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Nikon D610 User's Manual

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    DIGITAL CAMERA User's Manual...

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    Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon single-lens reflex (SLR) digital camera. To get the most from your camera, please be sure to read all instructions thoroughly and keep them where they will be read by all who use the product.

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    Where to Find It Find what you’re looking for from: The Table of Contents .... 0 The Index......... 0 The Q&A Index......0 Error Messages......0 Menu Options......0 Troubleshooting ..... 0 Introduction 0 35 Basic Photography and Playback Live View Photography 0 49 Movie Live View 0 57...

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    Q&A Index Find what you’re looking for using this “question and answer” index. Taking Photographs Shooting Modes and Framing Options Is there a quick and easy way to take snapshots (i mode)? 35–39 How do I quickly adjust settings for different scenes? 40–45 Can I adjust shutter speed to freeze or blur motion (mode S)? Can I adjust aperture to blur backgrounds or bring them into focus...

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    Retouching Photographs How do I create retouched copies of photos? 261–279 How do I remove “red-eye”? How do I make JPEG copies of RAW (NEF) photos? Can I overlay two NEF (RAW) photos to make a single image? 269–270 Can I create a copy of a photo that looks like a painting? Can I trim movie footage on the camera or save movie stills? Menus and Settings How do I use the menus?

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    Save/load settings > Save settings option in the camera setup menu (0 249). The saved settings can be copied to other D610 cameras by inserting the memory card into the camera and selecting Save/load settings > Load...

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    Set Picture Standard (default) Interval timer Choose start time Control shooting Neutral Vivid Start time Monochrome Interval Portrait Select no. of times×no. of shots Landscape Start Manage Picture Save/edit Control Time-lapse Start Rename photography Interval Delete Shooting time Load/save Movie settings Frame size/frame rate Auto distortion control...

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    b Metering/exposure d Shooting/display b1 ISO sensitivity 1/3 step (default) d1 Beep Volume step value 1/2 step Pitch b2 EV steps for 1/3 step (default) d2 Viewfinder exposure grid display 1/2 step (default) cntrl d3 ISO display Show ISO sensitivity b3 Easy exposure On (Auto reset) Show ISO/Easy ISO...

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    e Bracketing/flash f Controls e1 Flash sync 1/250 s (Auto FP) Assign Fn Preview speed button 1/200 s (Auto FP) FV lock 1/200 s (default) AE/AF lock 1/160 s AE lock only 1/125 s AE lock (Hold) 1/100 s AF lock only 1/80 s AF-ON 1/60 s...

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    f Controls g Movie Assign AE-L/ AE/AF lock (default) g3 Assign AE-L/ Index marking AF-L button AF-L button AE lock only View photo shooting info AE lock (Hold) AE/AF lock (default) AF lock only AE lock only AF-ON AE lock (Hold) FV lock AF lock only None...

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    Image comment Done Color balance – Input comment Image overlay – Attach comment NEF (RAW) – processing Auto image (default) rotation Resize Select image Choose destination Battery info – Choose size Copyright Done information Quick retouch – Artist Straighten – Copyright Distortion Auto...

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    Table of Contents Q&A Index ............................ ii Menu Options ..........................iv For Your Safety ........................xviii Notices............................xx Package Contents.........................xxiv Introduction Getting to Know the Camera....................1 The Camera Body ........................1 The Mode Dial..........................5 The Release-Mode Dial ......................6 The Control Panel........................7 The Viewfinder..........................8 The Information Display......................9 The Command Dials ......................

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    Creative Photography (Scene Modes) ................40 k Portrait..........................41 l Landscape........................41 p Child...........................41 m Sports..........................41 n Close Up..........................42 o Night Portrait ........................42 r Night Landscape......................42 s Party/Indoor ........................42 t Beach/Snow ........................43 u Sunset..........................43 v Dusk/Dawn ........................43 w Pet Portrait........................43 x Candlelight........................44 y Blossom..........................44 z Autumn Colors .......................44 0 Food............................44 1 Silhouette.........................45...

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    P, S, A, and M Modes P: Programmed Auto ......................75 S: Shutter-Priority Auto ......................76 A: Aperture-Priority Auto...................... 77 M: Manual........................... 78 Long Time-Exposures (M Mode Only)................ 79 User Settings: U1 and U2 Modes Saving User Settings......................81 Recalling User Settings ......................82 Resetting User Settings ......................

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    Exposure Metering........................... 109 Autoexposure Lock ......................110 Exposure Compensation....................112 White Balance Fine-Tuning White Balance ....................117 Choosing a Color Temperature ..................120 Preset Manual ........................121 Image Enhancement Picture Controls........................129 Selecting a Picture Control....................129 Modifying Picture Controls ....................131 Creating Custom Picture Controls .................

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    More on Playback Full-Frame Playback......................177 Photo Information........................179 Thumbnail Playback ......................185 Calendar Playback ........................ 186 Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom................187 Protecting Photographs from Deletion................ 188 Deleting Photographs ......................189 Full-Frame, Thumbnail, and Calendar Playback............189 The Playback Menu......................190 Connections Connecting to a Computer ....................

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    A Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings..............219 Reset Custom Settings....................221 a: Autofocus ........................... 221 a1: AF-C Priority Selection .................... 221 a2: AF-S Priority Selection .................... 221 a3: Focus Tracking with Lock-On................222 a4: AF Point Illumination ....................222 a5: Focus Point Wrap-Around..................222 a6: Number of Focus Points..................

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    f: Controls ..........................241 f1: OK Button (Shooting Mode)...................241 f2: Assign Fn Button ......................242 f3: Assign Preview Button .....................244 f4: Assign AE-L/AF-L Button ..................244 f5: Customize Command Dials ..................245 f6: Release Button to Use Dial..................246 f7: Slot Empty Release Lock..................246 f8: Reverse Indicators......................246 f9: Assign MB-D14 4 Button..................247 g: Movie............................247 g1: Assign Fn Button.......................247...

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    Recent Settings........................283 Technical Notes Compatible Lenses....................... 285 Optional Flash Units (Speedlights)................. 292 The Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) ..............293 Other Accessories ......................... 297 Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter ............299 Caring for the Camera......................300 Storage............................. 300 Cleaning ..........................

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    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.

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    • Do not expose the battery to flame or to sold by Nikon for the purpose to maintain excessive heat. compliance with product regulations. • Do not immerse in or expose to water.

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    Notices • No part of the manuals included with this • Nikon will not be held liable for any product may be reproduced, transmitted, damages resulting from the use of this transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or product. translated into any language in any form, •...

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    Nikon may cause harmful interference to radio Corporation may void the user’s authority to communications.

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    Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera, or other device may be punishable by law. • Items prohibited by law from being copied or •...

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    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.

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    • BS-1 accessory • DK-21 rubber shoe cover eyecup • BM-14 monitor • BF-1B body cover • D610 camera • AN-DC10 strap • UC-E15 USB cable • EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery • ViewNX 2 CD (with terminal cover) • User’s Manual (this guide) •...

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    Introduction Getting to Know the Camera Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with camera controls and displays. You may find it helpful to bookmark this section and refer to it as you read through the rest of the manual. The Camera Body E button Release mode dial ..........6, 83...

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    The Camera Body (Continued) Built-in flash ............143 HDMI/USB connector cover .... 194, 196, 204 Mirror ............... 88, 303 Cover for accessory terminal ......298 Meter coupling lever...........328 Lens release button..........26 Lens mounting mark..........26 AF-mode button ........51, 98, 100 M/Y button Focus-mode selector ........

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    The Camera Body (Continued) AF-assist illuminator ...........223 Contact cover for optional MB-D14 battery pack Self-timer lamp ............86 ................297 Red-eye reduction lamp ........145 Power connector cover ........299 Sub-command dial........12, 245 CPU contacts Depth-of-field preview button...60, 77, 244, 248 Lens mount.............26, 103 Fn (function) button....

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    The Camera Body (Continued) Viewfinder eyepiece..........33 W/S button Rubber eyecup ............86 Playback zoom out/thumbnails..185, 186 O/Q button ISO sensitivity ........... 105 Auto ISO sensitivity control......107 Delete ............47, 189 Two-button reset..........151 Formatting memory cards....... 31 K button Diopter adjustment control ........

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    The Mode Dial The camera offers the modes Mode dial listed below. To choose a mode, press the mode dial lock release and rotate the mode dial. Mode dial lock release P, S, A, and M Modes Select these modes for full control over camera settings. •...

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    The Release-Mode Dial To choose a release mode, press the Release mode dial lock release release mode dial lock release and turn the release mode dial to the desired setting (0 83). Release mode dial Mode Description One photograph is taken each time the shutter- Single frame release button is pressed.

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    The Control Panel MB-D14 battery indicator........233 Battery indicator.............35 Flash mode............144 Autofocus mode .............97 Image size ..............95 Image quality ............93 White balance fine-tuning indicator ....118 White balance ............115 Aperture stop indicator .......73, 288 Aperture (f-number)........77, 78 Aperture (number of stops)......73, 288 Color temperature indicator ......120 Bracketing increment........

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    The Viewfinder Framing grid (displayed when is selected for FV lock indicator ..........149 Custom Setting d2) ..........229 Flash sync indicator..........234 Focus points .......... 38, 101, 222 Aperture stop indicator....... 73, 288 AF-area mode ............99 Exposure indicator ..........78 AF area brackets........

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    The Information Display Press the R button to display shutter speed, aperture, the number of exposures remaining, AF-area mode, and other shooting information in the monitor. R button Release mode............. 6, 83 Continuous shooting speed ......229 Exposure indicator ..........78 Exposure compensation display......

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    ADL bracketing amount........138 Multiple exposure indicator......162 “Beep” indicator ........... 228 Exposure compensation indicator ....112 Flash compensation indicator ......148 FV lock indicator ..........149 Interval timer indicator ........166 Time-lapse indicator........... 170 GPS connection indicator........175 Depth-of-field preview button assignment..244 Vignette control indicator .........

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    Changing Settings in the Information Display To change settings for the items listed below, press the R button in the information display. Highlight items using the multi selector and press J to view options for the highlighted item. R button Movie settings............65 High ISO noise reduction ........

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    The Command Dials The main- and sub-command dials are used alone or in combination with other controls to adjust a variety of settings. M/Y button Flash mode Flash compensation D button AF-mode button Bracketing Autofocus mode AF-area mode Sub-command dial Mode dial E button Exposure compensation...

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    Scene Mode Choose a scene (h; 0 40). h mode Main command dial Monitor Image Quality and Size Set image quality (0 93). X (T) button Main command dial Control panel Choose an image size (0 95). X (T) button Sub-command dial Control panel Autofocus Choose an autofocus mode...

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    ISO Sensitivity Set ISO sensitivity (0 105). W (S) button Main command dial Control panel Set auto ISO sensitivity control (0 107). W (S) button Sub-command dial Control panel Exposure Choose a combination of aperture and shutter speed (mode P; 0 75). Mode P Main command dial Control panel...

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    Set exposure compensation (mode P, S, A, or M; 0 112). E button Main command dial Control panel Activate or cancel bracketing/ select number of shots in bracketing sequence (mode P, S, A, or M; 0 153). D button Main command dial Control panel Select bracketing increment (mode P, S, A, or M;...

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    Flash Settings Choose a flash mode (0 144). M (Y) button Main command dial Control panel Set flash compensation (mode P, S, A, or M; 0 148). M (Y) button Sub-command dial Control panel...

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    The BM-14 Monitor Cover A clear plastic cover is provided with the camera to keep the monitor clean and protect it when the camera is not in use. To attach the cover, insert the projection on the top of the cover into the matching indentation above the camera monitor ( and press the bottom of the cover until it clicks into place ( To remove the cover, hold the camera firmly and pull the...

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    Camera Menus Most shooting, playback, and setup options can be accessed from the camera menus. To view the menus, press the G button. G button Tabs Choose from the following menus: • : Playback (0 207) • : Setup (0 249) •...

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    Using Camera Menus The multi selector and J button are used to navigate the camera menus. Move cursor up J button: select highlighted item Cancel and return to Select highlighted item or previous menu display sub-menu Move cursor down Follow the steps below to navigate the menus. Display the menus.

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    Highlight a menu item. Press 1 or 3 to highlight a menu item. Display options. Press 2 to display options for the selected menu item. Highlight an option. Press 1 or 3 to highlight an option. Select the highlighted item. Press J to select the highlighted item.

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    First Steps Charge the Battery The camera is powered by an EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery (supplied). To maximize shooting time, charge the battery in the supplied MH-25 battery charger before use. About 2 hours and 35 minutes are required to fully recharge the battery when no charge remains.

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    The AC Wall Adapter Depending on the country or region of purchase, an AC wall adapter may also be supplied with the charger. To use the adapter, insert it into the charger AC inlet (q). Slide the AC wall adapter latch in the direction shown (w) and rotate the adapter 90 °...

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    Insert the Battery Before inserting the battery, rotate the power switch to OFF. Inserting and Removing Batteries Always turn the camera off before inserting or removing batteries. Open the battery-chamber cover. Unlatch (q) and open (w) the battery-chamber cover. Insert the battery. Insert the battery in the orientation shown (q), using the battery to keep the orange battery latch pressed to one side.

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    If the problem persists, cease use immediately and take battery and charger to your retailer or a Nikon-authorized service representative. Do not short the charger terminals; failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating and damage to the charger.

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    Attach a Lens Care should be taken to prevent dust from entering the camera when the lens is removed. The lens generally used in this manual for illustrative purposes is an AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR. Focal length scale index Mounting index Focal length scale CPU contacts (0 287)

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    Attach the lens. Keeping the mounting index on the lens aligned with the mounting index on the camera body, position the lens in the camera’s bayonet mount (q). Being careful not to press the lens-release button, rotate the lens counter-clockwise until it clicks into place (w).

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    Basic Setup A language-selection dialog will be displayed the first time the camera is turned on. Choose a language and set the time and date. Photographs can not be taken until you have set the time and date. Turn the camera on. A language-selection dialog will be displayed.

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    Setting the Clock Language and date/time settings can be changed at any time using the Language (0 253) and Time zone and date (0 253) options in the setup menu. The camera clock can also be synchronized with GPS devices (0 175). The Clock Battery The camera clock is powered by an independent, rechargeable power source, which is charged as necessary when the main battery is installed or the camera is powered by an...

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    Insert a Memory Card The camera stores pictures on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (available separately; 0 334). The camera has two memory card slots (Slot 1 and Slot 2); if you will be using only one memory card, insert it in Slot 1 (0 30). Turn the camera off.

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    No Memory Card If the camera is turned off with a charged EN-EL15 battery and no memory card inserted, S will be displayed in the control panel and viewfinder. Using Two Memory Cards Slot 1 is for the main card; the card in slot 2 plays a backup or Slot 1 secondary role.

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    Format the Memory Card Memory cards must be formatted before first use or after being used or formatted in other devices. Formatting Memory Cards Formatting memory cards permanently deletes any data they may contain. Be sure to copy any photographs and other data you wish to keep to a computer before proceeding (0 193). Turn the camera on.

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    The Write Protect Switch SD memory cards are equipped with a write protect switch to prevent accidental loss of data. When this switch is in the “lock” position, the memory card can not be formatted and photos can not be deleted or recorded (a Write-protect switch warning will be displayed in the monitor if you attempt to release the shutter).

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    Adjust Viewfinder Focus The camera is equipped with diopter adjustment to accommodate individual differences in vision. Check that the display in the viewfinder is in focus before framing pictures in the viewfinder. Turn the camera on. Remove the lens cap and turn the camera on. Focus the viewfinder.

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    Basic Photography and Playback “Point-and-Shoot” Photography (i and j Modes) This section describes how to take photographs in i (auto) mode, an automatic “point-and-shoot” mode in which the majority of settings are controlled by the camera in response to shooting conditions, and in which the flash will fire automatically if the subject is poorly lit.

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    Check the number of exposures remaining. The control panel and viewfinder show the number of photographs that can be taken at current settings (values over 1,000 are rounded down to the nearest hundred; e.g., values between 2,000 and 2,099 are shown as 2.0 K). If two memory cards are inserted, the displays show the space available on the card in Slot 1 (0 30).

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    Step 3: Frame the Photograph Ready the camera. When framing photographs in the viewfinder, hold the handgrip in your right hand and cradle the camera body or lens with your left. Keep your elbows propped lightly against your torso for support and place one foot half a pace ahead of the other to keep your upper body stable.

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    Step 4: Focus Press the shutter-release button halfway. Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus. The active focus point will be displayed. If the subject is poorly lit, the flash may pop up and the AF-assist illuminator may light. Check the indicators in the viewfinder. Focus point When the focus operation is complete, the in- focus indicator (I) will appear in the viewfinder.

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    The Shutter-Release Button The camera has a two-stage shutter-release button. The camera focuses when the shutter- release button is pressed halfway. To take the photograph, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down. Focus: press halfway Shoot: press all the way down The Standby Timer The viewfinder and the control panel shutter speed and aperture displays will turn off if no operations are performed for about 6 seconds, reducing the drain on the battery.

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    Creative Photography (Scene Modes) The camera offers a choice of “scene” modes. Choosing a scene mode automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected scene, making creative photography as simple as selecting a mode, framing a picture, and shooting as described on pages 35–39. h Mode To view the currently selected scene, rotate the mode dial to h and press the R button.

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    Scene Modes Portrait Child Use for portraits with soft, natural- Use for snapshots of children. Clothing looking skin tones. If the subject is far and background details are vividly from the background or a telephoto lens rendered, while skin tones remain soft is used, background details will be and natural.

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    Close Up Night Landscape Use for close-up shots of flowers, insects, Reduce noise and unnatural colors when and other small objects (a macro lens can photographing night landscapes, be used to focus at very close ranges). including street lighting and neon signs. Use of a tripod is recommended to The built-in flash and AF-assist prevent blur.

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    Beach/Snow Dusk/Dawn Capture the brightness of sunlight Preserves the colors seen in the weak expanses of water, snow, or sand. The natural light before dawn or after sunset. built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator The built-in flash and AF-assist turn off. illuminator turn off;...

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    Candlelight Autumn Colors For photographs taken by candlelight. Captures the brilliant reds and yellows in The built-in flash turns off; use of a tripod autumn leaves. The built-in flash turns is recommended to prevent blur when off; use of a tripod is recommended to lighting is poor.

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    Silhouette Low Key Silhouette subjects against bright Use when shooting dark scenes to create backgrounds. The built-in flash turns off; dark, somber images that bring out use of a tripod is recommended to highlights. The built-in flash turns off; prevent blur when lighting is poor. use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blur when lighting is poor.

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    View additional pictures. Additional pictures can be displayed by pressing 4 or 2. To view additional information on the current photograph, press 1 and 3 (0 179). NIKON D610 F5 . 6 1 125 85mm 0, 0 100ND610 DSC _ 0001 . JPG...

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    Deleting Unwanted Photographs To delete the photograph currently displayed in the monitor, press the O (Q) button. Note that photographs can not be recovered once deleted. Display the photograph. Display the photograph you wish to delete as described on the preceding page. The location of the current image is shown by an icon at the bottom left corner of the display.

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    Live View Photography Follow the steps below to take photographs in live view. Rotate the live view selector to C (live view photography). Cover the Viewfinder To prevent light entering via the viewfinder from interfering with exposure, remove the rubber eyecup and cover the Live view selector viewfinder with the supplied DK-5 eyepiece cap before shooting (0 86).

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    Take the picture. Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to shoot. The monitor will turn off. Exit live view mode. Press the a button to exit live view mode. Ending Live View Live view ends automatically if the lens is removed. Live view may also end automatically to prevent damage to the camera’s internal circuits;...

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    Focusing in Live View To focus using autofocus, rotate the focus-mode Focus-mode selector selector to AF and follow the steps below to choose autofocus and AF-area modes. For information on focusing manually, see page 55. Choosing a Focus Mode The following autofocus modes are available in live view: Mode Description Single-servo AF: For stationary subjects.

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    Choosing an AF-Area Mode The following AF-area modes can be selected in live view: Mode Description Face-priority AF: Use for portraits. The camera automatically detects and focuses on portrait subjects; the selected subject is indicated by a double yellow border (if multiple faces, up to a maximum of 35, are detected, the camera will focus on the closest subject;...

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    The Live View Display: Live View Photography Item Description The amount of time remaining before live view ends q Time remaining automatically. Displayed if shooting will end in 30 s or less. w Guide A guide to the options available during live view photography. —...

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    The Live View Display Although they will not appear in the final picture, jagged edges, color fringing, moire, and bright spots may appear in the monitor, while bright bands may appear in some areas with flashing signs and other intermittent light sources or if the subject is briefly illuminated by a strobe or other bright, momentary light source.

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    The Information Display: Live View Photography To hide or display indicators in the monitor during live view photography, press the R button. Information on Information off Virtual horizon Framing guides (0 258) Manual Focus To focus in manual focus mode (0 103), rotate the lens focus ring until the subject is in focus.

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    Non-CPU Lenses When using non-CPU lenses, be sure to enter the focal length and maximum aperture using the Non-CPU lens data option in the setup menu (0 172). Non-CPU lenses can be used only in A and M modes (0 73); aperture can be adjusted using the lens aperture ring. The Count Down Display A count down will be displayed 30 s before live view ends automatically (0 53;...

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    Movie Live View Movies can be recorded in live view. Rotate the live view selector to 1 (movie live view). Live view selector Press the a button. The mirror will be raised and the view through the lens will be displayed in the camera monitor as it would appear in the actual movie, modified for the effects of exposure.

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    Focus. Frame the opening shot and focus as described in Steps 3 and 4 on pages 49 (for more information on focusing in movie live view, see page 51). Note that the number of subjects that can be detected in face-priority AF drops in movie live view. Exposure The following settings can be adjusted in movie live view: Aperture...

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    End recording. Press the movie-record button again to end recording. Recording will end automatically when the maximum length is reached, or the memory card is full. Maximum Length The maximum length for individual movie files is 4 GB (for maximum recording times, see page 65);...

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    Indices If Index marking is selected for Custom Setting g1 (Assign Fn button, 0 247), g2 (Assign preview button, 0 248), or g3 (Assign AE-L/AF-L button, 0 248), you can press the button during recording to add indices that can be used to locate frames during editing and playback (0 68).

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    The Live View Display: Movie Live View Item Description q “No movie” icon Indicates that movies can not be recorded. — w Headphone volume Volume of audio output to headphones. e Microphone sensitivity Microphone sensitivity for movie recording. Sound level for audio recording. Displayed in red if level is too high;...

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    Adjusting Settings in the Live View Display Microphone sensitivity, headphone volume, and monitor brightness can be adjusted as described below. Note that microphone sensitivity and headphone volume can not be adjusted during recording, and that brightness affects the monitor only (0 61);...

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    Image Area Regardless of the option selected for Image area in the shooting menu (0 89), all movies and photographs recorded in movie live view (0 57) have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9. Images recorded with On selected for Image area > Auto DX crop and a DX lens attached use a DX-based movie format, as do images recorded with DX (24×16) 1.5×...

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    HDMI If the camera is connected to an HDMI device (0 204), the view through the lens will appear both in the camera monitor and on the HDMI device. The indicators that appear in the HDMI device during movie recording are shown at right. The camera monitor does not show the sound level or virtual horizon;...

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    Movie Settings Use the Movie settings option in the shooting menu to adjust the following settings. • Frame size/frame rate, Movie quality: Choose from the following options: Frame size/frame rate Movie quality Maximum length Maximum bit rate (Mbps) ( high quality/Normal) Frame size (pixels) Frame rate ( high quality/Normal)

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    Select Movie settings. Press the G button to display the menus. Highlight Movie settings in the shooting menu and press 2. G button Choose movie options. Highlight the desired item and press 2, then highlight an option and press J. Frame Size and Rate Frame size and rate affects the distribution and amount of noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or bright spots).

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    Viewing Movies Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback (0 177). Press J to start playback. 1 icon Length Current position/total length Movie progress bar Volume Guide The following operations can be performed: Description Pause Pause playback. Resume playback when movie is paused or during rewind/ Play advance.

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    The p Icon Movies with indices (0 60) are indicated by a p icon in full-frame playback. The 2 Icon 2 is displayed in full-frame and movie playback if the movie was recorded without sound.

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    Editing Movies Trim footage to create edited copies of movies or save selected frames as JPEG stills. Option Description Create a copy from which the opening or closing footage has been 9 Choose start/end point removed. 4 Save selected frame Save a selected frame as a JPEG still.

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    Select Choose start/end point. Highlight Choose start/end point and press The dialog shown at right will be displayed; choose whether the current frame will be the starting or end point of the copy and press J. Delete frames. If the desired frame is not currently displayed, press 4 or 2 to advance or rewind (to skip to 10 s ahead or back, rotate the main command dial;...

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    Trimming Movies Movies must be at least two seconds long. If a copy can not be created at the current playback position, the current position will be displayed in red in Step 5 and no copy will be created. The copy will not be saved if there is insufficient space available on the memory card.

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    Saving Selected Frames To save a copy of a selected frame as a JPEG still: View the movie and choose a frame. Play the movie back as described on page 67; your approximate position in the movie can be ascertained from the movie progress bar.

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    P, S, A, and M Modes P, S, A, and M modes offer different degrees of control over shutter speed and aperture. Lens Types When using a CPU lens equipped with an aperture ring (0 287), lock the aperture ring at the minimum aperture (highest f-number).

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    Shutter Speed and Aperture Two of the chief factors in determining exposure are shutter speed and aperture. By slowing shutter speed while increasing aperture, or increasing shutter speed while reducing aperture, you can achieve different effects while keeping exposure constant. Fast shutter speeds and large apertures freeze moving objects and soften background details, while slow shutter speeds and small apertures blur moving objects and bring out background details.

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    P: Programmed Auto In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture according to a built-in program to ensure optimal exposure in most situations. This mode is recommended for snapshots and other situations in which you want to leave the camera in charge of shutter speed and aperture.

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    S: Shutter-Priority Auto In shutter-priority auto, you choose the shutter speed while the camera automatically selects the aperture that will produce the optimal exposure. Use slow shutter speeds to suggest motion by blurring moving subjects, fast shutter speeds to “freeze” motion. Fast shutter speed ( Slow shutter speed ( 1,600...

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    A: Aperture-Priority Auto In aperture-priority auto, you choose the aperture while the camera automatically selects the shutter speed that will produce the optimal exposure. Large apertures (low f-numbers) increase flash range (0 147) and reduce depth of field, blurring objects behind and in front of the main subject.

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    M: Manual In manual exposure mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture. While the exposure meters are on, rotate the main command dial to choose a shutter speed, and the sub-command dial to set aperture. Shutter speed can be set to “v” or to values between 30 s and s, or the shutter can be held open indefinitely for a 4,000...

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    Long Time-Exposures (M Mode Only) Select the following shutter speeds for long time- exposures of moving lights, the stars, night scenery, or fireworks. • Bulb (A): The shutter remains open while the shutter-release button is held down. To Length of exposure: 35 s prevent blur, use a tripod or an optional Aperture: f/25 MC-DC2 remote cord (0 298).

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    Choose a shutter speed. While the exposure meters are on, rotate the main command dial to choose a shutter speed of A. Main command dial For a shutter speed of “time” (%), select remote control release mode (0 85) after choosing the shutter speed.

  • Page 107: User Settings: U1 And U2 Modes 0

    User Settings: U1 and U2 Modes Assign frequently-used settings to the U1 and U2 positions on the mode dial. Saving User Settings Select a mode. Mode dial Rotate the mode dial to the desired mode. Adjust settings. Make the desired adjustments to flexible program (mode P), shutter speed (modes S and M), aperture (modes A and M), exposure and flash compensation, flash mode, focus point, metering, autofocus and AF-area modes, bracketing, and settings in the shooting (0 214) and Custom Settings (0 219) menus (note...

  • Page 108

    Save user settings. Highlight Save settings and press J to assign the settings selected in Steps 1 and 2 to the mode dial position selected in Step 4. Recalling User Settings Simply rotate the mode dial to U1 to recall the Mode dial settings assigned to Save to U1, or to U2 to recall the settings assigned to Save to U2.

  • Page 109: K Release Mode 0

    Release Mode Choosing a Release Mode To choose a release mode, press the release mode dial lock release and turn the release mode dial to the desired setting. Mode Description Single frame: Camera takes one photograph each time shutter-release button is pressed. Continuous low speed: While shutter-release button is held down, camera records 1–5 frames per second.

  • Page 110

    The Memory Buffer The camera is equipped with a memory buffer for temporary storage, allowing shooting to continue while photographs are being saved to the memory card. Up to 100 photographs can be taken in succession; note, however, that the frame rate will drop when the buffer is full (t00).

  • Page 111

    Self-Timer and Remote Control Modes The self-timer and optional ML-L3 remote control (0 298) can be used to reduce camera shake or for self-portraits. Mount the camera on a tripod. Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a stable, level surface. Select a release mode.

  • Page 112

    Frame the photograph. Cover the Viewfinder When taking photos without your eye to DK-21 rubber eyecup DK-5 eyepiece cap the viewfinder, remove the DK-21 rubber eyecup (q) and insert the supplied DK-5 eyepiece cap as shown (w). This prevents light entering via the viewfinder interfering with exposure.

  • Page 113

    Before Using the Remote Control Before using the remote control for the first time, remove the clear plastic battery-insulator sheet. Using the Built-in Flash Before taking a photograph with the flash in P, S, A, M, or 0 modes, press the M (Y) button to raise the flash and wait for the M indicator to be displayed in the viewfinder (0 143).

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    Mirror up Mode Choose this mode to minimize blurring caused by camera movement when the mirror is raised. Use of a tripod is recommended. Select mirror up mode. Press the release mode dial lock release and rotate the release mode dial to M Release mode dial Raise the mirror.

  • Page 115: D Image Recording Options 0

    Image Recording Options Image Area Choose the aspect ratio and angle of view (image area). Thanks to the camera’s FX format (35.9 × 24 mm) image sensor, you can choose from angles of view as wide as those supported by 35 mm (135) format film cameras, while automatically cropping pictures to the DX angle of view when using DX format lenses.

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    Choose Image Area Choose the image area used when a non-DX lens is attached or a DX-lens is attached with Off selected for Auto DX crop (0 91). Option Description Images are recorded in FX format using the full FX (36×24) area of the image sensor (35.9 ×...

  • Page 117

    Image area can be set using the Image area option in the shooting menu or by pressing a control and rotating a command dial. The Image Area Menu Select Image area in the shooting menu. Press G to display the menus. Highlight Image area in the shooting menu (0 214) and press 2.

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    Camera Controls Assign image area selection to a camera control. Select Choose image area for a camera control in the Custom Settings menu (0 219). Image area selection can be assigned to the Fn button (Custom Setting f2, Assign Fn button, 0 242) or the depth-of-field preview button (Custom Setting f3, Assign preview button, 0 244).

  • Page 119

    Image Quality and Size Together, image quality and size determine how much space each photograph occupies on the memory card. Larger, higher quality images can be printed at larger sizes but also require more memory, meaning that fewer such images can be stored on the memory card (0 335).

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    The following options can be accessed from the shooting menu. Press the G button to display the menus, highlight the desired option and press 2. JPEG Compression Choose the type of compression for JPEG images. Option Description O Size priority Images are compressed to produce relatively uniform file size.

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    Image Size Image size is measured in pixels. Choose from # Large, $ Medium, or % Small (note that image size varies depending on the option selected for Image area, 0 89): Image area Option Size (pixels) Print size (cm/in.) Large 6,016 ×...

  • Page 122

    Using Two Memory Cards When two memory cards are inserted in the camera, you can use the Role played by card in Slot 2 item in the shooting menu to choose the role played by the card in Slot 2. Choose from Overflow (the card in Slot 2 is used only when the card in Slot 1 is full), Backup (each picture is recorded twice, once to the card in Slot 1 and again to the card in Slot 2), and RAW Slot 1—JPEG Slot 2 (as for Backup, except that the NEF/ RAW copies of photos recorded at settings of NEF/RAW + JPEG are recorded only to...

  • Page 123

    Focus This section describes the focus options available when photographs are framed in the viewfinder. Focus can be adjusted automatically (see below) or manually (0 103). The user can also select the focus point for automatic or manual focus (0 101) or use focus lock to focus to recompose photographs after focusing (0 102). Autofocus To use autofocus, rotate the focus-mode selector to AF.

  • Page 124

    Autofocus mode can be selected by pressing the AF- mode button and rotating the main command dial until the desired setting is displayed in the viewfinder or control panel. AF-mode button Main command dial AF-A AF-S AF-C Getting Good Results with Autofocus Autofocus does not perform well under the conditions listed below.

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    AF-Area Mode Choose how the focus point for autofocus is selected. • Single-point AF: Select the focus point as described on page 101; the camera will focus on the subject in the selected focus point only. Use with stationary subjects. •...

  • Page 126

    AF-area mode can be selected by pressing the AF-mode button and rotating the sub- command dial until the desired setting is displayed in the viewfinder or control panel. AF-mode button Sub-command dial Control panel Viewfinder 3D-tracking When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the colors in the area surrounding the focus point are stored in the camera.

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    Focus Point Selection The camera offers a choice of 39 focus points that can be used to compose photographs with the main subject positioned almost anywhere in the frame. Rotate the focus selector lock to . This allows the multi selector to be used to select the focus point.

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    Focus Lock Focus lock can be used to change the composition after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in a focus point in the final composition. If the camera is unable to focus using autofocus (0 98), focus lock can also be used to recompose the photograph after focusing on another object at the same distance as your original subject.

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    Manual Focus Manual focus is available for lenses that do not support autofocus (non-AF NIKKOR lenses) or when the autofocus does not produce the desired results (0 98). • AF-S lenses: Set the lens focus mode switch to M. • AF lenses: Set the lens focus mode switch (if present) Focus-mode selector and camera focus-mode selector to M.

  • Page 131: S Iso Sensitivity 0

    ISO Sensitivity “ISO sensitivity” is the digital equivalent of film speed. Choose from settings that range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400 in steps equivalent to EV. Settings of from about 0.3 to 1 EV below ISO 100 and 0.3 to 2 EV above ISO 6400 are also available for special situations.

  • Page 132

    AUTO If the mode dial is rotated to P, S, A, or M after AUTO is selected for ISO sensitivity in another mode, the ISO sensitivity last selected in P, S, A, or M mode will be restored. Hi 0.3–Hi 2 The settings Hi 0.3 through Hi 2 correspond to ISO sensitivities 0.3–2 EV over ISO 6400 (ISO 8000–25600 equivalent).

  • Page 133

    Auto ISO Sensitivity Control (P, S, A, and M Modes Only) If On is selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the shooting menu, ISO sensitivity will automatically be adjusted if optimal exposure can not be achieved at the value selected by the user (ISO sensitivity is adjusted appropriately when the flash is used).

  • Page 134

    When On is selected, the viewfinder and control panel show ISO-AUTO. When sensitivity is altered from the value selected by the user, these indicators Control panel Viewfinder flash and the altered value is shown in viewfinder. Auto ISO Sensitivity Control Noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) is more likely at higher sensitivities.

  • Page 135: Z Exposure 0

    Exposure Metering (P, S, A, and M Modes Only) Choose how the camera sets exposure in P, S, A, and M modes (in other modes, the camera selects the metering method automatically). Option Description Matrix: Produces natural results in most situations. Camera meters a wide area of the frame and set exposure according to tone distribution, color, composition, and, with type G, E, or D lenses (0 287), distance information (3D color matrix metering II;...

  • Page 136

    Autoexposure Lock Use autoexposure lock to recompose photographs after using center-weighted metering and spot metering to meter exposure. Note that matrix metering will not produce the desired results. Lock exposure. Shutter-release button Position the subject in the selected focus point and press the shutter-release button halfway.

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    Metered Area In spot metering, exposure will be locked at the value metered in a 4-mm (0.16 in.) circle centered on the selected focus point. In center-weighted metering, exposure will be locked at the value metered in a 12-mm circle in the center of the viewfinder. Adjusting Shutter Speed and Aperture While exposure lock is in effect, the following settings can be adjusted without altering the metered value for exposure:...

  • Page 138

    Exposure Compensation (P, S, A, and M Modes Only) Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. It is most effective when used with center-weighted or spot metering (0 109). Choose from values between –5 EV (underexposure) and +5 EV (overexposure) in increments of EV.

  • Page 139

    Mode M In mode M, exposure compensation affects only the exposure indicator; shutter speed and aperture do not change. Using a Flash When a flash is used, exposure compensation affects both flash level and exposure, altering the brightness of both the main subject and the background. Custom Setting e4 (Exposure comp.

  • Page 141: R White Balance 0

    White Balance (P, S, A, and M Modes Only) White balance ensures that colors are unaffected by the color of the light source. In modes other than P, S, A, and M, white balance is set automatically by the camera. Auto white balance is recommended for most light sources in P, S, A, and M modes, but other values can be selected if necessary according to the type of source: Option...

  • Page 142

    The Shooting Menu White balance can also be adjusted using the White balance option in the shooting menu (0 214), which also can be used to fine-tune white balance (0 117) or measure a value for preset white balance (0 121). The Auto option in the White balance menu offers a choice of Normal and Keep warm lighting colors, which preserves the warm colors produced by incandescent lighting, while the I Fluorescent option can be used to select the...

  • Page 143

    Fine-Tuning White Balance White balance can be “fine-tuned” to compensate for variations in the color of the light source or to introduce a deliberate color cast into an image. White balance is fine-tuned using the White balance option in the shooting menu or by pressing the L (U) button and rotating the sub-command dial.

  • Page 144

    Press J. Press J to save settings and return to the shooting menu. If white balance has been fine-tuned, an asterisk (“E”) will be displayed in the control panel. The L (U) Button At settings other than K (Choose color temp.) and L (Preset manual), the L (U) button can be used to fine-tune white balance on the amber (A)–...

  • Page 145

    White Balance Fine-Tuning The colors on the fine-tuning axes are relative, not absolute. For example, moving the cursor to B (blue) when a “warm” setting such as J (incandescent) is selected for white balance will make photographs slightly “colder” but will not actually make them blue. Color Temperature Fine-Tuning When Choose color temp.

  • Page 146

    Choosing a Color Temperature When K (Choose color temp.) is selected for white balance, color temperature can be selected by pressing the L (U) button and rotating the sub- command dial. The color temperature is displayed in the control panel. L (U) button Sub-command dial Control panel...

  • Page 147

    Preset Manual Preset manual is used to record and recall custom white balance settings for shooting under mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources with a strong color cast. The camera can store up to four values for preset white balance in presets d-1 through d-4.

  • Page 148

    Select a preset. Press the L (U) button and rotate the sub-command dial until the desired white balance preset (d-1 to d-4) is displayed in the control panel. L (U) button Sub-command dial Control panel Select direct measurement mode. Release the L (U) button briefly and then press the button until the L icon in the control panel starts to flash.

  • Page 149

    Check the results. If the camera was able to measure a value for white balance, C will flash in the control panel for about six seconds, while the viewfinder will show a flashing Control panel Viewfinder If lighting is too dark or too bright, the camera may be unable to measure white balance.

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    Copying White Balance from a Photograph Follow the steps below to copy a value for white balance from an existing photograph to a selected preset. Select L (Preset manual) for White balance in the shooting menu. Press the G button and select White balance in the shooting menu.

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    Choosing a Source Image To view the image highlighted in Step 4 full frame, press and hold the X (T) button. X (T) button To view images in other locations, hold the D button and press 1. The dialog shown at right will be displayed;...

  • Page 152

    Entering a Comment Follow the steps below to enter a descriptive comment of up to thirty-six characters for a selected white balance preset. Select L (Preset manual). Highlight Preset manual in the white balance menu and press 2. Select a preset. Highlight the desired preset and press W (S).

  • Page 153

    Protecting a White Balance Preset Follow the steps below to protect the selected white balance preset. Protected presets can not be modified and the Fine-tune and Edit comment options can not be used. Select L (Preset manual). Highlight Preset manual in the white balance menu and press 2.

  • Page 155: J Image Enhancement 0

    Image Enhancement Picture Controls (P, S, A, and M Modes Only) Nikon’s unique Picture Control system makes it possible to share image processing settings, including sharpening, contrast, brightness, saturation, and hue, among compatible devices and software. Selecting a Picture Control The camera offers a choice of preset Picture Controls.

  • Page 156

    Custom Picture Controls Custom Picture Controls are created through modifications to existing Picture Controls using the Manage Picture Control option in the shooting menu (0 134). Custom Picture Controls can be saved to a memory card for sharing among other cameras of the same model and compatible software (0 136).

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    Modifying Picture Controls Existing preset or custom Picture Controls (0 134) can be modified to suit the scene or the user’s creative intent. Choose a balanced combination of settings using Quick adjust, or make manual adjustments to individual settings. Select a Picture Control. Highlight the desired Picture Control in the Picture Control list (0 129) and press 2.

  • Page 158

    Picture Control Settings Option Description Choose from options between –2 and +2 to reduce or exaggerate the effect of the selected Picture Control (note that this resets all manual adjustments). Quick adjust For example, choosing positive values for Vivid makes pictures more vivid. Not available with Neutral or Monochrome Picture Controls.

  • Page 159

    The Picture Control Grid Pressing the W (S) button in Step 2 on page 131 displays a Picture Control grid showing the contrast and saturation for the selected Picture Control in relation to the other Picture Controls (only contrast is displayed when Monochrome is selected). Release the W (S) button to return to the Picture Control menu.

  • Page 160

    Creating Custom Picture Controls The Picture Controls supplied with the camera can be modified and saved as custom Picture Controls. Select Manage Picture Control in the shooting menu. To display the menus, press the G button. Highlight Manage Picture Control in the shooting menu and press 2.

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    Name the Picture Control. The text-entry dialog shown at right will be Keyboard displayed. By default, new Picture Controls area are named by adding a two-digit number Name area (assigned automatically) to the name of the existing Picture Control; to use the default name, proceed to Step 7.

  • Page 162

    ViewNX 2 or optional software such as Capture NX 2 can be copied to a memory card and loaded into the camera, or custom Picture Controls created with the camera can be copied to the memory card to be used in other D610 cameras and software and then deleted when no longer needed.

  • Page 163

    Preserving Detail in Highlights and Shadows Active D-Lighting (P, S, A, and M Modes Only) Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast. Use for high contrast scenes, for example when photographing brightly lit outdoor scenery through a door or window or taking pictures of shaded subjects on a sunny day.

  • Page 164

    To use Active D-Lighting: Select Active D-Lighting in the shooting menu. To display the menus, press the G button. Highlight Active D-Lighting in the shooting menu and press 2. G button Choose an option. Highlight the desired option and press J. If Y Auto is selected, the camera will automatically adjust Active D-Lighting according to shooting conditions (in mode...

  • Page 165

    High Dynamic Range (HDR) Used with high-contrast subjects, High Dynamic Range (HDR) preserves details in highlights and shadows by combining two shots taken at different exposures. HDR is most effective when used with matrix metering (0 109; with other metering methods and a non-CPU lens, an exposure differential of Auto is equivalent to about 2 EV).

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    Select a mode. Highlight HDR mode and press 2. Highlight one of the following and press J. • To take a series of HDR photographs, select 6 On (series). HDR shooting will continue until you select Off for HDR mode. •...

  • Page 167

    Choose the amount of smoothing. To choose how much the boundaries between the two images are smoothed, highlight Smoothing and press 2. The options shown at right will be displayed. Highlight an option and press J. Higher values produce a smoother composite image.

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    Flash Photography Using the Built-in Flash The built-in flash has a Guide Number (GN) 12/39 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F) and provides coverage for the angle of view of 24 mm lens, or a 16 mm lens in DX format. It can be used not only when natural lighting is inadequate but to fill in shadows and backlit subjects or to add a catch light to the subject’s eyes.

  • Page 170

    Flash Mode The flash modes available vary with shooting mode: i, k, p, n, s, w Auto+slow sync+ Auto Fill flash red-eye reduction Auto+red-eye reduction Auto+slow sync P, A S, M Fill flash Fill flash Red-eye reduction Red-eye reduction Slow sync+red-eye reduction Rear-curtain sync Slow sync Rear curtain+slow sync...

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    Default Flash Modes Default flash modes are shown below. Mode Default Mode Default i, k, p, n, w Auto Auto+slow sync Auto+red-eye reduction 0, P, S, A, M Fill flash Flash Modes The flash modes listed on the previous page may combine one or more of the following settings, as shown by the flash mode icon: •...

  • Page 172

    Shutter Speeds Available with the Built-in Flash The following shutter speeds are available with the built-in flash. Mode Shutter speed Mode Shutter speed i, P *, A *, k, p, s, w – –30 s n, 0 – –30 s, A –1 s * Speeds as fast as s are available with optional SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, and SB-600 flash...

  • Page 173

    Aperture, Sensitivity, and Flash Range Flash range varies with sensitivity (ISO equivalency) and aperture. Aperture at ISO equivalent of Range 1600 3200 6400 0.7–8.5 2ft 4in.–27ft 11in. 0.6–6.0 2ft–19ft 8in. 0.6–4.2 2ft–13ft 9in. 0.6–3.0 2ft–9ft 10in. — 0.6–2.1 2ft–6ft 11in. —...

  • Page 174

    +1.0 EV Optional Flash Units Flash compensation is also available with optional flash units that support the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS). The SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, and SB-600 also allow flash compensation to be set using the controls on the flash unit; the value selected with the flash unit is added to the value selected with the camera.

  • Page 175

    FV Lock This feature is used to lock flash output, allowing photographs to be recomposed without changing the flash level and ensuring that flash output is appropriate to the subject even when the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame. Flash output is adjusted automatically for any changes in ISO sensitivity and aperture.

  • Page 176

    Recompose the photograph. Take the photograph. Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to shoot. If desired, additional pictures can be taken without releasing FV lock. Release FV lock. Press the Fn button to release FV lock. Confirm that the FV lock icon (e) is no longer displayed in the viewfinder.

  • Page 177: T Other Shooting Options 0

    Other Shooting Options Two-Button Reset: Restoring Default Settings The camera settings listed below can be restored to E button default values by holding the W (S) and E buttons down together for more than two seconds (these buttons are marked by a green dot). The control panel turns off briefly while settings are reset.

  • Page 178

    Option Default Autofocus (live view/movie) Autofocus mode AF-S AF-area mode m, r, w, 1, 2, 3, P, S, A, M Wide-area AF n, 0 Normal-area AF i, j, k, l, p, o, s, t, u, v, x, y, z Face-priority AF Focus point Center Metering...

  • Page 179

    Bracketing (P, S, A, and M Modes Only) Bracketing automatically varies exposure, flash level, Active D-Lighting (ADL), or white balance slightly with each shot, “bracketing” the current value. Choose in situations in which it is difficult to set exposure, flash level (i-TTL and, where supported, auto aperture flash control modes only;...

  • Page 180

    Select a bracketing increment. Pressing the D button and rotate the sub-command dial to choose a bracketing increment. Bracketing increment D button Sub-command dial Control panel See Also For information on choosing the size of the increment, see Custom Setting b2 (EV steps for exposure cntrl, 0 224).

  • Page 181

    Exposure and Flash Bracketing In continuous low speed, continuous high speed, and Qc (quiet continuous) release modes, shooting will pause after the number of shots specified in the bracketing program have been taken. Shooting will resume the next time the shutter-release button is pressed. In self-timer mode, the camera will take the number of shots selected in Step 2 on page 153 each time the shutter-release button is pressed, regardless of the option selected for Custom Setting c3 (Self-timer) >...

  • Page 182

    White Balance Bracketing The camera creates multiple copies of each photograph, each with a different white balance. For more information on white balance, see page 115. Select white balance bracketing. Choose WB bracketing for Custom Setting e6 Auto bracketing set. Choose the number of shots.

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    Frame a photograph, focus, and shoot. Each shot will be processed to create the number of copies specified in the bracketing program, and each copy will have a different white balance. Modifications to white balance are added to the white balance adjustment made with white balance fine-tuning.

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    ADL Bracketing The camera varies Active D-Lighting over a series of exposures. For more information on Active D-Lighting, see page 137. Select ADL bracketing. Choose ADL bracketing for Custom Setting e6 Auto bracketing set. Choose the number of shots. Pressing the D button, rotate the main command dial to choose the number of shots in the bracketing sequence.

  • Page 185

    Frame a photograph, focus, and shoot. The camera will vary Active D-Lighting shot-by-shot according to the bracketing program selected. While bracketing is in effect, a bracketing progress indicator will be displayed in the control panel. A segment will disappear from the indicator after each shot: the y segment when the first shot is taken, the 0 segment when the second shot is taken, and the 1 segment when the third shot (if applicable) is taken.

  • Page 186

    Multiple Exposure (P, S, A, and M Modes Only) Follow the steps below to record a series of two or three exposures in a single photograph. Multiple exposures can make use of RAW data from the camera image sensor to produce colors noticeably superior to those in software-generated photographic overlays.

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    Select a mode. Highlight Multiple exposure mode and press 2. Highlight one of the following and press J. • To take a series of multiple exposures, select 6 On (series). Multiple exposure shooting will continue until you select Off for Multiple exposure mode. •...

  • Page 188

    Choose the amount of gain. Highlight Auto gain and press 2. The following options will be displayed. Highlight an option and press J. • On: Gain is adjusted according to number of exposures actually recorded (gain for each exposure is set to for 2 exposures, for 3 exposures, etc.).

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    Interrupting Multiple Exposures To interrupt a multiple exposure before the specified number of exposures have been taken, select Off for multiple exposure mode. If shooting ends before the specified number of exposures have been taken, a multiple exposure will be created from the exposures that have been recorded to that point.

  • Page 190

    Interval Timer Photography The camera is equipped to take photographs automatically at preset intervals. Before Shooting Do not select self-timer (E), remote (4), or M release mode when using the interval timer. Before beginning interval timer photography, take a test shot at current settings and view the results in the monitor.

  • Page 191

    Choose the number of intervals and number of shots per interval. Press 4 or 2 to highlight number of intervals or number of shots; press 1 or 3 to change. Press 2 to continue. Number of Number Total intervals of shots/ number of interval shots...

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    Interval Timer Photography Interval timer photography can not be combined with long time-exposures (bulb photography, 0 79) or live view (0 49) or time-lapse (0 168) photography and is not available in movie live view (0 57) or when Record movies is selected for Custom Setting g4 (Assign shutter button, 0 248).

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    Pausing Interval Timer Photography Interval timer photography can be paused by: • Pressing the J button between intervals • Highlighting Start > Pause in the interval timer menu and pressing J • Turning the camera off and then on again (if desired, the memory card can be replaced while the camera is off) •...

  • Page 194

    Time-Lapse Photography The camera automatically takes photos at selected intervals to create a silent time- lapse movie using the options currently selected for Movie settings in the shooting menu (0 65). Before Shooting Before beginning time-lapse photography, take a test shot at current settings (framing the photo in the viewfinder for an accurate exposure preview) and view the results in the monitor.

  • Page 195

    Select the shooting time. Press 4 or 2 to highlight hours or minutes; press 1 or 3 to change. The maximum shooting time is 7 hours and 59 minutes. Press 2 to continue. Start shooting. Highlight On and press J (to return to the shooting menu without starting time-lapse photography, highlight Off and press J).

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    Time-Lapse Photography Time-lapse is not available in live view (0 49, 57), at a shutter speed of A (0 79), when bracketing (0 153), High Dynamic Range (HDR, 0 139), multiple exposure (0 160), or interval timer photography (0 164) is active. Release Mode Regardless of the release mode selected, the camera will take one shot at each interval.

  • Page 197

    Interrupting Time-Lapse Photography Time-lapse photography will end automatically if the battery is exhausted. The following will also end time-lapse photography: • Selecting Start > Off in the Time-lapse photography menu • Pressing the J button between frames or immediately after a frame is recorded •...

  • Page 198

    Non-CPU Lenses By specifying lens data (lens focal length and maximum aperture), the user can gain access to a variety of CPU lens functions when using a non-CPU lens. If the focal length of the lens is known: • Power zoom can be used with optional flash units (0 294) •...

  • Page 199

    The camera can store data for up to nine non-CPU lenses. To enter or edit data for a non-CPU lens: Select Non-CPU lens data. Press the G button to display the menus. Highlight Non-CPU lens data in the setup menu and press 2. G button Choose a lens number.

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    To recall lens data when using a non-CPU lens: Assign non-CPU lens number selection to a camera control. Select Choose non-CPU lens number for Custom Setting f2 (Assign Fn button, 0 242) or Custom Setting f3 (Assign preview button, 0 244). Use the selected control to choose the lens number.

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    The GP-1/GP-1A GPS Unit The GP-1/GP-1A GPS unit (available separately) can be connected to the camera’s accessory terminal (0 298) using the cable supplied with the GP-1/GP-1A, allowing information on the camera’s current position to be recorded when photographs are taken.

  • Page 203: I More On Playback 0

    More on Playback Full-Frame Playback To play photographs back, press the K button. The most recent photograph will be displayed in the monitor. K button Multi selector Sub-command dial O (Q) button K button G button c (b) button L (U) button X (T) button W (S) button J button...

  • Page 204

    Description View additional Press 2 to view photographs in order recorded, 4 to view photographs photographs in reverse order. Press 1 or 3 to view information about current photograph View photo information (0 179). W (S) View thumbnails See page 185 for more information. Zoom in on X (T) See page 187 for more information.

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    N N OR ORM AL AL N N OR ORM AL AL 2013 10 : 02 : 28 2013 10 : 02 : 28 6016x4016 6016x4016 100 - 1 N I KON D610 File information None (image only) Overview GPS data 100 - 1 Highlights...

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    Highlights Image highlights Folder number—frame number ..... 215 100 - 1 Current channel Select R, G, B Highlights 1 Flashing areas indicate highlights (areas that may be overexposed) for the current channel. Hold W (S) button and press 4 or 2 to cycle through channels as follows: (all channels) (red)

  • Page 207

    Playback Zoom To zoom in on the photograph when the histogram is displayed, press X (T). Use the X (T) and W (S) buttons to zoom in and out and scroll the image with the multi selector. The histogram will be updated to show only the data for the portion of the image visible in the monitor.

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    Lens data............172 Focus mode..........97, 103 Lens VR (vibration reduction) Flash type..........143, 292 Commander mode ......... 237 100 - 1 N I KON D610 Flash mode............144 Flash control ........236, 294, 295 Flash compensation........148 Camera name Image area ............89...

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    9 The fourth page of the shooting data is only displayed if copyright information was recorded with the photograph as described on page 256. GPS Data Latitude Longitude Altitude º ‘ º ‘ Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) 100 - 1 N I KON D610 * Data for movies are for start of recording.

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    Overview Data NIKON D610 1 4000 F2 . 8 Hi 0 . 3 85mm + 1 . 0 – 1. 3 SLOW 1 4000 F2 . 8 Hi 0 . 3 85mm 0, 0 + 1 . 0 – 1. 3...

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    Thumbnail Playback To display images in “contact sheets” of four, nine, or 72 images, press the W (S) button. W (S) W (S) X (T) X (T) Full-frame Thumbnail playback Calendar playback playback Description Press W (S) to increase the number of images Display more images W (S) displayed.

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    Calendar Playback To view images taken on a selected date, press the W (S) button when 72 images are displayed. Date list W (S) W (S) X (T) X (T) Thumbnail list Full-frame Thumbnail playback Calendar playback playback The operations can be performed depend on whether the cursor is in the date list or the thumbnail list: Description Press W (S) button in date list to place cursor in...

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    Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom Press the X (T) button to zoom in on the image displayed in full-frame playback or on the image currently highlighted in thumbnail playback. The following operations can be performed while zoom is in effect: Description Press X (T) to zoom in to maximum of approximately 38 ×...

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    Protecting Photographs from Deletion In full-frame, zoom, thumbnail, and calendar playback, the L (U) button can be used to protect photographs from accidental deletion. Protected files can not be deleted using the O (Q) button or the Delete option in the playback menu. Note that protected images will be deleted when the memory card is formatted (0 31, 250).

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    Deleting Photographs To delete the photograph displayed in full-frame playback or highlighted in the thumbnail list, press the O (Q) button. To delete multiple selected photographs, all photographs taken on a selected date, or all photographs in the current playback folder, use the Delete option in the playback menu.

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    The Playback Menu The Delete option in the playback menu contains the following options. Note that depending on the number of images, some time may be required for deletion. Option Description Q Selected Delete selected pictures. n Select date Delete all pictures taken on a selected date (0 191). Delete all pictures in the folder currently selected for R All playback (0 207).

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    Press J to complete the operation. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; highlight Yes and press J. Select Date: Deleting Photographs Taken on a Selected Date Choose Select date. In the delete menu, highlight Select date and press 2. Highlight a date. Press 1 or 3 to highlight a date.

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    Do not turn the camera off or disconnect the USB cable while transfer is in progress. Windows To visit the Nikon website after installing ViewNX 2, select All Programs > Link to Nikon from the Windows start menu (Internet connection required).

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    If a message is displayed prompting you to choose a program, select Nikon Transfer 2. Windows 7 If the following dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 as described below. 1 Under Import pictures and videos, click Change program. A program selection dialog will be displayed;...

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    At default settings, all the pictures on the memory card will be copied to the computer (for more information on using Nikon Transfer 2, start ViewNX 2 or Nikon Transfer 2 and select ViewNX 2 Help from the Help menu).

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    Printing Photographs Selected JPEG images can be printed on a PictBridge printer (0 333) connected directly to the camera. Connecting the Printer Connect the camera using the supplied USB cable. Turn the camera off. Connect the USB cable. Turn the printer on and connect the USB cable as shown. Do not use force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle.

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    Printing Via Direct USB Connection Be sure the EN-EL15 battery is fully charged or use an optional EH-5b AC adapter and EP-5B power connector. When taking photographs to be printed via direct USB connection, set Color space to sRGB (0 217). Selecting Photographs for Printing NEF (RAW) photographs (0 93) can not be selected for printing.

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    Adjust printing options. Press 1 or 3 to highlight an option and press 2 to select. Option Description Highlight a page size (only sizes supported by the current printer are listed) and press J to select and exit to the previous menu (to print at the default Page size page size for the current printer, select Printer default).

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    Printing Multiple Pictures Display the PictBridge menu. Press the G button in the PictBridge playback display (see Step 3 on page 196). G button Choose an option. Highlight one of the following options and press 2. • Print select: Select pictures for printing. •...

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    Select pictures or choose a date. If you chose Print select or Print (DPOF) in Step 2, use the multi selector to scroll through the pictures on the memory card; to view images in other locations, hold the D button, press 1, and select the desired card and folder as described on page 178.

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    Display printing options. Press J to display PictBridge printing options. Adjust printing options. Choose page size, border, and time stamp options as described on page 198 (a warning will be displayed if the selected page size is too small for an index print).

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    Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set The DPOF print order option in the playback menu is used to create digital “print orders” for PictBridge-compatible printers and devices that support DPOF. Choose Select/set for the DPOF print order item in the playback menu. Press the G button and select DPOF print order in the playback menu.

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    Select imprint options. Highlight the following options and press 2 to toggle the highlighted option on or off (to complete the print order without including this information, proceed to Step 5). • Print shooting data: Print shutter speed and aperture on all pictures in print order. •...

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    Viewing Photographs on TV A type C mini-pin High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cable (available separately from commercial sources) can be used to connect the camera to high- definition video devices. Turn the camera off. Always turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting an HDMI cable. Connect the HDMI cable as shown.

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    HDMI Options The HDMI option in the setup menu (0 249) controls output resolution and can be used to enable the camera for remote control from devices that support HDMI-CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface–Consumer Electronics Control, a standard that allows HDMI devices to be used to control peripherals to which they are connected).

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    Choose a folder for playback (0 177): Option Description ND610 Pictures in all folders created with the D610 will be visible during playback. Pictures in all folders will be visible during playback. Current Only pictures in the current folder will be visible during playback.

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    Hide Image G button D playback menu Hide or reveal pictures. Hidden pictures are visible only in the Hide image menu and can only be deleted by formatting the memory card. Option Description Select/set Hide or reveal selected pictures. Selecting this option displays a list of dates. To hide all pictures taken on a date, highlight the date and press 2.

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    Playback Display Options G button D playback menu Choose the information available in the playback photo information display (0 179). Press 1 or 3 to highlight an option, then press 2 to select the option for the photo information display. A L appears next to selected items;...

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    Choose Select image(s). Highlight Select image(s) and press 2. Select the source folder. Highlight the folder containing the images to be copied and press 2. Make the initial selection. Before going on to select or deselect individual images, you can mark all or all protected images in the folder for copying by choosing Select all images or Select protected images.

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    Select a destination folder. To enter a folder number, choose Select folder by number, enter the number (0 215), and press J. If the folder with the selected number does not already exist, a new folder will be created. To choose from a list of existing folders, choose Select folder from list, highlight a folder, and press J.

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    Image Review G button D playback menu Choose whether pictures are automatically displayed in the monitor immediately after shooting. If Off is selected, pictures can only be displayed by pressing the K button. After Delete G button D playback menu Choose the picture displayed after an image is deleted.

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    Slide Show G button D playback menu Create a slide show of the pictures in the current playback folder (0 207). Hidden images (0 208) are not displayed. Option Description Start slide show. Start Choose type of image displayed from Still images and movies, Still Image type images only, and Movies only.

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    C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options To display the shooting menu, press G and select the C (shooting menu) tab. G button The shooting menu contains the following options: Option Option Reset shooting menu Color space Storage folder Active D-Lighting File naming HDR (high dynamic range) Role played by card in Slot 2...

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    Storage Folder G button C shooting menu Select the folder in which subsequent images will be stored. Selecting Folders by Folder Number Choose Select folder by number. Highlight Select folder by number and press 2. The dialog shown at right will be displayed. Choose a folder number.

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    Selecting Folders from a List Choose Select folder from list. Highlight Select folder from list and press 2. Highlight a folder. Press 1 or 3 to highlight a folder. Select the highlighted folder. Press J to select the highlighted folder and return to the shooting menu. Subsequent photographs will be stored in the selected folder.

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    Auto Distortion Control G button C shooting menu Select On to reduce barrel distortion when shooting with wide- angle lenses and to reduce pin-cushion distortion when shooting with long lenses (note that the edges of the area visible in the viewfinder may be cropped out of the final photograph, and that the time needed to process photographs before recording begins may increase).

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    Vignette Control G button C shooting menu “Vignetting” is a drop in brightness at the edges of a photograph. Vignette control reduces vignetting for type G, E, and D lenses (DX and PC lenses excluded). Its effects vary from lens to lens and are most noticeable at maximum aperture. Choose from High, Normal, Low, and Off.

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    A Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings To display the Custom Settings menu, press G and select the A (Custom Settings menu) tab. G button Custom Settings are used to customize camera settings Custom Setting groups to suit individual preferences. Main menu Reset custom settings (0 221)

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    The following Custom Settings are available: Custom Setting Custom Setting Reset custom settings d Shooting/display a Autofocus d9 LCD illumination a1 AF-C priority selection d10 Exposure delay mode a2 AF-S priority selection d11 Flash warning a3 Focus tracking with lock-on d12 MB-D14 battery type a4 AF point illumination d13 Battery order...

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    Reset Custom Settings G button A Custom Settings menu Select Yes to restore Custom Settings to their default values (0 313). a: Autofocus a1: AF-C Priority Selection G button A Custom Settings menu When AF-C is selected for viewfinder photography (0 97), this option controls whether photographs can be taken whenever the shutter-release button is pressed (release priority) or only when the camera is in focus (focus priority).

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    a3: Focus Tracking with Lock-On G button A Custom Settings menu This option controls how autofocus adjusts to sudden large changes in the distance to the subject when AF-C is selected or continuous-servo autofocus is selected when the camera is in AF-A mode for viewfinder photography (0 97). Option Description C 5 (Long)

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    a6: Number of Focus Points G button A Custom Settings menu Choose the number of focus points available for manual focus-point selection. Option Description # 39 points Choose from the 39 focus points shown at right. Choose from the 11 focus points shown at right. Use for A 11 points quick focus-point selection.

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    b: Metering/Exposure b1: ISO Sensitivity Step Value G button A Custom Settings menu Select the increments used when making adjustments to ISO sensitivity. If possible, the current ISO sensitivity setting is maintained when the step value is changed. If the current setting is not available at the new step value, ISO sensitivity will be rounded to the nearest available setting.

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    b3: Easy Exposure Compensation G button A Custom Settings menu This option controls whether the E button is needed to set exposure compensation (0 112). If On (Auto reset) or On is selected, the 0 at the center of the exposure display will flash even when exposure compensation is set to ±0.

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    b4: Center-Weighted Area G button A Custom Settings menu When calculating exposure, center-weighted metering assigns the greatest weight to a circle in the center of the frame. The diameter (φ ) of this circle can be set to 8, 12, 15, or 20 mm or to the average of the entire frame.

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    c2: Standby timer G button A Custom Settings menu Choose how long the camera continues to meter exposure when no operations are performed. The shutter-speed and aperture displays in the control panel and viewfinder turn off automatically when the timer expires. Choose a shorter standby timer delay for longer battery life.

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    c4: Monitor off Delay G button A Custom Settings menu Choose how long the monitor remains on when no operations are performed during playback (Playback; defaults to 10 s) and image review (Image review; defaults to 4 s), when menus (Menus;...

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    d2: Viewfinder Grid Display G button A Custom Settings menu Choose On to display on-demand grid lines in the viewfinder for reference when composing photographs (0 8). d3: ISO Display and Adjustment G button A Custom Settings menu If Show ISO sensitivity or Show ISO/Easy ISO is selected, the control panel will show ISO sensitivity in place of the number of exposures remaining.

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    d6: Max. Continuous Release G button A Custom Settings menu The maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single burst in continuous mode can be set to any value between 1 and 100. The Memory Buffer Regardless of the option selected for Custom Setting d6, shooting will slow when the memory buffer fills (t00).

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    d8: Information Display G button A Custom Settings menu If Auto (v) is selected, the color of the lettering in the information display (0 9) will automatically change from black to white or white to black to maintain contrast with the background.

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    d12: MB-D14 Battery Type G button A Custom Settings menu To ensure that the camera functions as expected when the optional MB-D14 battery pack is used with AA batteries, match the option selected in this menu to the type of batteries inserted in the battery pack.

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    d13: Battery Order G button A Custom Settings menu Choose whether the battery in the camera or the batteries in the battery pack are used first when an optional MB-D14 battery pack is attached. Note that if the MB-D14 is powered by an optional EH-5b AC adapter and EP-5B power connector, the AC adapter will be used regardless of the option selected.

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    e: Bracketing/Flash e1: Flash Sync Speed G button A Custom Settings menu This option controls flash sync speed. Option Description Auto FP high-speed sync is used when a compatible flash unit is attached (0 294). If the built-in flash or other flash units are used, shutter speed is set 1/250 s s.

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    Auto FP High-Speed Sync When 1/250 s (Auto FP) or 1/200 s (Auto FP) is selected for Custom Setting e1 (Flash sync speed, 0 234), the built-in flash can be used at shutter speeds as fast as s, while compatible optional flash units (0 294) can be used at any shutter speed (Auto FP High-Speed Sync).

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    e3: Flash Cntrl for Built-in Flash G button A Custom Settings menu Choose the flash mode for the built-in flash. Option Description Flash output is adjusted automatically in response to shooting 1 TTL conditions. Choose the flash level (0 236). The camera does not emit monitor pre- 2 Manual flashes.

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    The SB-400 and SB-300 When an optional SB-400 or SB-300 flash unit is attached and turned on, Custom Setting e3 changes to Optional flash, allowing the flash control mode for the optional flash unit to be selected from TTL and Manual (Repeating flash and Commander mode options are not available).

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    Follow the steps below to take photographs in commander mode. Adjust settings for the built-in flash. Choose the flash control mode and output level for the built-in flash. Note that output level can not be adjusted in – – mode. Adjust settings for group A.

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    Compose the shot. Compose the shot and arrange the flash units as shown below. Note that the maximum distance at which the remote flash units can be placed may vary with shooting conditions. Wireless remote sensors 60 ° or less 5 m/15 ft or on flash units should face less...

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    The Flash Sync Mode Display M does not appear in the control panel flash sync mode display when – – is selected for Built- in flash > Mode. Flash Compensation The flash compensation value selected with the M (Y) button and sub-command dial is added to the flash compensation values selected for the built-in flash, group A, and group B in the Commander mode menu.

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    e5: Modeling Flash G button A Custom Settings menu If On is selected when the camera is being used with the built-in flash or an optional CLS-compatible flash unit (0 294), a modeling flash will be emitted when the camera depth-of-field preview button is pressed (0 77).

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    f2: Assign Fn Button G button A Custom Settings menu Choose the role played by the Fn button. Option Description Press the Fn button to preview depth of field (0 77). Preview Press the Fn button to lock flash value (built-in flash and compatible FV lock optional flash units only, 0 149, 294).

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    Option Description Press the Fn button and rotate the main command dial to turn the framing Framing grid grid display in the viewfinder on or off (0 8). Press the Fn button and rotate a command dial to choose an image area Choose image area (0 89).

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    f3: Assign Preview Button G button A Custom Settings menu Choose the role played by the depth-of-field preview button. The options available are the same as for Assign Fn button (0 242). The default setting is Preview. f4: Assign AE-L/AF-L Button G button A Custom Settings menu Choose the role played by the A AE-L/AF-L button.

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    f5: Customize Command Dials G button A Custom Settings menu This option controls the operation of the main and sub-command dials. • Reverse rotation: Reverse the direction of rotation of the command dials when they are used to make adjustments to Exposure compensation and/or Shutter speed/aperture.

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    f6: Release Button to Use Dial G button A Custom Settings menu Selecting Yes allows adjustments that are normally made by holding the E, M (Y), W (S), X (T), L (U), AF-mode, Z (Q), or D button and rotating a command dial to be made by rotating the command dial after the button is released (this also applies to the Fn and depth-of-field preview buttons if they have been assigned Active D-Lighting using Custom Setting f2, Assign Fn button, or Custom...

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    f9: Assign MB-D14 4 Button G button A Custom Settings menu Choose the function assigned to the A AE-L/AF-L button on the optional MB-D14 battery pack. Option Description B AE/AF lock Focus and exposure lock while the MB-D14 A AE-L/AF-L button is pressed. C AE lock only Exposure locks while the MB-D14 A AE-L/AF-L button is pressed.

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    g2: Assign Preview Button G button A Custom Settings menu Choose the role played by the depth-of-field preview button during movie live view. The options available are the same as for Assign Fn button (0 247), except that the default setting is Index marking. g3: Assign AE-L/AF-L Button G button A Custom Settings menu...

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    B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup To display the setup menu, press G and select the B (setup menu) tab. G button The setup menu contains the following options: Option Option Format memory card Image comment Save user settings Auto image rotation Reset user settings Battery info Monitor brightness...

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    Format Memory Card G button B setup menu To begin formatting, choose a memory card slot and select Yes. Note that formatting permanently deletes all pictures and other data on the card in the selected slot. Before formatting, be sure to make backup copies as required.

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    Image Dust Off Ref Photo G button B setup menu Acquire reference data for the Image Dust Off option in Capture NX 2 (available separately; for more information, see the Capture NX 2 manual). Image Dust Off ref photo is available only when a CPU lens is mounted on the camera.

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    Acquire dust off reference data. Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to acquire Image Dust Off reference data. The monitor turns off when the shutter-release button is pressed. Note that noise reduction will be performed if the subject is poorly lit, increasing recording times.

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    Time Zone and Date G button B setup menu Change time zones, set the camera clock, choose the date display order, and turn daylight saving time on or off (0 27). Option Description Choose a time zone. The camera clock is automatically set to the time in Time zone the new time zone.

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    Auto Image Rotation G button B setup menu Photographs taken while On is selected contain information on camera orientation, allowing them to be rotated automatically during playback (0 177) or when viewed in ViewNX 2 (supplied) or in Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 298). The following orientations are recorded: Landscape (wide) Camera rotated 90°...

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    Battery Info G button B setup menu View information on the battery currently inserted in the camera. Item Description The current battery level expressed as a percentage. Charge The number of times the shutter has been released with the current battery since the battery was last charged.

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    Artist and Copyright fields are blank before lending or transferring the camera to another person. Nikon does not accept liability for any damages or disputes arising from the use of the Copyright information option.

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    B setup menu Select Save settings to save the following settings to the memory card in Slot 1 (0 96; if the card is full, an error will be displayed). Use this option to share settings among D610 cameras. Menu Option...

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    Virtual Horizon G button B setup menu Display roll and pitch information based on information from the camera tilt sensor. If the camera is tilted neither left nor right, the roll reference line will turn green, while if the camera is tilted neither forward nor back, the pitch reference line will turn green and a dot will appear in the center of the display.

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    AF Fine-tune G button B setup menu Fine-tune focus for up to 12 lens types. AF tuning is not recommended in most situations and may interfere with normal focus; use only when required. Option Description • On: Turn AF tuning on. AF fine-tune (On/Off) •...

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    Eye-Fi Upload G button B setup menu This option is displayed only when an Eye-Fi memory card (available separately from third-party suppliers) is inserted in the camera. Choose Enable to upload photographs to a preselected destination. Note that pictures will not be uploaded if signal strength is insufficient.

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    N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies To display the retouch menu, press G and select the N (retouch menu) tab. G button The options in the retouch menu are used to create trimmed or retouched copies of existing pictures. The retouch menu is only displayed when a memory card containing photographs is inserted in the camera (note that if the memory card is being used to store both RAW/NEF and JPEG copies of the same photographs as described on page 93, retouch other than Image overlay and NEF (RAW)

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    Creating Retouched Copies To create a retouched copy: Select an item in the retouch menu. Press 1 or 3 to highlight an item, 2 to select. Select a picture. Highlight a picture and press J (to view the highlighted picture full screen, press and hold the X (T) button;...

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    Creating Retouched Copies During Playback Retouched copies can also be created during playback. Display picture full frame and Highlight an option and Create retouched copy. press J or c (b). press J.

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    D-Lighting G button N retouch menu D-lighting brightens shadows, making it ideal for dark or backlit photographs. Before After Press 1 or 3 to choose the amount of correction performed. The effect can be previewed in the edit display. Press J to copy the photograph.

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    Trim G button N retouch menu Create a cropped copy of the selected photograph. The selected photograph is displayed with the selected crop shown in yellow; create a cropped copy as described in the following table. Description W (S) Press W (S) to reduce the size of the crop. Reduce size of crop X (T) Press X (T) to increase the size of the crop.

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    Monochrome G button N retouch menu Copy photographs in Black-and-white, Sepia, or Cyanotype (blue and white monochrome). Selecting Sepia or Cyanotype displays a preview of Increase saturation the selected image; press 1 to increase color saturation, 3 to decrease. Press J to create a monochrome copy.

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    Filter Effects G button N retouch menu Choose from the following filter effects. After adjusting filter effects as described below, press J to copy the photograph. Option Description Creates the effect of a skylight filter, making the Skylight picture less blue. The effect can be previewed in the monitor as shown at right.

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    Color Balance G button N retouch menu Use the multi selector to create a copy with modified color balance as shown below. The effect is displayed in the monitor together with red, green, and blue histograms (0 181) giving the distribution of tones in the copy. Increase amount of green Create retouched copy Increase amount of blue...

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    Image Overlay G button N retouch menu Image overlay combines two existing NEF (RAW) photographs to create a single picture that is saved separately from the originals; the results, which make use of RAW data from the camera image sensor, are noticeably better than overlays created in an imaging application.

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    Adjust gain. Highlight Image 1 or Image 2 and optimize exposure for the overlay by pressing 1 or 3 to select gain from values between 0.1 and 2.0. Repeat for the second image. The default value is 1.0; select 0.5 to halve gain or 2.0 to double it. The effects are visible in the Preview column.

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    NEF (RAW) Processing G button N retouch menu Create JPEG copies of NEF (RAW) photographs. Select NEF (RAW) processing. Highlight NEF (RAW) processing in the retouch menu and press 2 to display a picture selection dialog listing only NEF (RAW) images created with this camera.

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    Copy the photograph. Highlight EXE and press J to create a JPEG copy of the selected photograph (to exit without copying the photograph, press the G button). Resize G button N retouch menu Create small copies of selected photographs. Select Resize. To resize selected images, press G to display the menus and select Resize in the retouch menu.

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    Choose pictures. Highlight Select image and press 2. The dialog shown at right will be displayed; highlight pictures using the multi selector and press the W (S) button to select or deselect (to view the highlighted picture full screen, press and hold the X (T) button;...

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    Straighten G button N retouch menu Create a straightened copy of the selected image. Press 2 to rotate the image clockwise by up to five degrees in increments of approximately 0.25 degrees, 4 to rotate it counterclockwise (the effect can be previewed in the edit display; note that edges of the image will be trimmed to create a square copy).

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    Color Outline G button N retouch menu Create an outline copy of a photograph to use as a base for painting. The effect can be previewed in the edit display. Press J to copy the photograph. Before After Color Sketch G button N retouch menu Create a copy of a photograph that resembles a sketch made...

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    Miniature Effect G button N retouch menu Create a copy that appears to be a photo of a diorama. Works best with photos taken from a high vantage point. The area that will be in focus in the copy is indicated by a yellow frame.

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    Selective Color G button N retouch menu Create a copy in which only selected hues appear in color. Select Selective color. Highlight Selective color in the retouch menu and press 2 to display a picture selection dialog. Select a photograph. Highlight a photograph (to view the highlighted photograph full frame, press and hold the X (T) button;...

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    Choose the color range. Press 1 or 3 to increase or decrease the range of similar hues that will be included in the final photograph or movie. Choose from values between 1 and 7; note that higher values may include hues from other colors. The effect can be previewed in the edit display.

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    Side-by-side Comparison Compare retouched copies to the original photographs. This option is only available if J or c (b) button is pressed to display the retouch menu when a copy or original is played back full frame. Select a picture. In full-frame playback, select a retouched copy (shown by a o icon) or a photograph that has been retouched and press J or c (b).

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    O My Menu/m Recent Settings To display My Menu, press G and select the O (My Menu) tab. G button The My Menu option can be used to create and edit a customized list of options from the playback, shooting, Custom Settings, setup, and retouch menus for quick access (up to 20 items).

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    Add more items. The items currently displayed in My Menu are indicated by a check mark. Items indicated by a V icon can not be selected. Repeat steps 1–4 to select additional items. Deleting Options from My Menu Select Remove items. In My Menu (O), highlight Remove items and press 2.

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    Reordering Options in My Menu Select Rank items. In My Menu (O), highlight Rank items and press 2. Select an item. Highlight the item you wish to move and press J. Position the item. Press 1 or 3 to move the item up or down in My Menu and press J.

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    Recent Settings To display the twenty most recently used settings, select m Recent settings for O My Menu > Choose tab. Select Choose tab. In My Menu (O), highlight Choose tab and press 2. Select m Recent settings. Highlight m Recent settings and press J. The name of the menu will change from “MY MENU”...

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    PC Micro 85mm f/2.8D — — — AF-S / AF-I Teleconverter — Other AF NIKKOR (except lenses for F3AF) — AI-P NIKKOR — — AI-, AI-modified, NIKKOR or Nikon Series E — — — lenses Medical-NIKKOR 120mm f/4 — — — — —...

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    11 Range of rotation for AI 80–200mm f/2.8 ED tripod mount is limited by camera body. Filters can not be exchanged while AI 200–400mm f/4 ED is mounted on camera. 12 If maximum aperture is specified using Non-CPU lens data (0 172), aperture value will be displayed in viewfinder and control panel.

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    Recognizing CPU and Type G, E, and D Lenses CPU lenses (particularly types G, E, and D) are recommended, but note that IX-NIKKOR lenses can not be used. CPU lenses can be identified by the presence of CPU contacts, type G, E, and D lenses by a letter on the lens barrel.

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    Incompatible Accessories and Non-CPU Lenses The following can be used with the D610: • TC-16AS AF teleconverter • AF lenses for the F3AF (AF 80mm f/2.8, AF •...

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    When used with the AF-S NIKKOR 14–24mm f/2.8G ED, the flash will be unable to light the entire subject at all ranges. The built-in flash can also be used with AI-S, AI-, AI-modified NIKKOR, Nikon Series E and non- CPU lenses with a focal length of 24–300mm. AI 50–300mm f/4.5, modified AI 50–300mm f/4.5, AI-S 50–300mm f/4.5 ED, and AI 50–300mm f/4.5 ED lenses must be used at a zoom...

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    AF-Assist Illumination AF-assist illumination is not available with the following lenses: • AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II • AF-S NIKKOR 200–400mm f/4G ED VR II • AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200–400mm f/4G • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II IF-ED At ranges under 0.7 m (2 ft 4 in.), the following lenses may block the AF-assist illuminator and interfere with autofocus when lighting is poor:...

  • Page 317

    Calculating Angle of View The D610 can be used with Nikon lenses for 35mm (135) format cameras. If Auto DX crop is on (0 90) and a 35mm format lens is attached, the angle of view will be the same as a frame of 35mm film (35.9 ×...

  • Page 318

    Use Only Nikon Flash Accessories Use only Nikon flash units. Negative voltages or voltages over 250 V applied to the accessory shoe could not only prevent normal operation, but damage the sync circuitry of the camera or flash.

  • Page 319

    The Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Nikon’s advanced Creative Lighting System (CLS) offers improved communication between the camera and compatible flash units for improved flash photography. Refer to the documentation provided with the flash unit for details. CLS-Compatible Flash Units The camera can be used with the following CLS-compatible flash units: •...

  • Page 320

    The following features are available with CLS-compatible flash units: Flash unit Advanced Wireless Lighting Master/commander Remote SB-910 SB-910 SB-910 SB-900 SB-400 SB-900 SB-900 SB-700 Flash mode/feature SB-800 SB-700 SB-600 SB-300 SB-800 SB-700 SU-800 SB-800 SB-600 SB-R200 i-TTL i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR —...

  • Page 321

    Other Flash Units The following flash units can be used in non-TTL auto and manual modes. Flash unit SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-30, SB-27 , SB-22S, SB-23, SB-29 Flash mode SB-26, SB-25, SB-24 SB-50DX SB-22, SB-20, SB-16B, SB-15 SB-21B , SB-29S —...

  • Page 322

    Refer to the Speedlight manual for detailed instructions. If the flash unit supports CLS, refer to the section on CLS-compatible digital SLR cameras. The D610 is not included in the “digital SLR” category in the SB-80DX, SB-28DX, and SB-50DX manuals.

  • Page 323

    • Filters intended for special-effects photography may interfere with autofocus or the electronic rangefinder. • The D610 can not be used with linear polarizing filters. Use C-PL or C-PL II circular polarizing filters instead. • Use NC filters to protect the lens.

  • Page 324

    Software Note: Use the latest versions of Nikon software; see the websites listed on page xxiii for the latest information on supported operating systems. At default settings, Nikon Message Center 2 will periodically check for updates to Nikon software and firmware while you are logged in to an account on the computer and the computer is connected to the Internet.

  • Page 325

    Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter Turn the camera off before attaching an optional power connector and AC adapter. Ready the camera. Open the battery-chamber (q) and power connector (w) covers. Insert the EP-5B power connector. Be sure to insert the connector in the orientation shown, using the connector to keep the orange battery latch pressed to one side.

  • Page 326

    Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals. Servicing the Camera and Accessories The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon recommends that the camera be inspected by the original retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative once every one to two years, and that it be serviced once every three to five years (note that fees apply to these services).

  • Page 327

    The Low-Pass Filter The image sensor that acts as the camera’s picture element is fitted with a low-pass filter to prevent moiré. If you suspect that dirt or dust on the filter is appearing in photographs, you can clean the filter using the Clean image sensor option in the setup menu.

  • Page 328

    Cleaning is performed by vibrating the low-pass filter. If dust can not be fully removed using the options in the Clean image sensor menu, clean the image sensor manually (0 303) or consult a Nikon-authorized service representative. If image sensor cleaning is performed several times in succession, image sensor cleaning may be temporarily disabled to protect the camera’s internal circuitry.

  • Page 329

    (0 301), the filter can be cleaned manually as described below. Note, however, that the filter is extremely delicate and easily damaged. Nikon recommends that the filter be cleaned only by Nikon-authorized service personnel.

  • Page 330

    Remove any dust and lint from the filter with a blower. Do not use a blower-brush, as the bristles could damage the filter. Dirt that can not be removed with a blower can only be removed by Nikon-authorized service personnel. Under no circumstances should you touch or wipe the filter.

  • Page 331

    Nikon takes every possible precaution to prevent foreign matter from coming into contact with the low-pass filter during production and shipping. The D610, however, is designed to be used with interchangeable lenses, and foreign matter may enter the camera when lenses are removed or exchanged.

  • Page 332

    Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions Do not drop: The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shocks or vibration. Keep dry: This product is not waterproof, and may malfunction if immersed in water or exposed to high levels of humidity. Rusting of the internal mechanism can cause irreparable damage. Avoid sudden changes in temperature: Sudden changes in temperature, such as those that occur when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold day, can cause condensation inside the device.

  • Page 333

    Storage: To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dry, well-ventilated area. If you are using an AC adapter, unplug the adapter to prevent fire. If the product will not be used for an extended period, remove the battery to prevent leakage and store the camera in a plastic bag containing a desiccant.

  • Page 334

    • Continuing to charge the battery after it is fully charged can impair battery performance. • A marked drop in the time a fully charged battery retains its charge when used at room temperature indicates that it requires replacement. Purchase a new EN-EL15 battery. •...

  • Page 335

    Available Settings The following table lists the settings that can be adjusted in each mode. k, p, l, m, n, o, r, t, x, y, 1, 2, s, 0 u, v S, A, M Storage folder File naming Role played by card in Slot 2 1, 2 Image quality 1, 2...

  • Page 336

    k, p, l, m, n, o, r, t, x, y, 1, 2, s, 0 u, v S, A, M a1: AF-C priority selection a2: AF-S priority selection a3: Focus tracking with lock-on a4: AF point illumination a5: Focus point wrap-around a6: Number of focus points a7: Built-in AF-assist illuminator —...

  • Page 337

    k, p, l, m, n, o, r, t, x, y, 1, 2, s, 0 u, v S, A, M e1: Flash sync speed e2: Flash shutter speed — — — — — — — e3: Flash cntrl for built-in flash/ —...

  • Page 338

    Defaults The default settings for the options in the camera menus are listed below. For information on two-button resets, see page 151. Playback Menu Defaults Option Default Option Default Playback folder ND610 Slide show Image review Still images and Image type movies After delete Show next...

  • Page 339

    Custom Settings Menu Defaults Option Default Option Default a1 AF-C priority selection Release d8 Information display Auto a2 AF-S priority selection Focus d9 LCD illumination a3 Focus tracking with lock-on 3 (Normal) d10 Exposure delay mode a4 AF point illumination Auto d11 Flash warning a5 Focus point wrap-around...

  • Page 340

    Setup Menu Defaults Option Default Option Default Save user settings Flicker reduction Auto Save to U1 Time zone and date Shooting mode defaults to P Save to U2 Daylight saving time Monitor brightness Manual Auto image rotation Manual Clean image sensor Standby timer Enable Clean at startup &...

  • Page 341

    Exposure Program (Mode P) The exposure program for mode P is shown in the following graph: ISO 100; lens with maximum aperture of f/1.4 and minimum aperture of f/16 (e.g., AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G) f/1.4 f/2.8 f/5.6 f/11 f/16 f/22 f/32 30"...

  • Page 342

    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. Battery/Display The camera is on but does not respond: Wait for recording to end. If the problem persists, turn the camera off.

  • Page 343

    Shooting (All Modes) Camera takes time to turn on: Delete files or folders. Shutter-release disabled: • Memory card is locked, full, or not inserted (0 29, 31). • Release locked is selected for Custom Setting f7 (Slot empty release lock; 0 246) and no memory card is inserted (0 32).

  • Page 344

    Noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) appear in photos: • Choose lower ISO sensitivity or use high ISO noise reduction (0 105, 218). • Shutter speed is slower than 1 s: use long exposure noise reduction (0 218). •...

  • Page 345

    • Adjust Set Picture Control settings (0 129). Can not measure white balance: Subject is too dark or too bright (0 123). Image can not be selected as source for preset white balance: Image was not created with D610 (0 124). White balance bracketing unavailable: •...

  • Page 346

    (0 252). Computer displays NEF (RAW) images differently from camera: Third-party software does not display effects of Picture Controls, Active D-Lighting, or vignette control. Use ViewNX 2 (supplied) or optional Nikon software such as Capture NX 2 (available separately).

  • Page 347

    Miscellaneous Date of recording is not correct: Set camera clock (0 27, 253). Menu item can not be selected: Some options are not available at certain combinations of settings or when no memory card is inserted. Note that Battery info option is not available when camera is powered by an optional EP-5B power connector and EH-5b AC adapter (0 255).

  • Page 348

    Ready a fully-charged spare Low battery. battery. • Battery exhausted. • Recharge or replace battery. • Battery can not be used. • Contact Nikon-authorized service representative. • An extremely exhausted • Replace the battery, or xxiii, 21, rechargeable Li-ion battery...

  • Page 349

    • Delete photographs. (flashes) (flashes) settings, or camera has run out • Insert new memory card. of file or folder numbers. Release shutter. If error persists or appears frequently, consult Camera malfunction. — (flashes) Nikon-authorized service representative.

  • Page 350

    Camera cannot detect Turn camera off and confirm No memory card. memory card. that card is correctly inserted. • Error accessing • Use Nikon-approved card. memory card. • Check that contacts are — clean. If card is damaged, This memory card contact retailer or Nikon- cannot be used.

  • Page 351

    Indicator Control Monitor panel Problem Solution Select folder containing No images on memory Folder contains no images from Playback folder — card or in folder(s) 29, 207 menu or insert memory card images. selected for playback. containing images. No images can be played back until another folder has All images are All photos in current...

  • Page 352

    Specifications Nikon D610 Digital Camera Type Type Single-lens reflex digital camera Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts) Effective angle of view Nikon FX format Effective pixels Effective pixels 24.3 million Image sensor 35.9 × 24.0 mm CMOS sensor...

  • Page 353

    Viewfinder –1 Diopter adjustment –3–+1 m Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed) Quick return Reflex mirror Depth-of-field preview Pressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes) Instant return, electronically controlled Lens aperture...

  • Page 354

    Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off Active D-Lighting Focus Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase Autofocus detection, fine-tuning, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 33 points are available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, while the center 7 focus points are available at f/8), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx.

  • Page 355

    Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock Nikon Creative Lighting Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as System (CLS) remotes, or SU-800 as commander;...

  • Page 356

    • Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in this manual at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain.

  • Page 357

    Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in this manual at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain.

  • Page 358

    ViewNX 2 Windows Mac OS • Photos: Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, • Photos: Intel Core or Xeon series Core series, 1.6 GHz or better • Movies (playback): Core Duo 2 GHz • Movies (playback): 3.0 GHz or better or better; Intel Core i5 or better Pentium D;...

  • Page 359

    HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. 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.

  • Page 360

    Approved Memory Cards The following SD memory cards have been tested and approved for use in the camera. Cards with class 6 or faster write speeds are recommended for movie recording. Recording may end unexpectedly when cards with slower write speeds are used.

  • Page 361

    Memory Card Capacity The following table shows the approximate number of pictures that can be stored on an 8 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card at different image quality (0 93), image size (0 95), and image area settings (0 89). FX (36×24) Image Area Image quality Image size...

  • Page 362

    DX (24×16) Image Area Image quality Image size File size No. of images Buffer capacity NEF (RAW), Lossless — 10.9 MB compressed, 12-bit NEF (RAW), Lossless — 13.4 MB compressed, 14-bit NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit — 9.7 MB NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit —...

  • Page 363

    • Using a WU-1b wireless mobile adapter • Using VR (vibration reduction) mode with VR lenses To ensure that you get the most from rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 batteries: • Keep the battery contacts clean. Soiled contacts can reduce battery performance.

  • Page 364

    Index Symbols D switch..........2 Attaching the lens......25 m (White balance) .......115 Auto (White balance)....115 i (Auto mode)......35 , 36 L (Preset manual) ..115 , 121 Auto bracketing....153 , 241 j (Auto (flash off) mode) ..35 , 36 D (Bracketing) ....

  • Page 365

    Clean image sensor..... 301 DPOF......199 , 202 , 333 Focal plane mark ......103 Clock .......... 27 , 253 DPOF print order......202 Focus indicator....38 , 102 , 103 Clock battery ........28 DX (24 × 16) 1.5 ×.....63 , 90 Focus lock ........

  • Page 366

    Lens focus ring ....25 , 55 , 103 Neutral (Set Picture Control) ..129 Lens mount ......3 , 26 , 103 Nikon Transfer 2....193 , 194 Live view.......49 – 56 , 57 – 64 Non-CPU lens .....172 , 285 , 288 Live view photography ....

  • Page 367

    Resize..........272 Start printing (PictBridge)198 , 201 Restoring default settings..151 , Storage folder........215 214 , 221 , 312 Straighten ........274 Retouch menu ......261 Sub-command dial......12 Reverse indicators......246 Subject-tracking AF....... 52 RGB...........180 , 217 Role played by card in Slot 2..96 Rotate tall........212 Television ........

  • Page 368

    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. Printed in Thailand 6MB19511-01...

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