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DIGITAL CAMERA User’s Manual No reproduction in any form of this manual, in whole or in part (except for brief quotation in critical articles or reviews), may be made without written authorization from NIKON CORPORATION. En YP9F01(11) 6MM73611-01 En Trademark Information • Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. • Macintosh, Mac OS, and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Inc. • Adobe and Acrobat are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc. • The SD logo is a trademark of the SD Card Association. • PictBridge is a trademark. • All other trade names mentioned in this manual or the other documentation provided with your Nikon product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Introduction First Steps A Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode C Shooting Suited for the Scene a Automatic Shooting of a Smiling Face c More on Playback D Movies E Voice Recordings Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers d Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Technical Notes i For Your Safety To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read the following 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, information that should be read before using this Nikon product, to prevent possible injury. WARNINGS Turn off in the event of malfunction Should you notice smoke or an unusual smell coming from the camera or AC adapter, unplug the AC adapter and remove the battery immediately, taking care to avoid burns. Continued operation could result in injury. After removing or disconnecting the power source, take the equipment to a Nikon-authorized service representative for inspection. Do not disassemble Touching the internal parts of the camera or AC adapter could result in injury. Repairs should be performed only by qualified technicians. Should the camera or AC adapter break open as the result of a fall or other accident, take the product to a Nikon-authorized service representative for inspection, after unplugging the product and/or removing the battery. ii Do not use the camera or AC adapter in the presence of flammable gas Do not use electronic equipment in the presence of flammable gas, as this could result in explosion or fire. Handle the camera strap with care Never place the strap around the neck of an infant or child. Keep out of reach of children Particular care should be taken to prevent infants from putting the battery or other small parts into their mouths. For Your Safety Observe caution when handling the battery The battery may leak or explode if improperly handled. Observe the following precautions when handling the battery for use in this product: • Before replacing the battery, turn the product off. If you are using the AC adapter, be sure it is unplugged. • Only use a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 (supplied). Charge the battery by inserting it in a Battery Charger MH-63 (supplied). • When inserting the battery, do not attempt to insert it upside down or backwards. • Do not short or disassemble the battery or attempt to remove or break the battery insulation or casing. • Do not expose the battery to flame or to excessive heat. • Do not immerse in or expose to water. • Return the battery to the battery case for transportation. Do not transport or store with metal objects such as necklaces or hairpins. • The battery is prone to leakage when fully discharged. To avoid damage to the product, be sure to remove the battery when no charge remains. • Discontinue use immediately should you notice any change in the battery, such as discoloration or deformation. • If liquid from the damaged battery comes in contact with clothing or skin, rinse immediately with plenty of water. • • • • • • Observe the following precautions when handling the battery charger Keep dry. Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or electric shock. Dust on or near the metal parts of the plug should be removed with a dry cloth. Continued use could result in fire. Do not handle the power cable or go near the battery charger during lightning storms. Failure to observe this precaution could result in electric shock. Do not damage, modify, forcibly tug or bend the power cable, place it under heavy objects, or expose it to heat or flames. Should the insulation be damaged and the wires become exposed, take it to a Nikonauthorized service representative for inspection. Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire or electric shock. Do not handle the plug or battery charger with wet hands. Failure to observe this precaution could result in electric shock. Do not use with travel converters or adapters designed to convert from one voltage to another or with DCto-AC inverters. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the product or cause overheating or fire. iii For Your Safety Use appropriate cables When connecting cables to the input and output jacks, use only the cables provided or sold by Nikon for the purpose, to maintain compliance with product regulations. Handle moving parts with care Be careful that your fingers or other objects are not pinched by the lens cover or other moving parts. CD-ROMs The CD-ROMs supplied with this device should not be played back on audio CD equipment. Playing CDROMs on an audio CD player could cause hearing loss or damage the equipment. Observe caution when using the flash Using the flash close to your subject’s eyes could cause temporary visual impairment. Particular care should be observed if photographing infants, when the flash should be no less than one meter (3 ft. 4 in.) from the subject. Do not operate the flash with the flash window touching a person or object Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns or fire. iv Avoid contact with liquid crystal Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by broken glass and to prevent liquid crystal from the monitor touching the skin or entering the eyes or mouth. Notices Notice 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 to 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 will 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 USA Tel: 631-547-4200 v Notices Notice for customers in Canada CAUTION This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. ATTENTION Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Notice for customers in Europe 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. 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. vi Table of Contents For Your Safety........................................................................................................................................ ii WARNINGS.................................................................................................................................................................. ii Notices ....................................................................................................................................................... v Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................1 About This Manual ................................................................................................................................ 1 Information and Precautions............................................................................................................. 2 Parts of the Camera............................................................................................................................... 4 The Camera Body ...................................................................................................................................................4 The Monitor................................................................................................................................................................6 Basic Operations..................................................................................................................................... 8 The A (Shooting Mode) Button...................................................................................................................8 The c (Playback) Button..................................................................................................................................8 The Multi Selector...................................................................................................................................................9 The d Button....................................................................................................................................................10 Switching Between Tabs.................................................................................................................................10 Help Displays..........................................................................................................................................................11 Shutter-release Button .....................................................................................................................................11 Attaching the Camera Strap .........................................................................................................................11 First Steps ............................................................................................................................................. 12 Charging the Battery ..........................................................................................................................12 Inserting the Battery ...........................................................................................................................14 Removing the Battery .......................................................................................................................................15 Turning On and Off the Camera.................................................................................................................15 Setting Display Language, Date and Time .................................................................................16 Inserting Memory Cards ....................................................................................................................18 Removing Memory Cards...............................................................................................................................18 A Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode ................................................................. 20 Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode .......................................................20 Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode ...............................................................................................21 Step 2 Frame a Picture .......................................................................................................................22 Using the Zoom....................................................................................................................................................23 Step 3 Focus and Shoot .....................................................................................................................24 Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Pictures .................................................................................26 Playing Back Pictures (Playback Mode)..................................................................................................26 Deleting Pictures..................................................................................................................................................26 Using the Flash......................................................................................................................................28 Setting the Flash Mode....................................................................................................................................28 Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ...............................................................................................30 vii Table of Contents Macro Mode...........................................................................................................................................31 Exposure Compensation ...................................................................................................................32 C Shooting Suited for the Scene................................................................................................ 33 Shooting in Scene Mode ...................................................................................................................33 Setting the Scene Mode..................................................................................................................................33 Features .....................................................................................................................................................................34 Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector) .............40 Taking Pictures in Food Mode.....................................................................................................................41 Taking Pictures for a Panorama ..................................................................................................................43 a Automatic Shooting of a Smiling Face ................................................................................ 45 Shooting in Smile Mode ....................................................................................................................45 Blink Proof Function...........................................................................................................................................46 c More on Playback....................................................................................................................... 47 viii Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback ......................................................................47 Calendar Display...................................................................................................................................................48 Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ..........................................................................................49 Editing Pictures.....................................................................................................................................50 Quick Retouch .......................................................................................................................................................51 Enhancing Brightness and Contrast: D-Lighting..............................................................................52 Creating a Cropped Copy: Crop .................................................................................................................53 Resizing Pictures: Small Picture...................................................................................................................54 Voice Memos: Recording and Playback .......................................................................................55 Recording Voice Memos.................................................................................................................................55 Playing Voice Memos........................................................................................................................................56 Deleting Voice Memos.....................................................................................................................................56 Viewing Pictures by Date (List by Date Mode) ..........................................................................57 Selecting a Date in List by Date Mode ...................................................................................................57 Using List by Date Mode.................................................................................................................................58 List by Date Menu ...............................................................................................................................................59 Image Searching in Auto Sort Mode.............................................................................................60 Displaying Pictures in Auto Sort Mode ..................................................................................................60 Using Auto Sort Mode......................................................................................................................................62 Auto Sort Menu ....................................................................................................................................................62 Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode) .................................................................63 Preparing Favorites Folder.............................................................................................................................64 Sorting Pictures to a Favorites Folder .....................................................................................................65 Viewing the Pictures in Favorites Folder...............................................................................................66 Removing Pictures from Favorites............................................................................................................66 Table of Contents Using Favorite Pictures Mode......................................................................................................................67 Favorite Pictures Menu ....................................................................................................................................68 D Movies ............................................................................................................................................. 70 Recording Movies ................................................................................................................................70 The Movie Menu...................................................................................................................................71 D Movie Options................................................................................................................................................71 w Electronic VR....................................................................................................................................................72 Movie Playback .....................................................................................................................................73 Deleting Movie Files...........................................................................................................................................73 E Voice Recordings........................................................................................................................... 74 Making Voice Recordings..................................................................................................................74 Playing Voice Recordings..................................................................................................................76 Deleting Sound Files..........................................................................................................................................77 Copying Voice Recordings................................................................................................................78 Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers ............................................................ 79 Connecting to a TV..............................................................................................................................79 Connecting to a Computer...............................................................................................................80 Before Connecting the Camera..................................................................................................................80 Transferring Pictures from a Camera to a Computer ....................................................................81 Connecting to a Printer......................................................................................................................84 Connecting the Camera and Printer........................................................................................................85 Printing Pictures One at a Time ..................................................................................................................86 Printing Multiple Pictures ...............................................................................................................................87 Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set.........................................................................................90 d Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus ............................................................................. 92 Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu .......................................................................................92 Displaying the Shooting Menu ..................................................................................................................92 A Image Mode...................................................................................................................................................93 B White Balance................................................................................................................................................95 C Continuous .....................................................................................................................................................97 E ISO Sensitivity ................................................................................................................................................99 F Color Options ...............................................................................................................................................99 G AF Area Mode............................................................................................................................................. 100 Q Distortion Control ................................................................................................................................... 103 Functions that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously.................................................................... 104 ix Table of Contents Playback Options: The Playback Menu ..................................................................................... 105 Displaying the Playback Menu................................................................................................................. 105 b Slide Show.................................................................................................................................................... 107 c Delete.............................................................................................................................................................. 108 d Protect ........................................................................................................................................................... 108 f Rotate Image............................................................................................................................................... 109 h Copy ................................................................................................................................................................ 109 Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu....................................................................................... 111 Displaying the Setup Menu........................................................................................................................ 112 w Electronic VR ............................................................................................................................................... 113 a Menus.............................................................................................................................................................. 114 c Welcome Screen ..................................................................................................................................... 114 d Date .................................................................................................................................................................. 115 e Monitor Settings....................................................................................................................................... 118 f Date Imprint ................................................................................................................................................ 119 U Motion Detection .................................................................................................................................... 120 u Digital Zoom ............................................................................................................................................... 121 i Sound Settings ......................................................................................................................................... 121 k Auto Off.......................................................................................................................................................... 122 l Format Memory/m Format Card................................................................................................... 123 n Language ...................................................................................................................................................... 124 o Video Mode ................................................................................................................................................ 124 d Blink Warning ............................................................................................................................................ 124 p Reset All.......................................................................................................................................................... 126 r Firmware Version .................................................................................................................................... 128 Technical Notes................................................................................................................................129 Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................................... 129 Approved Memory Cards ............................................................................................................................ 129 Image/Sound File and Folder Names ........................................................................................ 130 Caring for the Camera ..................................................................................................................... 131 Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................................. 133 Storage .................................................................................................................................................................... 133 Error Messages................................................................................................................................... 134 Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................ 138 Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 144 Supported Standards ..................................................................................................................................... 147 Index ...................................................................................................................................................... 148 x Introduction About This Manual Introduction Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX S203 digital camera. This manual was written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon digital camera. Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it where all those who use the product will read it. Symbols and Conventions To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used: B This icon marks cautions, information that should be read before use, to prevent damage to the camera. D This icon marks tips, additional information that may be helpful when using the camera. C This icon marks notes, information that should be read before using the camera. A This icon indicates that more information is available elsewhere in this manual or in the Quick Start Guide. Notations • A Secure Digital (SD) memory card is referred to as a “memory card.” • The setting at the time of purchase is referred to as the “default setting.” • The names of menu items displayed in the camera monitor, and the names of buttons or messages displayed in the computer monitor appear in bold. Screen Samples In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor display samples so that monitor indicators can be more clearly shown. Illustrations and Screen Display Illustrations and text displays shown in this manual may differ from actual display. C Internal Memory and Memory Cards Pictures taken with this camera can be stored in the camera’s internal memory or on removable memory cards. If a memory card is inserted, all new pictures will be stored on the memory card and delete, playback and format operations will apply only to the pictures on the memory card. The memory card must be removed before the internal memory can be formatted or used to store pictures to, or delete, or view pictures. 1 Information and Precautions Life-Long Learning Introduction As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education, continually updated information is available online 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 questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. See the URL below for contact information: http://imaging.nikon.com/ Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery chargers, batteries and AC adapters) 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 could interfere with normal operation of the camera or result in the batteries overheating, igniting, rupturing, or Holographic seal: leaking. Identifies this device as an For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authentic Nikon product. authorized Nikon dealer. Before 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. About the Manuals • 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 Nikon’s prior written permission. • Nikon reserves the right to change the 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 was 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). 2 Information and Precautions Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction Introduction Note that simply being in possession of material that was 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 was 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 The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings, woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies and photographs is governed by national and international copyright laws. Do not use this product for the purpose of making illegal copies or to infringe copyright laws. Disposing of Data Storage Devices Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory cards or builtin camera memory 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 the welcome screen (A 114). Care should be taken to avoid injury or damage to property when physically destroying data storage devices. 3 Parts of the Camera The Camera Body 1 2 3 4 5 6 Introduction 8 9 7 Lens cover closed 10 1 Shutter-release button..............................24 4 Built-in flash......................................................28 5 Self-timer lamp...............................................30 6 Lens .........................................................133, 144 2 Zoom control..................................................23 f : wide .......................................................23 g : tele..........................................................23 h : thumbnail playback.....................47 i : playback zoom................................49 j : help ........................................................11 7 Eyelet for camera strap..............................11 8 Built-in microphone....................55, 70, 74 9 Speaker................................................56, 73, 76 3 4 Power switch/Power-on lamp .......................................................................20, 122 10 Lens cover ......................................................131 Parts of the Camera 1 Introduction 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Opening the pin cover 9 1 10 Indicator lamp................................................ 74 Flash lamp ........................................................ 29 11 9 12 13 14 15 Cable connector ........................... 79, 81, 85 10 Tripod socket 2 A (shooting mode) button..................... 8 3 c (playback) button........................... 8, 26 4 Multi selector..................................................... 9 5 k (apply selection) button...................... 9 6 l (delete) button.........26, 27, 56, 73, 77 13 Battery-chamber........................................... 14 7 d button ........ 10, 33, 71, 92, 105, 112 14 Memory card slot ......................................... 18 8 Monitor.................................................................. 6 11 Pin/power connector cover .......................................................79, 81, 85, 129 12 Battery-chamber/ memory card slot cover ................... 14, 18 15 Battery latch............................................. 14, 15 5 Parts of the Camera The Monitor Introduction The following indicators may appear in the monitor during shooting and playback (actual display varies with current camera settings). The indicators that appear in the monitor during shooting and playback disappear after a few seconds (A 118). Shooting 2 26 25 4 1 6 5 3 7 8 9 10 24 23 11 12 22 21 19 16 15 20 6 14 a 18 17 Shooting mode* ....................20, 33, 45, 70 14 Macro mode.................................................... 31 Zoom indicator...................................... 23, 31 15 AE/AF-L indicator ......................................... 44 16 Focus indicator .............................................. 24 17 Flash mode....................................................... 28 18 Battery level indicator................................ 20 19 Motion detection icon ................... 21, 120 20 Electronic VR icon ..................................... 113 21 Distortion control icon........................... 103 22 “Date not set” indicator ......................... 134 11 23 Time zone indicator................................. 115 24 12 Date imprint ................................................. 119 25 Image mode.................................................... 93 13 Movie options ................................................ 71 26 * Differs according to the current shooting mode. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 1600 600 1/125 F3.1 b a Number of exposures remaining (still pictures)...............................................20 b Movie length...............................................70 Internal memory indicator......................21 Aperture .............................................................24 Focus area.............................................. 24, 100 Focus area (Face Priority).............. 24, 100 Shutter speed .................................................24 ISO sensitivity ..........................................29, 99 Exposure compensation value ............32 Color options ..................................................99 White balance mode..................................95 Self-timer indicator......................................30 Continuous shooting mode..................97 Blink proof icon..............................................46 Parts of the Camera Introduction Playback 4 1 15 17 16 2 3 5 6 15 05 2009 12:00 9999.JPG 14 7 13 12 999 10 9 11 999 8 a b 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 Date of recording......................................... 16 Time of recording......................................... 16 Volume indicator.......................... 55, 73, 76 Category icon in auto sort mode1 ............................................ 60 Favorites folder icon in favorite pictures mode1 ........................... 66 Battery level indicator................................ 20 Protect icon................................................... 108 Image mode2 .................................................. 93 Movie options2 .............................................. 71 a Current frame number/ total number of frames ........................ 26 b Movie length .............................................. 73 9 10 11 12 13 14 Internal memory indicator......................26 Favorite pictures guide.............................65 Movie playback guide ...............................73 List by date guide.........................................57 Print set icon....................................................90 Small picture icon ........................................54 Quick retouch icon......................................51 15 D-Lighting icon..............................................52 16 Voice memo icon .........................................56 17 File number and type ............................. 130 The icon for the selected category in auto sort mode or the favorites folder currently selected in playback mode is displayed. Differs according to the settings configured during shooting. 7 Basic Operations The A (Shooting Mode) Button Introduction • Press the A button in playback mode to enter shooting mode. • Press the A button in shooting mode to display the shooting-mode selection menu. The Shooting-mode Selection Menu In the shooting-mode selection menu, use the multi selector to change the shooting mode. 1 2 3 4 Auto mode 1. 2. 3. 4. A (auto) mode (A 20) x Scene mode* (A 33) a Smile mode (A 45) D Movie mode (A 70) * The icon displayed differs depending upon the last scene mode selected. To return to the shooting mode while the shooting-mode selection menu is displayed, press the A button again. The c (Playback) Button • Press the c button in shooting mode to enter playback mode. • Press the c button in playback mode to display the playback-mode selection menu. • If the camera is turned off, hold down the c button to turn the camera on in playback mode. The Playback-mode Selection Menu In the playback-mode selection menu, use the multi selector to change the playback mode. 1 2 3 4 8 Play 1. 2. 3. 4. c Playback mode (A 26) h Favorite pictures mode (A 63) F Auto sort mode (A 60) C List by date mode (A 57) To return to the playback mode while the playback-mode selection menu is displayed, press the c button again. Basic Operations The Multi Selector Introduction This section describes standard uses of the multi selector to select modes, select menu options and to apply selection. For Shooting Display m (flash mode) (A 28) menu or move cursor up Display n (self-timer) (A 30) menu Display o (exposure compensation) (A 32) guide Apply selection Flash mode Display p (macro mode) (A 31) menu or move cursor down For Playback 15/05/2009 15:30 0004.JPG Select previous picture 4 4 Select next picture For the Menu Screen Move cursor up Move cursor left or return to previous screen Move cursor right or go to next screen (apply selection) Apply selection (go to next screen) Move cursor down Beach/snow Shooting menu Image mode White balance Continuous ISO sensitivity Color options Exit C Note on the Multi Selector In the manual, the button indicating up, down, left and right of the multi selector is shown as H, I, J and K. 9 Basic Operations The d Button Introduction Press the d button to display the menu for the selected mode. • Use the multi selector to navigate the menus (A 9). • Choose the z tab on the left to display the setup menu. • Press the d button again to exit the menu. Displayed when the menu contains two or more pages Shooting menu • Top tab: Display the available menus in the current mode • Bottom tab: Display the setup menu Image mode White balance Continuous ISO sensitivity Color options Exit Displayed when there are one or more menu items to follow Displayed when there are more previous menu items Shooting menu AF area mode Distortion control Exit Press the k button or the multi selector K to proceed to the next set of options The selected option AF area mode Face priority Auto Manual Center Exit Press the k button or the multi selector K to apply selection Switching Between Tabs Shooting menu Image mode White balance Continuous ISO sensitivity Color options Exit Press the multi selector J to highlight the tab 10 Shooting menu Image mode White balance Continuous ISO sensitivity Color options Exit Press the multi selector H or I to select the tab, and press either the k button or K Set up Electronic VR Menus Welcome screen Date Monitor settings Exit The selected menu is displayed Basic Operations Help Displays White balance For accurate color reproduction, choose a setting that matches the light source. Exit Introduction Rotate the zoom control to g (j) when M/L is displayed at the lower right of the menu screen to view a description of the currently selected menu option. To return to the original menu, rotate the zoom control to g (j) again. Back Shutter-release Button The camera features a two-stage shutter-release button. To set focus and exposure, press the shutter-release button halfway, stopping when you feel resistance. Focus and exposure lock while the shutter-release button is held in this position. To release the shutter and take a picture, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down. Do not use force when pressing the shutter-release button, as this may result in camera shake and blurred pictures. Press the shutter-release button halfway to set focus and exposure Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take picture Attaching the Camera Strap 11 First Steps Charging the Battery The camera uses a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 (supplied). Charge the battery with the Battery Charger MH-63 (supplied) before first use or when the battery is running low. 1 Connect the power cable. First Steps Connect the power cable to the battery charger 1 and insert the wall plug into a power outlet 2. The CHARGE lamp will light to show that the charger is on 3. 2 3 1 2 Charge the battery. 1 Insert the battery at an angle as shown 1, and set it in the battery charger 2. CHARGE lamp starts blinking when battery is inserted 3. Charging is complete when lamp stops blinking 4. About 100 minutes are required to charge a fully depleted battery. 12 3 4 2 Charging the Battery The following chart explains CHARGE lamp status. CHARGE lamp Blinks On Battery charging. Battery fully charged. • The battery is not inserted correctly. Remove the battery and reinsert it into the battery charger so that the battery is lying flat. • Charge the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F) before use. • The battery is faulty. Stop charging immediately, unplug the charger, and take both the battery and charger to your retailer or Nikon service representative. 3 Remove the battery and unplug the charger when charging is complete. B Notes on the Battery Charger First Steps Flickers Description • The supplied battery charger is for use only with the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10. Be sure to use only genuine Nikon brand rechargeable batteries. • Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the battery charger on pages iii before using the battery charger. B Notes on the Battery • Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the battery on page iii and the section, “The Battery” (A 132), before using the battery. • If the battery is not used for an extended period, recharge it at least once every six months and run it flat before returning it to storage. C AC Power Supply To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use an AC Adapter EH-62D (available separately from Nikon) (A 129). Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera. 13 Inserting the Battery Insert a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 (supplied) into your camera. • Charge the battery before the first use or when the battery is running low (A 12). Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. 2 Insert the battery. First Steps 1 Confirm that the positive (+) and negative (–) terminals are oriented correctly as described on the label at the entrance of the battery chamber, and insert the battery. Use the battery to push the orange battery latch in the direction indicated by the arrow 1 and fully insert the battery 2. When the battery is fully inserted, the battery latch will lock it in place. B Inserting the Battery Inserting the battery upside down or backwards could damage the camera. Be sure to check the battery is in the correct orientation. 3 14 Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. Inserting the Battery Removing the Battery First Steps Turn the camera off and make sure that the power-on lamp and the monitor have gone out before opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. To eject the battery, open the battery-chamber/ memory card slot cover and slide the orange battery latch in the direction indicated by the arrow 1. The battery can then be removed by hand 2. • Note that the battery may become hot during use; observe due caution when removing the battery. Turning On and Off the Camera To turn on the camera, press the power switch. The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and the monitor will turn on. To turn off the camera, press the power switch again. When the camera is turned off, both the power-on lamp and monitor will turn off. • If the camera is turned off, hold down the c button to turn the camera on in playback mode. C Auto Power Off in Shooting Mode (Standby Mode) If no operations are performed for about a minute (default setting), the monitor will turn off automatically and the camera will enter standby mode. If no operations are performed for another three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically (the auto off function). Pressing the power switch, or the shutter-release button, while the monitor is off in standby mode will reactivate the monitor. The time allowed to elapse from before the camera enters standby mode can be changed from the Auto off option (A 122) in the setup menu (A 111). 15 Setting Display Language, Date and Time A language-selection dialog is displayed the first time the camera is turned on. 1 Press the power switch to turn on the camera. The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and the monitor will turn on. First Steps 2 Use the multi selector to choose the desired language and press the k button. For information on using the multi selector, see “The Multi Selector” (A 9). 3 Choose Yes and press the k button. If No is selected, the date and time will not be set. Date Set time and date? No Yes Cancel 4 Press the multi selector J or K to select your home time zone (A 117) and press the k button. London Casablanca Back D 16 Daylight Saving Time If daylight saving time is in effect, press the multi selector H in the time zone selection screen displayed in step 4 to turn on the daylight saving time option. When the daylight saving time option is enabled, W is displayed at the top of the monitor. To turn off the daylight saving time option, press I. London Casablanca Back Setting Display Language, Date and Time 5 Edit the date and time. Date Press H or I to edit the highlighted item. D M Y 01 01 2009 00 00 Edit Press J to return to the previous item. 6 Choose the order in which the day, month and year are displayed and press the k button or press K. The settings are applied and monitor display exits to shooting mode. First Steps Press K to move the highlight in the following order. D (day) ➝ M (month) ➝ Y (year) ➝ hour ➝ minute ➝ DMY (the order in which the day, month, and year are displayed) Date D M Y 15 05 2009 14 30 Edit D Changing the Date and Time • Select Date from the Date item (A 115) in the setup menu (A 111) to change the current date and time and follow the procedure described in step 5 above. • Select Time zone from the Date item in the setup menu to change the time zone and daylight saving time settings (A 115). 17 Inserting Memory Cards First Steps Image, sound, and movie files are stored in the camera’s internal memory (approximately 44 MB) or on removable Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (available separately) (A 129). If a memory card is inserted in the camera, data are automatically stored on the memory card and data recorded to the memory card can be played back, deleted or transferred. Remove the memory card to store data in the internal memory, or play back, delete or transfer data from the internal memory. 1 Confirm the power-on lamp and the monitor are off and open the battery-chamber/ memory card slot cover. Be sure to turn off the camera before opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. 2 Insert the memory card. Slide the memory card in correctly until it clicks into place. Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. B Inserting Memory Cards Inserting the memory card upside down or backwards could damage the camera or the memory card. Be sure to check the memory card is in the correct orientation. Removing Memory Cards 18 Before removing memory cards, turn the camera off and confirm that the power-on lamp and monitor are off. Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover and press the card in 1 to partially eject the card. The card can then be removed by hand. Do not attempt to remove the card at an angle 2. Inserting Memory Cards B Formatting Memory Cards If the message at right is displayed, the memory card must be formatted before use (A 123). Note that formatting permanently deletes all pictures and other data on the memory card. Be sure to make copies of any pictures you wish to keep before formatting the memory card. Card is not formatted. Format card? No Yes B The Write Protect Switch Memory cards are equipped with a write protect switch. When this switch is in the “lock” position, data cannot be written to, or deleted from, the memory card. If the switch is in the “lock” position, unlock it by sliding the switch to the “write” position to record or delete pictures, or to format the memory card. B First Steps Use the multi selector to choose Yes and press the k button. The confirmation dialog will be displayed. To start formatting, choose Format and press the k button. • Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover until formatting is complete. • The first time you insert the memory cards used in other devices into the COOLPIX S203, be sure to format them using this camera (A 123). Write protect switch Memory Cards • Use only Secure Digital memory cards. • Do not perform the following during formatting, while data is being written to or deleted from the memory card, or during data transfer to a computer. Failure to observe this precaution could result in the loss of data or in damage to the camera or memory card: - Take out the battery or memory card - Turn off the camera - Disconnect the AC adapter • Do not format the memory card using a computer. • Do not disassemble or modify. • Do not drop, bend, or expose to water or strong physical shocks. • Do not touch the metal terminals with your fingers or metal objects. • Do not affix labels or stickers to the memory card. • Do not leave in direct sunlight, closed vehicles or areas exposed to high temperatures. • Do not expose to humidity, dust, or to corrosive gases. 19 Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode This section describes how to take pictures in A (auto) mode, an automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras. 1 Press the power switch to turn on the camera. The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and the monitor will turn on. The lens will also extend. Proceed to step 4 when A is displayed. Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode 2 Press the A button. 3 Press the multi selector H or I to choose A and press the k button. Auto mode The camera enters A (auto) mode. 4 Check the battery level and the number of exposures remaining. Battery level indicator Battery Level Monitor NO INDICATOR B N Battery exhausted. Description Battery fully charged. Battery low. Prepare to charge or replace the battery. Cannot take pictures. Recharge or replace with a fully charged battery. 18 Number of exposures remaining Number of Exposures Remaining The number of pictures that can be stored depends on the capacity of the internal memory or memory card and image mode setting (A 94). 20 Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode Shooting mode A displayed in A (auto) mode. Motion detection icon The effects of the subject movement and camera shake are reduced. Internal memory indicator Indicates that images will be stored on the camera’s internal memory (approximately 44 MB). When a memory card is inserted in the camera, C does not appear and images will be stored on the memory card. Image mode The combination of image size and image quality (compression) is displayed. The default setting is i Normal (3,648 × 2,736). The indicators and photo info displayed during shooting and playback will turn off after a few seconds (A 118). When the monitor has turned off in standby mode to save power, press the power switch or the shutter-release button to reactivate it (A 122). D Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode 18 Functions Available in A (Auto) Mode In A (auto) mode, macro mode (A 31) and exposure compensation (A 32) can be applied and pictures can be taken using the flash mode (A 28) and self-timer (A 30). Pressing the d button in A (auto) mode allows you to specify settings for all shooting menu items (A 92) depending upon the shooting situations. D Motion Detection When Auto (default setting) is selected for the Motion detection option (A 120) in the setup menu and the camera detects camera shake and subject movement, the camera increases shutter speed to reduce blurring. When the camera detects camera shake or subject movement and increases shutter speed, the motion detection icon will turn green. D Electronic Vibration Reduction When the flash mode (A 28) is set to W (off) or Y (slow sync) with Electronic VR (A 113) in the setup menu set to Auto, the R icon may appear in the monitor. The appearance of R indicates shooting conditions in which the effects of camera shake can be pronounced. In these situations, the camera reduces the effects of camera shake in pictures before recording them. 21 Step 2 Frame a Picture 1 Ready the camera. Hold the camera steadily in both hands, keeping your fingers and other objects away from the lens, flash, microphone, and speaker. When taking pictures in “tall” orientation, turn the camera so that the built-in flash is above the lens. Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode 2 Frame the picture. When the camera recognizes a face looking toward the camera, that face will be framed by a yellow double border (default setting). If more than one face is recognized, the face nearest to the camera will be framed by a double border and the rest by a single border. AF area will not appear when shooting pictures of subjects other than people, or framing a subject with which no face is recognized. 22 18 Step 2 Frame a Picture Using the Zoom Use the zoom control to activate optical zoom. Rotate the zoom control to g to zoom in so that the subject fills a larger area of the frame, or f to zoom out, thus increasing the area visible in the frame. Zoom out Zoom in A zoom indicator is displayed at the top of the monitor when the zoom control is rotated. Digital zoom Digital Zoom When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating and holding the zoom control at g triggers digital zoom. The subject is magnified up to 4× the maximum optical zoom ratio. Focus will be on the center of the screen (without active focus area display) when digital zoom is in effect. Maximum optical zoom C Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode Optical zoom Digital zoom is in effect. Digital Zoom and Interpolation Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses a digital imaging process known as interpolation to magnify images, resulting in slight deterioration of picture quality. Interpolation is applied at zoom positions beyond V. When zoom is increased beyond the V position, interpolation is initiated and the zoom indicator turns yellow to indicate that interpolation is being applied. The position of V moves to the right as image size decreases, allowing for confirmation of the zoom positions at which shooting without interpolation is possible at the current image mode setting. When an image size is small Digital zoom can be disabled from the Digital zoom option (A 121) in the setup menu (A 111). 23 Step 3 Focus and Shoot 1 Press the shutter-release button halfway. When a face looking toward the camera is recognized: Camera will focus on the face surrounded by the double border active focus area. When the subject is in focus, the double border glows green. Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode 1/125 F3.1 Shutter speed When shooting pictures of subjects other than people or framing a subject with which no face is recognized: Camera automatically selects the focus area (one of nine) containing the subject closest to the camera. When the subject is in focus, the active focus area glows green. 1/125 F3.1 Shutter speed Aperture When digital zoom is used, the focus area is not displayed and the camera focuses at the center of the frame. Once focus has been acquired, the focus indicator (A 6) will glow green. When you press the shutter-release button halfway, the shutter speed and aperture values also appear. Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. While the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the double border for face recognition may blink, or the focus area or focus indicator may blink red. All of these cases indicate that the camera does not focus. Change the composition and press the shutter-release button halfway again. See “AF Area Mode” (A 100) or “Face Priority” (A 102) for more information about Face Priority. 2 Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down. The shutter is released and the picture will be recorded to the memory card or internal memory. 24 Aperture Step 3 Focus and Shoot B During Recording While pictures are being recorded, the number of exposures remaining will blink. Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover while pictures are being recorded. Cutting power or removing the memory card in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or card. B Autofocus C Blink Warning If the blink warning screen is displayed shortly after a picture is Did someone blink? taken in face priority mode, the eyes of human subjects may have been closed when the picture was taken. Check the picture and decide whether or not another picture should be taken. • The portrait subject, whose eyes may have been closed when the picture was taken, will be framed by a yellow border in the blink Exit warning screen. • Press the k button, or press the shutter-release button, to return to shooting mode. See “Blink Warning” (A 124) or “Operating the Blink Warning Screen” (A 125) for more information. D Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode Autofocus may not perform as expected in the following situations. In some rare cases, the subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the active focus area and the focus indicator glow green: • Subject is very dark • Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g. the sun is behind the subject and is in deep shadow) • No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. when the subject is standing in front of a white wall, wearing a white shirt) • Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g. the subject is inside a cage) • Subject is moving rapidly In the situations noted above, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to refocus several times, or focus on another subject and use focus lock (A 101). When using focus lock, be sure that the distance between the camera and the subject with which focus was locked is the same as that for the actual subject. Flash If the subject is poorly lit, the flash may fire by pressing the shutter-release button all the way down (A 28). 25 Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Pictures Playing Back Pictures (Playback Mode) Press the c button. The last picture taken will be displayed in fullframe playback mode. Press the multi selector H, I, J or K to view additional pictures. A button Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode Pictures may be displayed briefly at low resolution while being read from the memory card or internal memory. Press the A button or the shutter-release button to switch to shooting mode. When playing back pictures stored on the camera’s internal memory, C appears. When a memory card is inserted in the camera, C does not appear and images stored on the memory card are played back. 15/05/2009 15:30 0004.JPG 4 Internal memory indicator Deleting Pictures 1 Press the l button to delete the picture currently displayed in the monitor. 2 Use the multi selector to select Yes and press the k button. To exit without deleting the picture, choose No and press the k button. 26 4 Erase 1 image? Done No Yes Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Pictures C Options Available in Playback Mode The following options are available in full-frame playback mode. Description A g (i) Rotate the zoom control to g to enlarge the picture up to 10×. Press the k button to return to full-frame playback mode. 49 View thumbnails/ apply calendar display f (h) Rotate the zoom control to f to display 4, 9 or 16 picture thumbnails or to apply the calendar display. 47 Add favorite pictures k Add the picture currently displayed to favorite pictures. 65 c Press the c button to display the playback-mode selection menu and change to list by date, auto sort, or favorite pictures mode. Playback zoom Change playback mode A Switch to shooting mode 57, 60, 66 Press the A button or the shutter-release button to switch to the shooting mode selected in the shooting-mode selection menu. 26 C Pressing the c Button to Turn On the Camera When the camera is off, holding down the c button will turn the camera on in playback mode. The lens will not extend. C Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode Use Option Viewing Pictures • Pictures stored in the internal memory can only be viewed if no memory card is inserted. • When pictures in which a face was detected during shooting are displayed in full-frame playback, the pictures may be automatically rotated for playback display, depending upon the orientation of the detected face. • When the monitor has turned off in standby mode to save power, press the c button or the power switch to reactivate it (A 122). C Deleting the Last Picture Taken While in Shooting Mode In shooting mode, press the l button to delete the last picture taken. Erase 1 image? No Yes D Deleting Multiple Pictures Multiple pictures can be deleted from the Delete option (A 108) in the playback menu (A 105), the list by date menu (A 59), the auto sort menu (A 62), or the favorite pictures menu (A 68). 27 Using the Flash The flash has a range of 0.6-4.6 m (2-15 ft.) when the camera is zoomed out all the way. With maximum optical zoom applied, the range is 0.6-2.5 m (2-8 ft.) (when ISO sensitivity is set to Auto). The following flash modes are available. U Auto Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor. V Auto with red-eye reduction Reduce “red-eye” in portraits (A 29). Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode W Off Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor. X Fill flash Flash fires when a picture is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and backlit subjects. Y Slow sync U (auto) is combined with slow shutter speed. Flash illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture background at night or under dim light. Setting the Flash Mode 1 Press m (flash mode). The flash menu is displayed. 2 Use the multi selector to choose the desired flash mode and press the k button. The icon for the selected flash mode is displayed at the top of the monitor. When U (auto) is applied, D is only displayed for a few seconds, regardless of Photo info settings (A 118). Flash mode If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled. 28 26 Using the Flash B Shooting When Lighting is Poor and the Flash is Disabled (W) • Use of a tripod is recommended to stabilize the camera during shooting and avoid the effects of camera shake. • The E indicator is displayed when the camera automatically increases sensitivity. Pictures taken when E is displayed may be slightly mottled. B Note on Using the Flash When using the flash, reflections from dust particles in the air may appear as bright spots in pictures. To reduce these reflections, set the flash to W (Off). The Flash Lamp The flash lamp indicates flash status when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. • On: Flash will fire when picture is taken. • Blinks: Flash charging. Wait a few seconds and try again. • Off: Flash will not fire when picture is taken. If the battery is low, the monitor display will turn off, and remain off, until the flash is fully charged. C The Flash Mode Setting The default flash mode setting varies with shooting mode. • A (auto): U (auto) • C (scene): varies with the selected scene mode (A 34) • a (smile): fixed at W (off) when On is selected for Blink proof, U (auto) when Off is selected for Blink proof (A 46) The flash mode setting applied in A (auto) mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off, and reapplied the next time A (auto) mode is selected. C Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode C Red-eye Reduction This camera uses advanced red-eye reduction (“In-Camera Red-Eye Fix”). The flash fires several times at low intensity (pre-flash) before the main flash, reducing “red eye.” The camera then analyzes the picture; if red-eye is detected, the affected area will be processed to further reduce red-eye before the picture is saved. Note that because there is a slight lag between the shutter-release button being pressed and the picture being shot, this mode is not recommended when a quick shutter response is required. The time before the next picture can be shot also increases slightly. Advanced red-eye reduction may not produce the desired results in all situations. In extremely rare instances, areas not subject to red-eye may be affected by advanced red-eye reduction processing; in these cases, choose another mode and try again. 29 Taking Pictures with the Self-timer The camera is equipped with a ten-second and two-second timer for self-portraits. This feature is useful for reducing the effects of camera shake that occurs when pressing the shutter-release button. When using the self-timer, use of a tripod is recommended. 1 Press n (self-timer). The self-timer menu is displayed. Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode 2 Use the multi selector to choose 10 s or 2 s and press the k button. 10 s (ten seconds): Suited for important occasions (such as weddings) 2 s (two seconds): Suited for preventing camera shake The mode selected for self-timer is displayed. Self-timer If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled. 3 Frame the picture and press the shutter-release button halfway. Focus and exposure will be set. 1/125 F3.1 4 Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down. The self-timer starts, and the number of seconds remaining before the shutter is released is displayed in the monitor. The selftimer lamp blinks while the timer is counting down. About one second before the shutter is released, the lamp remains lit and stops blinking. When the shutter is released, the self-timer will be set to k. 30 To stop the timer before a picture is taken, press the shutter-release button again. Macro Mode Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 10 cm (4 in.). Note that the flash may be unable to light entire subject at distances of less than 60 cm (2 ft.). 1 Press p (macro mode). The macro menu is displayed. Use the multi selector to choose ON and press the k button. The macro mode icon (F) is displayed. If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled. Macro mode 3 Rotate the zoom control to frame the picture. The camera can focus at a distance of 10 cm (4 in.) at the zoom position at which F glows green (the zoom indicator is positioned before K). C Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode 2 Macro Mode In macro mode, the camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed halfway to lock focus and exposure. C The Macro Mode Setting The macro mode setting applied in A (auto) mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off, and reapplied the next time A (auto) mode is selected. 31 Exposure Compensation Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera to make pictures brighter or darker. 1 Press o (exposure compensation). The exposure compensation guide is displayed. Basic Photography and Playback: Auto Mode 2 Use the multi selector to adjust exposure and press the k button. When the picture is too dark: adjust the exposure compensation to “+” side. When the picture is too bright: adjust the exposure compensation to “–” side. Exposure compensation Exposure compensation can be set to values between -2.0 and +2.0 EV. If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled. 3 The setting is applied. The value is displayed with the H icon in the monitor. 18 C Exposure Compensation Value The exposure compensation value applied in A (auto) mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off, and reapplied the next time A (auto) mode is selected. D 32 Using Exposure Compensation The camera tends to lower exposure when the frame is dominated by brightly lit objects and to increase exposure when the frame is mostly dark. Positive compensation may therefore be required to capture the brilliancy of very bright objects that fill the frame (for example, sunlit expanses of water, sand, or snow) or when the background is much brighter than the main subject. Negative compensation may be called for when large areas of the frame contain very dark objects (for example, a swath of dark green leaves) or when the background is much darker than the main subject. Shooting Suited for the Scene Shooting in Scene Mode Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected subject type. The following scene modes are available. x Scene auto selector b Portrait c Landscape d Sports e Night portrait j Night landscape f Party/indoor g Beach/snow h Sunset i Dusk/dawn k Close-up u Food l Museum m Fireworks show n Copy o Backlight p Panorama assist E Voice recording* * See “Voice Recordings” (A 74) for details. Setting the Scene Mode 1 The icon for the last scene mode selected is displayed. The default setting is x (Scene auto selector). 2 Scene auto selector Press the multi selector K and press H, I, J, or K to choose the desired scene, and then press the k button. Shooting Suited for the Scene Press the A button in shooting mode to display the shooting-mode selection menu and press the multi selector H or I to select a scene icon. Beach/snow 3 Frame the subject and shoot. 1/125 F3.1 D Image Mode When the d button is pressed in scene mode, Image mode (A 93) can be adjusted. Change made to this setting applies to all shooting modes (except for movie menu). Image mode High (3648 ) Normal (3648) Normal (2592) Normal (2048) PC screen (1024) Exit 33 Shooting in Scene Mode Features x Scene auto selector By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode. See “Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector)” (A 40) for more information. m 1 2 3 U1 n Off2 p Off3 o 0.02 The camera automatically selects the optimum flash mode setting for the scene mode it has selected. Can be changed to W. Other settings can be selected. Changed to On when the camera selects Close-up scene mode. Shooting Suited for the Scene b Portrait Use this mode for portraits in which the main subject stands out clearly. Portrait subjects exhibit smooth, natural-looking skin tones. • The camera detects and focuses on a face looking toward the camera. See “Face Priority” (A 102) for more information. • If the camera detects a smiling face of the subject, the smile indicator increases or decreases. • If more than one face is recognized, focus will be on the face nearest to the camera. • If no faces are recognized, focus will be on the center of the screen. • Digital zoom is not available. 18 Smile indicator m V* n Off* p Off o 0.0* * Other settings can be selected. O: For those scene modes with O, use of a tripod is recommended. Q: For those scene modes with Q, noise reduction is carried out automatically so the time taken to save an image will be longer than usual. C 34 Icons Used for Descriptions The following icons are used for descriptions in this section: m, flash mode (A 28); n, self-timer (A 30); p, macro mode (A 31); o, exposure compensation (A 32). Shooting in Scene Mode c Landscape Use this mode for vivid landscapes and cityscapes. • Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator (A 6) always glows green when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the foreground may not always be in focus. m W n Off* p Off o 0.0* o 0.0* o 0.02 * Other settings can be selected. m W n Off p Off Shooting Suited for the Scene d Sports Use this mode for dynamic action shots that freeze the action in a single shot and record motion in a series of pictures. • The camera focuses continuously until focus is locked by pressing the shutter-release button halfway. • While the shutter-release button is held down, pictures are taken at rate of up to about 1.2 frames per second (fps) when image mode is set to i Normal (3648). This rate is maintained for up to 6 pictures. • The maximum frame rate with continuous shooting may vary depending upon the current image mode setting and the memory card used. • Motion detection (A 120) is not activated. * Other settings can be selected. OQ e Night portrait Use this mode to achieve a natural balance between the main subject and background lighting in portraits taken at night. • The camera detects and focuses on a face looking toward the camera. See “Face Priority” (A 102) for more information. • If more than one face is recognized, focus will be on the face nearest to the camera. • If no faces are recognized, focus will be on the center of the screen. • Digital zoom is not available. • Motion detection (A 120) is not activated. m 1 2 V1 n Off2 p Off Fill flash with slow sync and red-eye reduction. Other settings can be selected. 35 Shooting in Scene Mode f Party/indoor Captures the effects of candlelight and other indoor background lighting. • Camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame. • As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, hold the camera steadily. Use of a tripod is recommended for dark locations. m 1 2 V1 n Off2 p Off o 0.02 The flash may change to slow sync with red-eye reduction. Other settings can be selected. Other settings can be selected. g Beach/snow Shooting Suited for the Scene Captures the brightness of such subjects as snowfields, beaches, or sunlit expanses of water. • Camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame. m U* n Off* p Off o 0.0* o 0.0* * Other settings can be selected. O h Sunset Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises. • Camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame. m W* n Off* p Off * Other settings can be selected. 36 O: For those scene modes with O, use of a tripod is recommended. Q: For those scene modes with Q, noise reduction is carried out automatically so the time taken to save an image will be longer than usual. Shooting in Scene Mode OQ i Dusk/dawn Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before sunrise or after sunset. • Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator (A 6) always glows green when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the foreground may not always be in focus. • Motion detection (A 120) is not activated. W m n Off* p Off o 0.0* o 0.0* * Other settings can be selected. Slow shutter speeds are used to produce stunning night landscapes. • Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator (A 6) always glows green when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the foreground may not always be in focus. • Motion detection (A 120) is not activated. W m n Off* p Off * Other settings can be selected. Shooting Suited for the Scene OQ j Night landscape k Close-up Photograph flowers, insects and other small objects at close range. • Macro mode (A 31) will be turned on and the camera automatically zooms to the position at the closest distance at which the camera can focus. • The camera can focus at a distance of 10 cm (4 in.) at the zoom position at which F glows green (the zoom indicator is positioned before K). The closest possible shooting position may vary according to the zoom position. • AF area mode is set to Manual (A 100). Press the k button to choose the focus area in which focus is acquired. • The camera focuses continuously until focus is locked by pressing the shutter-release button halfway. m U* n Off* p On o 0.0* * Other settings can be selected. Note that the flash may be unable to light entire subject at distances of less than 60 cm (2 ft.). 37 Shooting in Scene Mode u Food Use when taking pictures of food. See “Taking Pictures in Food Mode” (A 41) for details. • AF area mode is set to Manual (A 100). Press the k button to choose the focus area in which focus is acquired. X W n Off* p On o 0.0* o 0.0* o 0.0 * Other settings can be selected. l Museum Shooting Suited for the Scene Use indoors where flash photography is prohibited (for example, in museums and art galleries) or in other settings in which you do not want to use the flash. • Camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame. • BSS (best shot selector) can be used to shoot (A 97). • Motion detection (A 120) is not activated. m W n Off* p Off* * Other settings can be selected. O m Fireworks show Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst of light from a firework. • Camera focuses at infinity. The focus indicator (A 6) always glows green when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the foreground may not always be in focus. • Motion detection (A 120) is not activated. m 38 W n Off p Off O: For those scene modes with O, use of a tripod is recommended. Shooting in Scene Mode n Copy Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white board or in print. • Camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame. • Use macro mode (A 31) to focus at short ranges. • Colored text and drawings may not show up well. m W* n Off* p Off* o 0.0* o 0.0* * Other settings can be selected. o Backlight m m n Off* p Off * Other settings can be selected. p Panorama assist Shooting Suited for the Scene Use when light is coming from behind subject, throwing features or details into shadow. The flash fires automatically to “fill in” (illuminate) shadows. • Camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame. • Motion detection (A 120) is not activated. Use when taking a series of pictures that will later be joined to form a single panorama using the supplied Panorama Maker software. See “Taking Pictures for a Panorama” (A 43) for details. m W* n Off* p Off* o 0.0* * Other settings can be selected. 39 Shooting in Scene Mode Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector) By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode for simpler shooting. When the camera is aimed at a subject in x scene auto selector scene mode, the camera automatically selects one of the following scene modes: • Auto (A 20) • Night portrait (A 35) • Backlight (A 39) 1 • Portrait (A 34) • Night landscape (A 37) • Landscape (A 35) • Close-up (A 37) Shooting Suited for the Scene Press the A button in shooting mode to display the shooting-mode selection menu and use the multi selector to select x (Scene auto selector) (A 33). The camera enters scene auto selector scene mode. 2 Scene auto selector Frame the subject and take the picture. When the camera automatically selects a scene mode, the shooting mode icon changes to that for the scene mode currently enabled. d: Auto g: Night landscape e: Portrait i: Close-up f: Landscape j: Backlight h: Night portrait Press the shutter-release button halfway to set focus and exposure. Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take the picture. B 18 Note on Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode Depending upon shooting conditions, the camera may not select the desired scene mode. Should this occur, switch to A (auto) mode (A 20) or select the desired scene mode manually (A 33). C Flash Mode in Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode U (Auto) (default setting) and W (Off) flash mode settings can be applied (A 28). • When U (Auto) is applied, the camera automatically selects the optimum flash mode setting for the scene mode it has selected. • When W (Off) is applied, the flash does not fire, regardless of shooting conditions. C 40 Functions Restricted in Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode • Digital zoom is not available. • The macro mode button on the multi selector (A 9, 31) is disabled. • AF area mode (A 100) is set to Auto in i (Close-up) mode. Shooting in Scene Mode Taking Pictures in Food Mode Use this mode to take pictures of food. 1 Press the A button in shooting mode to display the shooting-mode selection menu and use the multi selector to select u (Food) (A 33). Macro mode (A 31) will be turned on and the camera automatically zooms to the position at the closest distance at which the camera can focus. Press the multi selector H or I to choose white balance. Press H to increase the amount of red, or I to increase the amount of blue. 18 3 Frame the picture. The camera can focus at distances as close as 10 cm (4 in.) at the wide-angle zoom position at which F and the zoom indicator glow green (the zoom indicator is before G). The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies depending upon zoom position. Shooting Suited for the Scene 2 Food 18 AF area mode is set to Manual (A 100). Press the k button to move the focus area. Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to select a focus area and press the k button again to activate the selected focus area. Self-timer (A 30) and exposure compensation (A 32) settings can be adjusted while the focus area is locked. 4 Press the shutter-release button to take the picture. Focus is locked when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, and a picture is taken when the shutterrelease button is pressed the rest of the way down. When the camera is unable to focus, the focus area blinks red. Change the composition and press the shutterrelease button halfway again. 1/125 F3.1 41 Shooting in Scene Mode B Note on Food Mode Flash mode is disabled. Macro mode setting (A 31) is fixed at ON. C White Balance Setting in Food Mode • Increasing the amount of red or blue will decrease illumination effects. • Changing white balance in food mode will not affect white balance in the shooting menu (A 95). • The white balance setting applied in food mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off, and reapplied the next time food mode is selected. Shooting Suited for the Scene 42 Shooting in Scene Mode Taking Pictures for a Panorama The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame. Use a tripod for the best results. 1 Press the A button in shooting mode to display the shooting-mode selection menu and use the multi selector to select p (Panorama assist) (A 33). Panorama assist 2 Use the multi selector to choose the direction and press the k button. Select how pictures will be joined together in the completed panorama; right (I), left (J), up (K) or down (L). The yellow panorama direction icon (I I) will move to 18 the direction pressed and press the k button to choose the direction. A white panorama direction icon (I) will be displayed in the chosen direction. Shooting Suited for the Scene Panorama direction icons (I) are displayed to show the direction in which pictures will be joined. Apply flash mode (A 28), self-timer (A 30), macro mode (A 31) and exposure compensation (A 32) settings with this step, if necessary. Press the k button again to reselect the direction. 3 Take the first picture. One third of the last picture taken will be displayed partially transparent. 18 4 Take the next picture. Compose the next picture so that one-third of the frame overlaps the previous picture. Repeat until you have taken the necessary number of pictures to complete the scene. End 17 43 Shooting in Scene Mode 5 Press the k button when shooting is complete. The camera returns to step 2. End Shooting Suited for the Scene B 14 Panorama Assist Flash mode, self-timer, macro mode and exposure compensation settings cannot be adjusted after the first picture is taken. Pictures cannot be deleted, nor can zoom or image mode setting (A 93) be adjusted until all pictures in the series have been taken. Shooting for the panorama series is terminated if the auto off function (A 122) initiates standby mode during shooting. Setting the time allowed to elapse before the auto off function is enabled to a longer setting is recommended. D R Indicator R is displayed to indicate that exposure, white balance, and focus have been locked at the values set with the first shot. All pictures taken in a panorama series have the same exposure, white balance, and focus settings. End D Panorama Maker Install Panorama Maker from the supplied Software Suite CD. Transfer pictures to a computer (A 80) and use Panorama Maker (A 83) to join them in a single panorama. D 44 More Information See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 130) for more information. 17 Automatic Shooting of a Smiling Face Shooting in Smile Mode The camera detects that a face recognized with face priority is smiling and shoots automatically. 1 2 Enter smile mode by pressing the A button in shooting mode and selecting a (press the multi selector H or I), and then pressing the k button. Smile Frame a picture. Point the camera at the subject. 18 Up to three faces can be detected. When the camera detects more than one face, the face closest to the center of the frame is framed by a double border and the others by single borders. 3 The shutter is automatically released. If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling, the shutter is automatically released. When the camera detects a face, the self-timer lamp (A 4) blinks. Immediately after the shutter is released with detection of a smiling face, the self-timer lamp flickers. Each time the shutter is released, the camera automatically take pictures using the recognizing face and the detecting smiling face features repeatedly. Automatic Shooting of a Smiling Face When the camera detects a face looking toward the camera, the focus area containing the face will be displayed with a yellow double border. The camera focuses on the face framed by the double border. The double border will glow green and focus will be locked. At default settings, the blink proof function is activated (A 46). 4 Exit smile mode by pressing the A button. Change to another shooting mode. C Face Priority and Smiling Face Detection Features When the camera is pointed at a face looking toward the camera in smile mode, the face is automatically recognized and the smiling face of the recognized one is detected. • In some shooting conditions, face recognition does not work and faces cannot be detected. • See “Face Priority” (A 102) for more information. 45 Shooting in Smile Mode Blink Proof Function The blink proof function is available in smile mode. Each time a picture is taken, the camera automatically takes two consecutive shots. Of the two shots, the shot in which the subject’s eyes are open takes priority and is saved. • If the camera detects that it has saved a picture in which the subject’s eyes may have closed, the warning shown at right is displayed for a few One or more subjects may have closed their eyes. seconds. • To enable or disable the blink proof function, press the d button in smile mode to display the smile menu and select Blink proof. • The current setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6). Automatic Shooting of a Smiling Face C Operation of Shutter-Release Button Press the shutter-release button to take pictures. • When the Face priority takes effect, the shutter can be released with the focus locked on the recognized face even before the camera detects the subject is smiling. • When the Face priority doesn’t take effect, the camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame. C Functions Available in Smile Mode • Flash is disabled when On is selected for the Blink proof option. When Off is selected for the Blink proof option, flash mode (A 28) is set to U (auto). Other flash modes can be selected. • Exposure compensation (A 32) is available. • Digital zoom is not available. • When the d button is pressed, the smile menu is displayed and Image mode (A 93) can be adjusted. Change made to the image mode setting applies to all shooting modes (except the movie menu). C Auto Power Off in Smile Mode In smile mode, the auto power off function (A 122) is activated and the camera turns off when either of the situations indicated below persists and no other operations are performed. • The camera does not recognize any faces • The camera recognized the face but cannot detect a smiling face D 46 More Information See “Autofocus” (A 25) for more information. More on Playback Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame playback mode (A 26) to display pictures in “contact sheets” of thumbnail images. The following operations are available while thumbnails are displayed. To Use 1/ 10 A Description Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K. 9 Increase the number of pictures displayed/apply the calendar display f (h) Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to increase the number of picture thumbnails displayed: 4 ➝ 9 ➝ 16. Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in the 16-picture thumbnail display to apply the calendar display (A 48), and pictures can be found by the date on which they were taken. Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to return to thumbnail display. – g (i) Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to decrease the number of picture thumbnails displayed: 16 ➝ 9 ➝ 4. Rotate the zoom control to g (i) in 4-picture thumbnail display to return to fullframe playback mode. – Press the k button. 26 Press the A button or the shutter-release button to return to the last shooting mode selected. 26 Decrease the number of pictures displayed Cancel thumbnail playback k More on Playback Choose pictures A Switch to shooting mode C Thumbnail Playback Mode Display When pictures for which Print set (A 90) and Protect (A 108) settings have been configured are selected, the icons in the illustration to the right appear. Movies are displayed as film frames. Print set icon Protect icon 1/ 10 Film frames 47 Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback C Thumbnail Display in Auto Sort and Favorite Pictures Mode • When thumbnails are displayed in auto sort mode (A 60), the category icon of the pictures will appear at the right top of the screen. • When thumbnails are displayed in favorite pictures mode (A 63), the favorite pictures icon will appear at the right top of the screen. 1/ 3 Calendar Display Rotate the zoom control to f (h) when the pictures are displayed in 16-thumbnail (A 47) in playback mode to apply the calendar display. Selecting a date displays the first picture taken on that date in full-frame playback mode. The dates on which the pictures were taken are underlined in yellow. The following operations are available in calendar display. More on Playback To Use Select a date Return to fullframe playback Return to thumbnail display B k g (i) 18 Description A Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K. 9 The first picture taken on the selected date is displayed full frame. 26 Rotate the zoom control to g (i). 47 Notes on Calendar Display • Pictures taken before the date and time have been set are recognized as having been taken on 01/ 01/2009 in the calendar display. • The l button and d button are not available in calendar display. D 48 List by Date Mode Only the pictures taken on the same date can be played back in list by date mode (A 57). The playback menu operations (A 59) are also available only for the pictures taken on the selected dates. Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom Rotating the zoom control to g (i) during full-frame playback mode (A 26) zooms the current picture, with the center of the picture displayed in the monitor. The guide at lower right shows which portion of the picture is enlarged. The following operations are available while pictures are zoomed in. To Zoom in Zoom out Use g (i) f (h) View other areas of picture Crop picture k d A – Zoom decreases each time the zoom control is rotated to f (h). When the magnification ratio reaches 1×, the display returns to full-frame playback mode. – Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to move the display area to other areas of the picture. 9 Press the k button. 26 Press the d button to crop current picture to contain only the portion visible in the monitor. 53 Press the A button or the shutter-release button to return to the last shooting mode selected. 26 A Switch to shooting mode More on Playback Switch to fullframe playback Description Zoom increases each time the zoom control is rotated to g (i), to a maximum of 10×. Pictures Taken in Face Priority When zooming in (playback zoom) on a picture taken using the face-priority function (A 102) by rotating the zoom control to g (i), the picture will be enlarged with the face detected with shooting at the center of the monitor. • If more than one face was detected, the picture will be enlarged with the face on which focus was acquired at the center of the monitor. Press the rotary multi selector H, I, J, or K to display other faces that were detected. • When the zoom control is rotated to g (i) or f (h) to adjust the zoom ratio, the center of the picture (normal playback zoom display), rather than the face, is displayed at the center of the monitor. 49 Editing Pictures Use the COOLPIX S203 to edit pictures in-camera and store them as separate files (A 130). The editing features described below are available. Editing function Description Quick retouch (A 51) Easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced. D-Lighting (A 52) Create a copy of the current picture with enhanced brightness and contrast, brightening dark portions of the picture. Crop (A 53) Enlarge the image or refine the composition and create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor. Small picture (A 54) Create a small copy of pictures suitable for use on web pages or as e-mail attachments. C Picture Editing More on Playback • Pictures taken at an Image mode setting of P 16:9 (3584) (A 93) cannot be edited. • The COOLPIX S203 editing functions are not available for pictures taken with non- COOLPIX S203 digital cameras. • If a copy created using the COOLPIX S203 is viewed on a different digital camera, the picture may not be displayed or may not be transferred to a computer. • Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or on the memory card. C (✔: available, –: not available) Restrictions on Picture Editing 1st editing Quick retouch 2nd editing D-Lighting Crop Small picture – ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ – – – – – – Quick retouch – – D-Lighting – Crop Small picture – – • Pictures cannot be edited twice with the same editing function. • When pictures will be edited with both the quick retouch or D-lighting option and the crop or small picture option, the quick retouch or D-lighting option should be applied first. D 50 Original Pictures and Edited • Copies created with editing functions are not deleted if the original pictures are deleted. The original pictures are not deleted if copies created with editing functions are deleted. • Edited copies are stored with the same recording date and time as the original. • Print set (A 90) and Protect (A 108) settings configured for original pictures are not reflected in their edited copies. Editing Pictures Quick Retouch Quick retouch can be used to easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced. Copies created with the quick retouch option are stored as separate files. 1 Select the desired picture from full-frame (A 26) or thumbnail (A 47) playback mode and press the d button. The playback menu is displayed. 2 Use the multi selector to choose k Quick retouch and press the k button. Playback menu Quick retouch D-Lighting Print set Slide show Delete The original version is displayed on the left and the edited version is displayed on the right. Exit Press the multi selector H or I to choose the amount of enhancement performed and press the k button. Quick retouch A new copy with enhanced contrast and saturation is created (the time taken to create a copy might be long). Normal Back To cancel retouching, press the d button. Copies created with the quick retouch option can be recognized by the s icon displayed during playback. More on Playback 3 Amount 05/15/2009 15:30 0004.JPG 4 D 4 More Information See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 130) for more information 51 Editing Pictures Enhancing Brightness and Contrast: D-Lighting D-Lighting can be used to create copies with enhanced brightness and contrast, brightening dark portions of a picture. Enhanced copies are stored as separate files. 1 Select the desired picture from full-frame (A 26) or thumbnail (A 47) playback mode and press the d button. The playback menu is displayed. 2 Use the multi selector to choose I D-Lighting and press the k button. Playback menu Quick retouch D-Lighting Print set Slide show Delete The original version is displayed on the left and the edited version is displayed on the right. Exit More on Playback 3 Choose OK and press the k button. D-Lighting A new copy with enhanced brightness and contrast is created. To cancel D-Lighting, choose Cancel and press the k button. D-Lighting copies can be recognized by the c icon displayed during playback. OK Cancel 15/05/2009 15:30 0005.JPG 5 D 52 More Information See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 130) for more information. 5 Editing Pictures Creating a Cropped Copy: Crop Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor when u is displayed with playback zoom (A 49) enabled. Cropped copies are stored as separate files. 1 Rotate the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame playback mode to zoom in on the image. To crop a picture displayed in “tall” (portrait) orientation, zoom in on the picture until the black bars displayed on the both sides of the monitor disappear. The cropped picture will be displayed in landscape orientation. To crop the picture in its current “tall” (portrait) orientation, first, use the Rotate image option (A 109) to rotate the picture so that it is displayed in landscape orientation. Next, enlarge the picture for cropping, crop the picture, and then rotate the cropped picture back to “tall” (portrait) orientation. 2 Refine copy composition. 3 Press the d button. 4 Use the multi selector to choose Yes and press the k button. A new picture, containing only the portion visible in the monitor, is created. To cancel creating a cropped copy, choose No and press the k button. C More on Playback Rotate the zoom control to g (i) or f (h) to adjust the zoom ratio. Press the multi selector H, I, J or K to scroll the picture until only the portion you want to copy is visible in the monitor. Save this image as displayed? No Yes Image Size As the area to be saved is reduced, the image size (pixels) of the cropped copy is also reduced. When the size of the cropped copy is 320 × 240 or 160 × 120, the small picture icon B or C is displayed on the left of the screen in full-frame playback mode. D More Information See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 130) for more information. 53 Editing Pictures Resizing Pictures: Small Picture Create a small copy of the current picture. Small copies are stored as JPEG files with a compression ratio of 1:16. The following sizes are available. Option Description l 640×480 Suited to television playback. m 320×240 Suited to display on web pages. n 160×120 Suited to e-mail attachments. 1 Select the desired picture from full-frame (A 26) or thumbnail (A 47) playback mode and press the d button. The playback menu is displayed. 2 Use the multi selector to choose g Small picture and press the k button. Playback menu More on Playback Protect Rotate image Small picture Voice memo Copy To cancel creating a small copy and return to playback mode, press the d button. Exit 3 Choose the desired copy size and press the k button. Small picture 640× 480 320× 240 160× 120 Exit 4 Choose Yes and press the k button. A new, smaller copy is created. Create small picture file? To cancel creating a copy at a smaller size, choose No and press the k button. The copy is displayed with a gray frame. D 54 More Information See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 130) for more information. No Yes Voice Memos: Recording and Playback Use the camera’s built-in microphone to record voice memos for pictures. Recording Voice Memos 1 Display the desired picture in full-frame playback mode (A 26) and press the d button. The playback menu is displayed. 2 Use the multi selector to choose E Voice memo and press the k button. Playback menu Protect Rotate image Small picture Voice memo Copy The screen for recording voice memos is displayed. Exit 3 Recording ends after about 20 seconds or when the k button is released. Do not touch the built-in microphone during recording. During recording, o and p blink in the monitor. Back 0s More on Playback Press and hold the k button to record a voice memo. When recording ends, the voice memo playback screen is displayed. Follow the instructions in step 3 of ”Playing Voice Memos” (A 56) to play the voice memo. Press the d button before or after recording a voice memo to return to full-frame playback mode. 17s D More Information See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 130) for more information. 55 Voice Memos: Recording and Playback Playing Voice Memos Pictures for which voice memos have been recorded are indicated by p in fullframe playback mode. 1 Display the desired picture in fullframe playback mode (A 26) and press the d button. 15/05/2009 15:30 0004.JPG The playback menu is displayed. 4/ 4 2 Use the multi selector to choose E Voice memo and press the k button. Playback menu Protect Rotate image Small picture Voice memo Copy The screen for playing voice memos is displayed. Exit More on Playback 3 Press the k button to listen to the voice memo. Playback ends when the voice memo ends or the k button is pressed again. Rotate the zoom control g or f to adjust the volume. Press the d button before or after playing a voice memo to return to full-frame playback mode. 6s Back Deleting Voice Memos Select a picture with a voice memo and press the l button. Use the multi selector to choose w and press the k button. Only the voice memo will be deleted. Erase 1 image? No Yes B 56 Voice Memos • When a picture with a voice memo attached is deleted, both the picture and its voice memo are deleted. • If a voice memo already exists for the current picture, it must be deleted before a new voice memo can be recorded. • The COOLPIX S203 is not able to attach a voice memo to pictures recorded by other cameras. Viewing Pictures by Date (List by Date Mode) In C list by date mode, playback of only pictures taken on a specified date is possible. In full-frame playback mode, just as with normal playback mode, picture display can be enlarged, pictures can be edited, and voice memos can be recorded and played back, movies can be played back, and still pictures can be added to favorites folders. When the d button is pressed, the list by date menu (A 59) is displayed, and all pictures taken on a specified date can be selected for deletion, printing, and protection. Selecting a Date in List by Date Mode 1 Press the c button in playback mode to display the playback-mode selection menu and press the multi selector H or I to choose C, and then press the k button. List by date Dates for which pictures exist will be listed. Choose the desired date and press the k button. Camera lists up to 29 dates. If pictures exist for more than 29 dates, all pictures recorded earlier than most recent 29 dates will be listed together as Others. The first picture taken on the selected date will be displayed full-frame. More on Playback 2 List by date 15/05/2009 3 10/05/2009 2 40 Others 15/05/2009 15:30 0003.JPG Pressing the k button sorts the displayed images to the favorites folder (A 65). Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame playback mode to return to the list by date screen. B 3 3 Notes on List by Date Mode • Up to 9,000 pictures can be displayed in list by date mode. If more pictures exist, “*” is displayed next to the number. • Pictures taken before the date and time have been set are recognized as having been taken on 01/ 01/2009. 57 Viewing Pictures by Date (List by Date Mode) Using List by Date Mode The following operations are available in the list by date screen. Description A Select date Press the multi selector H or I to select a date. 9 Switch to fullframe playback k Press the k button to display the first picture taken on the selected date. Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame playback mode to return to the list by date screen. 26 Delete picture l Press the l button to delete all pictures taken on the selected date. Choose Yes on the confirmation dialog to be displayed. 26 Press the d button to display the list by date menu. 59 Press the c button to display the playbackmode selection menu. 8 Press the A button or the shutter-release button to return to the last shooting mode selected. 26 To More on Playback 58 Use View list by date menu d Change playback mode c A Switch to shooting mode Viewing Pictures by Date (List by Date Mode) List by Date Menu Press the d button in list by date mode to display the following menus for only the pictures taken on the specified date. Quick retouch* ➝A 51 D-Lighting* ➝A 52 Print set ➝A 90 Slide show ➝A 107 Delete ➝A 108 Protect ➝A 108 Rotate image* ➝A 109 Small picture* ➝A 54 Voice memo* ➝A 55 * During full-frame playback only B More on Playback When the d button is pressed in the list by date screen (A 57), options can be applied to all pictures taken on the same date, or all pictures taken on the same date can be deleted. To apply options to individual pictures, or to select individual pictures for deletion, display a picture full-frame and press the d button. Print Set When print marking already exists for pictures taken on dates other than that specified, a confirmation dialog Save print marking for other dates? will be displayed. • Yes: Add the previously marked pictures to the current print set. • No: Remove print marking from the pictures previously marked. 59 Image Searching in Auto Sort Mode Pictures and movies will automatically be sorted in any of the following folders during shooting. If F auto sort mode is selected, pictures and movies can be viewed by selecting the folder to which they were sorted with shooting. a Smile D Portraits u Food U Landscape V Dusk to dawn D Close-ups D Movie X Retouched copies W Other scenes In full-frame playback mode, just as with the normal playback mode, picture display can be enlarged, pictures can be displayed in thumbnails, edited, and voice memos can be recorded and played back, movies can be played back, and still pictures can be added to favorites folders. When the d button is pressed, the auto sort menu (A 62) is displayed, and all pictures sorted to the same category can be selected for deletion, printing, and protection. Displaying Pictures in Auto Sort Mode 1 More on Playback Press the c button in playback mode to display the playback-mode selection menu and press the multi selector H or I to choose F, and then press the k button. Auto sort A list of categories appears. For details of categories, see “Categories and the Contents” (A 61). The pictures in the folder are displayed. 2 Choose the desired folder icon and press the k button. The picture in the selected folder will be displayed in fullframe playback mode. Portraits 15/05/2009 15:30 0004.JPG The icon of the category currently played back will be displayed in the top right of the screen. Pressing the k button sorts the displayed images to the favorites folder (A 65). 60 1 4 Image Searching in Auto Sort Mode Categories and the Contents Folder name Description Pictures taken in smile mode (A 45) are displayed. D Portraits Pictures taken with Face Priority (A 102) in A (auto) mode (A 20) or those taken in Portrait*, Night Portrait*, Party/ indoor, or Backlight* scene mode (A 33) are displayed. U Landscape Pictures taken in Landscape* scene mode (A 33) are displayed. V Dusk to dawn Pictures taken in Night landscape*, Sunset, Dusk/dawn or Fireworks show scene mode (A 33) are displayed. D Close-ups Pictures taken in Close-up* scene mode (A 33) or with macro (A 31) in A (auto) mode are displayed. u Food Pictures taken in Food scene mode (A 41) are displayed. D Movie Movies recorded in movie mode (A 70) are displayed. X Retouched copies Pictures created using quick retouch (A 51), D-Lighting (A 52), crop (A 53) or small picture (A 54) are displayed. W Other scenes All pictures that are not included in the other folders are displayed. * The pictures taken in Scene auto selector scene mode (A 40) are included. B More on Playback a Smile Notes on Auto Sort Mode • Up to 999 pictures and movie files can be added to each folder in auto sort mode. If the desired folder already contains 999 pictures, new pictures or movies cannot be added or displayed in auto sort mode. Display pictures and movies that could not be added to a folder in normal playback mode (A 26) or list by date mode (A 57). • Pictures or movies copied from the internal memory or the memory card (A 109) cannot be displayed in auto sort mode. • Pictures or movies recorded by a camera other than the COOLPIX S203 cannot be displayed in auto sort mode. 61 Image Searching in Auto Sort Mode Using Auto Sort Mode The following operations are available in the category list screen. To Select the folder name Switch to full-frame playback k Delete picture l Change playback mode c A More on Playback Switch to shooting mode A Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to select the folder. 9 Press the k button to display the first picture in the selected folder. 26 Press the l button after selecting a category, and a confirmation dialogue will be displayed. Choose Yes and press the k button to delete all pictures sorted to that category. Press the c button to display the playbackmode selection menu. Press the A button or the shutter-release button to return to the last shooting mode selected. 26 8 26 Auto Sort Menu Press the d button in full-frame playback mode in auto sort mode to display the following menus. Quick retouch D-Lighting Print set Slide show Delete Protect Rotate image Small picture Voice memo B 62 Description Use ➝A 51 ➝A 52 ➝A 90 ➝A 107 ➝A 108 ➝A 108 ➝A 109 ➝A 54 ➝A 55 Print Set When print marking already exists for pictures sorted to categories other than that specified, a confirmation dialog Save print marking for other images? will be displayed. • Yes: Add the previously marked pictures to the current print set. • No: Remove print marking from the pictures previously marked. Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode) Pictures can be added to the favorites folder sorted by each event such as travel or wedding. Once pictures are added to the favorites folder, only pictures in the selected folder can be played back. One picture can be added to multiple folders. Sorting/Playback Procedure Preparing favorites folder (A 64) Playing back the pictures (Play back the desired pictures to add in playback mode (A 26), list by date mode (A 57), or auto sort mode; A 60) More on Playback Sorting pictures to favorites folder (A 65) Viewing the pictures in favorites folder (A 66) 63 Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode) Preparing Favorites Folder Changing the display icons for favorites folders enables you to see which pictures have been added to a favorites folder. The icons can be changed again after pictures have been added to the folders. 1 Press the c button in playback mode to display the playback-mode selection menu and press the multi selector H or I to choose h, and then press the k button. Favorite pictures A list of favorite folders is displayed. 2 Choose the favorites folder and press the d button. Favorite pictures Icon selection screen is displayed. More on Playback Choose icon 3 Use the multi selector J or K to choose an icon color and press the k button. Choose icon Back 4 Use the multi selector H, I, J, or K to choose an icon and press the k button. Choose icon The icon will be changed and the monitor display will return to the list of favorite folders screen as in step 2. Back B 64 Icons for Favorites Folder Choose icons for favorites folders separately for the internal memory and for every memory card used. When favorite pictures stored to the internal memory, or a memory card, are played back without an icon having been selected, icons are displayed as numbers (default setting). Remove the memory card from the camera to change icons for the internal memory. Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode) Sorting Pictures to a Favorites Folder Pictures can be added to favorites folders and sorted. Adding the pictures enables easier and faster searching. 1 Playback the pictures in playback mode (A 26), list by date mode (A 57), or auto sort mode (A 60). 2 Select your favorite picture and press the k button. 15/05/2009 15:30 0004.JPG Select full-frame playback mode and press the k button. The favorites folders selection screen is displayed. 4 3 Use the multi selector to choose the favorites folder and press the k button. 4 Favorite pictures The pictures are added to the selected favorites folder. B Add More on Playback Back Notes on Adding Favorite Pictures • A favorites folder can contain up to 200 pictures. • If the selected picture has been already added to the favorites folder, the checkbox on the selected folder will have the On mark (w). • One picture can be added to multiple favorite folders. • When pictures are added to a favorites folder, they are not physically copied to a favorites folder or moved from the folder to which they were originally recorded (A 69). • Movies cannot be added to favorites folders. D More information See ”Removing Pictures from Favorites” (A 66) for more information. 65 Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode) Viewing the Pictures in Favorites Folder Pictures can be displayed by selecting the favorites folder to which they were added in h favorite pictures mode. In full-frame playback mode, just as with normal playback mode, picture display can be enlarged or pictures can be displayed in thumbnails, edited, or voice memos can be recorded or played back. 1 Press the c button in playback mode to display the playback-mode selection menu, press the multi selector H or I to choose h, and press the k button. Favorite pictures A list of favorites folders is displayed. If the pictures have been added to the favorites folders, pictures in those favorites folders are displayed. 2 Choose the desired favorite folder and press the k button. Favorite pictures More on Playback Choose icon The pictures in the selected favorites folder will be displayed in full-frame playback mode. 15/05/2009 15:30 0004.JPG The icon of the favorites folder currently played back will be displayed on the top right of the screen. 4 4 Removing Pictures from Favorites Press the k button in the full-frame display in step 2 above and the removing favorites screen will be displayed. To remove the picture from favorites, choose Yes and press the k button. To cancel removing, choose No and press the k button. B 66 Remove this picture from favorites? No Yes Difference between Removing and Deleting Favorites In favorite pictures mode, pictures that have been added to the favorites folder are displayed (A 69). Deleting a picture during playback will delete the original picture that has been added to the favorites folder. To remove a picture from favorites without deleting it, just remove the desired picture from favorites folder. Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode) Using Favorite Pictures Mode The following operations are available in the favorites folders list screen. To Use Select favorites folder Switch to full-frame playback Delete picture Change the icon for favorites folder A Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K. 9 k Press the k button to display the first picture in the favorites folder. 26 l Press the l button after selecting a favorites folder, and a confirmation dialogue will be displayed. Choose Yes and press the k button to delete all pictures sorted to that favorites folder. 26 Change the icon for favorites folder. 64 Press the c button to display the playbackmode selection menu. 8 Press the A button or the shutter-release button to return to the last shooting mode selected. 26 d c A Switch to shooting mode More on Playback Change playback mode Description 67 Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode) Favorite Pictures Menu Press the d button in full-frame playback mode in favorite pictures mode to display the following menus. Quick retouch D-Lighting Print set Slide show Delete Protect Rotate image Small picture Voice memo ➝A 51 ➝A 52 ➝A 90 ➝A 107 ➝A 108 ➝A 108 ➝A 109 ➝A 54 ➝A 55 More on Playback B 68 Print Set When print marking already exists for pictures sorted to folders other than that specified, a confirmation dialog Save print marking for other images? will be displayed. • Yes: Add the previously marked pictures to the current print set. • No: Remove print marking from the pictures previously marked. Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode) C Adding/Viewing Favorite Pictures When pictures are added to a favorites folder, they are not physically copied to a favorites folder or moved from the folder to which they were originally recorded (A 130). Only the file names of pictures are added to favorites folders. In favorite pictures mode, pictures with file names that have been added to the favorites folder are played back. Deleting a picture (A 26, 67, 108) during playback will delete the original picture that has been added to favorites, so be careful when deleting pictures. Adding to Favorites Favorites Folder 1 Internal memory and memory card 0001.JPG 0002.JPG 0001.JPG Adds a file name 0002.JPG 0003.JPG 0003.JPG 0004.JPG Adds a file name 0001.JPG 0004.JPG More on Playback Favorites Folder 2 Favorites Picture Playback 0001.JPG Favorites Folder 1 0002.JPG 0001.JPG 0002.JPG 0003.JPG Calling a file Internal memory or memory card Playback 0003.JPG 69 Movies Recording Movies To shoot movies with sound recorded via the built-in microphone, select shooting mode and follow the steps below. 1 Enter movie mode by pressing the A button in shooting mode and selecting D (press the multi selector H or I), and then pressing the k button. Movie The maximum length of the movie that can be recorded is displayed in the monitor. 2 Press the shutter-release button all the way down to start recording. Camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame. A progress bar at the bottom of the monitor shows the amount of recording time 25s remaining. To end recording, press the shutter-release button all the way down a second time. Recording stops automatically when the internal memory or memory card becomes full, or recording time reaches 25 minutes. Movies B Recording Movies • Flash mode (A 28), self-timer (A 30), and exposure compensation (A 32) cannot be applied or changed. Macro mode (A 31) is available. • Macro mode setting cannot be applied or changed while movies are being recorded. Apply or change setting as necessary before movie recording begins. • Optical zoom cannot be adjusted once movie recording begins. Digital zoom cannot be applied before movie recording begins. However, digital zoom (up to 2×) can be applied while movies are being recorded. • The angle of view (field of view) when recording movies is smaller than when taking still pictures. B Note on Recording Movies When the movie has been fully recorded to the internal memory or memory card, the monitor display will revert to the normal shooting mode display. Do not open the battery-chamber/ memory card slot cover while movies are being recorded. Removing the memory card while movies are being recorded could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or card. D 70 Changing Movie Settings Movie options (A 71) and Electronic VR (A 72) settings can be changed. The Movie Menu Movie options and Electronic VR (A 72) settings can be changed from the movie menu. Press the d button in movie mode to display the movie menu and use the multi selector to modify and apply settings. D Movie Options Set to D (Movie) M d (Movie menu) M D Movie options The movie menu offers the options shown below. Option Image size and frame rate J TV movie 640P (default setting) Image size: 640 × 480 pixels Frame rate: 30 frames per second I TV movie 640 Image size: 640 × 480 pixels Frame rate: 15 frames per second L Small size 320P Image size: 320 × 240 pixels Frame rate: 30 frames per second S Small size 320 Image size: 320 × 240 pixels Frame rate: 15 frames per second Movies C Movie Options and Maximum Movie Length Internal memory (approx.44 MB) Memory card (512 MB) 40 s Approx. 7 min 10 s 1 min 19 s Approx. 14 min 10 s L Small size 320P 1 min 19 s Approx. 14 min 10 s S Small size 320 2 min 36 s Approx. 25 min Option J TV movie 640P (default setting) I TV movie 640 * All figures are approximate. The maximum recording time may vary with make of memory card. This camera can record movies up to 25 minutes in length. A maximum movie length of 25 minutes is displayed, regardless of memory card capacity. D More Information See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 130) for more information. 71 The Movie Menu w Electronic VR Set to D (Movie) M d (Movie menu) M w Electronic VR Choose whether to use electronic VR (vibration reduction) when shooting movies. Option w On Description Reduce the effects of camera shake in all movie modes. k Off (default setting) Disable electronic VR. At settings other than Off, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (A 9). Movies 72 Movie Playback In full-frame playback mode (A 26), movies are recognized by the Movie options icon (A 71). To play a movie, display it in full-frame playback mode and press the k button. 15/05/2009 15:30 0010.AVI 10s Rotate the zoom control to g or f to adjust playback volume. Playback controls appear at the top of the monitor. Press the multi selector J or K to choose a control, then press the k button to perform the selected operation. The following operations are available. Pausing 4s During playback Use K Advance L Pause O Description Rewind movie. Playback resumes when the k button is released. Advance movie. Playback resumes when the k button is released. Pause playback. While paused, use the controls to perform the following operations. Rewind movie by one frame. Rewind continues while the M k button is pressed. Advance movie by one frame. Advance continues while N the k button is pressed. P End Q Movies To Rewind Volume indicator Resume playback. End playback and return to full-frame playback. Deleting Movie Files Press the l button when displayed in full-frame playback mode (A 26), or when selected in thumbnail playback mode (A 47). A confirmation dialog is displayed. Choose Yes and press the k button to delete the movie, or choose No and press the k button to return to the normal playback display without deleting the movie. Erase 1 image? No Yes 73 Voice Recordings Making Voice Recordings Audio voice recordings can be recorded over the built-in microphone and played back over the built-in speaker. 1 Press the A button in shooting mode to display the shooting-mode selection menu and press the multi selector H or I to select a scene icon. Scene auto selector The icon for the last scene mode selected is displayed. The default setting is x (Scene auto selector). 2 Press the multi selector K and press H, I, J, or K to select E, and then press the k button. The length of recording that can be made is displayed. Voice recording 3 Press the multi selector J or K to choose k and press the k button to start recording. Record 02:00:00 Voice Recordings The indicator lamp lights during recording. After about 30 seconds, the camera’s auto off function is enabled and the monitor turns off. Press the c button to reactivate the monitor. See “Operations During Recording” (A 75) for more information. 4 Press J or K to choose m and press the k button to end recording. Recording will end automatically if the internal memory or memory card becomes full, or after 120 minutes of recording on the memory card. D 74 More Information See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 130) for more information. Making Voice Recordings Operations During Recording Record Recording indicator 01:36:22 01 Time remaining Index number Progress indicator Controls display To Use Description Select a control in the controls display Press the multi selector J or K. m : press the k button to end recording. r : press the k button to pause playback. Select k while paused and press the k button to resume recording. Create index* During recording, press the multi selector H or I to create index. Camera can skip to any index during playback. Start of recording is index number 01; other numbers are assigned in ascending order, to a maximum of 98. * The copied files can be played back using QuickTime or any other WAV-compatible audio players. Note that index points created with the camera cannot be used when voice recordings are played back on computers. Voice Recordings 75 Playing Voice Recordings 1 2 Press the A button in shooting mode to display the shooting-mode selection menu and press the multi selector H or I to select a scene icon. Scene auto selector Press the multi selector K and press H, I, J, or K to select E, and then press the k button. The voice recording screen is displayed. Voice recording 3 Press the multi selector J or K to select l. Playback 00:28:13 001 15/05/2009 17:30 002 15/05/2009 18:30 003 26/05/2009 13:00 4 Voice Recordings 76 Press H or I to choose the desired file and press the k button. Playback starts. For more information, see “Operations During Playback” (A 77). Playback 00:28:13 001 15/05/2009 17:30 002 15/05/2009 18:30 003 26/05/2009 13:00 Playing Voice Recordings Operations During Playback Index Progress indicator File number Playback 00:25:31 03 001 15/05/2009 17:30 002 15/05/2009 18:30 003 26/05/2009 13:00 Playback time Index number Date and time of recording Controls display Rotate the zoom control to g or f to adjust playback volume. Playback controls appear at the bottom of the monitor. Press the multi selector J or K to choose a control, then press the k button to perform the selected operation. The following operations are available. Use Description Rewind n Rewind voice recording. Playback resumes when the k button is released. Advance o Advance voice recording. Playback resumes when the k button is released. Skip to previous index p Skip to previous index. Skip to next index q Skip to next index. Pause r l Pause playback. r changes to l. Resume playback. l changes to r. End m End playback and return to the voice recording screen. Voice Recordings To Deleting Sound Files Press the l button during playback or after selecting a sound file in the voice recording screen (use the multi selector). A confirmation dialog will be displayed. To delete the file, choose Yes and press the k button. To cancel deletion, choose No and press the k button. Delete File will be deleted. OK? No Yes 77 Copying Voice Recordings Copy voice recordings between the internal memory and a memory card. This option is available only when a memory card is inserted. 1 2 Press the multi selector J or K to select s in the voice recording screen (A 76, step 3) and press the k button. Use the multi selector to choose the option and press the k button. 00:34:18 Playback 01 001 15/05/2009 17:30 002 15/05/2009 18:30 003 26/05/2009 13:00 Copy sound files q: Copy recordings from internal memory to memory card. r: Copy recordings from memory card to internal memory. 3 Choose the copy option and press the k button. Selected files: Proceed to step 4. Exit Camera to card Selected files Copy all files Copy all files: Proceed to step 5. Exit Voice Recordings 4 Choose the desired file. Press the multi selector K to select the file (y). Press the multi selector K again to cancel the selection. • Multiple files can be selected. • Press the k button to finalize file selection. Select sound files 001 002 003 004 005 Exit 5 15/05/2009 15/05/2009 26/05/2009 29/05/2009 03/06/2009 17:30 18:30 13:00 16:40 08:00 Select When a confirmation dialog is displayed, choose Yes and press the k button. Copying starts. C 78 Voice Recordings The COOLPIX S203 may be unable to play or copy sound files created with another make of camera. Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers Connecting to a TV Connect the camera to a television using the Audio Video Cable EG-CP14 (AV cable; available separately from Nikon) to play back pictures on the television. Turn off the camera. 2 Connect the camera to the TV using the AV cable (available separetely). Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack on the TV, and the white plug to the audioin jack. Yellow 3 White Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers 1 Tune the television to the video channel. See the documentation provided with your television for details. 4 Hold down the c button to turn on the camera. The camera enters playback mode, and the pictures taken will be displayed on the television. While connected to the TV, the camera monitor will remain off. B Connecting an AV Cable When connecting the AV cable, be sure that the camera connector is oriented correctly. Do not use force when connecting the AV cable to the camera. When disconnecting the AV cable, do not pull the connector at an angle. B Video Mode Be sure that the camera’s video mode setting conforms to the standard used by your television. The video mode setting is an option set in the setup menu (A 111)>Video mode (A 124). 79 Connecting to a Computer Use the supplied USB cable to connect the camera to a computer, and copy (transfer) pictures to a computer with the supplied Nikon Transfer software. Before Connecting the Camera Install the Software Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers Before connecting the camera to a computer, software, including Nikon Transfer and Panorama Maker for creating panorama images, must be installed from the supplied Software Suite CD. For more information on installing the software, refer to the Quick Start Guide. Compatible Operating Systems Windows Preinstalled versions of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (32-bit Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate editions), Windows XP Service Pack 3 (Home Edition/Professional) Macintosh Mac OS X (version 10.3.9, 10.4.11, 10.5.6) Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system compatibility. B 80 Notes on Power Source • When connecting the camera to a computer or printer, use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly. • If the AC Adapter EH-62D (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S203 can be powered from a home electrical outlet. Do not use any other AC adapters as it will cause the camera to heat up or malfunction. Connecting to a Computer Transferring Pictures from a Camera to a Computer 1 2 3 Start the computer to which Nikon Transfer was installed. 4 Turn on the camera. Turn off the camera. Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable. Windows Vista When the AutoPlay dialog is displayed, click Copy pictures to a folder on my computer using Nikon Transfer. Nikon Transfer will start. Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers The power-on lamp will light up. To bypass this dialog in the future, check Always do this for this device. Windows XP When the action selection dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer Copy pictures to a folder on my computer and click OK. Nikon Transfer will start. To bypass this dialog in the future, check Always use this program for this action.. Mac OS X Nikon Transfer will start automatically if Yes was selected in the Auto-Launch setting dialog when Nikon Transfer was first installed. B Connecting the USB Cable • When connecting the USB cable, be sure that the connectors are oriented correctly. Do not use force when connecting the USB cable. When disconnecting the USB cable, do not pull the connector at an angle. • Connection may not be recognized when the camera is connected to a computer via a USB hub. 81 Connecting to a Computer 5 Transfer pictures when Nikon Transfer has finished loading. Click Start Transfer in Nikon Transfer. At the default setting, all pictures are transferred to the computer. Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers 82 Start Transfer button At the Nikon Transfer default setting, the folder to which the pictures were transferred opens automatically when transfer ends. If ViewNX has been installed, ViewNX will start automatically and transferred pictures can be viewed. For more information on using Nikon Transfer or ViewNX, refer to help information contained in Nikon Transfer or ViewNX. 6 Disconnect the camera when transfer is complete. Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable. Connecting to a Computer D Using a Card Reader D Using Standard OS Operations to Open Camera Files • Navigate to the folder on the computer’s hard disk to which pictures were saved and open a picture in the viewer supplied with your operating system. • Sound files copied to the computer can be played back using QuickTime or any other WAVcompatible audio player. D Panorama Creation with Panorama Maker • Use a series of pictures taken using the Panorama assist option in scene mode (A 39) to create a single panorama photo with Panorama Maker. • Panorama Maker can be installed to a computer using the supplied Software Suite CD. • After installation is complete, follow the procedure described below to start Panorama Maker. Windows Choose Start menu>All Programs>ArcSoft Panorama Maker 4>Panorama Maker 4. Macintosh Open Applications by selecting Applications from the Go menu, and double-click the Panorama Maker 4 icon. • For more information on using Panorama Maker, refer to the on-screen instructions and help information contained in Panorama Maker. D Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers The pictures stored on the memory card inserted into a card reader or similar device can also be transferred to the computer using Nikon Transfer. • If the memory card has a capacity greater than 2 GB, or is SDHC-compliant, the intended device must support these features of the memory card. • At the Nikon Transfer default settings, Nikon Transfer will start automatically when a memory card is inserted into the card reader or similar device. See step 5 of “Transferring Pictures from a Camera to a Computer” (A 82) and transfer pictures. • To transfer pictures stored in the camera’s internal memory to the computer, the pictures must first be copied to a memory card using the camera (A 78, 109). Image File Names and Folder Names See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 130) for more information. 83 Connecting to a Printer Users of PictBridge-compatible (A 147) printers can connect the camera directly to the printer and print pictures without using a computer. Take pictures Select pictures for printing using Print set option (A 90) Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers Connect to printer (A 85) Print pictures one at a time (A 86) Print multiple pictures (A 87) Turn camera off and disconnect USB cable B Notes on Power Source • When connecting the camera to a computer or printer, use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly. • If the AC Adapter EH-62D (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S203 can be powered from a home electrical outlet. Do not use any other AC adapters as it will cause the camera to heat up or malfunction. D 84 Printing Pictures In addition to printing pictures transferred to a computer from your personal printer and printing over a direct camera-to-printer connection, the following options are also available for printing pictures: • Insert a memory card into a DPOF-compatible printer’s card slot • Take a memory card to a digital photo lab For printing using these methods, specify the pictures and the number of prints each using your camera’s Print set menu (A 90). Connecting to a Printer Connecting the Camera and Printer Turn off the camera. 2 Turn on the printer. Check printer settings. 3 Connect the camera to the printer using the supplied USB cable. 4 Turn on the camera. Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers 1 When connected correctly, the PictBridge startup screen 1 will be displayed in the camera monitor. Then the print selection screen will be displayed 2. 1 2 Print selection 15/05 2009 NO. 4 [ 4] B Connecting the USB Cable When connecting the USB cable, be sure that the connectors are oriented correctly. Do not use force when connecting the USB cable. When disconnecting the USB cable, do not pull the connector at an angle. 85 Connecting to a Printer Printing Pictures One at a Time After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (A 85), print pictures by following the procedures below. 1 Use the multi selector to choose the desired picture and press the k button. Print selection 15/05 2009 Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to switch to 12thumbnail display, and to g (i) to switch back to fullframe playback. 2 Choose Copies and press the k button. NO. 4 [ 4] PictBridge Start print Copies Paper size Exit 3 Choose the number of copies (up to nine) and press the k button. Copies 4 Exit 4 Choose Paper size and press the k button. PictBridge Start print Copies Paper size Exit 5 Choose the desired Paper size and press the k button. To specify paper size using printer settings, choose Default in the paper size menu. 86 Paper size Default 3.5×5 in. 5×7 in. 100×150 mm 4×6 in. Exit Connecting to a Printer 6 Choose Start print and press the k button. PictBridge Start print Copies Paper size Exit Printing starts. Monitor display returns to the print selection screen (step 1) when printing is complete. Printing 002 / 004 To cancel before all copies have been printed, press the k button. Cancel Current print/ total number of prints Printing Multiple Pictures After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (A 85), print pictures by following the procedures below. 1 When the print selection screen is displayed, press the d button. Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers 7 The print menu is displayed. 2 Use the multi selector to choose Paper size and press the k button. To exit the print menu, press the d button. Print menu Print selection Print all images DPOF printing Paper size Exit 3 Choose the desired Paper size and press the k button. To specify paper size using printer settings, choose Default in the paper size menu. Paper size Default 3.5×5 in. 5×7 in. 100×150 mm 4×6 in. Exit 87 Connecting to a Printer 4 Choose Print selection, Print all images or DPOF printing and press the k button. Print menu Print selection Print all images DPOF printing Paper size Exit Print selection Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers Choose the pictures (up to 99) and the number of copies (up to nine) of each. Press the multi selector J or K to select pictures, and press H or I to set the number of copies for each. Picture selected for printing can be recognized by the check mark (y) and the numeral indicating the number of copies to be printed. Check marks are not displayed with pictures for which no copies have been specified and these pictures will not be printed. Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback. Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to switch back to 12-thumbnail display. Press the k button when setting is complete. The menu shown at right will be displayed. To print, choose Start print and press the k button. Choose Cancel and press the k button to return to the print menu. 3 Print selection 1 1 Back Print selection 0 0 3 prints Start print Cancel Exit Print all images All pictures stored in the internal memory, or on the memory card, are printed one at a time. The menu shown at right will be displayed. To print, choose Start print and press the k button. Choose Cancel and press the k button to return to the print menu. 88 Print all images 0 0 4 prints Start print Cancel Exit 1 Connecting to a Printer DPOF printing Print pictures for which a print order was created in Print set (A 90). The menu shown at right will be displayed. To print, choose Start print and press the k button. Choose Cancel and press the k button to return to the print menu. 0 1 0 prints Start print View images Cancel Exit 10 View images Back 5 Printing starts. Monitor display returns to the print menu (step 2) when printing is complete. To cancel before all copies have been printed, press the k button. Printing 002 / 010 Cancel Current print/ total number of prints C Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers To view the current print order, choose View images and press the k button. To print pictures, press the k button again. DPOF printing Paper Size The camera supports the following paper sizes: Default (the default paper size for the current printer), 3.5×5 in., 5×7 in., 100×150 mm, 4×6 in., 8×10 in., Letter, A3, and A4. Only sizes supported by the current printer will be displayed. To specify paper size using printer settings, choose Default in the paper size menu. 89 Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set The Print set option in the playback menu is used to create digital “print orders” for printing on DPOF-compatible devices (A 147). When the camera is connected to a PictBridge-compatible printer, pictures can be printed from the printer according to the DPOF print order you have created for pictures on the memory card. If the memory card is removed from the camera, you can create the DPOF print order for pictures in the internal memory and print pictures according to the DPOF print order. Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers 1 Press the d button in playback mode. The playback menu is displayed. 2 3 Use the multi selector to choose a Print set and press the k button. Playback menu Choose Select images and press the k button. Print set Quick retouch D-Lighting Print set Slide show Delete Exit Select images Delete print set Exit 4 Choose the pictures (up to 99) and the number of copies (up to nine) for each. Print selection Press the multi selector J or K to select pictures, and press H or I to set the number of copies for each. 1 1 1 Picture selected for printing can be recognized by the Back check mark (y) icon and the numeral indicating the number of copies to be printed. Check marks are not displayed with pictures for which no copies have been specified and these pictures will not be printed. Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback. Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to switch back to 12-thumbnail display. 90 Press the k button when setting is complete. Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set 5 Choose whether or not to print shooting date and photo information. Print set Done Choose Date and press the k button to print the shooting date on all pictures in the print order. Date Info Choose Info and press the k button to print shutter speed and aperture information on all pictures in the print order. Exit Pictures selected for printing are recognized by the w icon displayed with playback. 15/05/2009 15:30 0004.JPG 4 B 4 Notes on Printing Shooting Date and Photo Information When the Date and Info options are enabled in the Print set menu, shooting date and photo information are printed on pictures when a DPOF-compatible (A 147) printer which supports printing of shooting date and photo information is used. • Photo information cannot be printed when the camera is connected directly to a printer, via the supplied USB cable, for DPOF printing (A 89). • Date and Info are reset each time the print set menu is displayed. C Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers Choose Done and press the k button to complete the print order and exit. Deleting All Print Orders Choose Delete print set in step 3 and press the k button. Print orders for all pictures will be deleted. C Note on the Print Set Date Option The date and time printed on pictures with DPOF printing when Date in the Print set menu is enabled, are those recorded with the picture as it was taken. Date and time printed using this option are not affected when the camera’s date and time setting are changed from the setup menu after pictures are recorded. D 15.05.2009 Date Imprint When date and time of recording are imprinted on pictures using the Date Imprint option (A 119) in the setup menu, pictures with the date and time imprinted on them can be printed from printers that do not support printing of the date and time on pictures. Only the date with the Date imprint option will be printed, even if Print set is enabled with Date selected in the print set screen. 91 Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu The shooting menu contains the following options. A Image mode* A 93 Choose image size and quality. B A 95 White balance Match white balance to the light source. C A 97 Continuous Change settings for Continuous or BSS (best shot selector). E A 99 ISO sensitivity Control camera’s sensitivity to light. F A 99 Color options Apply color effects to pictures as they are recorded. G A 100 AF area mode Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Choose where the camera focuses. Q A 103 Distortion control Correct the distortion. * The Image mode setting is also available from other shooting menus (except the movie menu). Displaying the Shooting Menu Enter A (auto) mode (A 20). Press the d button to display the shooting menu. Shooting menu Image mode White balance Continuous ISO sensitivity Color options 26 Exit • Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9). • To exit the shooting menu, press the d button. B 92 Functions that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously Some functions cannot be enabled in conjunction with others (A 104). Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu A Image Mode Set to A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M A Image mode Choose an image mode, which is the combination of image size and image quality (compression), according to how you plan to use the picture and the capacity of the internal memory or memory card. The larger the image, the larger the size at which it can be printed or displayed without becoming noticeably “grainy,” limiting the number of pictures that can be recorded. Option Size (pixels) Description Highest quality, suitable for enlargements or high-quality prints. The compression ratio is approximately 1:4. High (3648P) 3,648 × 2,736 i Normal (3648) (default setting) 3,648 × 2,736 L Normal (2592) 2,592 × 1,944 M Normal (2048) 2,048 × 1,536 N PC screen (1024) 1,024 × 768 Suited to display on a computer monitor. The compression ratio is approximately 1:8. O TV screen (640) 640 × 480 Suited to full-screen display on a television, or distribution by e-mail. The compression ratio is approximately 1:8. P 16:9 (3584) 3,584 × 2,016 Pictures with an aspect ratio of 16:9 can be taken. The compression ratio is approximately 1:8. Best choice in most situations. The compression ratio is approximately 1:8. Smaller size allows more pictures to be stored. The compression ratio is approximately 1:8. Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus h The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor in shooting and playback modes (A 6, 7). C Image Mode Change made to this setting applies to all shooting modes (except the movie menu). 93 Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu C Number of Exposures Remaining The following table lists the approximate number of pictures that can be stored in internal memory and on a 512 MB memory card. Note that the number of pictures that can be stored will differ depending on the composition of the picture (due to JPEG compression). In addition, this number may differ depending on the make of memory card, even if the capacity for the memory card is the same. Setting Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus 94 1 2 Internal memory (approx. 44 MB) Memory card1 (512 MB) Print size2 (cm/in.) 31 × 23/12.2 × 9 h High (3648P) 9 95 i Normal (3648) 18 190 31 × 23/12.2 × 9 L Normal (2592) 35 375 22 × 16.5/8.7 × 6.5 M Normal (2048) 55 590 17 × 13/6.7 × 5.1 N PC screen (1024) 188 2010 9 × 7/3.5 × 2.8 O TV screen (640) 353 3775 5 × 4/2 × 1.6 P 16:9 (3584) 25 265 30 × 17/11.8 × 6.7 If the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the number of exposures remaining display shows “9999”. All figures are approximate. Print size at an output resolution of 300 dpi. Print sizes are calculated by dividing the number of pixels by printer resolution (dpi) and multiplying by 2.54 cm (1 in.). However, at the same image size, pictures printed at higher resolutions will print smaller than the size indicated, and those printed at lower resolutions will print larger than the size indicated. Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu B White Balance Set to A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M B White balance The color of light reflected from an object varies with the color of the light source. The human brain is able to adapt to changes in the color of the light source, with the result that white objects appear white whether seen in the shade, direct sunlight, or under incandescent lighting. Digital cameras can mimic this adjustment by processing images according to the color of the light source. This is known as “white balance.” For natural coloration, choose a white balance setting that matches the light source before shooting. Although the default setting, Auto, can be used under most types of lighting, you can apply the white balance setting suited to a particular light source to achieve more accurate results. a Auto (default setting) b Preset manual Neutral-colored object used as reference to set white balance under unusual lighting conditions. Refer to “Preset Manual” for more information (A 96). c Daylight White balance adjusted for direct sunlight. d Incandescent Use under incandescent lighting. e Fluorescent Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus White balance automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in most situations. Use under most types of fluorescent lighting. f Cloudy Use when taking pictures under overcast skies. g Flash Use with the flash mode. The effects of the selected option can be previewed in the monitor. At settings other than Auto, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6). B Flash Mode At white-balance settings other than Auto or Flash, turn the flash off (W) (A 28). 95 Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu Preset Manual Preset manual is used with mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources with a strong color cast (for example, to make pictures taken under a lamp with a red shade look as though they had been taken under white light). 1 Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that will be used during shooting. 2 Use the multi selector to choose b Preset manual in the White balance menu and press the k button. The camera zooms in. Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus 3 Choose Measure. White balance Auto Preset manual Daylight Incandescent Fluorescent Exit Preset manual To apply the most recently measured value for preset manual, choose Cancel and press the k button. Cancel Measure Exit 4 Frame the reference object. Preset manual Cancel Measure Exit Reference object frame 5 Press the k button. The shutter is released and the new white-balance value is set. No pictures are recorded. B 96 Note on Preset Manual Regardless of the flash mode selected, the flash will not fire when the k button is pressed in step 5. Therefore, a white-balance value cannot be measured when the flash fires. Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu C Continuous Set to A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M C Continuous Change settings to Continuous or BSS (best shot selector). Flash will be switched off for Continuous, BSS or Multi-shot 16, and focus, exposure and white balance are fixed at the values for the first picture in each series. U V Single (default setting) One shot is taken each time shutter-release button is pressed. Continuous While the shutter-release button is held down, up to 6 pictures are taken at a rate of about 1.2 frames per second (fps) when Image mode is set to i Normal (3648). D BSS (Best Shot Selector) X Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus W The “best shot selector” is recommended when shooting with the flash off or the camera zoomed in, or in other situations in which inadvertent motion can result in blurred pictures. When BSS is on, the camera takes up to ten pictures while the shutter-release button is held down. The sharpest picture in the series is automatically selected and saved. Multi-shot 16 Each time the shutter-release button is pressed, camera takes 16 shots at about 7 frames per second and arranges them in a single picture with Image mode setting set to L Normal (2592). Digital zoom is not available. ISO sensitivity (A 99) is fixed at Auto and Color options (A 99) is fixed at Standard color. Intvl timer shooting Camera takes pictures automatically at specified interval (A 98). At settings other than Single, the indicator for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6). B Note on Continuous Shooting The maximum frame rate with continuous shooting may vary, depending upon the current image mode setting and the memory card used. B Note on Multi-shot 16 Smear (A 133) visible in the monitor when shooting with Multi-shot 16 enabled will be recorded with images. Avoiding bright objects such as the sun, reflections of the sun, and electric lights when shooting with Multi-shot 16 enabled is recommended. B Note on BSS BSS may not produce the desired results if the subject moves or the composition changes while the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down. 97 Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu Interval Timer Photography Pictures are taken automatically at specified intervals. Choose an interval of 30 s, 1 min, 5 min, or 10 min. 1 Use the multi selector to choose Intvl timer shooting in the Continuous menu and press the k button. Continuous Single Continuous BSS Multi-shot 16 Intvl timer shooting Exit 2 Choose interval between shots and press the k button. Set interval time Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus The maximum number of pictures varies according to the specified interval. 30 s: up to 600 pictures 1 min: up to 300 pictures 5 min: up to 60 pictures 10 min: up to 30 pictures 3 30 s 1 min 5 min 10 min Exit Press the d button to exit the menu. The camera returns to shooting mode. 4 Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take the first picture and initiate interval timer shooting. Monitor turns off and power-on lamp blinks between shots. The monitor turns on automatically right before the next shot is taken. 5 18 Press the shutter-release button all the way down again to end recording. Recording will end automatically if the internal memory or memory card becomes full, or when the maximum number of pictures have been taken. B Notes on Power Source • To prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly during recording, use a fully charged battery. • If the AC Adapter EH-62D (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S203 can be powered from a home electrical outlet. Do not use any other AC adapters as it will cause the camera to heat up or malfunction. D 98 More Information See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 130) for more information. Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu E ISO Sensitivity Set to A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M E ISO sensitivity Sensitivity is a measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. Although a high ISO rating is suited for taking pictures of subjects in action or in poor lighting, high sensitivity is often associated with “noise” - randomly spaced, brightly colored pixels concentrated in dark parts of the image. Auto (default setting) Sensitivity is ISO 80 under normal conditions; when lighting is poor and the flash is off, the camera compensates by raising sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 800. High ISO sensitivity auto ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted within the range between 80 and 1600, depending upon the brightness of the scene. 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000 Sensitivity will be locked at the specified value. F Color Options Set to A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M F Color options Make colors more vivid or record pictures in monochrome. n o p q r u Standard color (default setting) Use for pictures exhibiting natural color. Vivid color Use to achieve a vivid, “photoprint” effect. Black-and-white Record pictures in black-and-white. Sepia Record pictures in sepia tones. Cyanotype Record pictures in cyan-blue monochrome. Pastel Change to a pastel shade. The effects of the selected option can be previewed in the monitor. At settings other than Standard color, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6). Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Motion detection (A 120) does not function when any option other than Auto is selected. At the settings other than Auto, the current setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6). If Auto is selected and the sensitivity is raised above ISO 80, the E icon will be displayed (A 29). When High ISO sensitivity auto is selected, V is displayed. 99 Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu G AF Area Mode Set to A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M G AF area mode Use this option to determine where the camera focuses. When digital zoom is in effect, focus will be on the center of the screen regardless of the settings used. z Face priority (default setting) Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus When the camera recognizes a face looking toward the camera, the camera will focus on that face. See “Face Priority” (A 102) for more information. If more than one face is recognized, focus will be on the face closest to the camera. When shooting pictures of subjects other than people, or framing a subject with which no face is recognized, AF area mode will switch to Auto, and the camera will automatically select the focus area (one of nine) containing the subject closest to the camera. w Auto Camera automatically selects the focus area (one of nine) containing the subject closest to the camera. Press the shutter-release button halfway to activate the focus area. When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus area selected by the camera will be displayed in the monitor. 18 Focus areas x Manual This option is suited to situations in which the intended subject is relatively still and not positioned in the center of the frame. Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to select from 99 focus areas in the frame. Pictures can be taken while focus-area selection screen is displayed. To end focus-area selection and adjust the flash, macro, self-timer and exposure compensation settings, press the k button. To return to the focus area selection screen, press the k button again. 100 18 Focus area Selectable focus area Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu y Center Camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame. Center focus area is always displayed. 18 Focus area D Focus Lock 18 2 Press the shutter-release button halfway. • Confirm that the focus area is green. • Focus and exposure are locked. 1/125 F3.1 Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus To focus on off-center subjects when Center is selected for AF area mode, use focus lock as described below. 1 Position the subject in the center of the frame. 3 Continue holding down the shutter-release button halfway and recompose the picture. • Be sure that the distance between the camera and the subject does not change. 1/125 F3.1 4 Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take the picture. D More Information See “Autofocus” (A 25) for more information. 101 Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu Face Priority The face-priority function is activated when Face priority (default setting) is selected for AF area mode (A 100), when shooting in Scene auto selector (A 34), Portrait (A 34), or Night portrait (A 35) scene mode, or when shooting in smile mode (A 45). The camera automatically detects and focuses on a face looking toward the camera. 1 Frame a picture. When the camera recognizes a face looking toward the camera, that face will be framed by a yellow double border. 18 Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus When the camera detects more than one face, operation varies, depending upon the shooting mode, as follows. Shooting mode Faces framed by a double border A (auto) mode (Face priority) The face closest to the camera Scene mode: Scene auto * The other faces are framed by a single border. selector, Portrait, Night portrait The face closest to the center of the frame Smile mode * The other faces are framed by a single border. 2 The number of faces to be recognized Up to 12 Up to 3 Press the shutter-release button halfway. Focus will be on the face framed by the double border. The double border will glow green once focus has been locked. When the camera is unable to focus, the double border will blink. Press the shutter-release button halfway again and focus. Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down 1/125 F3.1 to take the picture. You don’t need to press the shutter-release button halfway in smile mode. If the camera detects the smiling face, the shutter is automatically released (A 45). 102 Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu B Notes on Face-Priority Q Distortion Control Set to A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M Q Distortion control Specify whether or not the distortion is corrected. Enabling distortion control reduces the size of the frame. On Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus • In Face priority, if the shutter-release button is pressed halfway when no faces are recognized, AF area mode will be set to Auto. • If no face is detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway in Portrait or Night portrait scene mode, or smile mode, the camera will focus on the subject in the center focus area. • The camera may be unable to detect faces in the following situations: - When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or other obstructions - When the subject is not looking directly at the camera - When faces take up too much or too little of the frame • The camera’s ability to detect faces depends on a variety of factors, including whether or not the subject is facing the camera. • In some rare cases, the subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the double border glows green (A 25). Should this occur, switch to A (auto) mode and set AF area mode to Manual or Center, refocus on another subject positioned at the same distance from the camera as the actual portrait subject, and use focus lock (A 101). • When pictures in which a face was detected during shooting are played back, the pictures will be automatically rotated for playback display, according to the orientation of the face detected. Distortion at frame peripheries is corrected. Off (default setting) No distortion correction performed. At settings other than Off, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6). 103 Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu Functions that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously Restrictions apply to the following settings in A (auto) mode. Flash mode Flash mode is automatically fixed at W (Off) when Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting. Selecting Single or Intvl timer shooting for Continuous setting restores the last flash mode setting applied. Self-timer If self-timer is on, only one picture will be taken when the shutter is released, regardless of settings selected for the Continuous setting. The last Continuous setting applied is restored when picture is taken or self-timer is turned off. Continuous Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus 104 Image mode is automatically fixed at L Normal (2592), ISO sensitivity is automatically fixed at Auto, and Color options is automatically fixed at Standard color when Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting. The last settings applied for Image mode, ISO sensitivity, and Color options are restored when any setting other than Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting. White balance and Color options White balance is automatically fixed at Auto when Black-and-white, Sepia or Cyanotype is selected for Color options. Applied white balance setting is restored when Standard color, Vivid color, or Pastel is selected. Distortion control When Distortion control is set to On, the Continuous setting is automatically set to Single. Even when the Distortion control option is disabled, the Continuous setting does not change. Playback Options: The Playback Menu The playback menu contains the following options. k Quick retouch A 51 Easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced. I A 52 D-Lighting Enhances brightness and contrast in dark portions of pictures. a A 90 Print set Select pictures to print and the number of copies for each. b A 107 Slide show View pictures stored in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic slide show. c A 108 Delete Delete all or selected pictures. A 108 d Protect f A 109 Rotate image Change the orientation of pictures. g A 54 Small picture Create a small copy of the current picture. E A 55 Voice memo Record voice memos for pictures. h A 109 Copy Copy files between memory card and internal memory. Displaying the Playback Menu Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion. Enter the playback mode by pressing the c button (A 26). Press the d button to display the playback menu. 15/05/2009 15:30 0004.JPG Playback menu Quick retouch D-Lighting Print set Slide show Delete 4 4 Exit • Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9). • To exit the playback menu, press the d button. 105 Playback Options: The Playback Menu Selecting Pictures The picture selection screen, as shown at right, will be displayed with the following menus: • Playback menu: Print set>Select images (A 90) Delete>Erase selected images (A 108) Protect (A 108) Rotate image (A 109) Copy>Selected images (A 109) • Setup menu: Welcome screen (A 114) Erase selected images Back Follow the procedures described below to choose the pictures. Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus 1 Press the multi selector J or K to choose the desired picture. Erase selected images Only one picture can be selected for Rotate image and Welcome screen. Proceed to step 3. Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback. Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to switch back to 12-thumbnail display. 2 Press H or I to select ON or OFF (or the number of copies). Back Erase selected images When ON is selected, a check mark (y) is displayed in the top left corner of the current picture. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select additional pictures. Back 3 106 Press the k button to apply picture selection. Playback Options: The Playback Menu b Slide Show Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M b Slide show Play back pictures, stored in the internal memory or on a memory card, one by one in an automated “slide show.” 1 Use the multi selector to choose Start and press the k button. To change the interval between pictures, choose Frame intvl, select the desired interval time, and press the k button before choosing Start. To repeat the slide show automatically, enable Loop and press the k button before choosing Start. The check mark (w) will be added to the loop option when enabled. Pause Start Frame intvl Loop Exit The slide show begins. While the slide show is in progress, the following operations are available: Press the multi selector K to display the subsequent picture or J to display the previous picture. Hold down either button to fast forward or rewind. Press the k button to pause the slide show. 3 Choose End or Restart. When the slide show ends or is paused, choose End and press the k button to return to the playback menu, or choose Restart to play the slide show again. B Pause Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus 2 Slide show Restart End Frame intvl Notes on Slide Show • Only the first frame of movies (A 73) included in slide shows is displayed. • Even if Loop is selected, the maximum playback duration for a slide show is 30 minutes (A 122). 107 Playback Options: The Playback Menu c Delete Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M c Delete Delete selected pictures or all pictures. Erase selected images Delete selected pictures (A 106). Erase all images Delete all pictures. B Notes on Deletion • Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. Transfer important images to a computer before deletion. • Pictures marked with the s icon are protected and cannot be deleted. Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus 108 d Protect Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M d Protect Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion. Choose pictures in the picture selection screen to apply the protect option (Selecting Pictures ➝ A 106). Note, however, that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card will permanently erase protected files (A 123). Protected pictures are recognized by the s icon (A 7, 47). Playback Options: The Playback Menu f Rotate Image Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M f Rotate image After shooting, set the orientation in which pictures are displayed during playback. Pictures can be rotated 90° clockwise or counterclockwise. Pictures that were recorded in the portrait (vertical) orientation can be rotated up to 180° in either direction. Select a picture in the picture selection screen (A 106). When the Rotate image screen is displayed, press the multi selector J or K to rotate the picture 90°. Rotate image Rotate Back Back Rotate Rotate 90° counterclockwise Rotate Rotate 90° clockwise Press the k button to set the orientation displayed, and save the orientation data with the picture. h Copy Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M h Copy Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Back Rotate image Rotate image Copy pictures between the internal memory and a memory card. 1 Select an option from the copy screen using the multi selector and press the k button. Copy q: Copy pictures from internal memory to memory card. r: Copy pictures from memory card to internal memory. Exit 109 Playback Options: The Playback Menu 2 Select a copy option and press the k button. Selected images: Copy pictures selected from the picture selection screen (A 106). All images: Camera to card Selected images All images Copy all pictures. Exit Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus B Notes on Copying Pictures • JPEG-, AVI-, and WAV-format images can be copied. Images recorded in any other formats cannot be copied. • If voice memos (A 55) are attached to pictures selected for copying, voice memos are copied with the pictures. • Sound files recorded using Voice Recording (A 74) can be copied using the Copy sound files option (A 78) in audio playback mode. • Pictures taken with another make of camera or that have been modified on a computer cannot be copied. • When copying pictures for which Print set (A 90) options are enabled, the print set settings will not be copied. However, when copying pictures for which Protect (A 108) is enabled, the protect setting will be copied. • Pictures copied from the internal memory or a memory card cannot be displayed in auto sort mode (A 60). • Even if a picture added to favorites folder (A 65) is copied, the contents of the favorites folder will not be copied. C Memory contains no images. Message If there are no pictures stored on the memory card when playback mode is applied, the message Memory contains no images. will be displayed. Press the d button to display the copy option screen, and copy the pictures stored in the camera’s internal memory to the memory card. D 110 More Information See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 130) for more information. Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu The setup menu contains the following options. w Electronic VR A 113 Specify the electronic vibration reduction setting for taking still pictures. a Menus A 114 Choose how menus are displayed. c Welcome screen A 114 Select screen displayed when camera is turned on. d Date A 115 Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones. e f Monitor settings A 118 Adjust photo information display, post-shooting image review, and monitor brightness settings. Date imprint A 119 U u Motion detection A 120 Adjust the motion detection setting to reduce the effects of subject movement and camera shake when taking still pictures. Digital zoom A 121 Adjust settings for using digital zoom. i Sound settings A 121 Adjust sound settings. k Auto off A 122 Set time before camera enters standby mode. l/m Format memory/Format card A 123 Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Imprint date on pictures. Format internal memory or memory card. n Language A 124 Choose the language used for camera monitor display. o Video mode A 124 Adjust settings necessary for connection to television. d p Blink warning A 124 Set whether or not to detect human subjects with eyes closed when shooting with the face priority (A 102). Reset all A 126 Restore camera settings to default values. r Firmware version A 128 Display camera firmware version. 111 Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu Displaying the Setup Menu Choose z tab in the menu screen. 1 Press the d button to display the menu screen. Shooting menu Image mode White balance Continuous ISO sensitivity Color options Exit 2 Press the multi selector J. Tab will be selectable. Shooting menu Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Image mode White balance Continuous ISO sensitivity Color options Exit 3 Press H or I to select the z tab. Set up Electronic VR Menus Welcome screen Date Monitor settings Exit 4 Press K or the k button. The setup menu items are selectable. Set up Electronic VR Menus Welcome screen Date Monitor settings Exit Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9). To exit the setup menu, press the d button or J to select other tabs. 112 Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu w Electronic VR Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M w Electronic VR Choose whether to use electronic VR (vibration reduction) when taking still pictures. Auto When all of the following conditions are met while taking still pictures, electronic VR is applied and the effects of camera shake are reduced. • The flash is turned off or set to slow sync mode. • The shutter speed is slow. • The Continuous setting is set to Single. Off (default setting) Electronic VR is disabled. B Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus When Auto is selected, R appears on the monitor (A 6), and electronic VR is applied depending on shooting conditions. Notes on Electronic Vibration Reduction • • • • • • • Except during slow sync mode, Electronic VR will not activate when flash is used. If the exposure period exceeds a certain period of time, Electronic VR will not function. The effectiveness of Electronic VR decreases as camera shake increases. Electronic VR does not reduce the effects of subject movement. Saving a picture on which Electronic VR is applied may take some time. Electronic VR will not activate when sensitivity is ISO 800 or above. Electronic VR cannot be used together with date imprint (A 119). When using date imprint, setting Electronic VR to Auto automatically changes the date imprint setting to Off. • Electronic VR and auto flash with red-eye reduction cannot be used together. D Electronic VR for Movies To compensate for vibration while shooting a movie, go to the movie menu (A 71) and enable Electronic VR (A 72). 113 Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu a Menus Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M a Menus Choose the initial menus displayed. Text (default setting) Menus are displayed in list format. Set up Electronic VR Menus Welcome screen Date Monitor settings Exit Icons All menu items can be displayed in a single page. Menu names Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Electronic VR Exit c Welcome Screen Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M c Welcome screen You can select the welcome screen to be displayed when the camera is turned on. 114 None (default setting) No welcome screen will be displayed. COOLPIX Displays a welcome screen. Select an image Select a picture in the internal memory or on the memory card for the welcome screen. Choose a picture in the picture selection screen and press the k button. As the selected image is stored in the camera, the image will appear in the welcome screen even if the original picture is deleted. Pictures taken at an Image mode setting of P 16:9 (3584) (A 93), and copies created at a size of 320 × 240 size or smaller using the crop (A 53) or small picture (A 54) function, cannot be used. Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu d Date Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M d Date Set the camera clock and choose home and travel destination time zones. Date Set camera clock to current date and time. Use the following controls to set the date and time. • J and K: highlight a different item (day, month, year, hour, minute, and the order in which day, month, and year are displayed) • H and I: edit the highlighted item • The k button: apply the setting Time zone Setting Travel Destination Time Zone 1 Use the multi selector to choose Time zone and press the k button. The time zone menu is displayed. Date 05/15/2009 15:30 Date Time zone Exit 2 Choose x and press the k button. The date and time displayed on the monitor change according to the region currently selected. Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus w (home time zone) can be specified and daylight saving enabled or disabled from Time zone options. When x (travel destination) is selected, the time difference (A 117) is automatically calculated and the date and time in the selected region are recorded. Useful when travelling. Time zone 05/15/2009 15:30 London, Casablanca Home time zone Travel destination Exit 115 Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu 3 Press K. Time zone The time zone selection screen is displayed. 05/15/2009 15:30 London, Casablanca Home time zone Travel destination Exit 4 Press J or K to choose the travel destination time zone. If the daylight saving time is in effect, press H to turn on the daylight saving time option. When the option is enabled, W is displayed at the top of the monitor, and the time is advanced one hour. 01:30 +10:00 Tokyo Seoul Back To turn off the daylight saving time option, press I. Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Press the k button to choose the travel destination time zone. While the travel destination time zone is selected, the Z icon will be displayed in the monitor when the camera is in shooting mode. B The Clock Battery The clock battery charges when the main battery is installed or an AC adapter is connected, and can provide several days of backup power after about ten hours of charging. C w (Home Time Zone) • To switch to the home time zone, choose w Home time zone in step 2 and press the k button. • To change the home time zone, choose w Home time zone in step 2 and perform steps 3 and 4, to set the home time zone. C 116 Daylight Saving Time When daylight saving time starts or ends, turn the daylight saving time option on or off from the time zone selection screen displayed in step 4. Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu D Time Zones The camera supports the time zones listed below. For time differences not listed below, set the camera clock to local time. UTC +/– Location UTC +/– Location –11 Midway, Samoa +1 Madrid, Paris, Berlin –10 Hawaii, Tahiti +2 Athens, Helsinki, Ankara –9 Alaska, Anchorage +3 Moscow, Nairobi, Riyadh, Kuwait, Manama –8 PST (PDT): Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver +4 Abu Dhabi, Dubai –7 MST (MDT): Denver, Phoenix +5 Islamabad, Karachi –6 CST (CDT): Chicago, Houston, Mexico City +5.5 –5 EST (EDT): New York, Toronto, Lima +6 –4 Caracas, Manaus +7 Bangkok, Jakarta +8 Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo Colombo, Dhaka –2 Fernando de Noronha +9 Tokyo, Seoul –1 Azores +10 Sydney, Guam ±0 London, Casablanca +11 New Caledonia +12 Auckland, Fiji Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus –3 New Delhi 117 Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu e Monitor Settings Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M e Monitor settings Choose whether or not to display information in the monitor, and set the monitor brightness. Photo info Choose information displayed in the monitor during shooting and playback mode. Image review On (default setting): Picture is automatically displayed in the monitor immediately after it is taken and the monitor display returns to shooting mode. Off: Picture is not displayed after it is taken. Brightness Choose from five settings for monitor brightness. The default setting is 3. Photo Info Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus The following display options are available. See “The Monitor” (A 6) for information on indicators in the monitor. Shooting mode Playback mode 15/05/2009 15:30 0004.JPG Show info 4 18 Auto info (default setting) 4 The current settings or operation guide is displayed for a few seconds, as in Show info above. After a few seconds, display will be the same as Hide info. Hide info 05/15/2009 15:30 0004.JPG Framing grid 118 18 In A (auto) mode, a framing grid appears to help frame pictures, in addition to Auto info display information. In other modes, the display is the same Auto info. 4 4 The current settings or operation guide is displayed, as in Auto info above. Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu f Date Imprint Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M f Date imprint The date and time of recording can be imprinted directly onto pictures, allowing the information to be printed even from printers that do not support date printing (A 91). Off (default setting) Date and time are not imprinted on pictures. Date Date is imprinted on the bottom right corner of pictures taken while this option is in effect. Date and time At settings other than Off, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6). B Date Imprint • Imprinted dates form a permanent part of image data and cannot be deleted. Date cannot be imprinted on pictures after they are taken. • Dates imprinted at an Image mode setting (A 93) of O TV screen (640) may be difficult to read. Choose N PC screen (1024) or larger when using date imprint. • The date is recorded using the format selected in the setup menu’s Date item (A 16, 115). • Date imprint cannot be used together with Electronic VR (A 113). Selecting date imprint while Electronic VR is set to Auto automatically changes Electronic VR to Off. • The date is not imprinted in the following situations: - pictures taken in Sports (A 35), Museum (A 38), or Panorama assist (A 39) scene mode - pictures taken with On selected for Blink proof (A 46) in smile mode - pictures taken with Continuous or BSS selected for the Continuous setting in the shooting menu (A 97) - movies (A 70) C Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Date and time are imprinted on the bottom right corner of pictures taken while this option is in effect. Date Imprint and Print Set When printing from DPOF-compatible printers which support printing of shooting date and photo information, the date and information can be printed on pictures without date and time imprinted on them, using options in the Print set menu (A 90). 119 Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu U Motion Detection Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M U Motion detection Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of subject movement and camera shake when shooting still pictures. Auto (default setting) When the camera detects the camera shake or subject movement, the shutter speed will be increased for reducing the effects of them. However, motion detection does not function in the following situations. • When the flash mode is set to m (fill flash) • When the ISO sensitivity option (A 99) is set to High ISO sensitivity auto or ISO sensitivity is fixed at a particular value in A (auto) mode • When Continuous (A 97) is set to Multi-shot 16 • When shooting in some scene modes (A 34) Off Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Motion detection is not enabled. At settings other than Off, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6, 21). When the camera detects subject movement or camera shake and the shutter speed is increased, the motion detection icon will turn green. B 120 Notes on Motion Detection • Motion detection may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of the subject movement and camera shake in some situations. • Motion detection may not function if the subject exhibits significant movement or is too dark. • The pictures taken may become somewhat grainy. Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu u Digital Zoom Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M u Digital zoom Adjust settings for using digital zoom. On (default setting) When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating the zoom control to g triggers digital zoom (A 23). Off Digital zoom will not be activated (except when shooting a movie). B Notes on Digital Zoom i Sound Settings Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M i Sound settings Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus • When digital zoom is in effect, AF area mode is set to Center (A 100). • Digital zoom cannot be used in the following situations. - When Scene auto selector, Portrait, or Night portrait is selected in scene mode - When smile mode is selected - When Continuous (A 97) is set to Multi-shot 16 - Just before recording a movie (Up to 2× zoom can be activated while recording movies) Adjust the following sound settings. Button sound Turn button sound On or Off. When On (default setting) is selected, a beep will sound once when operations are completed successfully, twice when focus has been locked, and three times when an error is detected. Start-up sound will also play when the camera is turned on. Shutter sound Choose shutter sound from On (default setting) or Off. 121 Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu k Auto Off Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M k Auto off When the camera is on and a period of time passes without any operations having been performed, the camera will enter standby mode (A 15) to save power. Once the camera has entered standby mode, the power-on lamp will blink, and if no operations are performed for another three minutes, the camera will turn off. Choose the time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode if no operations are performed from 30 s, 1 min (default setting), 5 min, and 30 min. Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus C Canceling Standby Mode Cancel standby mode and reactivate the monitor by pressing any of the following buttons. • the power switch • the shutter-release button • the A button • the c button C 122 Note on Auto Off Regardless of the option selected, the monitor will remain on for three minutes when menus are displayed, a maximum of 30 minutes during slide show playback, and 30 minutes when the AC adapter is connected. Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu l Format Memory/m Format Card Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M l Format memory/m Format card Use this option to format the internal memory or a memory card. Formatting the Internal Memory To format the internal memory, remove the memory card from the camera. The Format memory option appears in the setup menu. Format memory All images will be deleted! OK? No Format Exit Formatting a Memory Card Format card All images will be deleted! OK? No Format Exit B Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus When the memory card is inserted in the camera, the Format card option appears in the setup menu. Formatting Internal Memory and Memory Cards • Formatting the internal memory or memory cards permanently deletes all data. Be sure to transfer important pictures to a computer before formatting. • Formatting the internal memory or memory card restores favorites folder icon settings (A 64) to the default setting (displayed as number). • Do not turn the camera off, or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover during formatting. • The first time you insert the memory cards used in other devices into the COOLPIX S203, be sure to format them using this camera. 123 Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu n Language Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M n Language Choose one of 24 languages for display of camera menus and messages. Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Czech Polish Danish Portuguese German Russian (default setting) Finnish Spanish Swedish Greek Turkish French Simplified Chinese Indonesian Traditional Chinese Italian Japanese Hungarian Korean Dutch Thai Norwegian Arabic o Video Mode Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M o Video mode Adjust settings for connection to a television. Choose from NTSC and PAL. d Blink Warning Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M d Blink warning Set whether or not to detect human subjects with eyes closed when shooting with the face priority (A 102) in A (auto) (A 20), Scene auto selector scene mode (A 40), Portrait scene mode (A 34), or Night portrait scene mode (A 35). On (default setting) When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may have closed eyes shortly after recognizing the faces and shooting them, the blink warning screen will appear in the monitor. The face of a portrait subject, whose eyes may have been closed when the shutter was released, is framed by a yellow border. Should this occur, check the picture and decide whether or not another picture should be taken. Off 124 Blink warning is not enabled. Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu Operating the Blink Warning Screen When the camera detects any human subjects with closed eyes, the blink warning screen is displayed and then, the screen shown at right will appear. The following operations are available in the blink warning screen. If no operations are performed for a few seconds, the camera automatically returns to shooting mode. Option Use Enlarge and display the detected face g (i) Switch to full-frame playback f (h) Exit Description Rotate the zoom control to g (i). Rotate the zoom control to f (h). l Press the l button. k Switch to shooting mode Press the k button or the shutter-release button. Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus If the camera detects more than one human subjects with their eyes closed, press H, I, J, or K during the enlarged display to switch over the faces (up to 12 faces). Select the face to display Delete the picture Did someone blink? 125 Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu p Reset All Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M p Reset all When Reset is selected, the camera’s settings will be restored to their default values. Pop-up Menu Option Flash mode (A 28) Default value Auto Self-timer (A 30) Off Macro mode (A 31) Off Exposure compensation (A 32) 0.0 Scene Mode Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Option Default value Scene mode setting in the shooting-mode selection menu (A 33) Scene auto selector White balance in Food mode (A 41) Smile Menu Option Blink proof (A 46) Default value On Movie Menu Option 126 Center Default value Movie options (A 71) J TV movie 640P Electronic VR (A 72) Off Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu Shooting Menu Option Image mode (A 93) Default value i Normal (3648) White balance (A 95) Auto Continuous (A 97) Single Intvl timer shooting (A 98) 30 s ISO sensitivity (A 99) Auto Color options (A 99) Standard color AF area mode (A 100) Distortion control (A 103) Face priority Off Setup Menu Default value Menus (A 114) Text Welcome screen (A 114) None Photo info (A 118) Image review (A 118) Brightness (A 118) Date imprint (A 119) Motion detection (A 120) Auto info On 3 Off Auto Digital zoom (A 121) On Button sound (A 121) On Shutter sound (A 121) Auto off (A 122) Blink warning (A 124) Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus Option On 1 min On 127 Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu Others Option Paper size (A 86, 87) Slide show (A 107) Default value Default 3s • Choosing Reset all also clears the current file number (A 130) from the memory. Numbering will continue from the lowest number available. To reset file numbering to “0001”, delete all pictures (A 108) before selecting Reset all. • The following menu settings will remain unaffected when menus are reset with Reset all. Shooting menu: Preset manual data (A 96) acquired for White balance Setup menu: Electronic VR (A 113), Picture selected for Welcome screen (A 114), Date (A 115), Language (A 124), and Video mode (A 124) Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus 128 r Firmware Version Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A 112) M r Firmware version View the current camera firmware version. COOLPIX S203 ver.x.x Back Technical Notes Optional Accessories Rechargeable battery Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 Battery charger Battery Charger MH-63 AC Adapter EH-62D 1 2 3 AC adapter Check that the AC adapter cord has been inserted correctly into the battery chamber before closing the batterychamber/memory card slot cover. If part of the cord has not been inserted into the chamber the cover may be damaged during closure. USB cable USB Cable UC-E6 AV cable Audio Video Cable EG-CP14 Approved Memory Cards 1 2 SanDisk 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB1, 4 GB2, 8 GB2, 16 GB2 TOSHIBA 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB1, 4 GB2, 8 GB2, 16 GB2 Panasonic 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB1, 4 GB2, 8 GB2, 16 GB2 Lexar 1 GB, 2 GB1, 4 GB2, 8 GB2 Technical Notes The following Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have been tested and approved for use in this camera. All cards of the designated make and capacity can be used, regardless of speed. If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that the device supports 2 GB cards. SDHC compliant. If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that device supports SDHC. Operation is not guaranteed with other makes of card. Contact the manufacturer for details on the above cards. 129 Image/Sound File and Folder Names Pictures, movies, voice memos and voice recordings are assigned file names as follows. D SC N 00 0 1 . J P G Identifier (not shown on camera monitor) Original still pictures (voice memo attachment included), movies, voice recordings DSCN Cropped copies (voice memo attachment included) RSCN Small copies (voice memo attachment included) SSCN Quick retouch copies and D-Lighting copies (voice memo attachment included) FSCN Extension (signifies the file type) Still pictures .JPG Movies .AVI Voice memos Voice recordings .WAV File number (assigned automatically in ascending order, starting with “0001”) • Files are stored in folders named with a folder number followed by a fivecharacter identifier: “P_” plus a three-digit sequence number for pictures taken using Panorama assist (e.g. “101P_001”; A 43), “INTVL” for interval timer photography (e.g. “101INTVL”; A 98), “SOUND” for voice recordings (e.g. “101SOUND”; A 74), and “NIKON” for all other pictures (e.g. “100NIKON”). When the number of files within a folder reaches 9999, a new folder will be created. File numbers will be assigned automatically starting with “0001.” Technical Notes 130 • Voice memo file names have the same identifier and file number as the picture to which the voice memo is attached. • Files copied using Copy>Selected images or Copy sound files>Selected files are copied to the current folder, where they are assigned new file numbers in ascending order starting from the largest file number in memory. Copy>All images and Copy sound files>Copy all files copy all folders from the source medium; file names do not change but new folder numbers are assigned in ascending order, starting from the largest folder number on the destination medium (A 78, 109). • A single folder can hold up to 200 pictures; if the current folder already contains 200 pictures, a new folder, named by adding one to the current folder name, will be created the next time a picture is taken. If the current folder is numbered 999 and contains 200 pictures, or a picture is numbered 9999, no further pictures can be taken until the internal memory or memory card is formatted (A 123), or a new memory card is inserted. Caring for the Camera To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following precautions when using or storing the device: B Keep dry The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity. B Do not drop The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration. B Handle the lens and all moving parts with care Do not apply force to the lens, lens cover, monitor, memory card slot or battery chamber. These parts are easily damaged. Applying force to the lens cover could result in camera malfunction or damage to the lens. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by broken glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes or mouth. B Do not point the lens at strong light sources for extended periods Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources for extended periods when using or storing the camera. Intense light may cause deterioration of the CCD image sensor, producing a white blur effect in photographs. B Keep away from strong magnetic fields Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static charges or the magnetic fields produced by equipment such as radio transmitters could interfere with the monitor, damage data stored on the memory card, or affect the product’s internal circuitry. Avoid sudden changes in temperature Sudden changes in temperature, such as when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold day, can cause condensation to form inside the device. To prevent condensation, place the device in a carrying case or a plastic bag before exposing it to sudden changes in temperature. B Technical Notes B Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power source Do not remove the battery while the product is on, or while images are being recorded or deleted. Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to product memory or internal circuitry. 131 Caring for the Camera C Technical Notes 132 The Battery • Check the battery level when taking the camera out, and charge the battery if necessary. Do not continue charging once the battery is fully charged, as this will result in reduced battery performance. If possible, carry a fully-charged spare battery when taking pictures on important occasions. • Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 40 °C (104 °F). • Charge the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F) before use. • Note that the battery may become hot during use; wait for the battery to cool before charging. Failure to observe these precautions could damage the battery, impair its performance or prevent it from charging normally. • On cold days, the capacity of batteries tends to decrease. Be sure that the battery is fully charged before heading outside to take pictures in cold weather. Keep spare batteries in a warm place and exchange as necessary. Once warmed, a cold battery may recover some of its charge. • Dirt on the battery terminals can prevent the camera from functioning. Should the battery terminals become dirty, wipe them off with a clean, dry cloth before use. • If the battery will not be used for some time, insert it in the camera and run it flat before removing it for storage. The battery should be stored in a cool location with an ambient temperature of 15 to 25 °C (59 to 77 °F). Do not store the battery in hot or extremely cold locations. • Always remove the battery from the camera or battery charger when it is not being used. Left installed, minute amounts of current flow even when unused, and the battery may become excessively drained and no longer function. Turning the camera on or off while the battery is exhausted can result in reduced battery life. • Recharge it at least once every six months and run it flat before returning it to storage. • After removing the battery from the camera or battery charger, place it in the supplied battery case and store in a cool place. • A marked drop in the time a fully-charged battery retains its charge, when used at room temperature, indicates that the battery needs to be replaced. Purchase a new EN-EL10 battery. • Replace the battery when it no longer holds a charge. Used batteries are a valuable resource. Recycle used batteries in accordance with local regulations. Caring for the Camera Cleaning Lens Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a blower (typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that is pumped to produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove fingerprints or other stains that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the lens with a soft cloth, using a spiral motion that starts at the center of the lens and working toward the edges. If this fails, clean the lens using a cloth lightly dampened with commercial lens cleaner. Monitor Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains, clean the monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure. Body Use a blower to remove dust, dirt or sand, then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth. After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or salt with a dry cloth lightly dampened with fresh water, then dry thoroughly. Note that foreign matter inside the camera could cause damage not covered by the warranty. Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals. Storage C Notes on the Monitor • The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light. This is a characteristic common to all TFT LCD displays, and does not indicate a malfunction. Images recorded using the product will not be affected. • White or colored streaks of light may be visible in the monitor with framing of bright subjects. This phenomenon, known as “smear,” occurs when extremely bright light strikes the image sensor. This is due to characteristics of the image sensor and does not indicate a malfunction. Smear may also cause partial discoloration in monitor display with shooting. Smear does not affect recorded images except when shooting with Continuous set to Multishot 16 and when recording movies. When shooting in these modes, avoiding bright objects such as the sun, reflections of the sun, and electric lights is recommended. • Images in the monitor may be difficult to see under bright lighting. • The monitor is lit by an LED backlight. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact your Nikon-authorized service representative. Technical Notes Turn the camera off when not in use. Check that the power-on lamp is off before putting the camera away. Remove the battery if the camera will not be used for an extended period. Do not store the camera with naphtha or camphor moth balls, or in any of the following locations: • Next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as televisions or radios • Exposed to temperatures below –10 °C (14 °F) or above 50 °C (122 °F) • Poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60 % To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month. Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera away again. 133 Error Messages The following table lists the error messages and other warnings displayed in the monitor, as well as the solutions for dealing with them. Display Problem A Technical Notes Clock not set. Set clock. 115 B Battery running low. Prepare to charge or change battery. 12 N Battery exhausted. Battery exhausted. Charge or change battery. 12 P Battery temperature high Battery temperature is high. Turn off camera, and allow battery to cool down before resuming use. After 5 seconds, this message will disappear, the monitor will turn off, and the power-on lamp and flash lamp will blink rapidly. After the lamps blink for three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically. Pressing the power switch also turns off the camera. 15 Q (● blinks red) Camera cannot focus. • Refocus. • Use focus lock. P Please wait for the camera to finish recording. Camera cannot perform other operations until recording is complete. Wait until message clears from display automatically when recording is complete. 25 N Memory card is write protected. Write-protect switch is in “lock” position. Slide write-protect switch to “write” position. 19 P This card cannot be used. Error accessing memory card. • Use approved card. • Check that connectors are clean. • Confirm that memory card is correctly inserted. 129 18 Choose Yes and press the k button to format card, or turn camera off and replace card. 19 P This card cannot be read. P Card is not formatted. Format card? No Yes 134 Solution O (blinks) Memory card has not been formatted for use in COOLPIX S203. 24, 25 101 18 Error Messages Display N Out of memory. P Image cannot be saved. Problem Memory card is full. Error occurred while recording picture. Camera has run out of file numbers. Picture cannot be used for welcome screen. P Sound file cannot be saved. N One or more subjects may have closed their eyes. Camera has run out of file numbers. Recorded a picture in which one or more subjects may have closed their eyes when picture was taken. A 93 Check the picture in playback mode. 26, 73, 77 18 18 123 18 123 53, 54, 93 108 66 65 – Technical Notes There is insufficient space to save a copy. N Over 200 pictures have Album is full. No already been added to further pictures can be favorites folder. added. Too many images The total number of selected. Remove marked pictures, including print marking for other those previously marked, is dates? more than 99. Too many images selected. Remove print marking from other images? Solution • Choose smaller image size. • Delete pictures or sound files. • Insert new memory card. • Remove memory card and use internal memory. Format internal memory or memory card. • Insert new memory card. • Format internal memory or memory card. Pictures taken with an Image mode setting of P16:9 (3584) or pictures reduced to 320 × 240 size or smaller through cropping and small picture editing cannot be registered as welcome screen. Delete pictures from destination. • Remove some pictures from favorites folder. • Add to other favorites folders. Select Yes and press the k button to remove pictures marked earlier from the current print set. Select Cancel and press the k button to remove pictures just marked from the print set. • Insert new memory card. • Format internal memory or memory card. 18 123 46 135 Error Messages Display Problem A Cannot edit selected picture. Select picture that supports quick retouch, D-Lighting, crop, or small picture. 50 N Cannot record movie. Time out error while recording movie. Choose memory card with faster write speed. 129 N Memory contains no images. No pictures in the internal memory or memory card. To copy picture from internal memory to memory card, press the d button. The copy option screen will be displayed. Technical Notes N No sound file. 109 No pictures are contained in the folder selected in auto sort mode. Select the folder containing the sorted pictures. 62 No pictures can be played back in auto sort mode. Playback pictures using playback mode, list by date, or favorite pictures mode. 62 The picture has not been added to favorites folder. • Add the picture to favorites folder. • Choose the favorites folder that the picture has been added. Confirm the copy source and destination. 65 The memory card or internal memory contains no sound files. N File not created with File contains no image COOLPIX S203. data. P This file cannot be played back. 136 Solution N Image cannot be modified. N This image cannot be deleted. Picture is protected. N Travel destination is in the current time zone. Destination in same time zone as home. File cannot be viewed on this camera. View file using the computer or any other devices which was used to create or edit this file. Disable protection. 66 78 – 108 117 – Error Messages Display Lens error Q Problem Lens error. P USB cable disconnected Communications error during data transfer to printer. System error Error has occurred in Q camera’s internal circuitry. Printer error. PR Printer error: check paper Specified size of paper is not loaded in printer. PR Printer error: paper jam Paper has jammed in the printer. PR Printer error: out of paper No paper is loaded in printer. PR Ink error. Printer error: check ink PR Running out of ink or ink Printer error: out of ink cartridge is empty. PR Printer error: file corrupt An error caused by the image file has occurred. Turn camera off, remove and reinsert battery, and turn camera on. If error persists, contact retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative. Check printer. After solving the problem, select Resume and press the k button to resume printing.* Load the specified paper, select Resume and press the k button to resume printing.* Eject the jammed paper, select Resume and press the k button to resume printing.* Load the specified paper, select Resume and press the k button to resume printing.* Check ink, select Resume and press the k button to resume printing.* Replace ink, select Resume and press the k button to resume printing.* Select Cancel and press the k button to cancel printing. A 20 81, 85 14, 20 – – – – Technical Notes PR Printer error: check printer status. Solution Turn camera off and then on again. If error persists, contact retailer or Nikonauthorized service representative. Turn camera off and reconnect cable. – – – * See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and information. 137 Troubleshooting If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below before consulting your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative. Refer to the page numbers in the right-most column for more information. Display, Settings and Power Supply Problem Monitor is blank. Monitor is hard to read. Technical Notes 138 Cause/Solution A • Camera is off. • Battery is exhausted. • Standby mode for saving power: press the power switch, the shutter-release button, the A button, or the c button. • When flash lamp blinks red, wait until flash has charged. • Camera and computer are connected via USB cable. • Camera and TV are connected via AV cable. • Interval timer photography in progress. 20 20 15, 21 • Adjust monitor brightness. • Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor. 29 81 79 98 118 133 Camera turns off without • Battery is low. warning. • Camera has turned off automatically to save power. • Battery is cold. 20 122 132 Date and time of • Pictures recorded before clock has been set, and recording are not correct. “Date not set” indicator blinks during shooting, will have time stamp of “00/00/0000 00:00”; movies and voice recordings will be dated “01/01/2009 00:00.” In calendar display or list by date mode, pictures are recognized as having been taken on 01/01/2009. Set the correct time and date from the Date option in the setup menu. • Check camera clock regularly against more accurate timepieces and reset as required. 16, 48 115 No indicators displayed in monitor. Hide info is selected for Photo info. Select Show info. 118 Date imprint not available. Camera clock has not been set. 16, 115 Troubleshooting Problem Cause/Solution Date not appearing on Date does not appear on movies, on pictures taken pictures even when using d (Sports scene mode), l (Museum scene Date imprint is enabled. mode), p (Panorama assist scene mode), when Blink proof is set to On in smile mode, when the Continuous setting is set to Continuous or BSS, or when Electronic VR is set to Auto. A 35, 38, 39, 46, 70, 97, 113 Camera settings reset. Backup battery is exhausted; all settings were restored to their default values. 116 Monitor turns off, and the power-on lamp and flash lamp blink rapidly. Battery temperature is high. Turn off camera, and allow battery to cool down before resuming use. After the lamps blink for three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically. Pressing the power switch also turns off the camera. 15 Electronically Controlled Cameras In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the monitor and the camera may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is caused by a strong external static charge. Turn the camera off, remove and replace the battery, then turn the camera on again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative. Note that disconnecting the power source as described above may result in the loss of any data not recorded to internal memory or the memory card at the time the problem occurred. Data already recorded will not be affected. Problem Cause/Solution A No picture taken when shutter- • When camera is in playback mode, press the release button is pressed. A button or the shutter-release button. • When menus are displayed, press the d button. • Battery is exhausted. • When flash lamp blinks, flash is charging. 26 Camera cannot focus. 25 • The intended subject is one with which autofocus does not perform well. • Focus error. Turn camera off and then on again. Technical Notes Shooting 10 20 29 20 139 Troubleshooting Problem Pictures are blurred. Technical Notes 140 Cause/Solution A • Use flash. • Use ISO sensitivity>High ISO sensitivity auto in the shooting menu. • Use electronic vibration reduction or motion detection. • Use BSS. • Use tripod and self-timer. 28 99 113, 120 97 30 Bright specks appear in pictures taken with flash. Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Turn flash off. 29 Flash does not fire. • Flash is off. • Some scene modes that cannot turn on flash are selected. • D mode is selected. • Continuous, Multi-shot 16 or BSS is selected for the Continuous setting. 28 34-39 Optical zoom cannot be used. Optical zoom cannot be used while recording movies. 70 Digital zoom cannot be used. Digital zoom is set to Off in the setup menu. Digital zoom is not available in the following situations. • When Scene auto selector, Portrait, or Night portrait is selected for scene mode. • When shooting in smile mode • Just before recording a movie (up to 2× can be applied while recording movies). • When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting. 121 70 97 34, 35 45 70 97 Image mode not available. Image mode cannot be adjusted when Multishot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting. 97 No sound when shutter is released. • Off is selected for Sound settings>Shutter sound in setup menu. • Continuous, Multi-shot 16 or BSS is selected for the Continuous setting in shooting menu. • d (Sports scene mode) or l (Museum scene mode) is selected. • D mode is selected. • The speaker is being blocked. Do not cover it. 121 97 35, 38 70 4, 22 Pictures appear smeared. Lens is dirty. Clean lens. 133 Colors are unnatural. White balance does not match light source. 95 Troubleshooting Problem Cause/Solution Randomly spaced bright pixels (“noise”) appear in image. Shutter speed too slow or ISO sensitivity is high as the subject is dark. Noise can be reduced by: • Using flash. • Specifying a lower ISO sensitivity setting. • Using a scene mode which has noise reduction ability. Pictures are too dark (underexposed). • • • • • Flash is off. Flash window is blocked. Subject is beyond flash range. Adjust exposure compensation. Select High ISO sensitivity auto for ISO sensitivity in the shooting menu, or raise the ISO sensitivity. • Subject is backlit. Select o (Backlight scene mode) or use fill flash. A 28 99 34-39 28 22 28 32 99 28, 39 Adjust exposure compensation. 32 Unexpected results when flash set to V (auto with red-eye reduction). If taking pictures with V (auto with red-eye reduction) or fill flash with slow sync and red-eye reduction when scene mode is set to Night portrait, In-Camera Red Eye Fix may be applied to areas not affected by red-eye. Use any scene mode other than Night portrait, and change the flash to any other settings other than V (auto with red-eye reduction) and try shooting again. 28, 35 Cause/Solution A Playback Problem File cannot be played back. Cannot zoom in on picture. • File or folder was overwritten or renamed by computer or other make of camera. • Interval timer photography in progress: pictures cannot be played back until recording is complete. – 98 Playback zoom cannot be used with movies, small pictures, or pictures that have been cropped to below 320 × 240. – Technical Notes Pictures are too bright (overexposed). 141 Troubleshooting Cause/Solution A Cannot record or play back voice memos. • Voice memos cannot be appended to movies. • Voice memos cannot be attached to images taken with other cameras. Voice memos that are attached to the image using other cameras cannot be played back on this camera. 73 56 Cannot use quick retouch, D-Lighting, crop, or small picture options. • These options cannot be used with movies. • These options cannot be used with pictures taken when P 16:9 (3584) is applied in the Image mode setting. • Select pictures that support quick retouch, D-Lighting, crop, or small picture. • Camera is unable to edit pictures taken with other cameras. • Other cameras may be unable to play back pictures recorded with this camera. 73 93 • Choose correct Video mode. • Memory card contains no pictures. Replace the memory card. Remove the memory card to play back pictures from the internal memory. 124 18 Problem Pictures not displayed on television. Technical Notes 142 Control settings for favorites Data in the memory card may not be played folder restore to default settings, back correctly if overwritten on a computer. or pictures added to favorites are not displayed during favorite pictures playback. The recorded pictures are not displayed in auto sort mode. • The picture you want to display is sorted in a folder other than that you are browsing. • Pictures recorded by a camera other than the COOLPIX S203 or pictures copied using the copy option cannot be displayed in auto sort mode. • Pictures in the internal memory or memory card may not be played back correctly if overwritten on a computer. • Up to 999 pictures and movie files can be added to each folder. If the desired folder already contains 999 pictures, new pictures or movies cannot be added. 50 50 50 – 60 61 – – Troubleshooting Cause/Solution A Nikon Transfer does not start when camera is connected. • • • • • Camera is off. Battery is exhausted. USB cable is not correctly connected. Camera is not recognized by the computer. Computer is not set to start Nikon Transfer automatically. For more information on Nikon Transfer, refer to help information contained in Nikon Transfer. • Check the compatible operating systems. 20 20 81 – – Pictures to be printed are not displayed. Memory card contains no pictures. Replace the memory card. Remove the memory card to print pictures from the internal memory. 18 Cannot select paper size with camera. Paper size cannot be selected from the camera if the printer does not support the paper sizes used by the camera, or the printer automatically selects the paper size. Use the printer to select paper size. 86, 87 Problem 80 Technical Notes 143 Specifications Nikon COOLPIX S203 Digital Camera Type Compact digital camera Effective pixels 10.0 million Image sensor 1/2.33-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 10.34 million Lens 3× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens Focal length 6.3-18.9mm (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle: 35-105mm) f/-number f/3.1-5.9 Construction 6 elements in 5 groups Digital zoom Up to 4× (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle: approx. 420mm) Vibration reduction Electronic VR Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF Focus range (from lens) • Approx. 60 cm (2 ft.) to ∞ • Macro mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.) to ∞ (when the zoom indicator is positioned below G on wide-angle side) Focus-area selection Auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual with 99 focus areas, face priority Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 97 % horizontal and 97 % vertical Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100 % horizontal and 100 % vertical Technical Notes Storage Media • Internal memory (approx. 44 MB) • SD (Secure Digital) memory cards File system DCF, Exif 2.2, and DPOF compliant File formats Compressed: JPEG-Baseline compliant Movies: AVI Sound files: WAV Image size (pixels) 144 2.5-in., approx. 150k-dot, TFT LCD and 5-level brightness adjustment • • • • • • 3,648 × 2,736 High (3648P)/Normal (3648) 2,592 × 1,944 Normal (2592) 2,048 × 1,536 Normal (2048) 1,024 × 768 PC screen (1024) 640 × 480 TV screen (640) 3,584 × 2,016 16:9 (3584) Specifications ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, Auto (auto gain from ISO 80 to 800), High ISO sensitivity auto (ISO 80 to 1600) Exposure Metering 256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2×), spot (digital zoom 2× or more) Exposure control Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV) Range (ISO 100) [W]: 0.3 to 14.7 EV [T]: 2.1 to 16.4 EV Shutter Speed Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter 1/1000-2 s 4 s (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show) Aperture Range Self-timer Electronically-controlled preset aperture 2 steps (f/3.1 and f/4.6 [W]) Can be selected from 10 and 2 second duration Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.6 to 4.6 m (2 to 15 ft.) [T]: 0.6 to 2.5 m (2 to 8 ft.) Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes Interface Hi-Speed USB Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP Can be selected from NTSC and PAL I/O terminal Audio video output/digital I/O (USB) Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Greek, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish Power sources Battery life* One EN-EL10 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (supplied) AC Adapter EH-62D (available separately) Approx. 180 shots (EN-EL10) Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 90 × 55.5 × 17.5 mm (3.6 × 2.2 × 0.7 in.) (excluding projections) Weight Approx. 100 g (3.6 oz.) (without battery and SD memory card) Technical Notes Video output Operating environment Temperature 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F) Humidity Less than 85 % (no condensation) 145 Specifications • Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 operated at an ambient temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). * Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23 °C (73 °F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to i Normal (3648). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed. Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 Type Rechargeable lithium-ion battery Rated capacity DC 3.7 V, 740 mAh Operating temperature 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F) Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 31.5 × 39.5 × 6 mm (1.2 × 1.6 × 0.2 in.) (excluding projections) Weight Approx. 15 g (0.5 oz) (excluding battery case) Battery Charger MH-63 Rated input AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.07-0.045 A Rated capacity 7-10.8 VA Rated output DC 4.2 V, 0.55 A Battery Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 Charging time Approx. 100 minutes when battery is fully discharged Technical Notes Operating temperature 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F) Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 54 × 20 × 85 mm (2.1 × 0.8 × 3.3 in.) (excluding power cable) Length of power cable Approx. 1.8 m (6 ft.) Weight Approx. 55 g (1.9 oz) (excluding power cable) B 146 Specifications Nikon will not be held liable for any errors this manual may contain. The appearance of this product and its specifications are subject to change without notice. Specifications Supported Standards • DCF: Design Rule for Camera File System is a standard widely used in the digital camera industry to ensure compatibility among different makes of camera. • DPOF: Digital Print Order Format is an industry-wide standard that allows pictures to be printed from print orders stored on the memory card. • Exif version 2.2: This camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.2, a standard that allows information stored with photographs to be used for optimal color reproduction when images are output from Exif-compliant printers. • PictBridge: A standard developed cooperatively by the digital camera and printer industries, allowing photographs to be output directly to a printer without connecting the camera to a computer. Technical Notes 147 Index Symbols A Auto mode 20 a Smile mode 45 C Scene mode 33 D Movie mode 70 z Setup menu 111 C List by date mode 57 F Auto sort mode 60 h Favorite pictures mode 63 g (Tele) 4, 23 f (Wide) 4, 23 i Playback zoom 4, 49 h Thumbnail playback 4, 47 j Help 4, 11 k Apply selection button 5, 9 l Delete button 5, 26, 27, 56, 73, 77 c Playback mode 5, 8, 26 n Self timer 30 m Flash mode 28 p Macro mode 31 d Menu button 5 A (shooting mode) button 5, 8 o Exposure compensation 32 R 44 Technical Notes A AC adapter 129 AF area 24 AF area mode 100 Audio playback mode 76 Audio-in/Video-in jack 79 Auto flash 28 Auto focus 31 Auto mode 20 Auto off 122 Auto sort menu 62 Auto sort mode 60 AV cable 79 AVI 130 B 148 Back light o 39 Battery 12, 14, 116 Battery charger 12, 129 Battery latch 5 Battery level 20 Battery-chamber 5 Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover 5, 14, 18 Beach/snow g 36 Best Shot Selector 97 Black-and-white 99 Brightness 118 BSS 97 Built-in flash 4, 28 Built-in microphone 4, 55 Button sound 121 C Cable connector 5, 79, 80, 84 Calendar display 48 Close-up k 37 Cloudy 95 Color options 99 Compression ratio 93 Computer 80, 80–83 copying pictures to 80–83 Continuous 97 Copy n 39 Copying pictures 109 Copying voice recordings 78 Crop 53 Cyanotype 99 D Date 16, 115 Date imprint 119 Daylight 95 Delete 108 Digital zoom 23, 121 Direct print 84 Distortion control 103 D-Lighting 52 DPOF print 89 Index ISO sensitivity 99 E L Electronic VR (movies) 72 Electronic VR (still pictures) 113 EN-EL10 12, 14 Exposure compensation 32 Extension 130 Eyelet for camera strap 4 Landscape c 35 Language 124 Lens 4, 144 Li-ion rechargeable battery 12, 14 List by date menu 59 List by date mode 57 F M Face priority 100 Favorite pictures menu 68 Favorite pictures mode 67 File names 130 Fill flash 28 Fireworks show m 38 Firmware version 128 Flash 28, 29 Flash lamp 5, 29 Flash off 28 Fluorescent 95 Focus 24, 100 Focus lock 101 Folder name 130 Food u 41 Format 19, 123 Format memory card 19, 123 Formatting internal memory 123 Macro mode 31 Memory capacity 20 Memory card 18, 129 Memory card slot 5, 18 Menus 114 Monitor 5, 6, 133 Monitor settings 118 Motion detection 120 Movie menu 71 Movie mode 70 Movie options TV movie 71 Movie playback 73 Movie settings 71 Multi selector 5, 9 Multi-shot 16 97 Museum l 38 H Halfway 11 Help 11 High ISO sensitivity auto 99 Night landscape j 37 Night portrait e 35 Noise reduction 34, 36 Number of exposures remaining 20, 94 I O Identifier 130 Image mode 21, 33, 93 Image review 118 Image size 93 Incandescent 95 Indicator lamp 5 Internal memory 18 Intvl timer shooting 98 Optional accessories 129 N Technical Notes Dusk/dawn i 37 P Panorama assist p 39, 43 Paper size 86, 87 Party/indoor f 36 Pastel 99 Photo info 118 PictBridge 84 149 Index Pin cover 5 Playback 26, 27, 47, 49 Playback menu 105 Playback-mode selection menu 8 Portrait b 34 Power 16, 20 Power switch 4, 20 Power-on lamp 4, 20 Preset manual 96 Print 86, 87, 90 Print set 90, 91 Print Set (Date) 91 Printer 84 Protect 108 R Rechargeable battery 129 Rechargeable Li-ion battery 12, 14 Recording movies 70 Red-eye reduction 28, 29 Reset all 126 Rotate image 109 S Technical Notes 150 Scene auto selector x 34, 40 Scene mode 33, 34 Self-timer 30 Self-timer lamp 4, 30 Sepia 99 Setup menu 111 Shooting 20, 22, 24 Shooting menu 92 Shooting-mode selection menu 8 Shutter sound 121 Shutter-release button 4, 24 Single 97 Slide show 107 Slow sync 28 Small picture 54 Smile mode 45 Sound settings 121 Speaker 4 Sports d 35 Standard color 99 Strap 11 Sunset h 36 T Thumbnail playback 47 Time zone 115, 117 Tripod 5 TV 79 TV movie 71 U USB cable 80, 81, 85 V Video mode 79, 124 Vivid color 99 Voice memo 55 Voice recording E 74 Volume 73, 77 W WAV 130 Welcome screen 114 White balance 95 Z Zoom control 4, 73, 77 DIGITAL CAMERA User’s Manual No reproduction in any form of this manual, in whole or in part (except for brief quotation in critical articles or reviews), may be made without written authorization from NIKON CORPORATION. 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