Nikon COOLPIX 4300 user manual

User manual for the device Nikon COOLPIX 4300

Device: Nikon COOLPIX 4300
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Date of adding : 2013-04-14 15:21:55
Number of pages: 77
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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:46 PM Page 1
The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography
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DIGITAL CAMERA
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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:46 PM Page 2 Overview Thank you for your purchase of a COOLPIX4300 digital camera. The documentation for this product includes the manuals listed below. Please be sure to read all instructions thoroughly to get the most from your camera. Quick-Start Guide The Quick-Start Guide takes you through the process of unpacking and setting up your Nikon digital camera, taking your first pictures, and transferring them to your computer. Guide to Digital Photography The Guide to Digit

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:46 PM Page 4 For Your Safety To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read the • When inserting the battery, do not Keep out of reach of children attempt to insert it upside down Particular care should be taken to following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment. Keep or backwards. prevent infants from putting the these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them. • Do not short or disas

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:46 PM Page 6 Notices • No part of the manuals included with • Nikon will not be held liable for any Notice for customers in Canada this product may be reproduced, damages resulting from the use of this CAUTION ATTENTION transmitted, transcribed, stored in a product. This class B digital apparatus meets all Cet appareil numérique de la classe B retrieval system, or translated into any • While every effort has been made to requirements of the Canadian Interference respecte to

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:46 PM Page 8 Table of Contents Overview ............................................................................................................3 Playing Pictures Back: Playback Options ...............................55-64 For Your Safety ...............................................................................................4-5 Full-Screen Playback .............................................................................56-57 Notices ........................

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:46 PM Page 10 The Shooting Menu...................................................................96-116 Keeping Colors True: White-Balance......................................................97-98 Measuring Light: Metering...........................................................................99 Taking Pictures in a Sequence: Continuous .......................................100-101 Getting Sharper Pictures: BSS (Best-Shot Selector)..................................102

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:46 PM Page 12 Parts of the COOLPIX4300 The parts of the camera are identified below. For more information on the function of each part, refer to the page number that follows it. 1 Red-eye reduction/Self-timer lamp .............................p. 48/42 1 5 2 Built-in Speedlight ...........................................................p. 48 3 Battery chamber cover ....................................................p. 17 4 Battery chamber cover latch........................

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:46 PM Page 14 A Monitor B The Mode dial 4 1 2 3 5 6 7 15 8 16 9 17 11 10 18 19 20 Mode Description 12 Page 21 a An automatic mode for simple, “point-and-shoot” 24 13 22 (Auto) snapshot pictures. 14 23 This mode offers a choice of settings for specific scenes. 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 i Each of the 12 modes optimizes the camera for scenes of 34 (Scene) specific type, such as sunsets or portraits. In the shooting modes, the following indicators appear in the monitor. 1 Scene.....

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:47 PM Page 16 First Steps Turn the camera off 2 Step 1—Attach the Camera Strap and Lens Cap Camera Strap • Attach the strap as shown. Open the battery-chamber cover 3 • Pressing the battery-chamber cover latch ⁄, slide Lens cap the battery-chamber cover out ¤ and flip it open ‹. • Press the tabs on the lens cap to attach/detach it. • We recommend attaching the lens cap to the strap loop with the supplied cord to prevent it from being misplaced. Insert the battery 4 EN-EL1

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:47 PM Page 18 Insert the memory card 2 Alternative Power Sources In addition to the rechargeable Nikon EN-EL1 Lithium-ion battery included with your camera, the COOLPIX4300 can be used with non-rechargeable 2CR5 (DL245) lithium batteries, available at a variety of retail outlets. To power your camera continuously for extended periods, use an EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger or EH-53 AC adapter (both available separately). Terminals • Slide the card-slot cover out ⁄ and Con

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:47 PM Page 20 Step 4—Choose a Language Step 5—Set the Date and Time Camera menus and messages can be displayed in your choice of Information on the time and date of recording is included with all German, English, French, Japanese or Spanish. pictures and movies taken with your Nikon digital camera. To set the camera’s internal clock to the correct time and date, display the set-up menu as described in steps 1-2 of “Choose a Language” and then SET-UP2 1 2 Controls follow the

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:47 PM Page 22 SET-UP2 7 Controls Shot Confirm Lamp Pic data/Transfer Date Interface Language Reset All Taking Pictures PAGE1 SELECT SET Getting Started pp. 24-29 Press > to save changes to settings and return to SET-UP Reviewing Your menu. Pictures pp. 30-33 Flashing Clock Icon Getting Creative: Any pictures taken before the time and date have been set will have a time Select Scene Mode stamp of “0000.00.00 00:00.” If the time and date have not been set, a flashing pp. 34-

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:47 PM Page 24 Taking Pictures The Basics Check indicators in the monitor This section details the basic steps involved in taking pictures in a 4 (auto) mode. In this automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode, the majority of • Before shooting, check the battery level (A) and the number of exposures remaining (B). settings are controlled by the camera in response to lighting conditions A and focus distance, producing the best possible results in most situations. 2272 2272 2272 1/250

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:47 PM Page 26 Step 2— Compose the Picture Monitor or Viewfinder? Ready the camera. Use the monitor to confirm camera settings at a glance while at the same time 1 viewing an image that shows how the final picture will appear. This is particularly • Pictures can be framed in important when the image in the viewfinder does not accurately reflect what will the monitor (A) or viewfinder appear in the final picture, for example when: (B). • macro close-up is used (p. 42) • To pr

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:47 PM Page 28 Step 3—Focus and Shoot Step 4—Turn the Camera Off The COOLPIX4300 has a two-stage shutter release button. When you have finished using the camera, turn the camera off to save battery power. Focus 1 • Press the shutter release button halfway to set focus and exposure. In a mode, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame. Check the indicator lamps (see table below). Lamp Meaning On Flash will fire when picture is taken. Flash-ready Blinks Fla

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:47 PM Page 30 Reviewing Your Pictures Quick Review With a digital camera, you can view pictures immediately after they are When you press the QUICK p button to enter taken. You can view the results of earlier attempts while setting up your quick review mode, the most recent picture on the next shot and use what you see to change camera settings or choose 1 1 memory card will be displayed at the top left a better angle. corner of the monitor. 2272 2272 2272 2002.09.15 2002.0

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:47 PM Page 32 Full-Screen Review Thumbnail Review 2002.09.15 2002.09.15 2002.09.15 100 100 100N NI NIIKON KON KON From quick review, press the QUICK p button to Pressing the 7 button in full-screen review 15:40 15:40 15:40 000 000 0001 1.. JPG JPG JPG 1 2 3 enter full-screen review. The picture displayed in displays a menu of nine thumbnail images. The 123 quick-review mode will be displayed full screen. following operations can be performed while 456 4 5 6 thumbnails are d

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:47 PM Page 34 Getting Creative: Select Scene Mode Depending on the scene selected, restrictions may apply to flash (p. 48) and focus The COOLPIX4300 offers a choice of twelve “scene” modes for mode (p. 41). The table of scene choices on the pages that follow lists the flash and focus mode settings possible in each scene. If in doubt about the meanings common subjects and shooting situations. of the icons used, consult the following table: To choose a scene: SCENE 1 Icon Fl

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:47 PM Page 36 3 2 Camera 3 2 Camera Scene Description Scene Description (p. 48) (p. 41) shake (p. 48) (p. 41) shake Use for portraits. Main Captures the beautiful Auto, subject stands out clearly j reds in sunsets or sunrises P 0, while background details Sunset exactly as you see them. @ * are softened, lending the composition a sense of Auto, s depth. Use for pictures that Any — 0 Portrait • Degree to which background details are k employ slow shutter 0, softened depends

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E4300 (E) 02.12.9 1:47 PM Page 38 3 2 Camera Scene Description (p. 48) (p. 41) shake Camera Controls Use to obtain clear pictures of text or Shooting-Mode drawings on a white Selection Beyond Point- board, business card, or p. 40 in printed matter. To shoot a close subject, set the camera to Macro and-Shoot Focus Mode close-up mode (p. 42). pp. 41-45 • In autofocus mode, minimum shooting Read this chapter for advice on the most x distance becomes approximately 70cm — Any Any Copy frequently-us


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