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Nikon CoolPix 700 Reference Manual

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    DIGITAL CAMERA COOLPIX 700 Reference Manual Contents Overview First Steps Putting Batteries in Your Camera Inserting and Removing Memory Cards Choosing a Language for the Menus Setting the Time and Date Taking Your First Photograph Using the Buttons (A-REC, M-REC)

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    The Camera Menus The A-REC Menu Using Folders (A-REC, M-REC) LCD Brightness Auto Off Formatting Memory Cards The M-REC Menu Lens Converter Settings (LENS) Black-and-White Photography Making a Panorama—Tips (AE-LOCK) User Settings Restoring Default Settings LCD On/Off The Controls Menu SEQ.XFER The Playback Menu Deleting Multiple Photographs...

  • Page 3: Coolpix

    Overview Thank you for buying a COOLPIX 700. This Reference Manual explains how to use and care for your COOLPIX 700. It is intended as a supplement to the Fast Track Guide and Pocket Guide, to which you can refer for guidance on topics not covered here.

  • Page 4: First Steps

    First Steps This chapter guides you through the steps you will take after removing the camera from the box, from inserting the batteries to making your first photographs and playing them back. Before you will be able to use your camera, you will need to complete the following steps: •...

  • Page 5: Inserting And Removing Memory Cards

    Inserting and Removing Memory Cards Turn the camera off Turn the mode dial to OFF. Open the card slot Turn the camera upside down (if the camera is on a tripod, detach it from the tripod first), then open the card slot cover. Insert the memory card, or…...

  • Page 6: Setting The Time And Date

    Setting the Time and Date When you turn on your camera for the first time, you will need to set the time and date as follows: Turn the mode dial to PLAY. Press the MENU button to display the playback menu. Using the zoom buttons ( ), highlight SET UP and press the shutter-release...

  • Page 7: Taking Your First Photograph

    Taking Your First Photograph This section outlines the basic steps involved in taking a photograph in A-REC mode. Step 1—Turn the mode dial to A-REC To enter automatic recording mode, turn the selector dial to A-REC. After a short pause while the camera initializes, current settings will be displayed in the LCD monitor and the control panel.

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    Step 3—Adjust camera settings In automatic mode, the user can adjust flash, focus, exposure compensation, and image quality. The default settings, which produce the best results in most circumstances, are automatic flash, autofocus, no exposure compensation, an image quality of “nor- mal,”...

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    Step 5—Half-press the shutter-release button When the shutter-release button is pressed half way, the camera will automatically adjust focus according to the distance to the subject. If the focus operation is successful, the AF(Autofocus)/ Flash indicator next to the viewfinder will glow green. The focus setting will remain unchanged as long as the shutter button is half- pressed (see the section “Focus Lock”...

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    Step 7—Check the results After a photograph has been taken, the AF/ Flash indicator will blink and an hourglass icon ( ) will be displayed in the LCD monitor while the photograph is recorded. Before the photograph is transferred to the memory card, it will be displayed briefly in the LCD monitor.

  • Page 11: Using The Buttons (a-rec, M-rec)

    Using the Buttons (A-REC, M-REC) This chapter details some of the camera settings that can be accessed without using the camera menus: flash, focus, and image quality. Exposure compensation is covered in the Fast Track Guide. Flash Settings The following flash settings are available: Setting Auto Camera fires flash whenever lighting is poor.

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    When the mode dial is set to A-REC or M-REC, the current flash setting can be changed using the panel. The setting changes each time the button is pressed, cycling through the different flash modes in the following order: SLOW AUTO Tips When lighting is poor and the flash is set to “Off”...

  • Page 13: Focus Settings

    Focus Settings With the mode dial set to A-REC, a choice of three autofocus modes is available. In addition, M-REC mode offers a selection of manual focus settings. Autofocus settings The following autofocus settings are available in M-REC and A-REC modes: Setting Camera automatically adjusts focus according to dis-...

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    Notes When manual focus is used with the lens converters available separately for the COOLPIX 700, the actual focus distance may differ from the setting chosen. Check focus in the LCD monitor when using a lens converter. Using the Buttons (A-REC, M-REC): Focus Settings...

  • Page 15: Using The Self-timer

    Using the Self-Timer The COOLPIX 700 is equipped with an automatic timer with two settings: three seconds, useful when making group photographs, and ten seconds, ideal for self-portraits. To use the self-timer, follow these steps: For self-portraits, mount the camera on a tripod (recom- mended) or rest it on a flat, stable surface.

  • Page 16: Image Quality

    Image Quality The image quality setting determines how many photographs can be stored on a single memory card. The following settings are available: Size Quality BASIC Full NORMAL (1,600 1,200 FINE pixels) HI (M-REC only) To choose an image quality setting, press the quality setting will change each time the button is pressed (note that an image quality of HI is only available when the mode dial is set to M-REC).

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    Photographs taken at an image quality setting of HI are stored in uncompressed TIFF format and show no loss in quality. An 8MB memory card is however sufficient to store only one such photo- graph at a time. To take photographs at an image quality of HI, turn the mode dial to M-REC, then press the displayed in the control panel.

  • Page 18: Using The Buttons (play)

    Using the Buttons (PLAY) This chapter describes the following playback functions: • viewing photographs • deleting unwanted photographs individually These functions can be accessed using the zoom buttons ( and the three buttons below the control panel. The options available in the playback menu are described in the following chapter.

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    • To select a photo for viewing: Press the thumbnail ( ) button once to display a menu of nine preview images, or press it twice for a menu of four images. A number at the bottom right corner of each preview gives the position of the photograph in memory.

  • Page 20: The Camera Menus

    This option can be used to extend this limit for A- REC and M-REC mode. CARDFORMAT (Card Format) Format memory cards for use in the COOLPIX 700. The Camera Menus: The A-REC Menu DATE Set the camera’s internal clock-calendar as described in “First Steps: Setting the Time and Date,”...

  • Page 21: Using Folders (a-rec, M-rec)

    Using Folders (A-REC, M-REC) By default, photographs taken with the COOLPIX 700 are stored in the memory card in a folder labeled NIKON. To make it easier to locate photographs during playback, you can create additional folders and organize your photographs by theme. The FOLDERS...

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    S H U T T E R Use the zoom buttons ( the folder you want to rename (note that N E W the folder name NIKON can not be changed) and press the shutter release button. Change the name as described in steps 2...

  • Page 23: Lcd Brightness

    Use the zoom buttons ( ) to highlight the folder you want to delete (note that the folder name NIKON can not be deleted) and press the shutter release button. In the menu at right, use the zoom buttons...

  • Page 24: Auto Off

    Auto Off When operated on battery power, the camera enters sleep mode if no action is performed for thirty seconds (three minutes when menus are displayed). Auto Off allows you to specify a new time limit for sleep mode. Two time limits can be set, one for playback and the other for shooting photos (A-REC and M-REC).

  • Page 25: The M-rec Menu

    Permits digital adjustment of brightness and contrast to enhance photos. See “Taking Photographs: Lighting” in the Pocket Guide. By default, the COOLPIX 700 has a sensitivity roughly equivalent to ISO 80. Using this item, you can choose values for sensitivity equivalent to ISO 100, or increase sensitivity further by a factor of +1.0 or +2.0 (see the Pocket Guide,...

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    Offers a choice of three custom settings. See below for details. CARDFORMAT (Card Format) Format memory cards for use in the COOLPIX 700. See “The Camera Menus: The A-REC Menu,” above. RESET ALL Restores user settings to their default values. See below for details.

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    In M-REC mode, you can adjust the size of photos to suit your purposes. The default size of 1,600 printing images at high resolution or for viewing fine details on a computer. The VGA size of 640 480 pixels, available in M-REC mode, can be used to save space on the memory card or to shoot photos destined for display on web pages or smaller computer monitors.

  • Page 28: Lens Converter Settings (lens)

    Lens Converter Settings (LENS) With the UR-E1 step-up ring (available separately) attached, the COOLPIX 700 can be used with a variety of lens converters offering enhanced wide-angle or telephoto photography. The LENS option can be used to adjust zoom, flash, and other settings...

  • Page 29: Black-and-white Photography

    Black-and-White Photography In M-REC mode, photographs can be taken either in color or in black-and-white (in A-REC mode, only color is available). Photo- graphs taken in black-and-white have slightly better image quality than color photos. To switch from color to black-and-white or vice-versa: Turn the mode dial to M-REC.

  • Page 30: Making A Panorama-tips (ae-lock)

    Making a Panorama—Tips (AE-LOCK) In M-REC mode, you can lock autoexposure and auto white balance to produce a series of photographs with consistent color balance and exposure. This can be used to take several matching photographs of a single scene, which can later be blended together to create a panorama or a virtual-reality image.

  • Page 31: User Settings

    User Settings In M-REC mode, the camera can “memorize” up to three combinations of settings, including metering, white balance, multi- shot, image adjustment, best-shot selection, lens converter, and autoexposure/white-balance lock. These settings can be restored by selecting the settings number from the USER SET menu. Any changes to settings will be automatically saved under the current settings number.

  • Page 32: Restoring Default Settings

    Metering matrix Continuous single frame Image adjustment standard Sensitivity default (no adjustment) Best-shot selection Folder NIKON Lens converter normal (no adjustment) AE-LOCK Black-and-white off (color) LCD brightness 0 (no adjustment) LCD on/off LCD ON Controls all settings other than DIST FT off...

  • Page 33: Lcd On/off

    LCD On/Off By default, the LCD monitor comes on when the camera is turned on and can only be turned off by pressing the MONITOR button. The settings in the LCD ON/OFF menu allow you to change the behavior of the monitor in M-REC mode, saving power and increasing battery life.

  • Page 34: The Controls Menu

    The Controls Menu In M-REC mode, the controls menu offers control over the following settings: • SAVE (Flash Mode Save): When this item is checked, the camera saves the flash setting in effect at the time the mode dial is set to OFF. This flash setting is restored when the mode dial is turned to M-REC.

  • Page 35: Seq.xfer

    SEQ.XFER Photographs taken by the COOLPIX 700 are stored as image files. Each file is assigned a name which includes a four-digit number. Because no two photographs on any given memory card will have the same number at the same time, there is no possibility of confusion so long as you continue to use a single memory card without formatting it.

  • Page 36: The Playback Menu

    “The Camera Menus: The A-REC menu,” above. CARDFORMAT (Card for use in the COOLPIX 700. See “The Camera Menus: The A-REC Menu,” above. DATE: Set the camera’s internal clock-calendar as de- scribed in “First Steps: Setting the Time and Date,” above.

  • Page 37: Deleting Multiple Photographs

    Deleting Multiple Photographs The DELETE option in the playback menu allows you to: • delete selected photographs • delete all the photographs in the current folder • select a folder for deletion • delete printer information files created with the PRINT SET option (see “Preparing Photographs for Printing,”...

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    I M A G E S E X C L U D E D ) the folder you want to delete (note that the folder name NIKON can not be Y E S deleted) and press the shutter release S E T S H U T T E R button.

  • Page 39: Using Folders (playback)

    Using Folders (Playback) In addition to the folder creation, renaming, and deletion functions available in A-REC and M-REC, the playback FOLDERS menu allows you to select a new folder for playback. To select a folder for playback: Use the zoom buttons ( ) to highlight FOLDERS in the playback menu and press the shutter-release button.

  • Page 40: Protecting Photographs From Deletion

    To pause the slide show, press the shut- ter-release button. The slide show will pause and the window shown at right will be displayed. You can restart the slide show by selecting RESTART, choose a new frame interval with FRAME INTVL, or select BK to stop the slide show and return to playback mode.

  • Page 41: Hiding Photographs During Playback

    The Camera Menus: The Playback Menu Preparing Photographs for Printing Photographs taken with the COOLPIX 700 can be printed directly using an output device that supports DPOF format and is equipped with a card reader. The PRINT SET option in the...

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    To select the number of copies of each image to be printed, highlight COPIES and press the shutter-release button. In the COPIES menu, choose the number of copies to be printed using the zoom buttons ( ) and press the shutter-release button. To print the date of recording on the photographs, highlight DATE and press the shutter-release button.

  • Page 43: Connections

    Connections This chapter provides information on connecting your camera to a computer and to a television or video-cassette recorder (VCR). Connecting to a Television or VCR Using the EG-900 video cable provided with your camera, you can connect your camera to a television or VCR to view photos on a TV screen.

  • Page 44: Viewing Photos On A Computer

    Note The COOLPIX 700 can read and play back only those images that conform to the format used by the COOLPIX 700, 950, 900s, and 900 digital cameras. It may not be able to read JPEG or TIFF files created by a computer or by another make of camera.

  • Page 45: Caring For Your Camera

    Caring for Your Camera To ensure that you continue to get the most from your camera, you should observe the following precautions when cleaning and storing your camera. Cleaning The lens is covered by a clear plastic shield. You should avoid touching this shield with your fingers.

  • Page 46: Accessories

    What’s in the Box Purchasers of the COOLPIX 700 should find that the package contains the items listed below. Should you notice that any item is missing or damaged, contact your retailer as soon as possible.

  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you should notice any problems with your COOLPIX 700, check the list below before consulting your retailer or Nikon represen- tative. General Problems Nothing shows in the control panel Checklist: • Is the mode dial set to OFF? Turn the mode dial to A-REC, M-REC, or PLAY.

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    The exposure count shows zero • There is not enough memory to record photographs at current settings. There may still be enough memory to record photo- graphs at a lower image quality or size. You will not however be able make a photograph at current settings until you have deleted one or more images from memory as described in “Using the Buttons (PLAY)”...

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    ATA RAM card. • Have you installed software that can display JPEG and TIFF files? Nikon View can be used to view JPEG and TIFF files if you have no other imaging software. Nikon View displays a communications error when you...

  • Page 50: Error Messages

    LCD monitor. Below is a list of error messages that may be displayed by the COOLPIX 700 and the steps that should be taken to deal with them.

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    S Y T EM E R ROR closing the battery chamber cover, and unplugging the optional AC adapter (if used). Then turn the camera on once more. If the message persists, contact your retailer or Nikon representative for servicing. - 51 -...

  • Page 52: Specifications

    This is a characteristic common to all LCD displays and does not indicate a malfunction. The monitor also contains a fluorescent backlight. Should the display begin to dim or flicker, contact your Nikon service representative. 1.8˝ low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD...

  • Page 53

    White balance: automatic TTL homing system; programs avail- able for sunny and overcast conditions and for incandescent, fluorescent, and flash light- ing; can be preset Self-timer: two-mode, fixed-duration timer (3 sec./10 sec.) Built-in flash: guide number 7/23 (at IS0 100, m/ft) Flash control: sensor flash system Modes:...

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