icon in the
monitor activates the information display (012, 166).
Tap a
setting to view options and then tap the desired option to select
it and return to live view.
If prompted to choose a value as shown
at right, edit the value by tapping u or v
and then tap the number or tap 0 to
select it and return to the previous
display.
To exit without changing settings, tap
2.
23Introduction
Viewing Pictures
The touch screen can be used for the following playback
operations (056, 184).
View other
images
Flick left or right to view other
images.
Scroll
rapidly to
other
images
In full frame view, you can touch
the bottom of the display to
display a frame advance bar,
then slide your finger left or right
to scroll rapidly to other images.
Frame advance bar
Zoom in
(photos
only)
Use stretch and pinch gestures to
zoom in and out and slide to
scroll (0196).
24 Introduction
View
thumbnails
To “zoom out” to a thumbnail
view (0185), use a pinch
gesture in full-frame playback.
Use pinch and stretch to choose
the number of images displayed
from 4, 12, or 80 frames.
View movies
Tap the on-screen guide to start
movie playback (movies are
indicated by a 1 icon). Tap the
display to pause or resume, or
tap 1 to exit to full-frame
playback (note that some of the
icons in the movie playback
display do not respond to touch-
screen operations).
Guide
25Introduction
Using the Menus
The touch screen can be used for the following menu
operations.
Scroll Slide up or down to scroll.
Choose a
menu
Tap a menu icon to choose a
menu.
Select
options/
adjust
settings
Tap menu items to display
options and tap icons or sliders
to change. To exit without
changing settings, tap 1.
26 First Steps
First Steps
Attach the Camera Strap
Attach the strap securely to the two camera eyelets.
Charge the Battery
If a plug adapter is supplied, raise the wall plug and connect the
plug adapter as shown below at left, making sure the plug is fully
inserted.
Insert the battery and plug the charger in.
An
exhausted battery will fully charge in about an hour and
50 minutes.
D The Battery and Charger
Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages xiii–xvi and 333–337
of this manual.
Battery charging
Charging complete
27First Steps
Insert the Battery and a Memory Card
Before inserting or removing the battery or memory cards,
confirm that power switch is in the OFF position.
Insert the
battery as shown, using the battery to keep the orange battery
latch pressed to one side.
The latch locks the battery in place
when the battery is fully inserted.
Holding the memory card in the orientation shown, slide it in
until it clicks into place.
Battery latch
AThe Clock Battery
The camera clock is powered by an independent, rechargeable power
source, which is charged as necessary when the main battery is
installed.
Three days of charging will power the clock for about a
month.
If a message warning that the clock is not set is displayed
when the camera is turned on, the clock battery is exhausted and the
clock has been reset.
Set the clock to the correct time and date.
28 First Steps
❚❚ Removing the Battery and Memory Cards
Removing the Battery
To remove the battery, turn the camera
off and open the battery-chamber cover.
Press the battery latch in the direction
shown by the arrow to release the
battery and then remove the battery by
hand.
Removing Memory Cards
After confirming that the memory card
access lamp is off, turn the camera off,
open the memory card slot cover, and
press the card in to eject it (q).
The card
can then be removed by hand (w).
DMemory Cards
Memory cards may be hot after use.
Observe due caution when
removing memory cards from the camera.
Do not remove memory cards from the camera, turn the camera off,
or remove or disconnect the power source during formatting or while
data are being recorded, deleted, or copied to a computer.
Failure to
observe these precautions could result in loss of data or in damage to
the camera or card.
Do not touch the card terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
Do not bend, drop, or subject to strong physical shocks.
Do not apply force to the card casing.
Failure to observe this
precaution could damage the card.
Do not expose to water, heat, high levels of humidity, or direct
sunlight.
Do not format memory cards in a computer.
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GB
29First Steps
Open the Monitor
Open the monitor as shown.
Do not use force.
30 First Steps
Attach a Lens
Be careful to prevent dust from entering the camera when the
lens or body cap is removed.
The lens generally used in this
manual for illustrative purposes is an AF-P DX NIKKOR 1855mm
f/3.5–5.6G VR.
Be sure to remove the lens cap before taking pictures.
Remove the camera
body cap
Remove the rear
lens cap
Mounting mark (lens)
Mounting mark (camera)
Align the mounting
marks
Rotate the lens as shown until it clicks into place.
31First Steps
ALenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
Before using the camera, unlock and extend the lens.
Keeping the
retractable lens barrel button pressed (q), rotate the zoom ring as
shown (w).
Pictures can not be taken when the lens is
retracted; if an error message is displayed as
a result of the camera having been turned
on with the lens retracted, rotate the zoom
ring until the message is no longer
displayed.
ADetaching the Lens
Be sure the camera is off when removing or
exchanging lenses.
To remove the lens,
press and hold the lens release button (q)
while turning the lens clockwise (w).
After
removing the lens, replace the lens caps and
camera body cap.
AA-M, M/A-M, and A/M-M Switches
When using autofocus with a lens equipped
with an A-M mode switch, slide the switch to
A (if the lens has an M/A-M or A/M-M switch,
select M/A or A/M).
For information on other
lenses that can be used with this camera, see
page 305.
Retractable lens barrel button
32 First Steps
AVibration Reduction (VR)
Vibration reduction can be enabled by
selecting On for Optical VR in the shooting
menu (0232), if the lens supports this
option, or by sliding the lens vibration
reduction switch to ON, if the lens is
equipped with a vibration reduction switch.
A vibration reduction indicator appears in
the information display when vibration
reduction is on.
ARetracting Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
To retract the lens when the camera is not in
use, press and hold the retractable lens
barrel button (q) and rotate the zoom ring
to the “L” (lock) position as shown (w).
Retract the lens before removing it from the
camera, and be careful not to press the
retractable lens barrel button when
attaching or removing the lens.
33First Steps
Camera Setup
❚❚ Setup from a Smartphone or Tablet
Before proceeding, install the SnapBridge app as
described inside the front cover and enable
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your smartphone or tablet
(below, “smart device”).
Note that the actual camera
and smart device displays may differ from those shown below.
1Turn the camera on.
A language-selection dialog will be
displayed.
Use the multi selector and J button to navigate the menus.
Press 1 and 3 to highlight a language and press J to select.
The language can be changed at any time using the
Language option in the setup menu.
1 Up
J button (select)
4 Left 2 Right
3 Down
Multi selector
Power switch
34 First Steps
2Press J when the dialog at right is
displayed.
If you do not wish to use a smart
device to configure the camera, press
G (040).
3Pair the camera and the smart
device.
Android devices with NFC support: After
checking that NFC is enabled on the
smart device, touch the camera
H(N-Mark) to the NFC antenna on
the smart device to launch the
SnapBridge app.
If the SnapBridge
download site is displayed,
download and install the app before repeating the above
steps.
iOS devices and Android devices without
NFC support: Press the camera J
button.
The camera will wait for a
connection; launch the SnapBridge
app on the smart device and follow
the on-screen instructions to tap the
name of the camera you want to pair
with.
D5600
Connect to Camera
Camera name
35First Steps
4Check the authentication code.
After confirming that the camera and
smart device display the same six-
digit authentication code, follow the
steps below to complete pairing (note
that the code may not be displayed in
some versions of iOS, but you should
follow the steps below even if the code is not displayed).
On the camera, press J.
On the smart device, tap PAIR (the name of the button varies
with the smart device).
5Press J when the dialog at right is
displayed.
You have now established a constant
connection between the camera and
smart device.
If the camera displays
Unable to connect., the display will
change after a short pause.
Return to Step 3.
Camera
36 First Steps
6Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup
process.
To record location data with photographs, select Yes when
prompted and enable the location data features both in the
SnapBridge app and on the smart device itself (for more
information, see the documentation provided with the smart
device).
You can also synchronize the camera clock to the
time reported by the smart device by selecting Yes when
prompted and enabling synchronization in the SnapBridge
app.
If you select No, set the camera clock from the menus as
described in Step 3 on page 40.
Setup is complete when the camera returns to the shooting
display.
See page 37 for more information on using
SnapBridge.
37First Steps
AWhat SnapBridge Can Do for You
The SnapBridge app can be used for a variety of tasks once the camera
has been paired with your smart device.
For more information on the
features below, see SnapBridge online help.
Auto Upload
At default settings, JPEG photographs will automatically be uploaded
to the smart device as they are taken (auto upload is not available with
movies or with NEF/RAW images, and is automatically suspended
when the battery level drops to H).
Before uploading pictures, place
the smart device close to the camera and launch the SnapBridge app.
Here are some tips for uploading pictures:
Disabling auto upload: To disable auto upload, select Off for Send to
smart device (auto) in the camera setup menu (0272).
Uploading selected pictures: To upload pictures not previously sent using
auto upload, press the camera P button during playback and select
pictures using Select to send to smart device/deselect (0203), or
select pictures using the Select to send to smart device option in
the camera playback menu (0204).
Note that as long as a constant
connection is in effect between the camera and smart device,
pictures will be uploaded automatically even when the camera is off.
Upload is however automatically suspended when the battery level
drops to H.
Resizing pictures for upload: Choose an upload size in the SnapBridge
app.
The default is 2 megapixels.
Embedding photo info: Use the SnapBridge app to choose the
information you want imprinted on photographs copied to the smart
device.
Comments and copyright information can be entered in
advance from the camera setup menu.
You can also imprint text
entered in the SnapBridge app.
38 First Steps
Tips for Wireless Networks
Pairing: To pair the camera with a smart device (for example, with a
new device or if you did not opt to pair with a smart device during
setup), select Set for Connect to smart device in the camera setup
menu and follow the instructions on page 34, starting with Step 3.
The camera can be paired with up to five smart devices, but can
connect to only one at a time.
Uploading pictures via Wi-Fi: A Wi-Fi connection is recommended for
movies and other large-volume uploads.
Follow the on-screen
instructions in the SnapBridge app to switch to a Wi-Fi connection.
The Wi-Fi > Network settings item in the camera setup menu
contains Authentication/encryption and Password options.
The
default option for Authentication/encryption is WPA2-PSK-AES.
Other Features of the SnapBridge App
Remote photography: The camera shutter can be released remotely from
the smart device using the SnapBridge app.
Be sure the camera is on
before attempting to take pictures.
Viewing pictures from the smart device: Use the smart device to view and
download the pictures on the camera.
This option is available even
when the camera is off.
AWhere the Use of Wireless Devices Is Prohibited
Where the use of wireless devices is prohibited, disable wireless
features in the camera setup menu by selecting Enable for Airplane
mode.
This will temporarily interrupt the constant connection with
the smart device, but the connection is automatically re-established
when airplane mode is disabled.
39First Steps
❚❚ Setup from the Camera Menus
The camera clock can be set manually.
1Turn the camera on.
A language-selection dialog will be
displayed.
Use the multi selector and J button to navigate the menus.
Press 1 and 3 to highlight a language and press J to select.
The language can be changed at any time using the
Language option in the setup menu.
1 Up
J button (select)
4 Left 2 Right
3 Down
Multi selector
Power switch
40 First Steps
2Press G when the dialog at right is
displayed.
3Set the camera clock.
Use the multi selector and J button to set the camera clock.
The clock can be adjusted at any time using the Time zone
and date > Date and time option in the setup menu.
qw
Select time zone Select date format
er
Select daylight saving time
option
Set time and date (note that the
camera uses a 24-hour clock)
G button
41First Steps
Focus the Viewfinder
After removing the lens cap,
rotate the diopter adjustment
control until the AF area
brackets are in sharp focus.
When operating the control
with your eye to the
viewfinder, be careful not to
put your fingers or fingernails in your eye.
The camera is now ready for use.
Proceed to page 47 for
information on taking photographs.
AF area
brackets
Viewfinder not in focus Viewfinder in focus
42 Tutorial
Tutorial
Most shooting, playback, and setup
options can be accessed from the camera
menus.
To view the menus, press the
G button.
Camera Menus: An Overview
Tabs
Choose from the following menus:
D: Playback (0220) N: Retouch (0277)
C: Shooting (0223) m/O: Recent settings or My Menu
(defaults to Recent settings;
0300)
A: Custom Settings (0233)
B: Setup (0257)
Help icon (043)
G button
Current settings are shown by
icons.
Slider shows position in
current menu.
Menu options
Options in current menu.
43Tutorial
Using Camera Menus
❚❚ Menu Controls
The multi selector and J button are used to navigate the
camera menus.
AThe d (Help) Icon
If a d icon is displayed at the bottom left corner of the monitor, a
description of the currently selected option or menu can be displayed
by pressing the W (Q) button.
Press 1 or 3 to scroll through the
display.
Press W (Q) again to return to the menus.
2: Select highlighted item
or display sub-menu
1: Move cursor up
3: Move cursor down
J button: select
highlighted item
4: Cancel and return to
previous menu
W (Q) button
44 Tutorial
❚❚ Navigating the Menus
Follow the steps below to navigate the menus.
1Display the menus.
Press the G button to
display the menus.
2Highlight the icon for the
current menu.
Press 4 to highlight the
icon for the current menu.
3Select a menu.
Press 1 or 3 to select the desired menu.
4Position the cursor in the
selected menu.
Press 2 to position the
cursor in the selected
menu.
G button
45Tutorial
5Highlight a menu item.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight a
menu item.
6Display options.
Press 2 to display options
for the selected menu item.
7Highlight an option.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight
an option.
8Select the highlighted item.
Press J to select the highlighted item.
To exit
without making a selection, press the G button.
Note the following:
Menu items that are displayed in gray are not currently
available.
While pressing 2 generally has the same effect as pressing J,
there are some cases in which selection can only be made by
pressing J.
To exit the menus and return to shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button halfway (052).
46 Tutorial
Press the R button and check the battery level and number of
exposures remaining in the information display.
Battery Level
If the battery is low, a warning will also be displayed in the
viewfinder. If the information display does not appear when the
R button is pressed, the battery is exhausted and needs to be
recharged.
Number of Exposures Remaining
Values over 1000 are shown in thousands, indicated by the letter
“k”.
The Battery Level and Number of
Exposures Remaining
Information
display Viewfinder Description
L Battery fully charged.
K Battery partially discharged.
HdLow battery.
Ready fully-charged spare
battery or prepare to charge battery.
H
(flashes)
d
(flashes) Battery exhausted.
Charge battery.
Battery level
R button Number of exposures
remaining
47Basic Photography and Playback
Basic Photography and Playback
This section describes how to take
photographs in i and j modes.
i and j are
automatic “point-and-shoot” modes in which
the majority of settings are controlled by the
camera in response to shooting conditions; the
only difference between the two is that the
flash will not fire in j mode.
1Rotate the mode dial to i
or j.
Photographs can be framed in the
viewfinder or in the monitor (live
view).
To start live view, rotate the live
view switch.
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (iand j)
Framing pictures in the
viewfinder
Framing pictures in the
monitor (live view)
Mode dial
Live view switch
48 Basic Photography and Playback
2Ready the camera.
Viewfinder photography: When framing photographs in the
viewfinder, hold the handgrip in your right hand and cradle
the camera body or lens with your left.
Bring your elbows in
against the sides of your chest.
Live view: When framing photographs in the monitor, hold the
handgrip in your right hand and cradle the lens with your left.
AFraming Photographs in Portrait (Tall) Orientation
When framing photographs in portrait (tall) orientation, hold the
camera as shown below.
Framing photographs in the
viewfinder
Framing photographs in the
monitor
49Basic Photography and Playback
3Frame the photograph.
Viewfinder photography: Frame a
photograph in the viewfinder with the
main subject in the AF area brackets.
Live view: At default settings, the
camera automatically detects faces
and selects the focus point.
If no face
is detected, the camera will focus on
subjects near the center of the frame.
AUsing a Zoom Lens
Before focusing, rotate the zoom ring to
adjust the focal length and frame the
photograph. Use the zoom ring to zoom in
on the subject so that it fills a larger area of
the frame, or zoom out to increase the area
visible in the final photograph (select longer
focal lengths on the lens focal length scale to
zoom in, shorter focal lengths to zoom out).
AF area brackets
Focus point
Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom ring
50 Basic Photography and Playback
4Press the shutter-release button halfway.
Viewfinder photography: Press
the shutter-release button
halfway to focus
(if the
subject is poorly lit, the
flash may pop up and the
AF-assist illuminator may
light). When the focus
operation is complete, a
beep will sound (a beep
may not sound if the subject is moving) and the active focus
point and in-focus indicator (I) will appear in the viewfinder.
Live view: The focus point flashes green
while the camera focuses.
If the
camera is able to focus, the focus
point will be displayed in green;
otherwise, the focus point will flash
red.
In-focus indicator Description
ISubject in focus.
I (flashes) Camera unable to focus using autofocus.
See
page 86.
Focus point
In-focus indicator
51Basic Photography and Playback
5Shoot.
Smoothly press the
shutter-release button the
rest of the way down to
take the photograph.
The
memory card access lamp
will light and the
photograph will be
displayed in the monitor
for a few seconds.
Do not
eject the memory card or
remove or disconnect the
power source until the lamp
has gone out and recording
is complete.
Rotate the live view switch to exit live
view.
Memory card access
lamp
52 Basic Photography and Playback
AThe Shutter-Release Button
The camera has a two-stage shutter-release button.
The camera
focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
To take
the photograph, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way
down.
Focus: press halfway Shoot: press all the
way down
Pressing the shutter-release button halfway also ends playback and
readies the camera for immediate use.
AAutomatic Scene Selection (Scene Auto Selector)
If live view is selected in i or j mode, the
camera will automatically analyze the
subject and select the appropriate
shooting mode when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway to focus using
autofocus. The selected mode is shown in
the monitor.
cPortrait Human portrait subjects
dLandscape Landscapes and cityscapes
eClose up Subjects close to the camera
fNight portrait Portrait subjects framed against a dark
background
ZAuto Subjects suited to i or j mode or that do not
fall into the categories listed above
bAuto (flash off)
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AThe Standby Timer (Viewfinder Photography)
The viewfinder display will turn off if no operations are
performed for about eight seconds, reducing the drain on
the battery.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to
reactivate the display.
The length of time before the
standby timer expires automatically can be selected using
Custom Setting c2 (Auto off timers; 0240).
Exposure meters off Exposure meters on
AThe Standby Timer (Live View)
The monitor will turn off if no operations are performed for about ten
minutes.
The length of time before the monitor turns off automatically
can be selected using Custom Setting c2 (Auto off timers; 0240).
ALive View Zoom Preview
To magnify the view in the monitor up to about 8.3× for precise focus,
press the X button.
While the view through the lens is zoomed in, a
navigation window will appear in a gray frame at the bottom right
corner of the display.
Use the multi selector to scroll to areas of the
frame not visible in the monitor, or press W(Q) to zoom out.
X button Navigation window
54 Basic Photography and Playback
AThe Built-in Flash
If additional lighting is required for correct
exposure in i mode, the built-in flash will
pop up automatically when the shutter-
release button is pressed halfway (0101).
If the flash is raised, photographs can only
be taken when the flash-ready indicator (M)
is displayed.
If the flash-ready indicator is
not displayed, the flash is charging; remove
your finger briefly from the shutter-release
button and try again.
When the flash is not in use, return it to its
closed position by pressing it gently
downward till the latch clicks into place.
AExposure
Depending on the scene, exposure may differ from that which would
be obtained when live view is not used.
55Basic Photography and Playback
DShooting in Live View Mode
Although they will not appear in the final picture, jagged edges, color
fringing, moiré, and bright spots may appear in the monitor, while
bright regions or bands may appear in some areas with flashing signs
and other intermittent light sources or if the subject is briefly
illuminated by a strobe or other bright, momentary light source. In
addition, distortion may occur with moving subjects, particularly if the
camera is panned horizontally or an object moves horizontally at high
speed through the frame.
Flicker and banding visible in the monitor
under fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps can be reduced
using Flicker reduction (0268), although they may still be visible in
the final photograph at some shutter speeds.
Avoid pointing the
camera at the sun or other strong light sources.
Failure to observe this
precaution could result in damage to the cameras internal circuitry.
Live view ends automatically when the monitor is closed (closing the
monitor does not end live view on televisions or other external
displays).
To prevent light entering via the viewfinder from appearing in the
photograph or interfering with exposure, we recommend that you
cover the viewfinder with your hand or other objects such as an
optional eyepiece cap before taking pictures without your eye to the
viewfinder (080).
AHDMI
When the camera is attached to an HDMI video device, the video
device will display the view through the lens.
If the device supports
HDMI-CEC, select Off for the HDMI > Device control option in the
setup menu (0219) before shooting in live view.
56 Basic Photography and Playback
1Press the K button.
A photograph will be displayed in the
monitor.
2View additional pictures.
Additional pictures can be
displayed by pressing 4 or
2.
To end playback and return to shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button halfway.
Basic Playback
K button
57Basic Photography and Playback
Deleting Unwanted Photographs
To delete the photograph currently displayed in the monitor,
press the O button.
Note that photographs can not be recovered
once deleted.
1Display the photograph.
Display the photograph you wish to
delete.
2Delete the photograph.
Press the O button.
A confirmation
dialog will be displayed; press the O
button again to delete the image and
return to playback.
ADelete
The Delete option in the playback menu can be used to delete
multiple images (0206).
K button
O button
58 Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation (Scene Mode)
Matching Settings to the Subject or
Situation (Scene Mode)
The camera offers a choice of “scene” modes.
Choosing a scene
mode automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected
scene, making creative photography as simple as selecting a
mode, framing a picture, and shooting as described on page 47.
The following scenes can be selected by rotating the mode dial
to h and rotating the command dial until the desired scene
appears in the monitor.
Mode dial Command dial Monitor
+
kPortrait
lLandscape
pChild
mSports
nClose up
oNight Portrait
rNight Landscape
sParty/Indoor
tBeach/Snow
uSunset
vDusk/Dawn
wPet Portrait
xCandlelight
yBlossom
zAutumn Colors
0Food
59Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation (Scene Mode)
kPortrait
Use for portraits with soft, natural-
looking skin tones.
If the subject is
far from the background or a
telephoto lens is used, background
details will be softened to lend the
composition a sense of depth.
lLandscape
Use for vivid landscape shots in
daylight.
ANote
The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator turn off.
pChild
Use for snapshots of children.
Clothing and background details
are vividly rendered, while skin
tones remain soft and natural.
60 Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation (Scene Mode)
mSports
Fast shutter speeds freeze motion
for dynamic sports shots in which
the main subject stands out clearly.
ANote
The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator turn off.
nClose up
Use for close-up shots of flowers,
insects, and other small objects (a
macro lens can be used to focus at
very close ranges).
oNight Portrait
Use for a natural balance between
the main subject and the
background in portraits taken
under low light.
61Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation (Scene Mode)
rNight Landscape
Reduce noise and unnatural colors
when photographing night
landscapes, including street
lighting and neon signs.
ANote
The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator turn off.
sParty/Indoor
Capture the effects of indoor
background lighting.
Use for
parties and other indoor scenes.
tBeach/Snow
Capture the brightness of sunlit
expanses of water, snow, or sand.
ANote
The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator turn off.
62 Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation (Scene Mode)
uSunset
Preserves the deep hues seen in
sunsets and sunrises.
ANote
The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator turn off.
vDusk/Dawn
Preserves the colors seen in the
weak natural light before dawn or
after sunset.
ANote
The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator turn off.
wPet Portrait
Use for portraits of active pets.
ANote
The AF-assist illuminator turns off.
63Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation (Scene Mode)
xCandlelight
For photographs taken by
candlelight.
ANote
The built-in flash turns off.
yBlossom
Use for fields of flowers, orchards in
bloom, and other landscapes
featuring expanses of blossoms.
ANote
The built-in flash turns off.
zAutumn Colors
Captures the brilliant reds and
yellows in autumn leaves.
ANote
The built-in flash turns off.
64 Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation (Scene Mode)
0Food
Use for vivid photographs of food.
ANote
For flash photography, press the M (Y) button to raise the flash (0103).
APreventing Blur
Use a tripod to prevent blur caused by camera shake at slow shutter
speeds.
65Special Effects
Special Effects
Special effects can be used when taking photographs and
shooting movies.
The following effects can be selected by rotating the mode dial
to q and rotating the command dial until the desired option
appears in the monitor.
Mode dial Command dial Monitor
+
%Night Vision
SSuper Vivid
TPop
UPhoto Illustration
'Toy Camera Effect
(Miniature Effect
3Selective Color
1Silhouette
2High Key
3Low Key
%Night Vision
Use under conditions of darkness to
record monochrome images at high
ISO sensitivities.
ANote
Autofocus is available in live view only; manual focus can be used if the
camera is unable to focus.
The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator
turn off.
66 Special Effects
SSuper Vivid
Overall saturation and contrast are
increased for a more vibrant image.
T Pop
Overall saturation is increased for a
more lively image.
UPhoto Illustration
Sharpen outlines and simplify
coloring for a poster effect that can
be adjusted in live view (070).
ANote
Movies shot in this mode play back like a slide show made up of a series
of stills.
67Special Effects
'Toy Camera Effect
Create photos and movies that
appear to have been shot with a toy
camera.
The effect can be adjusted
in live view (071).
(Miniature Effect
Create photos that appear to be
pictures of dioramas.
Works best
when shooting from a high vantage
point.
Miniature effect movies play
back at high speed, compressing
about 45 minutes of footage shot at
1920 × 1080/30p into a movie that
plays back in about three minutes.
The effect can be adjusted in live
view (072).
ANote
Sound is not recorded with movies.
The built-in flash and AF-assist
illuminator turn off.
3Selective Color
All colors other than the selected
colors are recorded in black and
white.
The effect can be adjusted in
live view (073).
ANote
The built-in flash turns off.
68 Special Effects
1Silhouette
Silhouette subjects against bright
backgrounds.
ANote
The built-in flash turns off.
2High Key
Use with bright scenes to create
bright images that seem filled with
light.
ANote
The built-in flash turns off.
3Low Key
Use with dark scenes to create dark,
low-key images with prominent
highlights.
ANote
The built-in flash turns off.
69Special Effects
ANEF (RAW)
NEF (RAW) recording is not available in %, S, T, U, ', (, and 3 modes.
Pictures taken when an NEF (RAW) or NEF (RAW)+JPEG option is
selected in these modes will be recorded as JPEG images.
JPEG images
created at settings of NEF (RAW)+JPEG will be recorded at the selected
JPEG quality, while images recorded at a setting of NEF (RAW) will be
recorded as fine-quality images.
AU and ( Modes
Autofocus is not available during movie recording.
The live view
refresh rate will drop, together with the frame rate for continuous
release modes; using autofocus during live view photography will
disrupt the preview.
APreventing Blur
Use a tripod to prevent blur caused by camera shake at slow shutter
speeds.
70 Special Effects
Options Available in Live View
Settings for the selected effect are adjusted in the live view
display.
❚❚ UPhoto Illustration
1Select live view.
Rotate the live view switch.
The view
through the lens will be displayed in
the monitor.
2Adjust outline thickness.
Press J to display the options shown
at right.
Press 4 or 2 to make
outlines thicker or thinner.
3Press J.
Press J to exit when settings are complete.
To exit live view,
rotate the live view switch.
Live view switch
71Special Effects
❚❚ ' Toy Camera Effect
1Select live view.
Rotate the live view switch.
The view
through the lens will be displayed in
the monitor.
2Adjust options.
Press J to display the options shown
at right.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight
Vividness or Vignetting and press 4
or 2 to change.
Adjust vividness to
make colors more or less saturated,
vignetting to control the amount of vignetting.
3Press J.
Press J to exit when settings are complete.
To exit live view,
rotate the live view switch.
Live view switch
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❚❚ (Miniature Effect
1Select live view.
Rotate the live view switch.
The view
through the lens will be displayed in
the monitor.
2Position the focus point.
Use the multi selector to position the
focus point in the area that will be in
focus and then press the shutter-
release button halfway to focus.
To
temporarily clear miniature effect
options from the display and enlarge the view in the monitor
for precise focus, press X.
Press W (Q) to restore the
miniature effect display.
3Display options.
Press J to display miniature effect
options.
4Adjust options.
Press 4 or 2 to choose the
orientation of the area that will be in
focus and press 1 or 3 to adjust its
width.
Live view switch
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5Press J.
Press J to exit when settings are complete.
To exit live view,
rotate the live view switch.
❚❚ 3Selective Color
1Select live view.
Rotate the live view switch.
The view
through the lens will be displayed in
the monitor.
2Display options.
Press J to display selective color
options.
3Select a color.
Frame an object in the white square in
the center of the display and press 1
to choose the color of the object as
one that will remain in the final image
(the camera may have difficulty
detecting unsaturated colors; choose
a saturated color).
To zoom in on the center of the display for
more precise color selection, press X.
Press W (Q) to zoom
out.
Live view switch
Selected color
74 Special Effects
4Choose the color range.
Press 1 or 3 to increase or decrease
the range of similar hues that will be
included in the final image.
Choose
from values between 1 and 7; note
that higher values may include hues
from other colors.
5Select additional colors.
To select additional colors, rotate the
command dial to highlight another of
the three color boxes at the top of the
display and repeat Steps 3 and 4 to
select another color.
Repeat for a
third color if desired.
To deselect the highlighted color, press
O (To remove all colors, press and hold O.
A confirmation
dialog will be displayed; select Yes ).
6Press J.
Press J to exit when settings are complete.
During shooting,
only objects of the selected hues will be recorded in color; all
others will be recorded in black-and-white.
To exit live view,
rotate the live view switch.
Color range
75More on Photography
More on Photography
To choose how the shutter is released
(release mode), press the I (E) button,
then highlight the desired option and
press J.
Choosing a Release Mode
Mode Description
8Single frame: Camera takes one photograph each time shutter-
release button is pressed.
!Continuous L: The camera takes photographs at a slow rate while
the shutter-release button is pressed (076).
9Continuous H: The camera takes photographs at a fast rate while
the shutter-release button is pressed (076).
JQuiet shutter release: As for single-frame, except that camera noise
is reduced (078).
ESelf-timer: Take pictures with the self-timer (079).
AChoosing a Release Mode with the Command Dial
The release mode can also be selected by keeping the I (E) button
pressed while rotating the command dial.
Release the I(E) button
to select the highlighted option and return to the information display.
I (E) button
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In ! (Continuous L) and 9 (Continuous H) modes, the
camera takes photographs continuously while the shutter-
release button is pressed all the way down.
1Press the I (E) button.
2Choose a continuous release mode.
Highlight ! (Continuous L) or
9(Continuous H) and press J.
3Focus.
Frame the shot and focus.
4Take photographs.
The camera will take photographs
while the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down.
Continuous Shooting (Burst Mode)
I (E) button
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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
(an exception is if a shutter speed of 4 seconds or slower is selected in
mode S or M, when there is no limit on the number of shots that can be
taken in a single burst).
If the battery is exhausted while images
remain in the buffer, the shutter release will be disabled and the
images transferred to the memory card.
AFrame Rate
For information on the number of photographs can be taken in
continuous release modes, see page 357.
Frame rates may drop when
the memory buffer is full or the battery is low.
AThe Built-in Flash
Continuous release modes can not be used with the built-in flash;
rotate the mode dial to j (047) or turn the flash off (0102).
ABuffer Size
The approximate number of images that
can be stored in the memory buffer at
current settings is shown in the viewfinder exposure-count display
while the shutter-release button is pressed.
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Choose this mode to keep camera noise to a minimum.
A beep
does not sound when the camera focuses.
1Press the I (E) button.
2Select J (Quiet shutter release).
Highlight J (Quiet shutter release)
and press J.
3Take pictures.
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down to shoot.
Quiet Shutter Release
I (E) button
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The self-timer can be used for self-portraits or group shots that
include the photographer. Before proceeding, mount the
camera on a tripod or place it on a stable, level surface.
1Press the I (E) button.
2Select E (Self-timer) mode.
Highlight E (Self-timer) and press J.
3Frame the photograph.
Self-Timer Mode
I (E) button
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4Take the photograph.
Press the shutter-release button
halfway to focus, and then press the
button the rest of the way down.
The
self-timer lamp will start to flash and a
beep will begin to sound.
Two
seconds before the photo is taken, the
lamp will stop flashing and the
beeping will become more rapid.
The
shutter will be released ten seconds
after the timer starts.
Note that the timer may not start or a photograph may not be
taken if the camera is unable to focus or in other situations in
which the shutter can not be released.
To stop the timer
without taking a photograph, turn the camera off.
ACover the Viewfinder
To prevent light entering via the viewfinder from appearing in the
photograph or interfering with exposure, we recommend that you
cover the viewfinder with your hand or other objects such as an
optional eyepiece cap (0322) when taking pictures without your eye
to the viewfinder. To attach the cap, remove the rubber eyecup (q)
and insert the cap as shown (w).
Hold the camera firmly when
removing the rubber eyecup.
Rubber eyecup Eyepiece cap
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AUsing the Built-in Flash
Before taking a photograph with the flash in modes that require the
flash to be raised manually, press the M (Y) button to raise the flash
and wait for the M indicator to be displayed in the viewfinder (054).
Shooting will be interrupted if the flash is raised after the self-timer has
started.
ACustom Setting c3 (Self-Timer)
For information on choosing the duration of the self-timer and the
number of shots taken, see Custom Setting c3 (Self-timer; 0241).
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Focus can be adjusted automatically (see below) or manually
(095).
The user can also select the focus point for automatic or
manual focus (090) or use focus lock to focus to recompose
photographs after focusing (093).
Focus Mode
The following focus modes can be selected during viewfinder
photography:
Note that AF-S and AF-C are available only in modes P, S, A, and M.
Focus
Option Description
AF-A Auto-servo AF
Camera automatically selects single-servo
autofocus if subject is stationary, continuous-
servo autofocus if subject is moving.
Shutter
can only be released if camera is able to focus.
AF-S Single-servo AF
For stationary subjects.
Focus locks when
shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
Shutter can only be released if camera is able
to focus.
AF-C Continuous-
servo AF
For moving subjects.
Camera focuses
continuously while shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.
At default settings, shutter
can only be released if camera is able to focus,
but Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority
selection, 0235) can be changed to allow the
shutter to be released at any time.
MF Manual focus Focus manually (095).
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The following focus modes are available in live view:
Note that full-time–servo AF is not available in U, ', and (
modes.
Option Description
AF-S Single-servo AF
For stationary subjects.
Focus locks when
shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
You can also focus by touching your subject
in the monitor, in which case focus locks until
you lift your finger from the display to take
the photograph.
AF-F Full-time-servo
AF
For moving subjects.
Camera focuses
continuously until shutter-release button is
pressed.
Focus locks when shutter-release
button is pressed halfway.
You can also focus
by touching your subject in the monitor, in
which case focus locks until you lift your
finger from the display to take the
photograph.
MF Manual focus Focus manually (095).
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❚❚ Choosing the Focus Mode
Follow the steps below to choose the focus mode.
1Display focus mode options.
Press the P button, then highlight the
current focus mode in the information
display and press J.
2Choose a focus mode.
Highlight a focus mode and press J.
Viewfinder photography Live view
Viewfinder photography Live view
P button
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APredictive Focus Tracking
In AF-C mode or when continuous-servo autofocus is selected in AF-A
mode during viewfinder photography, the camera will initiate
predictive focus tracking if the subject moves toward the camera while
the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
This allows the camera
to track focus while attempting to predict where the subject will be
when the shutter is released.
DContinuous-Servo Autofocus
When Focus is selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority
selection; 0235) and the camera is in AF-C mode or continuous-servo
autofocus is selected in AF-A mode, the camera gives higher priority to
focus response (has a wider focus range) than in AF-S mode, and the
shutter may be released before the in-focus indicator (I) is displayed.
AThe AF-Assist Illuminator
If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist
illuminator will light automatically to assist
the autofocus operation when the shutter-
release button is pressed halfway (some
restrictions apply; 0342).
Note that the
illuminator may become hot when used
multiple times in quick succession and will
turn off automatically to protect the lamp
after a period of continuous use.
Normal
function will resume after a brief pause.
AF-assist illuminator
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AGetting Good Results with Autofocus
Autofocus does not perform well under the conditions listed below.
The shutter release may be disabled if the camera is unable to focus
under these conditions, or the in-focus indicator (I) may be displayed
and the camera may sound a beep, allowing the shutter to be released
even when the subject is not in focus.
In these cases, focus manually
(095) or use focus lock (093) to focus on another subject at the same
distance and then recompose the photograph.
There is little or no contrast between the subject and
the background.
Example: Subject is the same color as the
background.
The focus point contains objects at different
distances from the camera.
Example: Subject is inside a cage.
The subject is dominated by regular geometric
patterns.
Example: Blinds or a row of windows in a
skyscraper.
The focus point contains areas of sharply
contrasting brightness.
Example: Subject is half in the shade.
Background objects appear larger than the subject.
Example: A building is in the frame behind the
subject.
The subject contains many fine details.
Example: A field of flowers or other subjects that
are small or lack variation in brightness.
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AF-Area Mode
Choose how the focus point for autofocus is selected.
The
following options are available during viewfinder photography:
Option Description
cSingle-point AF
For stationary subjects. Focus point is selected
manually; camera focuses on subject in
selected focus point only.
JDynamic-area AF
(9 points)
For non-stationary subjects.
In AF-A and AF-C
focus modes, user selects focus point using multi
selector (090), but camera will focus based
on information from surrounding focus points
if subject briefly leaves selected point.
Number of focus points varies with mode
selected:
9-point dynamic-area AF: Choose when there is
time to compose photograph or when
photographing subjects that are moving
predictably (e.g., runners or race cars on a
track).
21-point dynamic-area AF: Choose when
photographing subjects that are moving
unpredictably (e.g., players at a football
game).
39-point dynamic-area AF: Choose when
photographing subjects that are moving
quickly and are hard to keep in frame (e.g.,
birds).
KDynamic-area AF
(21 points)
LDynamic-area AF
(39 points)
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Note that d (dynamic-area) and f(3D-tracking) AF-area
modes are not available when AF-S is selected for focus mode.
f3D-tracking
In AF-A and AF-C focus modes, user selects focus
point using multi selector (090).
If subject
moves after camera has focused, camera uses
3D-tracking to select new focus point and
keep focus locked on original subject while
shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
eAuto-area AF Camera automatically detects subject and
selects focus point.
A3D-Tracking
If subject leaves the viewfinder, remove your finger from the shutter-
release button and recompose the photograph with the subject in the
selected focus point.
Note that when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, the colors in the area surrounding the focus point are
stored in the camera.
Consequently 3D-tracking may not produce the
desired results with subjects that are similar in color to the background
or that occupy a very small area of the frame.
Option Description
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In modes other than i, j, and (, the following AF-area modes
can be selected in live view:
Option Description
6Face-
priority AF
Use for portraits.
The
camera automatically
detects and focuses on
portrait subjects; the
selected subject is
indicated by a double
yellow border (if multiple
faces are detected, the camera will focus on the
closest subject; to choose a different subject, use the
multi selector).
If the camera can no longer detect
the subject (because, for example, the subject has
turned to face away from the camera), the border will
no longer be displayed.
7Wide-area
AF
Use for hand-held shots of
landscapes and other non-
portrait subjects.
8Normal-
area AF
Use for pin-point focus on
a selected spot in the
frame.
A tripod is
recommended.
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Note that subject-tracking AF is not available in %, U, ', and 3
modes.
9Subject-
tracking AF
Use the multi selector to
position the focus point
over your subject and
press J to start tracking.
The focus point will track
the selected subject as it
moves through the frame.
To end tracking, press J again.
Note that the camera
may be unable to track subjects if they move quickly,
leave the frame or are obscured by other objects,
change visibly in size, color, or brightness, or are too
small, too large, too bright, too dark, or similar in
color or brightness to the background.
AManual Focus-Point Selection
The multi selector can be used to select the focus point.
Except in
subject-tracking AF, pressing J during focus-point selection selects
the center focus point.
In subject-tracking AF, pressing J starts
subject tracking instead.
Manual focus-point selection is not available
in auto-area AF.
Option Description
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❚❚ Choosing the AF-Area Mode
Follow the steps below to choose the AF-area mode.
1Display AF-area mode options.
Press the P button, then highlight the
current AF-area mode in the
information display and press J.
2Choose an AF-area mode.
Highlight an option and press J.
Viewfinder photography Live view
Viewfinder photography Live view
AAF-Area Mode
AF-area mode selections made in shooting modes other than P, S, A, or
M are reset when another shooting mode is selected.
P button
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DUsing Autofocus in Live View
The desired results may not be achieved with teleconverters (0305).
Note that in live view, autofocus is slower and the monitor may
brighten or darken while the camera focuses.
The focus point may
sometimes be displayed in green when the camera is unable to focus.
The camera may be unable to focus in the following situations:
The subject contains lines parallel to the long edge of the frame
The subject lacks contrast
The subject in the focus point contains areas of sharply contrasting
brightness, or includes spot lighting or a neon sign or other light
source that changes in brightness
Flicker or banding appears under fluorescent, mercury-vapor,
sodium-vapor, or similar lighting
A cross (star) filter or other special filter is used
The subject appears smaller than the focus point
The subject is dominated by regular geometric patterns (e.g., blinds
or a row of windows in a skyscraper)
The subject is moving
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Focus Lock
Focus lock can be used to change the composition after focusing
in AF-A, AF-S, and AF-C focus modes (082), making it possible to
focus on a subject that will not be in a focus point in the final
composition.
If the camera is unable to focus using autofocus
(086), focus lock can also be used to recompose the
photograph after focusing on another object at the same
distance as your original subject.
Focus lock is most effective
when an option other than e (Auto-area AF) is selected for AF-
area mode (087).
1Focus.
Position the subject in the selected focus point
and press the shutter-release button halfway to
initiate focus.
Check that the in-focus indicator (I)
appears in the viewfinder (viewfinder photography) or that
the focus point has turned green (live view).
Viewfinder photography Live view
AAutoexposure Lock
Pressing the A(L) button in Step 2 also locks exposure (0130).
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2Lock focus.
AF-A and AF-C focus modes (viewfinder
photography): With the shutter-release
button pressed halfway (q), press the
A (L) button (w) to lock focus.
Focus will remain locked while the
A(L) button is pressed, even if you
later remove your finger from the
shutter-release button.
AF-S (viewfinder photography) and live view: Focus locks
automatically and remain locked until you remove your
finger from the shutter-release button. Focus can also be
locked by pressing the A (L) button (see above).
3Recompose the photograph and shoot.
Focus will remain locked between shots if you
keep the shutter-release button pressed halfway
or keep the A (L) button pressed, allowing
several photographs in succession to be taken at the same
focus setting.
Do not change the distance between the camera and the
subject while focus lock is in effect.
If the subject moves,
focus again at the new distance.
Viewfinder photography Live view
Shutter-release button
A (L) button
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Manual Focus
Manual focus can be used when autofocus is not available or
does not produce the desired results (086).
1Select manual focus.
If the lens is equipped with an A-M, M/A-M, or A/M-M mode
switch, slide the switch to M.
If the lens is not equipped a focus-mode switch, select MF
(manual focus) for Focus mode (082).
2Focus.
To focus manually, adjust the lens
focus ring until the image displayed
on the clear matte field in the
viewfinder is in focus.
Photographs
can be taken at any time, even when
the image is not in focus.
AAF-P Lenses
When an AF-P lens (0305) is used in manual focus mode, the in-focus
indicator (I) will flash in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point
will flash in the monitor) to warn that continuing to rotate the focus
ring in the current direction will not bring the subject into focus.
A-M mode switch M/A-M mode switch
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❚❚ The Electronic Rangefinder (Viewfinder Photography)
The viewfinder focus indicator can be
used to confirm whether the subject in
the selected focus point is in focus (the
focus point can be selected from any of
the 39 focus points).
After positioning
the subject in the selected focus point,
press the shutter-release button halfway
and rotate the lens focus ring until the in-focus indicator (I) is
displayed.
Note that with the subjects listed on page 86, the in-
focus indicator may sometimes be displayed when the subject is
not in focus; confirm focus in the viewfinder before shooting.
ASelecting Manual Focus with the Camera
If the lens supports M/A (autofocus with
manual override) or A/M (autofocus with
manual override/AF priority), manual focus
can also be selected by setting the camera
focus mode to MF (manual focus; 082).
Focus can then be adjusted manually,
regardless of the mode selected with the
lens.
AFocal Plane Position
To determine the distance between your
subject and the camera, measure from
the focal plane mark (E) on the camera
body.
The distance between the lens
mounting flange and the focal plane is
46.5 mm (1.83 in.).
Focal plane mark
46.5
mm
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ALive View
Press the X button to zoom in for precise
focus in live view (053).
X button
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Together, image quality and size determine how much space
each photograph occupies on the memory card.
Larger, higher
quality images can be printed at larger sizes but also require
more memory, meaning that fewer such images can be stored
on the memory card (0387).
Image Quality
Choose a file format and compression ratio (image quality).
Image Quality and Size
Option File type Description
NEF (RAW) +
JPEG fine
NEF/
JPEG
Two images are recorded: one NEF (RAW) image
and one fine-quality JPEG image.
NEF (RAW) +
JPEG normal
Two images are recorded: one NEF (RAW) image
and one normal-quality JPEG image.
NEF (RAW) +
JPEG basic
Two images are recorded: one NEF (RAW) image
and one basic-quality JPEG image.
NEF (RAW) NEF
Raw data from the image sensor are saved
without additional processing.
Settings such as
white balance and contrast can be adjusted after
shooting.
JPEG fine
JPEG
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 4 (fine quality).
JPEG normal Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 8 (normal quality).
JPEG basic Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 16 (basic quality).
ANEF (RAW) + JPEG
When photographs taken at NEF (RAW) + JPEG are viewed on the
camera, only the JPEG image will be displayed.
When photographs
taken at these settings are deleted, both NEF and JPEG images will be
deleted.
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1Display image quality options.
Press the P button, then highlight the
current image quality in the
information display and press J.
2Choose a file type.
Highlight an option and press J.
ANEF (RAW) Images
Selecting NEF (RAW) for Image quality fixes Image size at Large
(0100).
White balance bracketing (0151), high dynamic range (HDR,
0138), and Date stamp (0243) are not available at image quality
settings of NEF (RAW) or NEF (RAW)+JPEG.
AConverting NEF (RAW) Images to Other Formats
JPEG copies of NEF (RAW) images can be created using the NEF (RAW)
processing option in the retouch menu (0280) or software such as
Capture NX-D (0210).
P button
Information display
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Image Size
Image size is measured in pixels. Choose from #Large,
$Medium, or %Small:
1Display image size options.
Press the P button, then highlight the
current image size in the information
display and press J.
2Choose an image size.
Highlight an option and press J.
Image size Size (pixels) Print size (cm/in.)*
# Large 6000 × 4000 50.8 × 33.9/20 × 13.3
$ Medium 4496 × 3000 38.1 × 25.4/15.0 × 10
% Small 2992 × 2000 25.3 × 16.9/10 × 6.7
*Approximate size when printed at 300 dpi.
Print size in inches equals
image size in pixels divided by printer resolution in dots per inch (dpi;
1 inch=approximately 2.54 cm).
P button
Information display
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The camera supports a variety of flash modes for photographing
poorly lit or backlit subjects.
Auto Pop-up Modes
In i, k, p, n, o, s, w, S, T, U, and ' modes, the built-in flash
automatically pops up and fires as required.
1Choose a flash mode.
Keeping the M (Y) button pressed, rotate the command dial
until the desired flash mode appears in the information
display.
2Take pictures.
The flash will pop up as
required when the shutter-
release button is pressed
halfway, and fire when a
photograph is taken.
If the
flash does not pop up
automatically, DO NOT attempt to raise it by hand.
Failure to
observe this precaution could damage the flash.
Using the Built-in Flash
M (Y) button Command dial Information display
+
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❚❚ Flash Modes
The following flash modes are available:
No (auto): When lighting is poor or the subject is backlit,
the flash pops up automatically when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway and fires as required.
Not available
in o mode.
Njo (auto + red-eye reduction): Use for portraits. The
flash pops up and fires as required, but before it fires the red-
eye reduction lamp lights to help reduce “red-eye.
Not
available in o mode.
Njr (auto slow sync + red-eye): As for auto with red-eye
reduction, except that slow shutter speeds are used to
capture background lighting.
Use for portraits taken at night
or under low light.
Available in o mode.
Nr (auto slow sync): Slow shutter speeds are used to
capture background lighting in shots taken at night or under
low light.
Available in o mode.
j (flash off): The flash does not fire.
AThe Information Display
Flash mode can also be selected in the
information display (06).
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Manual Pop-up Modes
In P, S, A, M, and 0 modes, the flash must be raised manually. The
flash will not fire if it is not raised.
1Raise the flash.
Press the M (Y) button to raise the
flash.
2Choose a flash mode (P, S, A, and M modes only).
Keeping the M (Y) button pressed, rotate the command dial
until the desired flash mode appears in the information
display.
3Take pictures.
The flash will fire whenever a picture is taken.
M (Y) button Command dial Information display
M (Y) button
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❚❚ Flash Modes
The following flash modes are available:
N (fill flash): The flash fires with every shot.
Nj (red-eye reduction): Use for portraits. The flash fires with
every shot, but before it fires, the red-eye reduction lamp
lights to help reduce “red-eye.
Not available in 0 mode.
Njp (slow sync + red-eye): As for “red-eye reduction”,
above, except that shutter speed slows automatically to
capture background lighting at night or under low light.
Use
when you want to include background lighting in portraits.
Not available in modes S, M, and 0.
Np (slow sync): As for “fill flash”, above, except that
shutter speed slows automatically to capture background
lighting at night or under low light.
Use when you want to
capture both subject and background.
Not available in
modes S, M, and 0.
Nt (rear-curtain + slow sync): As for “rear-curtain sync”,
below, except that shutter speed slows automatically to
capture background lighting at night or under low light.
Use
when you want to capture both subject and background.
Not
available in modes S, M, and 0.
Nq (rear-curtain sync): The flash fires just before the
shutter closes, creating a stream of light behind moving light
sources as shown below at right.
Not available in modes P, A,
and 0.
Front-curtain sync Rear-curtain sync
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ALowering the Built-in Flash
To save power when the flash is not in use,
press it gently downward until the latch
clicks into place.
AThe Built-in Flash
For information on the lenses that can be used with the built-in flash,
see page 312.
Remove lens hoods to prevent shadows.
The flash has a
minimum range of about 0.6 m (2 ft) and can not be used in the macro
range of zoom lenses with a macro function.
The shutter release may be briefly disabled to protect the flash after it
has been used for several consecutive shots.
The flash can be used
again after a short pause.
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AShutter Speeds Available with the Built-in Flash
Shutter speed is restricted to the following ranges when the built-in
flash is used:
Mode Shutter speed
i, p, n, s, w, 0, S, T, U, '1/2001/60 s
k1/2001/30 s
o1/200–1 s
P, S, A1/200–30 s
M1/200–30 s, Bulb, Time
AAperture, Sensitivity, and Flash Range
Flash range varies with sensitivity (ISO equivalency) and aperture.
Aperture at ISO equivalent of Approximate range
100 200 400 800 1600 3200 6400 12800 mft
1.4 22.8 4 5.6 8 11 16 1.0–8.5 3ft 4in.27ft 10in.
22.8 45.6 811 16 22 0.7–6.0 2ft 4in.19ft 8in.
2.8 45.6 811 16 22 32 0.6–4.2 2ft–13ft 9in.
45.6 811 16 22 32 0.6–3.0 2ft–9ft 10in.
5.6 811 16 22 32 — — 0.6–2.1 2ft–6ft 10in.
811 16 22 32 — — 0.6–1.5 2ft–4ft 11in.
11 16 22 32 — — — 0.6–1.1 2ft3ft 7in.
16 22 32 — — — — 0.6–0.7 2ft2ft 4in.
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The cameras sensitivity to light can be adjusted according to the
amount of light available.
The higher the ISO sensitivity, the less
light needed to make an exposure, allowing higher shutter
speeds or smaller apertures.
Choosing Auto allows the camera
to set ISO sensitivity automatically in response to lighting
conditions; to use auto in P, S, A, and M modes, select Auto ISO
sensitivity control for the ISO sensitivity settings item in the
shooting menu (0228).
1Display ISO sensitivity options.
Press the P button, then highlight
the current ISO sensitivity in the
information display and press J.
ISO Sensitivity
Mode ISO sensitivity
i, j, %Auto
P, S, A, M100–25600 in steps of 1/3 EV
Other shooting modes Auto; 100–25600 in steps of 1/3 EV
P button
Information display
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2Choose an ISO sensitivity.
Highlight an option and press J.
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The camera is equipped to take photographs automatically at
preset intervals.
1Select Interval timer shooting.
Highlight Interval timer shooting in
the shooting menu and press 2 to
display interval timer settings.
Interval Timer Photography
DBefore Shooting
Before beginning interval timer photography, take a test shot at
current settings and view the results in the monitor.
To ensure that
shooting starts at the desired time, check that the camera clock is set
correctly (0262).
Use of a tripod is recommended.
Mount the camera on a tripod before
shooting begins.
To ensure that shooting is not interrupted, be sure
the battery is fully charged.
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2Adjust interval timer settings.
Choose a start option, interval, number of shots, and
exposure smoothing option.
To choose a start option:
To start shooting immediately, select Now.
To start
shooting at a chosen date and time, select Choose start
day and start time, then choose the date and time and
press J.
To choose the interval between shots:
Highlight Start options and
press 2.
Highlight an option and
press J.
Highlight Interval and
press 2.
Choose an interval (hours,
minutes, and seconds) and
press J.
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To choose the number of intervals:
To enable or disable exposure smoothing:
Selecting On allows the camera to adjust exposure to match
previous shot in modes other than M (note that exposure
smoothing only takes effect in mode M if auto ISO sensitivity
control is on).
Highlight Number of times
and press 2.
Choose the number of intervals
and press J.
Highlight Exposure
smoothing and press 2.
Highlight an option and
press J.
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3Start shooting.
Highlight Start and press J.
The first
shot will be taken at the specified
starting time, or after about 3 s if Now
was selected for Start options in Step
2.
Shooting will continue at the
selected interval until all shots have been taken; while
shooting is in progress, the memory card access lamp will
flash at regular intervals.
Note that because shutter speed
and the time needed to record the image to the memory card
may vary from shot to shot, intervals may be skipped if the
camera is still in the process of recording the previous
interval; choose an interval longer than the slowest
anticipated shutter speed.
If shooting can not proceed at
current settings (for example, if a shutter speed of “Bulb” or
Time” is currently selected in shooting mode M, the interval
is zero, or the start time is in less than a minute), a warning
will be displayed in the monitor.
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❚❚ Pausing Interval Timer Photography
Interval timer photography can be paused between intervals by
pressing J.
To resume shooting:
Starting Now
Starting at a Specified Time
❚❚ Ending Interval Timer Shooting
To end interval timer photography and resume normal shooting
before all the photos are taken, pause shooting and select Off in
the interval timer menu.
Highlight Restart and
press J.
For Start options,
highlight Choose start
day and start time
and press 2.
Choose a starting date
and time and press J.
Highlight Restart and
press J.
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❚❚ No Photograph
The camera will skip the current interval if any of the following
situations persist for eight seconds or more after the interval was
due to start: the photograph for the previous interval has yet to
be taken, the memory card is full, or the camera is unable to
focus (AF-S, AF-A with single-servo AF selected, or AF-C with Focus
selected for Custom Setting a1 AF-C priority selection; note
that the camera focuses again before each shot).
Shooting will
resume with the next interval.
DOut of Memory
If the memory card is full, the interval timer will remain active but no
pictures will be taken.
Resume shooting (0113) after deleting some
pictures or turning the camera off and inserting another memory card.
ACover the Viewfinder
To prevent light entering via the viewfinder from appearing in the
photograph or interfering with exposure, we recommend that you
cover the viewfinder with your hand or other objects such as an
optional eyepiece cap (0322) before taking pictures without your eye
to the viewfinder (080).
AOther Settings
Settings can not be adjusted during interval timer photography.
Regardless of the release mode selected, the camera takes one
photograph at each interval; in mode J, camera noise will be reduced.
Bracketing (0151) and high dynamic range (HDR; 0138) can not be
used.
AInterrupting Interval Timer Photography
To interrupt interval timer shooting, turn the camera off or rotate the
mode dial to a new setting.
Returning the monitor to the storage
position does not interrupt interval timer shooting.
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The camera settings listed below
and on page 117 can be restored
to default values by holding the
G and R buttons down
together for more than two
seconds (these buttons are
marked by a green dot).
The
information display turns off briefly while settings are reset.
❚❚ Settings Accessible from the Information Display
Restoring Default Settings
Option Default 0
Image quality JPEG normal 98
Image size Large 100
Auto bracketing
P, S, A, MOff 151
HDR (high dynamic range)
P, S, A, MOff 138
Active D-Lighting
P, S, A, MAuto 136
White balance
P, S, A, MAuto1140
ISO sensitivity
P, S, A, M100 107
Other shooting modes Auto
Picture Control settings
P, S, A, MUnmodified 2158
1 Fine-tuning is also reset.
2 Current Picture Control only.
G button R button
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Focus mode
Viewfinder
Shooting modes other than %AF-A 82
Live view/movie AF-S 83
AF-area mode
Viewfinder
n, x, 0, 1, 2, 3Single-point AF
87
m, wDynamic-area AF (39 points)
i, j, k, l, p, o, r, s, t, u, v, y, z, S,
T, U, ', 3, P, S, A, MAuto-area AF
Live view/movie
k, l, p, o, s, t, u, v, x, y, zFace-priority AF
89
m, r, w, %, S, T, U, ', 3, 1, 2, 3, P, S,
A, MWide-area AF
n, 0Normal-area AF
Metering
P, S, A, MMatrix metering 128
Flash mode
i, k, p, n, w, S, T, 'Auto
102,
104
oAuto slow sync
sAuto+red-eye reduction
UFlash off
P, S, A, MFill flash
Flash compensation
h, P, S, A, MOff 134
Exposure compensation
h, %, P, S, A, MOff 132
Option Default 0
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❚❚ Other Settings
Option Default 0
NEF (RAW) recording 14-bit 227
Exposure delay mode Off 241
Release mode
m, wContinuous H 75
Other shooting modes Single frame
Focus point Center 90
AE/AF lock hold
Shooting modes other than i and jOff 254
Flexible program
POff 120
Special effects mode
U
Outlines 70
'
Vividness 0 71
Vignetting 0
(
Orientation Landscape 72
Width Normal
3
Color Off 73
Color range 3
118 P, S, A, and M Modes
P, S, A, and M Modes
P, S, A, and M modes offer different degrees of
control over shutter speed and aperture:
Shutter Speed and Aperture
Mode Description
PProgrammed auto
(0119)
Recommended for snapshots and in other
situations in which there is little time to
adjust camera settings.
Camera sets
shutter speed and aperture for optimal
exposure.
SShutter-priority auto
(0121)
Use to freeze or blur motion.
User chooses
shutter speed; camera selects aperture for
best results.
AAperture-priority auto
(0122)
Use to blur background or bring both
foreground and background into focus.
User chooses aperture; camera selects
shutter speed for best results.
MManual (0123)
User controls both shutter speed and
aperture.
Set shutter speed to “Bulb” or
“Time for long time-exposures.
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Mode P (Programmed Auto)
This mode is recommended
for snapshots or whenever
you want to leave the camera
in charge of shutter speed and
aperture.
The camera
automatically adjusts shutter
speed and aperture for
optimal exposure in most
situations.
To take pictures in programmed auto mode, rotate the mode
dial to P.
Mode dial
120 P, S, A, and M Modes
AFlexible Program
In mode P, different combinations of shutter speed and aperture can
be selected by rotating the command dial (flexible program”).
Rotate
the dial right for large apertures (low f-numbers) and fast shutter
speeds, left for small apertures (high f-numbers) and slow shutter
speeds.
All combinations produce the same exposure.
Rotate right to blur background details or
freeze motion.
Command dial
Rotate left to increase depth of field or blur
motion.
While flexible program is in effect, a U (R)
indicator appears in the viewfinder and
information display.
To restore default
shutter speed and aperture settings, rotate
the command dial until the indicator is no
longer displayed, choose another mode, or
turn the camera off.
121P, S, A, and M Modes
Mode S (Shutter-Priority Auto)
This mode lets you control shutter speed: choose fast shutter
speeds to “freeze” motion, slow shutter speeds to suggest
motion by blurring moving objects.
The camera automatically
adjusts aperture for optimal exposure.
To choose a shutter speed:
1Rotate the mode dial to S.
2Choose a shutter speed.
Rotate the command dial to choose the desired shutter
speed: rotate right for faster speeds, left for slower speeds.
Fast shutter speeds (e.g., 1/1600 s)
freeze motion.
Slow shutter speeds (e.g., 1 s) blur
motion.
Mode dial
Command dial
122 P, S, A, and M Modes
Mode A (Aperture-Priority Auto)
In this mode, you can adjust aperture to control depth of field
(the distance in front of and behind the main subject that
appears to be in focus).
The camera automatically adjusts
shutter speed for optimal exposure.
To choose an aperture:
1Rotate the mode dial to A.
2Choose an aperture.
Rotate the command dial left for larger apertures (lower f-
numbers), right for smaller apertures (higher f-numbers).
Large apertures (low f-numbers, e.g.
f/5.6) blur details in front of and
behind the main subject.
Small apertures (high f-numbers, e.g.
f/22) bring the foreground and
background into focus.
Mode dial
Command dial
123P, S, A, and M Modes
Mode M (Manual)
In manual mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture.
Shutter speeds of “Bulb” and “Time” are available for long time-
exposures of moving lights, the stars, night scenery, or fireworks
(0125).
1Rotate the mode dial to M.
Mode dial
124 P, S, A, and M Modes
2Choose aperture and shutter speed.
Checking the exposure indicator (see below), adjust shutter
speed and aperture.
Shutter speed is selected by rotating the
command dial (right for faster speeds, left for slower).
To
adjust aperture, keep the E (N) button pressed while
rotating the command dial (left for larger apertures/lower
f-numbers and right for smaller apertures/higher f-numbers).
Shutter speed
Command dial
Aperture
E (N) button Command dial
AThe Exposure Indicator
If a CPU lens is attached (0305) and a shutter speed other than “Bulb”
or “Time” is selected, the exposure indicator in the viewfinder and
information display shows whether the photograph would be under-
or over-exposed at current settings.
Optimal exposure Underexposed by 1/3EV Overexposed by over 2 EV
125P, S, A, and M Modes
Long Time-Exposures (M Mode Only)
Select the following shutter
speeds for long time-exposures
of moving lights, the stars, night
scenery, or fireworks.
Bulb (A): The shutter
remains open while the
shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down.
To
prevent blur, use a tripod or an
optional wireless remote controller (0323) or remote cord
(0324).
Time (&): Start the exposure using the shutter-release button
on the camera or on a remote cord or wireless remote
controller.
The shutter remains open until the button is
pressed a second time.
Before proceeding, mount the camera on a tripod or place it on
a stable, level surface.
To prevent light entering via the
viewfinder from appearing in the photograph or interfering with
exposure, we recommend that you cover the viewfinder with
your hand or other objects such as an optional eyepiece cap
(0322) before taking pictures without your eye to the
viewfinder (080).
To prevent loss of power before the exposure
is complete, use a fully charged battery.
Note that noise (bright
spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, or fog) may be present in
long exposures. Bright spots and fog can be reduced by
choosing On for Long exposure NR in the shooting menu
(0230).
Shutter speed: A (35-second
exposure; 0126)
Aperture: f/25
126 P, S, A, and M Modes
❚❚ Bulb
1Rotate the mode dial to M.
2Choose the shutter speed.
Rotate the command dial to choose a
shutter speed of Bulb (A).
3Take the photograph.
After focusing, press the shutter-release button on the
camera, optional wireless remote controller or remote cord
all the way down.
Take your finger from the shutter-release
button when the exposure is complete.
Mode dial
Command dial
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❚❚ Time
1Rotate the mode dial to M.
2Choose the shutter speed.
Rotate the command dial left to
choose a shutter speed of “Time” (&).
3Open the shutter.
After focusing, press the shutter-release button on the
camera or a remote cord or wireless remote controller all the
way down.
4Close the shutter.
Repeat the operation performed in Step 3.
Mode dial
Command dial
128 P, S, A, and M Modes
Metering
Choose how the camera sets exposure.
1Display metering options.
Press the P button, then highlight the
current metering method in the
information display and press J.
Exposure
Method Description
LMatrix metering
Produces natural results in most situations.
The
camera meters a wide area of the frame and sets
exposure according to tone distribution, color,
composition, and distance.
MCenter-weighted
metering
Classic meter for portraits.
Camera meters entire
frame but assigns greatest weight to center area.
Recommended when using filters with an
exposure factor (filter factor) over 1×.
NSpot metering
Choose this mode to ensure that subject will be
correctly exposed, even when background is
much brighter or darker.
Camera meters current
focus point; use to meter off-center subjects.
P button
Information display
129P, S, A, and M Modes
2Choose a metering method.
Highlight an option and press J.
ASpot Metering
If e (Auto-area AF) is selected for AF-area mode during viewfinder
photography (087), the camera will meter the center focus point.
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Autoexposure Lock
Use autoexposure lock to recompose photographs after using
M(Center-weighted metering) and N(Spot metering) to
meter exposure; note that autoexposure lock is not available in
i or j mode.
1Lock exposure.
Position the subject in the selected
focus point and press the shutter-
release button halfway.
With the
shutter-release button pressed
halfway and the subject positioned in
the focus point, press the A (L)
button to lock exposure.
While exposure lock is in effect, an AE-L
indicator will appear in the viewfinder
and the monitor.
2Recompose the
photograph.
Keeping the A (L) button
pressed, recompose the
photograph and shoot.
Shutter-release
button
A (L) button
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AAdjusting Shutter Speed and Aperture
While exposure lock is in effect, the following settings can be adjusted
without altering the metered value for exposure:
Mode Setting
Programmed auto Shutter speed and aperture
(flexible program; 0120)
Shutter-priority auto Shutter speed
Aperture-priority auto Aperture
The metering method itself can not be changed while exposure lock is
in effect.
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Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value
suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker
(0358).
In general, positive values make the subject brighter
while negative values make it darker.
It is most effective when
used with M(Center-weighted metering) or N (Spot
metering) (0128).
To choose a value for exposure compensation, keep the E (N)
button pressed and rotate the command dial until the desired
value is selected in the viewfinder or information display.
–1 EV No exposure
compensation
+1 EV
E (N) button Command dial Information display
0.3 EV +2 EV
+
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Normal exposure can be restored by setting exposure
compensation to ±0.
Except in h and % modes, exposure
compensation is not reset when the camera is turned off (in
h and % modes, exposure compensation will be reset when
another mode is selected or the camera is turned off).
AThe Information Display
Exposure compensation options can also be
accessed from the information display
(012).
AMode M
In mode M, exposure compensation affects only the exposure
indicator.
AUsing a Flash
When a flash is used, exposure compensation affects both background
exposure and flash level.
ABracketing
For information on automatically varying exposure over a series of
shots, see page 151.
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Flash Compensation
Flash compensation is used to alter flash output from the level
suggested by the camera, changing the brightness of the main
subject relative to the background.
Flash output can be
increased to make the main subject appear brighter, or reduced
to prevent unwanted highlights or reflections (0360).
Keep the M (Y) and E (N) buttons pressed and rotate the
command dial until the desired value is selected in the
viewfinder or information display.
In general, positive values
make the main subject seem brighter while negative values
make it seem darker.
Normal flash output can be restored by
setting flash compensation to ±0.
Except in h mode, flash
compensation is not reset when the camera is turned off (in
h mode, flash compensation will be reset when another
mode is selected or the camera is turned off).
M (Y) button
Command dial Information display
E (N) button
0.3 EV +1 EV
+
135P, S, A, and M Modes
AThe Information Display
Flash compensation options can also be
accessed from the information display
(012).
AOptional Flash Units
Flash compensation is also available with optional flash units that
support the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS; see page 315).
The
flash compensation selected with the optional flash unit is added to
the flash compensation selected with the camera.
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Active D-Lighting
Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows,
creating photographs with natural contrast.
Use for high
contrast scenes, for example when photographing brightly lit
outdoor scenery through a door or window or taking pictures of
shaded subjects on a sunny day.
Active D-Lighting is not
recommended in mode M; in other modes, it is most effective
when used with L(Matrix metering; 0128).
1Display Active D-Lighting options.
Press the P button, then highlight
Active D-Lighting in the information
display and press J.
Preserving Detail in Highlights and
Shadows
Active D-Lighting: ! Off Active D-Lighting: Y Auto
P button
Information display
137P, S, A, and M Modes
2Choose an option.
Highlight an option and press J
(0359).
DActive D-Lighting
With some subjects, you may notice uneven shading, shadows around
bright objects, or halos around dark objects.
Active D-Lighting is not
available with movies.
AActive D-Lighting” VersusD-Lighting
Active D-Lighting adjusts exposure before shooting to optimize the
dynamic range, while the D-Lighting option in the retouch menu
(0285) brightens shadows in images after shooting.
ABracketing
For information on automatically varying Active D-Lighting over a
series of shots, see page 151.
138 P, S, A, and M Modes
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
High Dynamic Range (HDR) combines two exposures to form a
single image that captures a wide range of tones from shadows
to highlights, even with high-contrast subjects.
HDR is most
effective when used with L(Matrix metering) (0128).
It can
not be used to record NEF (RAW) images.
While HDR is in effect,
the flash can not be used and continuous shooting is not
available.
1Display HDR (high dynamic range)
options.
Press the P button, then highlight
HDR (high dynamic range) in the
information display and press J.
First exposure (darker) Second exposure
(brighter)
Combined HDR image
+
P button
Information display
139P, S, A, and M Modes
2Choose an option.
Highlight vAuto, 2Extra high,
SHigh, TNormal, ULow, or
6Off and press J.
When an option other than 6Off is
selected, u will be displayed in the
viewfinder.
3Frame a photograph, focus, and shoot.
The camera takes two exposures
when the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down.
lu
will flash in the viewfinder while the images are combined; no
photographs can be taken until recording is complete.
HDR
turns off automatically after the photograph is taken; to turn
off HDR before shooting, rotate the mode dial to a setting
other than P, S, A, or M.
DFraming HDR Photographs
The edges of the image may be cropped out.
The desired results may
not be achieved if the camera or subject moves during shooting.
Use
of a tripod is recommended.
Depending on the scene, the effect may
not be visible, shadows may appear around bright objects, or halos
may appear around dark objects.
Uneven shading may be visible with
some subjects.
140 P, S, A, and M Modes
White balance ensures that colors are unaffected by the color of
the light source.
Auto white balance is recommended for most
light sources; other values can be selected if necessary
according to the type of source:
1Display white balance options.
Press the P button, then highlight the
current white balance setting in the
information display and press J.
White Balance
Option Description
vAuto Automatic white balance adjustment.
Recommended in most situations.
JIncandescent Use under incandescent lighting.
IFluorescent Use with the light sources listed on page 141.
HDirect sunlight Use with subjects lit by direct sunlight.
NFlash Use with the flash.
GCloudy Use in daylight under overcast skies.
MShade Use in daylight with subjects in the shade.
LPreset manual Measure white balance or copy white balance
from existing photo (0145).
P button
Information display
141P, S, A, and M Modes
2Choose a white balance option.
Highlight an option and press J.
AThe Shooting Menu
White balance can be selected using the
White balance option in the shooting menu
(0223), which also can be used to fine-tune
white balance (0143) or measure a value
for preset white balance (0145).
The IFluorescent option in the White
balance menu can be used to select the
light source from the bulb types shown at
right.
ATouch Menu Navigation
Tap an option in the white balance menu once to highlight it and again
to select it and either display a menu of bulb types (IFluorescent) or
return to the shooting menu.
142 P, S, A, and M Modes
AColor Temperature
The perceived color of a light source varies with the viewer and other
conditions.
Color temperature is an objective measure of the color of a
light source, defined with reference to the temperature to which an
object would have to be heated to radiate light in the same
wavelengths.
While light sources with a color temperature in the
neighborhood of 5000–5500 K appear white, light sources with a lower
color temperature, such as incandescent light bulbs, appear slightly
yellow or red.
Light sources with a higher color temperature appear
tinged with blue.
Warmer” (redder) colors “Cooler” (bluer) colors
qI (sodium-vapor lamps): 2700 K
wJ (incandescent)/I (warm-white fluorescent.): 3000 K
eI (white fluorescent): 3700 K
rI (cool-white fluorescent): 4200 K
tI (day white fluorescent): 5000 K
yH (direct sunlight): 5200 K
uN (flash): 5400 K
iG (cloudy): 6000 K
oI (daylight fluorescent): 6500 K
!0 I (high temp. mercury-vapor): 7200 K
!1 M (shade): 8000 K
Note: All figures are approximate.
ABracketing
For information on automatically varying white balance settings over a
series of shots, see page 151.
3000 4000 5000 6000 8000 10000 [ K ]
q w retyui o!0 !1
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Fine-Tuning White Balance
White balance can be “fine-tuned” to compensate for variations
in the color of the light source or to introduce a deliberate color
cast into an image.
White balance is fine-tuned using the White
balance option in the shooting menu.
1Display fine-tuning options.
Highlight a white balance option and
press 2 (if Fluorescent is selected,
highlight the desired lighting type
and press 2; note that fine-tuning is
not available with Preset manual).
2Fine-tune white balance.
Use the multi selector to fine-tune
white balance.
White balance can be
fine-tuned on the amber (A)–blue (B)
axis in steps of 0.5 and the green (G)–
magenta (M) axis in steps of 0.25.
The
horizontal (amber-blue) axis
corresponds to color temperature,
while the vertical (green-magenta)
axis has the similar effects to the corresponding color
compensation (CC) filters.
The horizontal axis is ruled in
increments equivalent to about 5 mired, the vertical axis in
increments of about 0.05 diffuse density units.
3Save changes and exit.
Press J.
Coordinates
Adjustment
144 P, S, A, and M Modes
AWhite Balance Fine-Tuning
The colors on the fine-tuning axes are relative, not absolute.
For
example, moving the cursor to B (blue) when a “warm” setting such as
J (incandescent) is selected will make photographs slightly “colder”
but will not actually make them blue.
ATouch Fine-Tuning
To fine-tune an option in the white balance menu using the touch
screen, tap the option once to highlight it and then tap the 2 Adjust
button to view the fine-tuning display.
To choose a value, tap the
coordinate display or the u, v, x, or y icons.
Tap 0 OK to return to the
shooting menu once white balance has been adjusted to your
satisfaction.
A“Mired”
Any given change in color temperature produces a greater difference
in color at low color temperatures than it would at higher color
temperatures.
For example, a change of 1000 K produces a much
greater change in color at 3000 K than at 6000 K.
Mired, calculated by
multiplying the inverse of the color temperature by 106, is a measure of
color temperature that takes such variation into account, and as such is
the unit used in color-temperature compensation filters.
E.g.:
4000 K–3000 K (a difference of 1000 K)=83 mired
7000 K–6000 K (a difference of 1000 K)=24 mired
145P, S, A, and M Modes
Preset Manual
Preset manual is used to record and recall custom white balance
settings for shooting under mixed lighting or to compensate for
light sources with a strong color cast.
Two methods are available
for setting preset white balance:
❚❚ Measuring a Value for Preset White Balance
1Light a reference object.
Place a neutral gray or white object under the lighting that
will be used in the final photograph.
2Display white balance options.
Highlight White balance in the
shooting menu and press 2 to display
white balance options.
Highlight
Preset manual and press 2.
3Select Measure.
Highlight Measure and press 2.
Method Description
Measure
Neutral gray or white object is placed under lighting that
will be used in final photo and white balance measured by
camera (see below).
Use photo White balance is copied from photo on memory card
(0149).
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4Select Ye s .
The menu shown at right will be
displayed; highlight Yes and press J.
The camera will enter preset
measurement mode.
When the camera is ready to measure
white balance, a flashing D (L) will
appear in the viewfinder and
information display.
5Measure white balance.
Before the indicators stop flashing,
frame the reference object so that it
fills the viewfinder and press the
shutter-release button all the way down.
No photograph will
be recorded; white balance can be measured accurately even
when the camera is not in focus.
147P, S, A, and M Modes
6Check the results.
If the camera was able to measure a
value for white balance, the message
shown at right will be displayed and
a will flash in the viewfinder and the
camera will return to shooting mode.
To return to shooting mode
immediately, press the shutter-release
button halfway.
If lighting is too dark or too bright, the
camera may be unable to measure
white balance.
A message will appear
in the information display and a
flashing ba will appear in the
viewfinder.
Return to Step 5 and
measure white balance again.
148 P, S, A, and M Modes
DMeasuring Preset White Balance
If no operations are performed while the displays are flashing, direct
measurement mode will end in the time selected for Custom Setting
c2 (Auto off timers; 0240).
DPreset White Balance
The camera can store only one value for preset white balance at a time;
the existing value will be replaced when a new value is measured.
Note that exposure is automatically increased by 1 EV when measuring
white balance; when shooting in mode M, adjust exposure so that the
exposure indicator shows ±0 (0124).
AOther Methods for Measuring Preset White Balance
To enter preset measurement mode (see above) after selecting preset
white balance in the information display (0140), press J for a few
seconds.
If white balance has been assigned to the Fn button (0252),
white balance preset measurement mode can be activated by keeping
the Fn button pressed for a few seconds after selecting preset white
balance with the Fn button and command dial.
AGray Panels
For more precise results, measure white balance using a standard gray
panel.
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❚❚ Copying White Balance from a Photograph
Follow the steps below to copy a value for white balance from a
photograph on the memory card.
1Select Preset manual.
Highlight White balance in the
shooting menu and press 2 to display
white balance options.
Highlight
Preset manual and press 2.
2Select Use photo.
Highlight Use photo and press 2.
3Choose Select image.
Highlight Select image and press 2
(to skip the remaining steps and use
the image last selected for preset
white balance, select This image).
4Choose a folder.
Highlight the folder containing the
source image and press 2.
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5Highlight the source image.
To view the highlighted image full
frame, press and hold the X button.
6Copy white balance.
Press J to set preset white balance to the white balance
value for the highlighted photograph.
151P, S, A, and M Modes
Bracketing automatically varies exposure, white balance, or
Active D-Lighting (ADL) settings slightly with each shot,
“bracketing” the current value.</