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    DIGITAL CAMERA User’s Manual...

  • Page 2: Trademark Information

    Trademark Information • Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. • Macintosh, Mac OS, and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Inc. • Adobe and Acrobat are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc. •...

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    Introduction First Steps Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode More on Shooting More on Playback Editing Pictures Movie Recording and Playback Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers Basic Camera Setup Caring for the Camera Technical Notes and Index...

  • Page 4: For Your Safety

    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. This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using this Nikon product, to prevent possible injury.

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    Observe caution when handling the battery The battery may leak or explode if improperly handled. Observe the following precautions when handling the battery for use in this product: • Before replacing the battery, turn the product off. If you are using the Charging AC Adapter/AC adapter, be sure it is unplugged.

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    For Your Safety Use appropriate cables When connecting cables to the input and output jacks, use only the cables provided or sold by Nikon for the purpose, to maintain compliance with product regulations. Handle moving parts with care Be careful that your fingers or other objects are not pinched by the lens cover or other moving parts.

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    Notices Notice for Customers in the U.S.A. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

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    Notices Notice for customers in Canada CAUTION This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. ATTENTION Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Notice for customers in Europe This symbol indicates that this product is to be collected separately.

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents For Your Safety ...ii WARNINGS... ii Notices ... v Introduction ...1 About This Manual ... 1 Information and Precautions... 2 Parts of the Camera... 4 The Camera Body ...4 Basic Operations... 6 The A (Shooting Mode) Button...6 The c (Playback) Button...6 Shutter-release Button ...7 Attaching the Camera Strap ...7...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Playing Back Pictures (Playback Mode)...32 Deleting Pictures...33 Tapping the Monitor to Release the Shutter (Touch Shutter) ...34 Tapping the Monitor to Focus (Touch AF/AE)...37 Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking)...40 Using the Flash...42 Setting the Flash Mode...42 Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ...44 Macro Mode...45 More on Shooting ...

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Viewing Pictures in Auto Sort Mode...88 Using Auto Sort Mode...90 Auto Sort Menu ...90 Viewing Pictures by Date (List by Date Mode) ...91 Selecting a Date in List by Date Mode ...91 Using List by Date Mode...92 List by Date Menu ...92 Playback Options: The Playback Menu ...93 Print Set (Creating a DPOF Print Order) ...94 Slide Show...97...

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Connecting to a Computer... 126 Before Connecting the Camera... 126 Transferring Pictures from a Camera to a Computer ... 127 Charging While Connecting to a Computer ... 131 Connecting to a Printer... 132 Connecting the Camera to a Printer... 133 Printing Pictures One at a Time ...

  • Page 13: Introduction, About This Manual

    Introduction About This Manual Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX S4000 digital camera. This manual was written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon digital camera. Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it where all those who use the product will read it.

  • Page 14: Information And Precautions

    Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery chargers, batteries, Charging AC Adapter and AC adapters) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic circuitry.

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    Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction Note that simply being in possession of material that was digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law. • Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds or local government bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample.”...

  • Page 16: Parts Of The Camera, The Camera Body

    Parts of the Camera The Camera Body Zoom control...29 f: wide ...29 g: tele ...29 h: thumbnail playback...77 i: playback zoom ...79 Shutter-release button...30 Built-in flash...42 Power switch/power-on lamp ...26, 149 Lens cover closed Lens ...159, 174 Self-timer lamp...44 AF-assist illuminator...147 Built-in microphone...

  • Page 17: Connector Cover

    Opening the connector cover Charge lamp... 19, 131 Flash lamp... 43 A (shooting mode) button...6, 46 c (playback) button ... 6, 32, 80 Monitor/touch panel ... 10 Battery latch... 16, 17 Memory card slot ... 24 Parts of the Camera Battery chamber...16 Battery-chamber/ memory card slot cover ...16, 24...

  • Page 18: Basic Operations, The A (shooting Mode) Button, The C (playback) Button

    Basic Operations The A (Shooting Mode) Button The c (Playback) Button • Press the A button in playback mode to enter shooting mode. • Press the A button in shooting mode to display the shooting-mode selection menu and switch shooting modes (A 46). •...

  • Page 19: Shutter-release Button, Attaching The Camera Strap

    Shutter-release Button The camera features a two-stage shutter-release button. To set focus and exposure, press the shutter-release button halfway, stopping when you feel resistance. Focus and exposure lock while the shutter-release button is held in this position. To release the shutter and take a picture, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down.

  • Page 20: Operating The Touch Panel, Tapping, Dragging

    Operating the Touch Panel The monitor on the COOLPIX S4000 is a touch panel display. Use a finger or the supplied stylus to operate the touch panel. Tapping Tap the touch panel. Use this operation to: Select icons or other controls...

  • Page 21: Using The Stylus

    Using the Stylus Use the stylus for operations, such as when using the paint option (A 107) or the draw option (A 69), that require more precision than using a finger is possible. Attaching the Stylus Attach the stylus to the strap as shown. Notes on the Touch Panel •...

  • Page 22: Main Display Of The Monitor/touch Panel And Basic Operations, Shooting (operation Controls)

    Main Display of the Monitor/Touch Panel and Basic Operations Shooting (Operation Controls) Tap the following controls to change settings. • The controls available and indicators displayed vary with information display on/off, shooting mode and the current camera settings. Flash mode ... 42 Self-timer...

  • Page 23: Shooting (other Indicators)

    Main Display of the Monitor/Touch Panel and Basic Operations Shooting (Other Indicators) The following monitor display shows the current settings applied from the shooting menu (A 47) as well as the active focus area. • The indicators displayed vary with current camera settings and shooting mode. Shooting mode* ...26, 59, 72, 119 Continuous shooting mode, BSS...53 Macro mode...

  • Page 24: Playback (operation Controls)

    Main Display of the Monitor/Touch Panel and Basic Operations Playback (Operation Controls) Tap the following controls to switch between monitor displays, or delete or edit pictures. • The controls available and indicators displayed vary with information display on/off, the picture played back and the current camera settings. Information display setting Display previous picture...

  • Page 25: Playback (information Display)

    Main Display of the Monitor/Touch Panel and Basic Operations Playback (Information Display) The following monitor display shows information for the picture currently displayed. • The controls and indicators displayed vary depending upon the picture played back and the current camera settings. Playback mode ...32, 81, 88, 91 File number and type ...

  • Page 26: The Menu Screen

    Main Display of the Monitor/Touch Panel and Basic Operations The Menu Screen Tap F to display the menu for the selected mode. • Tap a tab at the top of the menu screen to switch to the menu for that tab. •...

  • Page 27: Help Display

    Main Display of the Monitor/Touch Panel and Basic Operations Help Display Tap the control when u is displayed in the monitor to display the help selection screen. Tap a menu item or option to view a description of that feature or setting. Tap J to return to the previous screen.

  • Page 28: First Steps, Inserting The Battery

    First Steps Inserting the Battery Insert a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 (supplied) into the camera. • Charge the battery before the first use or when the battery is running low (A 18). Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. Insert the battery. Confirm that the positive (+) and negative (–) terminals are oriented correctly as shown on the label at the battery chamber opening, and insert the battery.

  • Page 29: Removing The Battery

    Removing the Battery Turn the camera off (A 21) and make sure that the power-on lamp and the monitor have turned off before opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. To eject the battery, open the battery-chamber/ memory card slot cover and slide the orange battery latch in the direction indicated by the arrow ( 1 ).

  • Page 30: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery Charge the supplied Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 inserted into the camera, by connecting the supplied Charging AC Adapter EH-68P to the camera via the supplied USB Cable UC-E6, and then plugging the Charging AC Adapter into an electrical outlet. Prepare the Charging AC Adapter EH-68P.

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    Plug the Charging AC Adapter into an electrical outlet. The charge lamp slowly blinks green to indicate that the battery is charging. About two hours and ten minutes are required to charge a fully exhausted battery. The following chart explains charge lamp status when the camera is plugged into the electrical outlet.

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    Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera. Charging Using Computer or Battery Charger • Connecting the COOLPIX S4000 to a computer also charges the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN- EL10 (A 126, 152).

  • Page 33: Turning On And Off The Camera

    Turning On and Off the Camera To turn on the camera, press the power switch. The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and the monitor will turn on. To turn off the camera, press the power switch again. When the camera is turned off, both the power-on lamp and monitor will turn off.

  • Page 34: Setting Display Language, Date And Time

    Setting Display Language, Date and Time A language-selection dialog is displayed the first time the camera is turned on. Press the power switch to turn on the camera. The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and the monitor will turn on. Tap the desired language.

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    Tap B or C to choose the order in which the day, month and year are displayed. Edit the date and time. Tap the desired item and B or C to edit the highlighted item. Tap I. The settings are applied and monitor display exits to shooting mode.

  • Page 36: Inserting Memory Cards, Removing Memory Cards

    Inserting Memory Cards Image, sound, and movie files are stored in the camera’s internal memory (approximately 45 MB) or on removable Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (available commercially; A 161). If a memory card is inserted in the camera, data are automatically stored on the memory card and data recorded to the memory card can be played back, deleted or transferred.

  • Page 37: Formatting Memory Cards, Memory Cards

    • Be sure to use this camera to format memory cards previously used in other devices the first time they are inserted into the COOLPIX S4000 (A 150). The Write Protect Switch Memory cards are equipped with a write protect switch. When this switch is in the “lock”...

  • Page 38: Basic Photography And Playback: A (auto) Mode

    Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode This section describes how to take pictures in A (auto) mode, an automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras. Press the power switch to turn on the camera.

  • Page 39: Indicators Displayed In A (auto) Mode

    Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode Shooting mode A displayed in A (auto) mode. Internal memory indicator Indicates that images will be stored in the camera’s internal memory (approximately 45 MB). When a memory card is inserted in the camera, C does not appear and images will be stored on the memory card.

  • Page 40: Step 2 Frame A Picture

    Step 2 Frame a Picture Ready the camera. Hold the camera steadily in both hands, keeping your fingers and other objects away from the lens, flash, AF- assist illuminator, microphone, and speaker. When taking pictures in portrait (“tall”) orientation, turn the camera so that the built-in flash is above the lens.

  • Page 41: Using The Zoom

    Using the Zoom Use the zoom control to activate optical zoom. Rotate the zoom control to g to zoom in so that the subject fills a larger area of the frame, or f to zoom out, thus increasing the area visible in the frame. A zoom indicator is displayed at the top of the monitor when the zoom control is rotated.

  • Page 42: Step 3 Focus And Shoot

    Step 3 Focus and Shoot Press the shutter-release button halfway. Focus is locked when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. When a face is recognized, it is framed by the double border indicating the active focus area. When the subject is in focus, the double border turns green.

  • Page 43: During Recording

    During Recording While pictures are being recorded, the number of exposures remaining will blink. Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover while pictures are being recorded. Cutting power or removing the memory card in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or card.

  • Page 44: Step 4 Playing Back And Deleting Pictures, Playing Back Pictures (playback Mode)

    Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Pictures Playing Back Pictures (Playback Mode) Press the c (playback) button A (shooting mode) button The last picture taken will be displayed in full-frame playback mode. Drag the current picture left or right to display the previous or subsequent picture. Previous or subsequent pictures can also be viewed by tapping B or C.

  • Page 45: Deleting Pictures

    Deleting Pictures Tap E to delete the picture currently displayed in the monitor. Tap Yes. Deleted pictures cannot be recovered. To exit without deleting the picture, tap No. Operations Available in Playback Mode See “More on Playback” (A 75) or “Editing Pictures” (A 105) for more information. Pressing the Button to Turn On the Camera When the camera is off, holding down the c button will turn the camera on in playback mode.

  • Page 46: Tapping The Monitor To Release The Shutter (touch Shutter)

    Tapping the Monitor to Release the Shutter (Touch Shutter) Pictures can be taken by simply tapping the monitor. • When w (default setting) is displayed for the touch shooting indicator, proceed to step 3. Tap the touch shooting icon. The touch shooting menu is displayed in the monitor. Tap r (Touch shutter).

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    Tapping the Monitor to Release the Shutter (Touch Shutter) Notes on Touch Shutter • When taking pictures with Continuous or BSS in Continuous setting (A 53) enabled, or in Sports or Museum scene mode (A 59), use the shutter-release button to take pictures. Only one picture can be taken at a time using the touch shutter function.

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    Tapping the Monitor to Release the Shutter (Touch Shutter) Touch Shutter Function When Recording Movies Touch shutter is also available for movie recording. Movie recording can be initiated or stopped by tapping the monitor (A 119). Touch Shooting Setting The touch shooting setting applied in A (auto) mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off, and reapplied the next time A (auto) mode is selected.

  • Page 49: Tapping The Monitor To Focus (touch Af/ae)

    Tapping the Monitor to Focus (Touch AF/AE) The touch shooting setting can be changed from Touch shutter (default setting) to Touch AF/AE. Tap a subject in the monitor to select the area at which the camera focuses. Press the shutter-release button halfway to lock focus and exposure for the area tapped, and press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take the picture.

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    Tapping the Monitor to Focus (Touch AF/AE) Note on Touch AF/AE In some rare cases, shooting subjects with which autofocus may not perform as expected, the subject may not be in focus (A 31). Shooting Modes That Enable Touch AF/AE Function Touch AF/AE can be enabled in shooting modes other than A (auto) mode as well.

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    Taking Pictures of Subjects with Which Autofocus may not Perform as Expected When taking pictures of subjects with which autofocus may not perform as expected (A 31), try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to refocus several times, or try the following techniques. Switch to A (auto) mode and select Touch AF/AE for the touch shooting setting.

  • Page 52: Focusing On A Moving Subject (subject Tracking)

    Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking) In A (auto) mode (A 26), the touch shooting setting can be changed from Touch shutter (default setting) to Subject tracking. Use this option to take pictures of moving subjects. Tap the subject on which the camera will focus. The focus area will automatically move to track the subject.

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    Press the shutter-release button to take a picture. The camera focuses on the focus area when the shutter- release button is pressed halfway. The focus area will glow green and focus will be locked. When the camera is unable to focus, the focus area will blink.

  • Page 54: Using The Flash, Setting The Flash Mode

    Using the Flash When ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, the flash has a range of 0.5-4.5 m (1 ft. 8 in.- 14 ft.) at the maximum wide-angle zoom position and a range of 0.5-2.4 m (1 ft. 8 in.-7 ft. 10 in.) at the maximum telephoto zoom position. The following flash modes are available.

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    Shooting When the Flash Is Disabled (W) or Lighting Is Dim • Use of a tripod is recommended to stabilize the camera during shooting and avoid the effects of camera shake. • The E indicator is displayed when the camera automatically increases sensitivity. Pictures taken when E is displayed may be slightly mottled.

  • Page 56: Taking Pictures With The Self-timer

    Taking Pictures with the Self-timer The camera is equipped with a ten-second and two-second timer for self-portraits. This feature is useful for reducing the effects of camera shake that occurs when pressing the shutter-release button. When using the self-timer, use of a tripod is recommended.

  • Page 57: Macro Mode

    Macro Mode Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 8 cm (3.2 in.). Note that the flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.). Tap the macro mode control.

  • Page 58: More On Shooting, Selecting A Shooting Mode

    More on Shooting Selecting a Shooting Mode Select a shooting mode from A (auto), x (scene), F (smart portrait), and D (movie) modes. Press the A button in shooting mode. The shooting mode-selection menu is displayed. Tap the desired shooting mode control. The camera enters the selected shooting mode.

  • Page 59: Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (a (auto) Mode)

    Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode) The following options can be set when shooting in A (auto) mode (A 26). Image mode Choose the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) at which pictures are recorded. The image mode setting can also be modified from other shooting modes (except movie recording).

  • Page 60: Image Mode (image Quality/image Size)

    Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode) Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size) A (auto) M F (Shooting menu) M Image mode Image mode refers to the combination of image size and image quality (compression) at which pictures are recorded. Choose the image mode best suited to the manner in which pictures will be used and the capacity of the internal memory or memory card.

  • Page 61

    Number of Exposures Remaining The following table lists the approximate number of pictures that can be stored in internal memory and on a 4 GB memory card. Note that the number of pictures that can be stored will differ depending on the composition of the picture (due to JPEG compression). In addition, this number may vary depending on the make of memory card, even when the memory cards have the same specified capacity.

  • Page 62: White Balance (adjusting Hue)

    Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode) White Balance (Adjusting Hue) A (auto) M F (Shooting menu) M White balance The color of light reflected from an object varies with the color of the light source. The human brain is able to adapt to changes in the color of the light source, with the result that white objects appear white whether seen in the shade, direct sunlight, or under incandescent lighting.

  • Page 63: Preset Manual

    Preset Manual Preset manual is effective with mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources with a strong color cast (for example, to make pictures taken under a lamp with a red shade look as though they had been taken under white light). Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that will be used during shooting.

  • Page 64: Exposure Comp. (adjusting Brightness)

    Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode) Exposure Comp. (Adjusting Brightness) A (auto) M F (Shooting menu) M Exposure comp. Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera to make pictures brighter or darker. •...

  • Page 65: Continuous

    Continuous A (auto) M F (Shooting menu) M Continuous Enable continuous shooting or BSS (best shot selector). The flash is disabled when Continuous, BSS or Multi-shot 16 is selected, and focus, exposure and white balance are fixed at the values determined with the first picture in each series. Single (default setting) One picture is taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed.

  • Page 66: Iso Sensitivity

    Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode) ISO Sensitivity A (auto) M F (Shooting menu) M ISO sensitivity Sensitivity is a measure of the camera’s response to light. The higher the sensitivity, the less light is needed to expose an image. Although high ISO sensitivity settings are suited to pictures of moving subjects or those taken under dim lighting, high sensitivity settings are often associated with “noise”—randomly spaced, brightly colored pixels—...

  • Page 67: Af Area Mode

    AF Area Mode A (auto) M F (Shooting menu) M AF area mode Use this option to determine how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus. • When digital zoom is in effect, the camera always focuses at the center of the frame regardless of the specified setting.

  • Page 68: Face Priority

    Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode) Face Priority When the camera is pointed at a human face, face recognition, which the camera automatically recognizes that face and focus on it, starts. The face priority function is activated in the following situations. •...

  • Page 69: Autofocus Mode

    Notes on Face Priority • If the camera is unable to recognize any faces when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway with AF area mode set to Face priority, the AF area mode setting automatically switches to Auto. • If no faces are recognized when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway in Portrait or Night portrait scene mode, or smart portrait mode, the camera will focus on the subject at the center of the frame.

  • Page 70: Camera Settings That Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously

    Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode) Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously Some shooting settings cannot be used with other functions. Restricted function Continuous Flash mode (A 53) Continuous Image mode (A 53) Continuous Self-timer (A 44) Continuous ISO sensitivity (A 53) Digital zoom...

  • Page 71: Shooting Suited To Scenes (scene Mode), Setting A Scene Mode

    Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected subject type. The following scene modes are available. x Scene auto selector b Portrait f Party/indoor g Beach/snow k Close-up u Food A Draw o Backlight Setting a Scene Mode Press the A button in shooting mode to display the shooting-mode...

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    Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector) By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode for simpler shooting. When a picture is framed in x (Scene auto selector) scene mode, the camera automatically selects one of the following scene modes: •...

  • Page 73

    Notes on Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode • Digital zoom is not available. • Depending upon shooting conditions, the camera may not select the desired scene mode. Should this occur, switch to A (auto) mode (A 26) or select the desired scene mode manually (A 59). Focusing in Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode •...

  • Page 74: Selecting A Scene Mode To Take Pictures (features)

    Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) Selecting a Scene Mode to Take Pictures (Features) The following icons are used for descriptions in this section: m, flash mode (A 42); n, self-timer (A 44); p, macro mode (A 45). See “Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector)” (A 60) for more information on scene auto selector scene mode.

  • Page 75: Night Portrait O

    d Sports Use this mode for dynamic action shots that freeze the action in a single shot and record motion in a series of pictures. • The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame and focuses continuously until focus is locked by pressing the shutter-release button halfway.

  • Page 76

    Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) f Party/indoor Captures the effects of candlelight and other indoor background lighting. • Camera focuses on subject at the center of the frame. The area focused can be changed by the touch shutter (A 34) or touch AF/AE (A 37).

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    i Dusk/dawn Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before sunrise or after sunset. • Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator (A 30) always glows green when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the foreground may not always be in focus.

  • Page 78

    Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) u Food Use when taking pictures of food. • The camera focused on the subject at the center of the frame. The area focused can be changed by the touch shutter (A 34) or touch AF/AE (A 37). •...

  • Page 79

    m Fireworks show Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst of light from a firework. • Camera focuses at infinity. The focus indicator (A 30) always glows green when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the foreground may not always be in focus.

  • Page 80

    Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) p Panorama assist Use when taking a series of pictures that will later be joined to form a single panorama using the supplied Panorama Maker software. See “Shooting for a Panorama” (A 70) for details. * Default setting can be modified.

  • Page 81: Using The Draw Option

    Using the Draw Option Write a memo, or draw a picture, on the touch panel display and save it as an image. The image is saved at an image size setting of O 640×480. Press the A button in shooting mode to display the shooting-mode selection menu and choose A (Draw) scene mode (A 59).

  • Page 82: Shooting For A Panorama

    Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) Shooting for a Panorama The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame. Use a tripod for the best results. Press the A button in shooting mode to display the shooting-mode selection menu and choose p (Panorama assist) scene mode (A 59).

  • Page 83: More Information

    Tap H when shooting is complete. The camera returns to step 2. Notes on Panorama Assist • Flash mode, self-timer, and macro mode settings cannot be adjusted after the first picture is taken. Pictures cannot be deleted, nor can zoom, Image mode setting (A 48), or Exposure comp. (A 52) be adjusted after the first picture has been taken.

  • Page 84: Shooting Smiling Faces (smart Portrait Mode)

    Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode) At the default settings, the camera uses face priority to recognize human faces, and then automatically releases the shutter when a smile is detected (smile timer). The skin softening option can be used to smooth skin tones of human faces. Press the A button in shooting mode to display the shooting- mode selection menu and then tap...

  • Page 85

    Notes on Smart Portrait Mode • Digital zoom is not available. • Under some shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to recognize faces or detect smiles. • See “Notes on Face Priority” (A 57) for more information. Notes on Skin Softening •...

  • Page 86: Smart Portrait Menu

    Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode) Smart Portrait Menu The following options can be applied in the smart portrait menu. Tap F (A 14) in smart portrait mode (A 72) to display the smart portrait menu and tap menu items to adjust settings. Image mode Adjust Image mode (A 48).

  • Page 87: More On Playback, Operations In Full-frame Playback Mode

    More on Playback Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode Press the c(playback) button to enter playback mode and display pictures that have been taken (A 32). The following operations are available in full-frame playback mode. Option View thumbnails Playback zoom Toggle displayed operation controls and information display on and off Select a picture...

  • Page 88

    Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode Viewing Pictures When pictures in which a face was recognized during shooting (A 56) are displayed in full-frame playback mode, depending upon the orientation of the recognized face, the pictures may be automatically rotated for playback display except pictures taken with Continuous, BSS, and Multi- shot 16 (A 53).

  • Page 89: Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback

    Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame playback mode (A 75) to display pictures in “contact sheets” of thumbnail images. The following operations are available while thumbnails are displayed. Increase the number f (h) of pictures displayed Decrease the g (i)

  • Page 90

    Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback Thumbnail Display in Favorite Pictures and Auto Sort Mode • When thumbnails are displayed in favorite pictures mode (A 81), the favorite pictures icon is displayed at right above the thumbnails. • When thumbnails are displayed in auto sort mode (A 88), the pictures’...

  • Page 91: Taking A Closer Look: Playback Zoom

    Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom Rotating the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame playback mode (A 75) enlarges display of the center portion of the current picture. • The guide displayed at bottom right shows the portion of the image currently displayed. The following operations can be performed while picture display is enlarged.

  • Page 92: Selecting Playback Mode

    Selecting Playback Mode Select a playback mode from c (playback), h (favorite pictures), F (auto sort), and C (list by date) modes. Press the c button in playback mode. The playbackmode menu is displayed. Tap the desired playback mode control. The camera enters the selected playback mode.

  • Page 93: Sorting Favorite Pictures (favorite Pictures Mode), Adding Pictures To Albums

    Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode) Pictures can be sorted to albums. Once pictures have been sorted to albums, favorite picture mode can be used to play back only the pictures in a specific album. Adding pictures to albums makes finding a particular picture faster and easier.

  • Page 94

    Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode) Notes on Adding Favorite Pictures • An album can contain up to 200 pictures. • Movies cannot be added to albums. • If the selected picture has already been added to an album, the checkbox for the album to which it has been added will be checked (w).

  • Page 95: Viewing Pictures In An Album

    Viewing Pictures in an Album Pictures can be displayed by selecting the album to which they were added in “h favorite pictures mode”. • In full-frame playback mode, just as with normal playback mode, pictures can be displayed as thumbnails and picture display can be enlarged. Still pictures can be edited.

  • Page 96: Removing Pictures From Albums

    Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode) Removing Pictures from Albums To remove a picture from an album without permanently deleting it, follow the procedures described below. • Select the desired picture in full-frame display in step 2 in favorite pictures mode (A 83), tap D, and tap h in retouch screen.

  • Page 97: Using Favorite Pictures Mode, Favorite Pictures Menu

    Using Favorite Pictures Mode The following operations are available in the album list screen. Change album icon Delete pictures added to the specified album Switch to favorite pictures menu Change playback mode Switch to shooting mode Favorite Pictures Menu Tap F in favorite pictures mode to apply the following menu options for only pictures in the selected album.

  • Page 98: Changing Icons Assigned To Albums

    Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode) Changing Icons Assigned to Albums The icon assigned to an album can be changed to reflect the theme of pictures included in the album. Press the c button in playback mode to display the playback-mode selection menu and tap h.

  • Page 99

    Adding/Viewing Favorite Pictures When pictures are added to albums, they are not physically copied to albums or moved from the folder to which they were originally recorded (A 162). Only the file names of pictures are added to albums. In favorite pictures mode, pictures with file names that have been added to the specified album are played back.

  • Page 100: Viewing Pictures In Auto Sort Mode

    Image Searching in Auto Sort Mode Pictures and movies are automatically sorted to any of the following categories with shooting. When “F (auto sort) mode” is selected, pictures and movies can be viewed by selecting the category to which they were sorted. Z Smile U Landscape D Movie...

  • Page 101: Auto Sort Mode Categories

    • Pictures or movies copied from the internal memory to a memory card, or vice versa (A 100), cannot be displayed in auto sort mode. • Pictures or movies recorded by a camera other than the COOLPIX S4000 cannot be displayed in auto sort mode.

  • Page 102: Using Auto Sort Mode, Auto Sort Menu

    Image Searching in Auto Sort Mode Using Auto Sort Mode The following operations are available in the category list screen. Delete pictures sorted to the specified category View auto sort menu Switch to another playback mode Switch to shooting mode Auto Sort Menu Tap F in auto sort mode to apply the following menu options for only the pictures sorted to the specified category.

  • Page 103: Viewing Pictures By Date (list By Date Mode)

    Viewing Pictures by Date (List by Date Mode) In “C list by date mode”, pictures taken on a same date can be played back. • In full-frame playback mode, just as with normal playback mode, picture display can be enlarged, pictures can be displayed in thumbnails, edited, or added to albums, and movies can be played back.

  • Page 104: Using List By Date Mode, List By Date Menu

    Viewing Pictures by Date (List by Date Mode) Using List by Date Mode The following operations are available in the list by date screen. Scroll display Delete pictures taken on the specified date View list by date menu Switch to another playback mode Switch to shooting mode...

  • Page 105: Playback Options: The Playback Menu

    Playback Options: The Playback Menu The following options are enabled in the playback menu. Print set Select pictures to print and the number of copies for each. Slide show View pictures stored in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic slide show.

  • Page 106: Print Set (creating A Dpof Print Order)

    Playback Options: The Playback Menu Print Set (Creating a DPOF Print Order) c button (Playback mode) M F (Playback menu) M a Print set When printing pictures stored on the memory card using any of the following methods, the Print set option in the playback menu is used to create digital “print orders”...

  • Page 107

    Choose pictures (up to 99) and the number of copies (up to nine) of each. Tap the desired picture and tap U or V to specify the number of copies to be printed. Pictures selected for printing can be recognized by the check mark (y) icon and the numeral indicating the number of copies to be printed.

  • Page 108: Date Imprint

    Playback Options: The Playback Menu Notes on Print Set When a print order is created in favorite pictures mode, auto sort mode, or list by date mode, the screen shown below is displayed if pictures other than those in the selected album or category, or taken on the selected shooting date, have been marked for printing.

  • Page 109: Slide Show

    Slide Show c button (Playback mode) M F (Playback menu) M b Slide show Play back pictures stored in the internal memory or on a memory card one by one in an automated “slide show.” Tap Start. To change the interval between pictures, tap Frame intvl and select the desired interval before tapping Start.

  • Page 110: Delete (deleting Multiple Pictures)

    Playback Options: The Playback Menu Delete (Deleting Multiple Pictures) c button (Playback mode) M F (Playback menu) M c Delete Delete selected pictures or all pictures. Select images Select pictures from the picture selection screen and delete them. See “Selecting Pictures”...

  • Page 111: Selecting Pictures

    Selecting Pictures The picture selection screen like that shown at right is displayed with the following menu selections: • Playback menu: Print set>Select images (A 94), Delete>Select images (A 98), Protect (A 100), and Copy>Selected images (A 100) • Setup menu: Welcome screen >Select an image (A 140) Follow the procedures described below to choose pictures.

  • Page 112: Protect, Copy (copy Between Internal Memory And Memory Card)

    Playback Options: The Playback Menu Protect c button (Playback mode) M F (Playback menu) M d Protect Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion. Tap pictures to protect or cancel protection for previously protected pictures from the picture selection screen. See “Selecting Pictures” (A 99) for more information. Note that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card will permanently delete protected files (A 150).

  • Page 113

    Notes on Copying Pictures • JPEG-, AVI-, and WAV-format files can be copied. Files recorded in any other format cannot be copied. • If voice memos (A 103) are attached to pictures selected for copying, voice memos are copied with the pictures. •...

  • Page 114: Rotate Image

    Rotate Image Specify the orientation in which recorded pictures are displayed with playback. Still pictures can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or 90 degrees counterclockwise. Pictures that were recorded in portrait (“tall”) orientation can be rotated up to 180 degrees in either direction. Select a picture in the full-frame playback mode (A 75) and tap D.

  • Page 115: Voice Memos: Recording And Playback, Recording Voice Memos

    Voice Memos: Recording and Playback Use the camera’s built-in microphone to record voice memos for pictures. Recording Voice Memos Select the desired picture from full-frame playback mode (A 75) and tap D. The retouch menu is displayed. Tap E. The screen for recording voice memos is displayed. Tap W to record a voice memo.

  • Page 116: Playing Voice Memos, Deleting Voice Memos

    • If a voice memo already exists for the current picture, it must be deleted before a new voice memo can be recorded. • The COOLPIX S4000 is not able to record a voice memo for pictures taken with another make or model of digital camera.

  • Page 117: Editing Pictures, Editing Functions

    Editing Pictures Editing Functions Use the COOLPIX S4000 to edit pictures in-camera and store them as separate files (A 162). The editing functions described below are available. Editing function Paint (A 107) Draw on pictures, or add decorations, to pictures.

  • Page 118: Restrictions On Picture Editing

    Editing Functions Restrictions on Picture Editing When an edited copy is further modified with another editing function, check the following restrictions. Editing function used Paint Quick retouch D-Lighting Color options Stretch Perspective control Skin softening Small picture Crop • Copies created with editing functions other than the paint function cannot be further edited with the same function used to create them.

  • Page 119: Picture Editing, U Paint: Painting Pictures

    Picture Editing U Paint: Painting Pictures Draw on pictures or decorate them. Shooting date decoration can also be added. Painted copies are stored as separate files. Select the desired picture in full-frame playback mode (A 75) and tap D. The retouch menu is displayed. Tap d.

  • Page 120

    Picture Editing Tap Yes. A new, decorated copy is created. To exit without saving the copy, tap No. Choose a size. Choose a copy size from 3 M (2048 × 1536) or TV (640 × 480). When pictures taken at an Image mode setting (A 48) of N 1024×768 or O 640×480 are edited, or cropped copies saved at a size with a pixel count less than three million pixels are further modified using the paint...

  • Page 121

    Add Decorations Tap K to add a decoration. • Tap the decoration type control to choose one of 14 decorations. • Tap the decoration size control to choose the size of the decoration. When f is selected for the decoration type, f (day, month, year) and S (day, month, year, time) options are available.

  • Page 122: K Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast And Saturation

    Picture Editing k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation Quick retouch can be used to easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced. Copies created with the quick retouch function are stored as separate files. Select the desired picture in full-frame playback mode (A 75) and tap D.

  • Page 123: I D-lighting: Enhancing Brightness And Contrast

    I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast D-Lighting can be used to create copies with enhanced brightness and contrast, brightening dark portions of a picture. New copies are stored as separate files. Select the desired picture in full-frame playback mode (A 75) and tap D. The retouch menu is displayed.

  • Page 124: E Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones

    Picture Editing e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones The camera detects faces in pictures and creates a copy with softer facial skin tones. Copies created with the skin softening function are stored as separate files. Select the desired picture in full-frame playback mode (A 75) and tap D.

  • Page 125

    Tap Yes. A edited copy with the skin softening function is created. To exit without saving the copy, tap No. Copies created with the skin softening function can be recognized by the g indicator displayed in playback mode. Note on Skin Softening Depending upon the direction in which faces are looking, or the brightness of faces, the camera may be unable to accurately recognize faces, or the skin softening function may not perform as expected.

  • Page 126: P Stretch: Stretching Pictures

    Picture Editing P Stretch: Stretching Pictures Stretch pictures horizontally. Stretched copies are stored as separate files. Select the desired picture in full-frame playback mode (A 75) and tap D. The retouch menu is displayed. Tap P. Tap q or r, or tap the slider at the bottom of the screen to adjust stretch effect.

  • Page 127: O Perspective Control: Adjusting A Sense Of Perspective

    O Perspective Control: Adjusting a Sense of Perspective Adjust the sense of perspective in the picture taken in landscape orientation. Copies created with the perspective control function are stored as separate files. Select the desired picture in full-frame playback mode (A 75) and tap D. The retouch menu is displayed.

  • Page 128: G Small Picture: Resizing Pictures

    Picture Editing g Small Picture: Resizing Pictures Create a small copy of the current picture. This feature is useful for creating copies for display on Web pages or e-mail attachments. Small copies are stored as JPEG files with a compression ratio of 1:16. The l 640×480, m 320×240, and n 160×120 size are available.

  • Page 129: F Color Options: Modifying Color Tones

    F Color Options: Modifying Color Tones Modify color tones. Copies created with which color tone has been modified are stored as separate files. Options o Vivid color Use to achieve a vivid, “photo print” effect. p Black-and-white Record black-and-white copies. q Sepia Record copies with sepia tones.

  • Page 130: O Crop: Creating A Cropped Copy

    Picture Editing o Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor when G is displayed with playback zoom (A 79) enabled. Cropped copies are stored as separate files. Rotate the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame playback mode (A 75) to zoom in on the image.

  • Page 131: Movie Recording And Playback, Recording Movies

    Movie Recording and Playback Recording Movies To shoot movies with sound recorded via the built-in microphone, select shooting mode and follow the steps below. Press the A button in shooting mode to display the shooting-mode selection menu and tap D. The maximum movie length that can be recorded is displayed in the monitor (A 121).

  • Page 132

    Recording Movies Recording Movies • Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended when recording movies (A 161). Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory cards with a lower Speed Class ratings are used. •...

  • Page 133: Movie Menu, Movie Options

    Movie Menu The movie menu can be used to adjust Movie options (A 121), Autofocus mode (A 122), and Electronic VR (A 122) settings. Switch to D (movie) shooting mode and tap F (A 14) to display the movie menu. Tap menu items to adjust settings. Movie Options D (Movie) M F (Movie menu) M Movie options The movie menu offers the options shown below.

  • Page 134: Electronic Vr, Autofocus Mode

    Recording Movies Autofocus Mode D (Movie) M F (Movie menu) M Autofocus mode Choose how the camera focuses with recording movies. Option A Single AF (default setting) B Full-time AF Electronic VR D (Movie) M F (Movie menu) M Electronic VR Choose whether to use electronic VR (vibration reduction) when shooting movies.

  • Page 135: Movie Playback, Deleting Movie

    No to return to the normal playback display without deleting the movie. Movie Playback Movies recorded by a camera other than the COOLPIX S4000 cannot be played back. Description Tap U to rewind movie one frame. Touch and hold U for continuous rewinding.

  • Page 136: Connecting To Televisions, Computers And Printers

    Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers Connecting to a TV Connect the camera to a television using the supplied audio/video cable to play back pictures full-frame or in a slide show, or to play back movies, on a television. Turn off the camera. Connect the camera to the TV using the supplied audio/video cable.

  • Page 137

    Operations with TV Connection While pictures are displayed full-frame on the TV, the previous or subsequent picture can be viewed by dragging your finger across the camera monitor. If the first frame of a movie is displayed, the movie can be played back by tapping the camera monitor.

  • Page 138: Connecting To A Computer, Before Connecting The Camera

    Pictures can be transferred while the battery is charging. • If the AC Adapter EH-62D (A 160) (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S4000 can be powered from an electrical outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapter as they may cause the...

  • Page 139: Transferring Pictures From A Camera To A Computer

    Transferring Pictures from a Camera to a Computer Start the computer to which Nikon Transfer was installed. Be sure that the camera is off. Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable. The camera is automatically turned on and the power-on lamp will light.

  • Page 140

    Start Nikon Transfer installed on the computer. • Windows 7 When the Devices and Printers K S4000 screen is displayed, click Change program under Import pictures and videos. Select Copy pictures to a folder on my computer in the Change program dialog and click OK.

  • Page 141: Disconnecting The Camera

    At the Nikon Transfer default settings, ViewNX starts automatically when transfer is complete and transferred pictures can be viewed. For more information on using Nikon Transfer or ViewNX, refer to help information contained in Nikon Transfer or ViewNX (A 130). Disconnecting the camera Do not turn off the camera or disconnect the camera from the computer during transfer.

  • Page 142

    Connecting to a Computer Starting Nikon Transfer or ViewNX Manually Windows Choose Start menu> All Programs>Nikon Transfer>Nikon Transfer (or All Programs>ViewNX>ViewNX). Double-clicking the Nikon Transfer or ViewNX shortcut icon on the desktop will also start Nikon Transfer or ViewNX. Macintosh Open Applications and double-click Nikon Software>Nikon Transfer>Nikon Transfer (or Nikon Software>ViewNX>ViewNX).

  • Page 143: Charging While Connecting To A Computer

    Charging While Connecting to a Computer When connecting the camera to a computer via the supplied USB cable while Auto (default setting) is selected for the Charge by computer option (A 152) in the setup menu, the battery inserted into the camera is automatically charged using power supplied by the computer.

  • Page 144: Connecting To A Printer

    When connecting the camera to a printer, use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly. If the AC Adapter EH-62D (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S4000 can be powered from an electrical outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapter as they may cause the camera to overheat or malfunction.

  • Page 145: Connecting The Camera To A Printer

    Connecting the Camera to a Printer Turn off the camera. Turn on the printer. Check printer settings. Connect the camera to the printer using the supplied USB cable. The camera automatically turns on. When properly connected, the PictBridge startup screen ( 1 ) will be displayed in the camera monitor, followed by the Print selection screen ( 2 ).

  • Page 146: Printing Pictures One At A Time

    Connecting to a Printer Printing Pictures One at a Time After properly connecting the camera to the printer (A 133), follow the procedure described below to print a picture. Tap C or D to choose the desired picture and tap I. Previous or subsequent picture can also be viewed by tapping the scroll bar.

  • Page 147: Printing Multiple Pictures

    Tap the desired paper size. To specify paper size using printer settings, choose Default in the paper size menu. Tap Start print. Printing begins. Monitor display returns to the print selection screen shown in step 1 when printing is complete. To cancel printing before all copies have been printed, tap Cancel.

  • Page 148: Dpof Printing

    Connecting to a Printer Tap the desired paper size. To specify paper size using printer settings, choose Default in the paper size option. Tap Print selection, Print all images, or DPOF printing. Print selection Choose pictures (up to 99) and the number of copies (up to nine) of each.

  • Page 149

    Print all images One copy each of all pictures stored in the internal memory, or on the memory card, is printed. • When the screen shown at right is displayed, tap Start print to start printing. Tap J to return to the print menu. DPOF printing Print pictures for which a print order was created using the Print set option (A 94).

  • Page 150: Basic Camera Setup, Setup Menu

    Basic Camera Setup Setup Menu The setup menu contains the following options. Welcome screen Choose whether or not a welcome screen is displayed when camera is turned on. Date Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones. Monitor settings Adjust photo information display and monitor brightness settings.

  • Page 151: Displaying The Setup Menu

    Reset all Restore camera settings to default values. Firmware version Display camera firmware version. Displaying the Setup Menu Tap F to display the menu screen. Tap the z tab. Setup menu items can be accessed. Tap H, or another tab, to exit the setup menu. Setup Menu A 154 A 156...

  • Page 152: Welcome Screen

    Setup Menu Welcome Screen Tap F M z (Setup menu) (A 139) M Welcome screen Choose whether or not a welcome screen is displayed when the camera is turned None (default setting) The camera enters shooting or playback mode without displaying the welcome screen.

  • Page 153: Date

    Date Tap F M z (Setup menu) (A 139) M Date Set the camera clock. Date Set camera clock to current date and time. Tap an item (the order in which day, month and year are displayed, day, month, year, hour, or minute) in the date screen. •...

  • Page 154

    Setup Menu Tap o. The time zone selection screen is displayed. Tap C or D to choose the travel destination time zone and tap I. If daylight saving time is in effect, tap p to enable daylight saving time function. W is displayed at the top of the monitor and the camera clock is advanced one hour.

  • Page 155

    Time Zones The camera supports the time zones listed below. For time zones not listed below, set the camera clock to local time from the Date option. UTC +/– Location –11 Midway, Samoa –10 Hawaii, Tahiti –9 Alaska, Anchorage PST (PDT): Los Angeles, Seattle, –8 Vancouver –7...

  • Page 156: Monitor Settings, Date Imprint (imprinting Date And Time)

    Setup Menu Monitor Settings Tap F M z (Setup menu) (A 139) M Monitor settings Set the options below. Image review On (default setting): Picture is automatically displayed in the monitor immediately after it is taken and the monitor display returns to shooting mode. Off: Picture is not displayed after it is taken.

  • Page 157

    Notes on Date Imprint • Imprinted dates form a permanent part of image data and cannot be deleted. The date and time cannot be imprinted on pictures after they have been taken. • The date is not imprinted in the following situations: - Pictures taken in Panorama assist scene mode - Movies •...

  • Page 158: Motion Detection

    Setup Menu Notes on Electronic Vibration Reduction • Electronic VR does not function when the flash is used, except when slow sync mode is applied. Electronic VR does not function when slow sync with red-eye reduction (A 63, 64) is used. •...

  • Page 159: Af Assist

    The current motion detection setting can be confirmed in the camera monitor with shooting (A 11, 27). The motion detection icon turns green when the camera detects camera shake and increases shutter speed. When Off is selected, no icon is displayed. Notes on Motion Detection •...

  • Page 160: Digital Zoom, Sound Settings

    Setup Menu Digital Zoom Tap F M z (Setup menu) (A 139) M Digital zoom Enable or disable digital zoom. On (default setting) When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating the zoom control to g (i) triggers digital zoom (A 29). Digital zoom will not be activated (except when shooting movies).

  • Page 161: Auto Off

    Auto Off Tap F M z (Setup menu) (A 139) M Auto off When the camera is on and a period of time passes without any operations having been performed, the monitor will be turned off and the camera will enter standby mode (A 21) to save power.

  • Page 162: Format Memory/format Card

    • Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover during formatting. • Be sure to use this camera to format memory cards previously used in other devices the first time they are inserted into the COOLPIX S4000. Format memory All images will...

  • Page 163: Language, Video Mode

    Language Tap F M z (Setup menu) (A 139) M Language Choose one of 24 languages for display of camera menus and messages. Czech Danish German (default setting) Spanish Greek French Indonesian Italian Hungarian Dutch Norwegian Video Mode Tap F M z (Setup menu) (A 139) M Video mode Adjust settings for connection to a television.

  • Page 164: Charge By Computer, Blink Warning

    Setup Menu Charge by Computer Tap F M z (Setup menu) (A 139) M Charge by computer Choose whether or not the battery inserted into the camera is charged when the camera is connected to a computer via the USB cable (A 131). Auto (default setting) When the camera is connected to a computer that is running, the battery inserted into the camera is automatically charged using power supplied by the computer.

  • Page 165

    Operating the Blink Warning Screen When the blink warning screen shown at right is displayed in the monitor, the operations described below are available. If no operations are performed within a few seconds, the camera automatically returns to shooting mode. Enlarge the detected g (i) face that blinked...

  • Page 166: Reset All

    Setup Menu Reset All Tap F M z (Setup menu) (A 139) M Reset all When Reset is selected, the camera’s settings will be restored to their default values. Basic Shooting Functions Option Touch shooting (A 34, 37, 40) Flash mode (A 42) Self-timer (A 44) Macro mode (A 45) Shooting Menu...

  • Page 167

    Movie Menu Option Movie options (A 121) Autofocus mode (A 122) Electronic VR (A 122) Setup Menu Option Welcome screen (A 140) Image review (A 144) Brightness (A 144) Date imprint (A 144) Electronic VR (A 145) Motion detection (A 146) AF assist (A 147) Digital zoom (A 148) Button sound (A 148)

  • Page 168: Firmware Version

    Setup menu: Picture selected for Welcome screen (A 140), Date (A 141), Language (A 151), and Video mode (A 151) Firmware Version Tap F M z (Setup menu) (A 139) M Firmware version View the current camera firmware version. COOLPIX S4000 Ver.x . x...

  • Page 169: Caring For The Camera, Maximizing Camera Life And Performance

    Caring for the Camera Maximizing Camera Life and Performance To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following precautions when using or storing the device. Keep dry The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity. Do not drop The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration.

  • Page 170: The Battery

    • Charge the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F) before use. • When charging the COOLPIX S4000 using the Charging AC adapter EH-68P or a computer, the battery is not charged at ambient temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 45 °C (113 °F).

  • Page 171: Cleaning, Storage

    Cleaning Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a blower (typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that is pumped to produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove fingerprints Lens or other stains that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the lens with a soft cloth, using a spiral motion that starts at the center of the lens and working...

  • Page 172: Technical Notes And Index, Optional Accessories

    Technical Notes and Index Optional Accessories Rechargeable battery Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 Charging AC Adapter Charging AC Adapter EH-68P*, EH-68P (AR)* Battery charger AC adapter USB cable Audio/video cable * When using in other countries, use a plug adapter (available commercially) as necessary. For more information about plug adapters, consult your travel agency.

  • Page 173: Approved Memory Cards

    Approved Memory Cards The following Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have been tested and approved for use in this camera. Memory cards with an SD Speed Class recording movies. Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory cards with a lower Speed Class rating are used. SanDisk 2 GB TOSHIBA...

  • Page 174: Image/sound File And Folder Names

    Image/Sound File and Folder Names Pictures, movies, or voice memos are assigned file names as follows. Identifier (not shown on camera monitor) Original still pictures (voice memo attachment included) and movies Small copies (voice memo attachment included) Cropped copies (voice memo attachment included) Copies created using editing function other than small...

  • Page 175: Error Messages

    Error Messages The following table lists the error messages and other warnings displayed in the monitor, as well as the solutions for dealing with them. Display O (blinks) Clock not set. Battery running low. Battery exhausted. Battery exhausted. Battery temperature is Battery temperature high.

  • Page 176

    Be sure to tap No and Memory card has not been make copies of any formatted for use in pictures which need to be COOLPIX S4000. kept before formatting the memory card. Tap Yes to format the memory card. • Choose smaller image •...

  • Page 177

    Display Cannot edit selected Image cannot be picture. modified. Time out error while Cannot record movie. recording movie. No pictures in the internal memory or memory card. Memory contains no images. The picture has not been added to album. No pictures are contained in the category selected in auto sort mode.

  • Page 178

    Error Messages Display Lens error Communications error System error Printer error: check printer status. Printer error: check paper Printer error: paper Printer error: out of paper Printer error: check ink Printer error: out of ink Printer error: file corrupt * See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and information. Problem Turn camera off and then on again.

  • Page 179: Troubleshooting

    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. Display, Settings and Power Supply Problem Monitor is blank. Monitor is hard to read. Camera turns off without warning.

  • Page 180

    Troubleshooting Problem Date not appearing on pictures even when Date imprint is enabled. Camera settings reset. Monitor turns off, and the power-on lamp blinks rapidly. Battery inserted into the camera is not charged when the camera is connected to a computer.

  • Page 181

    Shooting Problem No picture taken when shutter- release button is pressed. Camera cannot focus. Pictures are blurred. Streaks of light or partial discoloration are visible in the monitor. Bright specks appear in pictures taken with flash. Flash does not fire. Optical zoom cannot be used.

  • Page 182

    Troubleshooting Problem Digital zoom cannot be used. Image mode not available. No sound when shutter is released. AF-assist illuminator does not light. Pictures appear smeared. Colors are unnatural. Randomly spaced bright pixels (“noise”) appear in image. Pictures are too dark (underexposed).

  • Page 183

    Cause/Solution • File or folder was overwritten or renamed by computer or other make of camera. • The COOLPIX S4000 is not able to playback movies recorded with another make or model of digital camera. Playback zoom cannot be used with movies, small pictures, or pictures that have been cropped to a size of 320 ×...

  • Page 184

    • The desired picture was sorted to a category other than the category currently displayed. • Pictures recorded by a camera other than the COOLPIX S4000 and pictures copied using the Copy option cannot be displayed in auto sort mode.

  • Page 185

    Problem The PictBridge startup screen is not displayed when the camera is connected to a printer. Pictures to be printed are not displayed. Cannot select paper size with camera. Cause/Solution With some PictBridge-compatible printers, the PictBridge startup screen may not be displayed and it may be impossible to print pictures when Auto is selected for the Charge by computer option in the setup menu.

  • Page 186: Specifications

    Specifications Nikon COOLPIX S4000 Digital Camera Type Effective pixels Image sensor Lens Focal length f/-number Construction Digital zoom Vibration reduction Autofocus (AF) Focus range (from lens) Focus-area selection Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode) Frame coverage (playback mode) Storage Media File system...

  • Page 187

    Exposure Metering 256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2×), spot (digital zoom 2× or more) Exposure control Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of Range [W]: –0.6 to +17.2 EV (A auto mode) [T]: 1.2 to 19 EV (exposure values achieved with automatic ISO sensitivity...

  • Page 188

    Specifications • Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 operated at an ambient temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). * Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries.

  • Page 189: Supported Standards

    Exif-compliant printers. • PictBridge: A standard developed cooperatively by the digital camera and printer industries, allowing photographs to be output directly to a printer without connecting the camera to a computer.

  • Page 190: Index

    Index Symbols A Auto mode 26 C Scene mode 59 F Smart portrait mode 72 D Movie 119 c Playback mode 32 h Favorite pictures mode 81 F Auto sort mode 88 C List by date mode 91 z Setup menu 138 g (Tele) 4 f (Wide) 4 i Playback zoom 4, 79...

  • Page 191

    Drag 8 Draw A 67, 69 DSCN 162 Dusk/dawn i 65 EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) 18 Electronic VR 122, 145 EN-EL10 16, 18 Exposure comp. 52 Extension 162 Eyelet for camera strap 4 Face priority 55, 56 Favorite pictures mode 85 File names 162 Fill flash 42 Fireworks show m 67 Firmware version 156...

  • Page 192

    Index Paper size 134, 135 Party/indoor f 64 Perspective control 115 PictBridge 132, 177 Playback 32, 33, 75, 77, 79, 104, 123 Playback menu 93 Playback mode 80 Portrait b 62 Power 22, 26 Power switch 4, 26 Power-on lamp 4, 26 Preset manual 51 Press halfway 7 Print 134, 135...

  • Page 193

    Index WAV 162 Welcome screen 140 White balance 50 Zoom control 4, 29, 123...

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    Index...

  • Page 196

    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. YP0B01(11) 6MM77811-01...

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