Nikon D40 Digital Camera 25420 user manual

User manual for the device Nikon D40 Digital Camera 25420

Device: Nikon D40 Digital Camera 25420
Size: 9,21 MB
Date of adding : 2014-01-03 15:23:04
Number of pages: 139
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Where to Find It Find what you’re looking for from: The Table of Contents See pages v–vi Find items by function or menu name. The Q&A Index See pages vii–ix Know what you want to do but don’t know the function name? Find it from the “question and answer” index. The Index See pages 123–125 Search by key word. Error Messages See pages 111–112 If a warning is displayed in the viewfinder or monitor, find the solution here. Troubleshooting See pages 108–110 Camera behaving unexpectedly? Find t

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Introduction Tutorial Photography and Playback More on Photography (All Modes) P, S, A, and M Modes Reference More on Playback Connecting to a Computer, Printer, or TV Playback Options: The Playback Menu Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu Menu Guide Custom Settings Basic Camera Settings: The Setup Menu Creating Retouched Copies: The Retouch Menu Technical Notes i

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For Your Safety To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read the follow- ing safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them. The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions listed in this section are indicated by the following symbol: This icon marks warnings. To prevent possible injury, read all warnings before using this Nikon pro

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Use appropriate cables Observe caution when using the flash When connecting cables to the input and output jacks, Do not operate the flash with the flash window touch- use only the cables provided or sold by Nikon for the pur- ing a person or object. Failure to observe this precau- pose to maintain compliance with product regulations. tion could result in burns or fire. CD-ROMs Using the flash close to the subject’s eyes could cause CD-ROMs containing software or manuals should not temporary vi

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Symbol for Separate Collection in European Countries This symbol indicates that this product 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. • For more information, contact the retailer or the local authorities in charge of waste management. Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction Note that simply being in possess

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Table of Contents For Your Safety........................................................................ii Connecting to a Computer, Printer, or TV .............55 Notices..................................................................................... iii Connecting to a Computer .............................................55 Q&A Index ............................................................................ vii Before Connecting the Camera.............................................5

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Folders....................................................................................................85 Technical Notes ............................................... 96 File No. Sequence ...........................................................................86 Optional Accessories.........................................................96 Mirror Lock-Up..................................................................................86 Lenses .........................................

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Q&A Index Find what you’re looking for using this “question and answer” index. General Questions Question Key phrase Page # How do I use the menus? Using the menus 63–64 How do I get more information on a menu? Help 3 5–6, What do these indicators mean? Monitor, viewfinder 81–82 What does this warning mean? Error messages and displays 111–112 How many more shots can I take with this card? Number of exposures remaining 29, 116 How much charge does the battery have left? Battery level 15 What doe

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Taking Photographs Question Key phrase Page # Is there an easy way to take snapshots? Auto mode 15 Is there an easy way to take more creative shots? Digital Vari-Program modes What do I do if flash photography is prohibited? Auto (flash off ) mode 18 How do I bring out a portrait subject? Portrait mode How can I get good landscape shots? Landscape mode How do I take snapshots of my kids? Child mode How do I “freeze” a moving subject? Sports mode 19 How do I take close ups of small objects? Close

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Viewing, Printing, and Retouching Photographs Question Key phrase Page # Can I view my photographs on the camera? Camera playback 50 Can I view more information about photos? Photo info 51 Why parts of my photos blink? Photo info, highlights 52 How do I get rid of an unwanted photo? Deleting individual photos 54 Can I delete several photos at once? Delete 65 Can I zoom in on pictures to make sure they’re in focus? Playback zoom 53 Can I protect photos from accidental deletion? Protect 54 Is ther

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Life-Long Learning As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education, con- tinually-updated information is available on-line at the following sites: • For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/ • For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support • For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/ Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently- asked

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Introduction Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon D40 single-lens reflex (SLR) digital camera with interchangeable lenses. This manual has been written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon digital camera. Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it handy when using the product. To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used: This icon marks cautions, information that This icon marks tips, additional information should b

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Getting to Know the Camera 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. Camera Body                1 Infrared receiver..............................................................33 10 Accessory shoe cover................................................. 99 2 Power switch ..................

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6 Eyelet for camera strap................................................. 7  * 7 Multi selector  8 Memory card slot cover............................................ 12   9 (delete) button..................................................20, 54  10 Memory card access lamp ...................................... 12   11 Power connector cover for optional AC   adapter connector .....................................................103 12 Battery-chamber cover

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The Mode Dial The D40 offers a choice of the following twelve shooting modes: Advanced Modes (Exposure Modes) Select these modes for full control over camera settings. P— Programmed auto: 40 A — Aperture-priority auto: 42 S — Shutter-priority auto: 41 M—Manual: 43 Point-and-Shoot Modes (Digital Vari-Programs) Selecting a Digital Vari-Program automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected scene, making creative photography as simple as rotating the mode dial. —Auto: 15 —Child: 19 — A

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The Viewfinder Display 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 1 Focus brackets (focus areas)....14, 16, 24, 25, 26 10 Number of exposures remaining.............. 15, 116 2 Focus indicator ....................................................... 16, 26 Number of shots remaining before 3 Focus area display..........................14, 16, 24, 25, 26 memory buffer fills............................................. 32, 116 AF-area mode..................................................................

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The Shooting Information Display To view camera settings, press the button. The following shooting information will be displayed in the monitor. See page 22 for information on changing camera settings. 25 24 23 22 21 1 5 20 19 6 18 2 17 4 16 7 15 8 14 3 13 9 10 12 11 1 Focus area display ......................... 14, 16, 24, 25, 26 13 Metering mode.............................................................. 45 AF-area mode ..................................................................24

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Supplied Accessories The DK-5 Viewfinder Eyepiece Cap Attach the DK-5 viewfinder eyepiece cap for self-timer ( 33) or remote control photography ( 33). Before attaching the DK-5 or other viewfinder accessories ( 102), remove the DK-16 viewfinder eyepiece cup. Hold the camera firmly when removing the cup. The Camera Strap Attach the camera strap as shown below. The MH-23 Quick Charger ( 122) The MH-23 is for use with the supplied EN-EL9 battery. CHARGE lamp AC adapter plug AC inlet Wall plug (s

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First Steps Attaching a Lens Autofocus is supported with AF-S and AF-I lenses only. Care should be taken to prevent dust from entering the camera when exchanging lenses. Turn the camera off and remove the body cap. 1 Remove the rear lens cap from the lens. Keeping the mounting index on the lens aligned with the 2 mounting index on the camera body, position the lens in the camera’s bayonet mount and rotate the lens in the direction shown until it clicks into place. If the lens is equippe


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