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Q&A Index Table of Contents Introduction Basic Photography and Playback Live View Recording and Viewing Movies P, S, A, and M Modes User Settings: U1 and U2 Modes Release Mode Image Recording Options Focus ISO Sensitivity Exposure/Bracketing White Balance Image Enhancement Flash Photography Other Shooting Options More on Playback...
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)? How do I quickly adjust settings for different scenes? Can I choose a shutter speed (mode S)? Can I choose an aperture (mode A)? How do I make long (“time”) exposures (mode M)?
Retouching Photographs How do I create retouched copies of photos? 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? Can I create a copy of a photo that looks like a painting? Can I trim movie footage on the camera? Menus and Settings How do I use the menus?
Table of Contents Q&A Index ... ii For Your Safety ... xii Notices... xiv Introduction Overview... 1 Getting to Know the Camera... 2 The Camera Body ...2 The Mode Dial...6 The Release-Mode Dial ...7 The Control Panel...8 The Viewfinder...9 The Information Display... 10 The Command Dials ...
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...
User Settings: U1 and U2 Modes Saving User Settings... 75 Recalling User Settings ... 76 Resetting User Settings ... 76 Release Mode Choosing a Release Mode ...77 Continuous Mode (C Self-Timer and Remote Modes ...80 Mirror up Mode ...83 Image Recording Options Image Quality and Size...85 Image Quality...
Connections Connecting to a Computer ... 179 Before Connecting the Camera...179 Connecting the Camera ...180 Wireless and Ethernet Networks...181 Printing Photographs... 182 Connecting the Printer...182 Printing Pictures One at a Time...183 Printing Multiple Pictures...185 Creating Index Prints...188 Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set ...189 Viewing Photographs on TV...
b: Metering/Exposure... 211 b1: ISO Sensitivity Step Value ... 211 b2: EV Steps for Exposure Cntrl..211 b3: Easy Exposure Compensation ... 212 b4: Center-Weighted Area ... 213 b5: Fine Tune Optimal Exposure... 213 c: Timers/AE Lock ... 213 c1: Shutter-Release Button AE-L ...
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup... 236 Format Memory Card ...236 LCD Brightness...237 Video Mode...237 Flicker Reduction...237 Time Zone and Date ...237 Language ...238 Image Comment ...238 Auto Image Rotation ...239 Image Dust Off Ref Photo ...240 Battery Info...242 Copyright Information ...243 Save/Load Settings...244 Virtual Horizon ...245 AF Fine Tune ...246...
Technical Notes Compatible Lenses... 269 Optional Flash Units (Speedlights)... 275 The Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) ... 276 Other Accessories ... 280 Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter ... 282 Caring for the Camera... 283 Storage... 283 Cleaning ... 283 The Low-Pass Filter...
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.
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. CD-ROMs CD-ROMs containing software or manuals should not be played back on audio CD equipment.
• For more information, contact the retailer or the local authorities in charge of waste management. • Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product. • While every effort has been made to ensure...
CAUTIONS Modifications The FCC requires the user be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Nikon Corporation may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Interface Cables Use the interface cables sold or provided by Nikon for your equipment.
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 reproduced Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds, or local...
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.
Introduction Overview 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.
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 Release mode dial...
Built-in flash ...143 M (flash mode) button ...143 Y (flash compensation) button...148 D (bracketing) button...109, 164 Infrared receiver (front)...81 Mounting mark ...25 Built-in microphone... 58, 60 Lens release button...26 Connector cover...180, 182, 191, 193 Cover for accessory terminal and external microphone connectors ...57 The Camera Body (Continued) AF-mode button...
AF-assist illuminator... 210 Self-timer lamp...81 Red-eye reduction lamp ... 145 Sub-command dial...13, 233 Fn button... 149, 230 Depth-of-field preview button...72, 232 Battery-chamber cover...24 Battery-chamber cover latch ...24 The Microphone and Speaker Do not place the microphone or speaker in close proximity to magnetic devices. Failure to observe this precaution could affect the data recorded on the magnetic devices.
Viewfinder eyepiece...81 Rubber eyecup ...81 O (delete) button Deleting pictures...47 Deleting pictures during playback...175 Q (format) button ...32 K (playback) button ...46, 163 Monitor Viewing settings ...10 Live view... 49, 57 Viewing pictures...46 Full-frame playback ...163 G (menu) button ...18, 195 L (help/protect) button...18, 174 WB (white balance) button...117 W (thumbnail/playback zoom out) button...
The Mode Dial The camera offers a choice of the following modes: P, S, A, and M Modes Select these modes for full control over camera settings. • P—Programmed auto (0 68) • S—Shutter-priority auto (0 69) • A—Aperture-priority auto (0 70) •...
The Release-Mode Dial To choose a release mode, press the release mode dial lock release and turn the release mode dial to the desired setting (0 77). Mode Single frame Continuous low speed Continuous high speed Quiet shutter-release Self-timer Remote control Mirror up Release mode dial lock release Release mode dial...
The Control Panel Color temperature indicator ... 122 Shutter speed ... 69, 71 Exposure compensation value ... 107 Flash compensation value... 148 White balance fine-tuning... 120 Color temperature ... 122 White balance preset number ... 123, 128 Number of shots in bracketing sequence ...
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. Shooting mode... 6 Flexible program indicator ...68 Flash sync indicator ... 222 Shutter speed ... 69, 71 Exposure compensation value ...
“Beep” indicator ...215 Multiple exposure indicator...153 Exposure and flash bracketing indicator ...109 WB bracketing indicator ...112 ADL bracketing indicator...114 ADL bracketing amount...114 Interval timer indicator ...157 Camera battery indicator...35 Turning the Monitor Off To clear shooting information from the monitor, press the R button twice more or press the shutter-release button halfway.
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. Tool Tips A tool tip giving the name of the selected item appears in the information display.
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 Bracketing Mode dial WB/L button White balance ISO/W button ISO sensitivity QUAL/X button Image quality/size...
Scene Mode Choose a scene (h; 0 41). Image Quality and Size Set image quality (0 86). Choose an image size (0 88). Autofocus Choose an autofocus mode (0 92). Choose an AF-area mode (0 95). ISO Sensitivity Set ISO sensitivity (0 101). h mode Main command dial QUAL button Main command dial QUAL button...
Exposure Choose a combination of aperture and shutter speed (mode P; 0 68). Choose a shutter speed (mode S or M; 0 69, 71). Choose an aperture (mode A or M; 0 70, 71). Choose a metering option (mode P, S, A, or M; 0 105). Set exposure compensation (mode P, S, A, or M;...
Select bracketing increment (mode P, S, A, or M; 0 110, 112). White Balance Choose a white balance option (mode P, S, A, or M; 0 117). Fine-tune white balance (0 120), set color temperature (0 122), or choose a white balance preset (0 128) in mode P, S, A, or M.
The BM-11 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...
Camera Menus Most shooting, playback, and setup options can be accessed from the camera menus. To view the menus, press the G button. Tabs Choose from the following menus: • : Playback (0 195) • : Shooting (0 202) • A: Custom Settings (0 206) If a d icon is displayed at the bottom left corner of the monitor, help can be displayed by pressing the L button.
Using Camera Menus The multi selector and J button are used to navigate the camera menus. Cancel and return to previous menu Follow the steps below to navigate the menus. Display the menus. Press the G button to display the menus. Highlight the icon for the current menu.
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.
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.
Insert the battery. Place the battery in the battery bay as shown in the illustration on the charger. Plug the charger in. The CHARGE lamp will blink while the battery charges. Charging the Battery Charge the battery indoors at ambient temperatures between 5–35°C (41–95°F).
If the problem persists, cease use immediately and take battery and charger to your retailer or a Nikon-authorized service representative. The supplied power cable and AC wall adapter are for use with the MH-25 only. Use the charger with compatible batteries only.
Insert the Battery Turn the camera 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.
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 DX NIKKOR 18–105mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR. Focal length scale Lens hood (0 317) Lens cap Turn the camera off.
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–105mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR lenses support vibration reduction (VR), which reduces blur caused by camera shake even when the camera is panned, allowing shutter speeds to be slowed by approximately 3 EV (Nikon measurements; effects vary with the user and shooting conditions).
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.
Setting the Clock Language and date/time settings can be changed at any time using the Language (0 238) and Time zone and date (0 237) options in the setup menu. The camera clock can also be synchronized with GPS devices (0 162). 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...
Insert a Memory Card The camera stores pictures on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (available separately; 0 319). 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.
No Memory Card If no memory card is inserted, the displays in the control panel and at the bottom of the viewfinder will show S and a “no memory card” icon will be displayed in the viewfinder screen while the battery has charge remaining, even when the camera is off.
Memory Cards • Memory cards may be hot after use. Observe due caution when removing memory cards from the camera. • Do not remove memory cards from the camera, turn the camera off, or remove or disconnect the power source during formatting or while data are being recorded, deleted, or copied to a computer.
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 (0 179). Turn the camera on.
The Write Protect Switch 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 warning will be displayed in the monitor if you attempt to release the shutter).
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. Remove the lens cap. Turn the camera on. Focus the viewfinder.
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.
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 1,200 and 1,299 are shown as 1.2 K). If two memory cards are inserted, the displays show the space available on the card in Slot 1 (0 30).
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.
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. When the focus operation is complete, the in- focus indicator (I) will appear in the viewfinder.
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. Auto-Meter Off The viewfinder and the control panel shutter speed and aperture displays will turn off if no operations are performed for about 6 seconds (auto meter off ), reducing the drain on the battery.
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 select a scene, rotate the mode dial to h and then rotate the main command dial until the desired scene is displayed in the monitor.
Scene Modes Portrait Use for portraits with soft, natural- looking skin tones. If the subject is far from the background or a telephoto lens is used, background details will be softened to lend the composition a sense of depth. Landscape Use for vivid landscape shots in daylight.
Close Up Use for close-up shots of flowers, insects, and other small objects (a macro lens can be used to focus at very close ranges). Use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blur. Night Portrait Use for a natural balance between the main subject and the background in portraits taken under low light.
Beach/Snow Capture the brightness of sunlight expanses of water, snow, or sand. The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator turn off. Sunset Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises. The built-in flash and AF- assist illuminator turn off; use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blur when lighting is poor.
Candlelight For photographs taken by candlelight. The built-in flash turns off; use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blur when lighting is poor. Blossom Use for fields of flowers, orchards in bloom, and other landscapes featuring expanses of blossoms. The built-in flash turns off;...
Silhouette Silhouette subjects against bright backgrounds. The built-in flash turns off; use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blur when lighting is poor. High Key Use when shooting bright scenes to create bright images that seem filled with light. The built-in flash turns off. Low Key Use when shooting dark scenes to create dark, somber images that bring out...
Deleting Unwanted Photographs To delete the photograph currently displayed in the monitor, press the O 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. Delete the photograph.
Live View Framing Photographs in the Monitor Follow the steps below to take photographs in live view. Rotate the live view switch. The mirror will be raised and the view through the lens will be displayed in the camera monitor. The subject will no longer be visible in the viewfinder.
Choose a focus mode. To choose an autofocus mode, rotate the focus- mode selector to AF, and then press the AF-mode button and rotate the main command dial until the desired mode is displayed in the monitor. Mode Single-servo AF: For stationary subjects. Focus locks AF-S when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
Choose the focus point. ! (face-priority AF): A double yellow border will be displayed when the camera detects a portrait subject facing the camera (if multiple faces, up to a maximum of 35, are detected, the camera will focus on the closest subject; to choose a different subject, press the multi selector up, down, left, or right).
Focus. Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus. ! (face-priority AF): The camera sets focus for the face in the double yellow border while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway; if the camera can no longer detect the subject (because, for example, the subject has looked away), borders will no longer be displayed.
Exit live view mode. Rotate the live view switch to exit live view mode. Live View/Movie Recording Display Options Press the R button to cycle through display options as shown below. Show photo indicators Virtual horizon * A crop showing the area recorded is displayed during movie recording when frame sizes other than 640 ×...
HDMI When the camera is attached to an HDMI video device, the camera monitor will turn off and the video device will display the view through the lens as shown at right. If the device supports HDMI-CEC, select Off for the HDMI > Device control option in the setup menu (0 194) before shooting in live view.
Manual Focus To focus in manual focus mode (0 99), rotate the lens focus ring until the subject is in focus. × To magnify the view in the monitor up to about 6.7 for precise focus, press the X button. While the view through the lens is zoomed in, a navigation window will appear in a gray frame at the bottom right corner of the display.
Recording and Viewing Movies Recording Movies Movies can be recorded in live view mode. If desired, choose a Picture Control (0 131) and color space (0 141) before recording. Rotate the live view switch. The mirror is raised and the view through the lens is displayed in the monitor instead of the viewfinder.
Focus. Frame the opening shot and focus as described in Steps 4 and 5 of “Live View” (0 51–52). Note that the number of subjects that can be detected in face-priority AF drops during movie recording. Start recording. Press the movie-record button to start recording (the camera can record both video and sound;...
Recording Movies Flicker, banding, or distortion may be visible in the monitor and in the final movie under fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps or if the camera is panned horizontally or an object moves at high speed through frame (flicker and banding can be reduced by choosing a Flicker reduction option that matches the frequency of the local AC power supply;...
Movie Settings Use the Movie settings option in the shooting menu to choose movie quality, sound, destination, and manual movie settings options. • Movie quality: Choose from frame sizes of q 1920 × 1080, a 1280 × 720, and b 640 × 424 and from option currently selected for Video mode in the setup menu (0 237): Frame size (pixels) Frame rate...
Select Movie settings. Press the G button to display the menus. Highlight Movie settings in the shooting menu and press 2. Choose movie options. Highlight the desired item and press 2, then highlight an option and press J. G button...
Viewing Movies Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback (0 163). Press J to start playback. 1 icon Length The following operations can be performed: Pause Play Advance/ rewind Adjust volume X /W Edit movie Return to full- frame playback Exit to shooting mode...
Editing Movies Trim footage to create edited copies of movies or save selected frames as JPEG stills. Option Choose start point Create a copy from which the opening footage has been removed. Choose end point Create a copy from which the ending footage has been removed. Save selected frame Save a selected frame as a JPEG still.
Display the retouch menu. Press L to display the retouch menu. Choose an option. To create a copy that includes the current frame and all following frames, highlight Choose start point in the edit movie menu and press J. Select Choose end point to create a copy that includes the current frame and all preceding frames.
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.
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 62. Pause the movie at the frame you intend to copy. Display the retouch menu.
P, S, A, and M Modes P, S, A, and M modes offer different degrees of control over shutter speed and aperture: Mode Programmed auto (0 68): Camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure. Recommended for snapshots and in other situations in which there is little time to adjust camera settings.
Mode P (Programmed Auto) In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture for 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.
Mode 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”...
Mode 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) reduce depth of field, blurring objects behind and in front of the main subject.
Mode M (Manual) In mode M, you control both shutter speed and aperture. To take photographs in mode M: Rotate the mode dial to M. Choose aperture and shutter speed. While the exposure meters are on, rotate the main command dial to choose a shutter speed, and the sub-command dial to set aperture.
Depth-of-Field Preview To preview the effects of aperture, press and hold the depth-of-field preview button. The lens will be stopped down to the aperture value selected by the camera (modes P and S) or the value chosen by the user (modes A and M), allowing depth of field to be previewed in the viewfinder.
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 prevent blur, use a tripod or an optional MC-DC2 remote cord (0 281). •...
Open the shutter. Bulb: After focusing, press the shutter-release button on the camera or optional MC-DC2 remote cord all the way down. Keep the shutter-release button pressed until the exposure is complete. Time: Press the ML-L3 shutter-release button all the way down to start shooting. Close the shutter.
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. 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, AF and AF-area modes (viewfinder photography only), bracketing, and settings in the shooting (0 202) and...
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 settings assigned to U1, or to U2 to recall the settings assigned to U2.
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 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.
Continuous Mode (C To take pictures in C (continuous high speed) and C Select C or C mode. Press the release mode dial lock release and turn the release mode dial to C Frame a photograph, focus, and shoot. While the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down, pictures will be taken at about 6 fps in continuous high speed mode, or at the frame rate selected for Custom Setting d6 (CL mode shooting speed, 0 217) in...
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 frame rate will drop when the buffer is full. While photographs are being recorded to the memory card, the access lamp next to the memory card slot will light.
Self-Timer and Remote Modes The self-timer and optional ML-L3 remote control (0 281) 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.
Frame the photograph. Cover the Viewfinder When taking photos without your eye to 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. Hold the camera firmly when removing the rubber eyecup.
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 button to raise the flash and wait for the M indicator to be displayed in the viewfinder (0 143).
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 Raise the mirror.
Image Recording Options 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 (0 320).
Image quality is set by pressing the QUAL button and rotating the main command dial until the desired setting is displayed in the control panel. The Shooting Menu Image quality can also be adjusted using the Image quality option in the shooting menu (0 202).
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 O Size priority Images are compressed to produce relatively uniform file size. P Optimal quality Optimal image quality.
Image Size Image size is measured in pixels. Choose from the following options: Image size # Large $ Medium % Small * Approximate size when printed at 300 dpi. Print size in inches equals image size in pixels divided by printer resolution in dots per inch (dpi; 1 inch=approximately 2.54 cm). Image size is set by pressing the QUAL button and rotating the sub-command dial until the desired setting is displayed in the control panel.
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...
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 99). The user can also select the focus point for automatic or manual focus (0 96) or use focus lock to focus to recompose photographs after focusing (0 97).
To select the autofocus mode, press the AF-mode button and rotate the main command dial until the desired setting is displayed in the viewfinder or control panel. AF-mode button Main command dial Control panel Viewfinder...
Predictive Focus Tracking In AF-C mode or when continuous-servo autofocus is selected in AF-A mode, the camera will initiate predictive focus tracking if the subject moves toward or away from the camera while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. This allows the camera to track focus while attempting to predict where the subject will be when the shutter is released.
AF-Area Mode Choose how the focus point for autofocus is selected. • Single-point AF: Select the focus point as described on page 96; the camera will focus on the subject in the selected focus point only. Use with stationary subjects. •...
• Auto-area AF: The camera automatically detects the subject and selects the focus point. If a type G or D lens is used, the camera can distinguish human subjects from the background for improved subject detection. The active focus points are highlighted briefly after the camera focuses;...
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.
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 93), focus lock can also be used to recompose the photograph after focusing on another object at the same distance as your original subject.
Recompose the photograph and shoot. Focus will remain locked between shots if you keep the shutter-release button pressed halfway (AF-S) or keep the AE-L/AF-L button pressed, allowing several photographs in succession to be taken at the same focus setting. Do not change the distance between the camera and the subject while focus lock is in effect.
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 93). • AF-S lenses: Set the lens focus mode switch to M. AF-S Lenses Users of AF-S lenses (including the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–105mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR lens used in this manual for illustrative purposes;...
The Electronic Rangefinder If the lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster, the viewfinder focus indicator can be used to confirm whether the subject in the selected focus point is in focus (the focus point can be selected from any of the 39 focus points).
ISO Sensitivity “ISO sensitivity” is the digital equivalent of film speed. Choose from settings that range from a value roughly equivalent to ISO 100 to one roughly equivalent to ISO 6400 in steps equivalent to EV. For special situations, ISO sensitivity can be raised above ISO 6400 by from about 0.3 EV (Hi 0.3, equivalent to ISO 8000) to about 2 EV (Hi 2, equivalent to ISO 25600).
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 Pictures taken at these settings are more likely to be subject to noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines).
Auto ISO Sensitivity Control 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).
Press J to exit when settings are complete. When On is selected, the display at right appears in the viewfinder and control panel. When sensitivity is altered from the value selected by the user, these indicators blink and the altered value is shown in the information display.
Exposure/Bracketing Metering Choose how the camera sets exposure in P, S, A, and M modes (in other modes, the camera selects the metering method automatically). Option 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 or D lenses (0 269), distance information (3D color matrix metering II;...
Autoexposure Lock Use autoexposure lock to recompose photographs after metering exposure: Set metering to Z or b (0 105). Choose Z to assign the greatest weight to the center of frame, or b to set exposure for a 3.5-mm circle centered on the active focus point. a will not produce the desired results.
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 (0 105). Choose from values between –5 EV (underexposure) and +5 EV (overexposure) in increments of EV.
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 background exposure and flash level. See Also For information on choosing the size of the increments available for exposure compensation, see Custom Setting b2 (EV steps for exposure cntrl., 0 211).
Bracketing 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, white balance, or Active D-Lighting and there is not time to check results and adjust settings with each shot, or to experiment with different settings for the same subject.
Select the bracketing increment. Pressing the D button, rotate the sub-command dial to choose from values between 0.3 EV and 2 EV. D button See Also For information on choosing the size of the increment, see Custom Setting b2 (EV steps for exposure cntrl., 0 211).
Exposure and Flash Bracketing In continuous low speed and continuous high speed release modes (0 78), 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 109 each time the shutter-release button is pressed, regardless of the option selected for Custom Setting c3 (Self-timer) >...
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 117. Select white balance bracketing. Choose WB bracketing for Custom Setting e5 Auto bracketing set. Choose the number of shots.
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.
ADL Bracketing The camera varies Active D-Lighting over a series of exposures. For more information on Active D-Lighting, see page 139. Select ADL bracketing. Choose ADL bracketing for Custom Setting e5 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.
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.
White Balance White balance ensures that colors are unaffected by the color of the light source. Auto white balance is recommended for most light sources; in P, S, A, and M modes, other values can be selected if necessary according to the type of source: Option v Auto Normal...
The Shooting Menu White balance can also be adjusted using the White balance option in the shooting menu (0 202), which also can be used to fine-tune white balance (0 119) or measure a value for preset white balance (0 123). 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...
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 WB button and rotating the sub-command dial.
Press J. Press J to save settings and return to the shooting menu. An asterisk (“*”) is displayed in the control panel when fine- tuning is in effect. The WB Button At settings other than K (Choose color temp.) and L (Preset manual), the WB button can be used to fine-tune white balance on the amber (A)–blue (B) axis (0 119;...
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.
Choosing a Color Temperature When K (Choose color temp.) is selected for white balance, color temperature can be selected by pressing the WB button and rotating the sub- command dial. The color temperature is displayed in the control panel. Choose Color Temperature Note that the desired results will not be obtained with flash or fluorescent lighting.
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. Two methods are available for setting preset white balance: Method Neutral gray or white object is placed under lighting that will be used in final photo Measure and white balance measured by camera (0 124).
Measuring a Value for Preset White Balance Light a reference object. Place a neutral gray or white object under the lighting that will be used in the final photograph. In studio settings, a standard gray panel can be used as a reference object.
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 If lighting is too dark or too bright, the camera may be unable to measure white balance.
Copying White Balance from d-0 to Presets d-1–d-4 Follow the steps below to copy a measured value for white balance from d-0 to any of the other presets (d-1–d-4). Select L (Preset manual). Press the G button and select White balance in the shooting menu.
Choose Select image. Highlight Select image and press 2. Highlight a source image. Highlight the source image. To view the highlighted image full frame, press and hold the X button. To view images in other locations, hold D and press 1. The dialog shown at right will be displayed;...
Selecting a White Balance Preset To set white balance to a preset value: 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. To select the highlighted preset and display fine tuning menu (0 119) without completing the next step, press J instead.
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.
Image Enhancement Picture Controls 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. In P, S, A, and M modes, you can choose a Picture Control according to the subject or type of scene (in other modes, the camera selects a Picture Control automatically).
(0 138). Optional Picture Controls Additional optional Picture Controls may be available for download from Nikon websites. The Picture Control Indicator The current Picture Control is shown in the information display when the R button is pressed.
Modifying Picture Controls Existing preset or custom Picture Controls (0 136) 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 Set Picture Control menu (0 131) and press 2.
Picture Control Settings Option 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.
The Picture Control Grid Pressing the W button in Step 2 (0 133) 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 button to return to the Picture Control menu.
Creating Custom Picture Controls The Picture Controls supplied with the camera can be modified and saved as custom Picture Controls. Select Manage Picture Control. To display the menus, press the G button. Highlight Manage Picture Control in the shooting menu and press 2. Select Save/edit.
Name the Picture Control. The text-entry dialog shown at right will be displayed. By default, new Picture Controls are named by adding a two-digit number (assigned automatically) to the name of the existing Picture Control. To move the cursor in the name area, hold the W button and press 4 or 2. To enter a new letter at the current cursor position, use the multi selector to highlight the desired character in the keyboard area and press J.
Sharing Custom Picture Controls Custom Picture Controls created using the Picture Control Utility available with 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 compatible cameras and software and then deleted when no longer needed.
Active D-Lighting 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. It is most effective when used with matrix metering (a).
Active D-Lighting Noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) may appear in photographs taken with Active D-Lighting. Uneven shading may be visible with some subjects. Active D-Lighting can not be used at ISO sensitivities of Hi 0.3 or above. “Active D-Lighting” Versus “D-Lighting” The Active D-Lighting option in the shooting menu adjusts exposure before shooting to optimize the dynamic range, while the D-Lighting option in the retouch menu (0 251) optimizes dynamic range in images after shooting.
Color Space The color space determines the gamut of colors available for color reproduction. Choose a color space according to how photographs will be processed on leaving the camera. Option Choose for photographs that will be printed or used “as is, ” with no further W sRGB modification.
For more information, see the documentation provided with the application or device. Nikon Software ViewNX 2 (supplied) and Capture NX 2 (available separately) automatically select the correct color space when opening photographs created with the camera.
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 a 16 mm lens. 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.
Flash Mode The flash modes available vary with shooting mode: i, k, p, n, s, w Auto Auto+red-eye reduction P, A Fill flash Red-eye reduction Slow sync+red-eye reduction Slow sync Rear curtain+slow sync * S is displayed when setting is complete. To choose a flash mode, press the M button and rotate the main command dial until the desired setting is displayed in the control panel.
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: • AUTO (auto flash): When lighting is poor or subject is back lit, flash pops up automatically when shutter-release button is pressed halfway and fires as required.
Flash Control Mode The camera supports the following i-TTL flash control modes: • i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR: Flash emits series of nearly invisible preflashes (monitor preflashes) immediately before main flash. Preflashes reflected from objects in all areas of frame are picked up by 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and are analyzed in combination with range information from matrix metering system to adjust flash output for natural balance between main subject and ambient background lighting.
Aperture, Sensitivity, and Flash Range Flash range varies with sensitivity (ISO equivalency) and aperture. Aperture at ISO equivalent of — The built-in flash has a minimum range of 0.6 m (2 ft.). In mode P, the maximum aperture (minimum f-number) is limited according to ISO sensitivity, as shown below: Maximum aperture at ISO equivalent of: If the maximum aperture of the lens is smaller than given above, the maximum value for...
Flash Compensation Flash compensation is used to alter flash output by from –3EV to +1EV in increments EV, changing the brightness of the main subject relative to the background. Flash output can be increased to make the main subject appear brighter, or reduced to prevent unwanted highlights or reflections.
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.
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.
Other Shooting Options Restoring Default Settings The camera settings listed below can be restored to default values by holding the QUAL 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.
Multiple Exposure Follow the steps below to record a series of two or three exposures in a single photograph. Multiple exposures can be recorded at any image quality setting, and make use of RAW data from the camera image sensor to produce colors noticeably superior to those in software-generated photographic overlays.
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 3 exposures, etc.).
Interrupting Multiple Exposures Selecting Multiple exposure in the shooting menu while a multiple exposure is being recorded displays the options shown at right. To interrupt a multiple exposure before the specified number of exposures have been taken, highlight Cancel and press J.
Interval Timer Photography The camera is equipped to take photographs automatically at preset intervals. Before Shooting Do not select self-timer (E) or remote (4) 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.
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. Start shooting. Highlight On and press J (to return to the shooting menu without starting the interval timer, highlight Off and press J).
Out of Memory If the memory card is full, the interval timer will remain active but no pictures will be taken. Resume shooting (0 158) after deleting some pictures or turning the camera off and inserting another memory card. Cover the Viewfinder To prevent light entering via the viewfinder interfering with exposure, remove the rubber eyecup and cover the viewfinder with the supplied DK-5 eyepiece cap (0 81).
Pausing Interval Timer Photography Interval timer photography can be paused by: • 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 ) •...
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 (0 270). If the focal length of the lens is known: •...
Enter the focal length and aperture. Highlight Focal length (mm) or Maximum aperture and press 4 or 2 to edit the highlighted item. Focal length can be selected from values between 6 and 4,000 mm, maximum aperture from values between f/1.2 and f/22. Focal Length Not Listed If the correct focal length is not listed, choose the closest value greater than the actual focal length of the lens.
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 f3 (Assign Fn button, 0 230) or Custom Setting f4 (Assign preview button, 0 232). Use the selected control to choose the lens number.
The GP-1 GPS Unit The GP-1 GPS unit (available separately) can be connected to the camera’s accessory terminal (0 281) using the cable supplied with the GP-1, allowing information on the camera’s current position to be recorded when photographs are taken. Turn the camera off before connecting the GP-1;...
More on Playback Full-Frame Playback To play photographs back, press the K button. The most recent photograph will be displayed in the monitor. O button K button G button L button W button X button Rotate Tall To display “tall” (portrait-orientation) photographs in tall orientation, select On for the Rotate tall option in the playback menu (0 200).
View additional photographs View photo information View thumbnails Zoom in on photograph Delete images Change protect status Return to shooting mode Display menus Retouch photo or play movie Choosing a Memory Card Slot If two memory cards are inserted, you can select a card for playback by holding the D button and pressing 1 during full- frame or thumbnail playback.
If photograph was taken using AF-C or with continuous-servo autofocus selected during AF-A, focus point is only displayed if option other than auto-area AF was selected for AF- area mode and camera was able to focus. 1 / 12 N I KON D7000 F5 . 6 1 125 35mm...
Highlights H i g h l i g h t s 1 Displayed only if Highlights is selected for Display mode (0 197). 2 Blinking areas indicate highlights for the current channel. Hold W button and press 4 or 2 to cycle through channels as follows: (all channels) RGB Histogram H i g h l i g h t s...
Playback Zoom To zoom in on the photograph when the histogram is displayed, press X. Use the X and W 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.
Built – i n , CMD FLASH TYPE SYNC MODE SLOW TTL, + 3. 0 ––– N I KON D7000 Protect status ... 174 Retouch indicator ... 248 Metering ... 105 Shutter speed...67 Aperture...67 1 Displayed only if Data is selected for Display mode (0 197).
TRI M COMMENT : SPRI NG HAS COME . SP RI NG HAS COME . 3636 N I KON D7000 * Displayed only if Data is selected for Display mode (0 197). Shooting Data Page 4 ART I ST NIKON TARO...
10 : 02 : 27 Picture Control... 131 Active D-Lighting... 139 Histogram showing the distribution of tones in the image (0 167). N I KON D7000 ISO sensitivity Focal length ... 159, 274 GPS data indicator ...162 Image comment indicator...238 35mm Flash mode...144...
Thumbnail Playback To display images in “contact sheets” of four, nine, or 72 images, press the W button. Full-frame playback Display more images Display fewer images Highlight images View highlighted image Delete highlighted image Change protect status of highlighted image Return to shooting mode Display menus...
Calendar Playback To view images taken on a selected date, press the W button when 72 images are displayed. Full-frame playback Press the W button to toggle between the date list and the list of thumbnails for the selected date. Use the multi selector to highlight dates in the date list or to highlight pictures in the thumbnail list.
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom Press the X button to zoom in on the image displayed in full-frame playback or on the image currently highlighted in thumbnail or calendar playback. The following operations can be performed while zoom is in effect: X / W Zoom in or out View other...
Protecting Photographs from Deletion In full-frame, zoom, thumbnail, and calendar playback, the L button can be used to protect photographs from accidental deletion. Protected files can not be deleted using the O button or the Delete option in the playback menu. Note that protected images will be deleted when the memory card is formatted (0 32).
Deleting Photographs To delete the photograph displayed in full-frame playback or the photograph highlighted in the thumbnail list, press the O 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. Once deleted, photographs can not be recovered.
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 Q Selected Delete selected pictures. n Select date Delete all pictures taken on a selected date (0 177). Delete all pictures in the folder currently selected for R All playback (0 195).
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. Use the multi selector to highlight a date.
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).
Nikon Transfer 2, start ViewNX 2 or Nikon Transfer 2 and select ViewNX 2 Help from the Help menu). Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable when transfer ends. Nikon Transfer 2 will close automatically when transfer is complete. Start Transfer...
Wireless and Ethernet Networks If the optional WT-4 wireless transmitter (0 280) is attached, photographs can be transferred or printed over wireless or Ethernet networks and the camera can also be controlled from network computers running Camera Control Pro 2 (available separately).
Printing Photographs To print selected JPEG pictures on a PictBridge printer via a direct USB connection, follow the steps below. Select photographs for printing using Print set (DPOF) Print photographs one at a time (0 183) Printing Via Direct USB Connection Be sure the EN-EL15 battery is fully charged or use an optional EH-5a AC adapter and EP-5B power connector.
Turn the camera on. A welcome screen will be displayed in the monitor, followed by a PictBridge playback display. Printing Pictures One at a Time Select a picture. Press 4 or 2 to view additional pictures, or press 1 or 3 to view photo information (0 165). Press the X button to zoom in on the current frame (0 173;...
Adjust printing options. Press 1 or 3 to highlight an option and press 2 to select. Option Menu of page sizes will be displayed (options not supported by current printer are not listed). Press 1 or 3 to choose page size (to print at default page size for Page size current printer, select Printer default), then press J to select and return to previous menu.
Start printing. Select Start printing and press J to start printing. To cancel before all copies have been printed, press J. NEF (RAW) NEF (RAW) photographs (0 85) can not be printed by direct USB connection. JPEG copies of NEF (RAW) images can be created using the NEF (RAW) processing option in the retouch menu (0 258).
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 164.
Display printing options. Press J to display PictBridge printing options. Adjust printing options. Press 1 or 3 to highlight an option and press 2 to select. Option Menu of page sizes will be displayed (0 184; options not supported by current printer are not listed).
Creating Index Prints To create an index print of all JPEG pictures on the memory card, select Index print in Step 2 of “Printing Multiple Pictures” (0 185). Note that if the memory card contains more than 256 pictures, only the first 256 images will be printed. Select Index print.
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set The Print set (DPOF) 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 Print set (DPOF) item in the playback menu. Press the G button and select Print set (DPOF) in the playback menu.
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). • Data imprint: Print shutter speed and aperture on all pictures in print order. •...
Viewing Photographs on TV The supplied EG-D2 audio video (A/V) cable can be used to connect the camera to a television or video recorder for playback or recording. A type C mini-pin High- Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cable (available separately from third-party suppliers) can be used to connect the camera to high-definition video devices.
Video Mode If no image is displayed, check that camera is correctly connected and that the option selected for Video mode (0 237) matches the video standard used in the TV. Television Playback Use of an EH-5a AC adapter and EP-5B power connector (available separately) is recommended for extended playback.
High-Definition Devices The camera can be connected to HDMI devices using a type C mini-pin HDMI cable (available separately from third-party suppliers). Turn the camera off. Always turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting an HDMI cable. Connect the HDMI cable as shown. Connect to high-definition device (choose cable with connector for HDMI device)
HDMI Options The HDMI option in the setup menu 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). Output Resolution Choose the format for images output to the HDMI device.
Playback Folder Choose a folder for playback (0 163): Option Pictures in all folders created with the D7000 will be visible during playback. D7000 Pictures in all folders will be visible during playback. Only pictures in the current folder will be visible during playback.
Hide Image 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 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.
Display Mode Choose the information available in the playback photo information display (0 165). 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; to deselect, highlight 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 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.
Select a destination folder. To enter a folder number, choose Select folder by number, enter the number (0 203), 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.
Image Review 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 Choose the picture displayed after an image is deleted. Option Display following picture.
Slide Show Create a slide show of the pictures in the current playback folder (0 195). Hidden images (0 196) are not displayed. Option Start slide show. Start Frame interval Choose how long each picture will be displayed. To start the slide show, highlight Start and press J. The following operations can be performed while the slide show is in progress: Skip back/skip ahead View additional photo info...
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 Reset shooting menu Storage folder File naming Role played by card in Slot 2 Image quality Image size JPEG compression...
Storage Folder 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. Press 4 or 2 to highlight a digit, press 1 or 3 to change.
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 (to exit without changing the active folder, press the G button).
Auto Distortion Control 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).
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 to suit individual preferences. Main menu A: Reset custom settings (0 207) Custom Setting groups...
The following Custom Settings are available: Custom Setting A Reset custom settings a Autofocus 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 a8 Live view/movie AF b Metering/exposure...
a: Autofocus a1: AF-C Priority Selection When AF-C is selected for viewfinder photography (0 91), 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). Option G Release Photos can be taken whenever the shutter-release button is pressed.
a3: Focus Tracking with Lock-On 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 91). Option C 5 (Long) When the distance to the subject changes abruptly, the camera waits for the...
a6: Number of Focus Points Choose the number of focus points available for manual focus-point selection. Option # 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.
a8: Live View/Movie AF Choose how the camera focuses when autofocus is selected in live view or during movie recording. • Autofocus mode: Select the focus mode used for autofocus in live view and movie recording (0 50). Choose from Single- servo AF and Full-time-servo AF.
b3: Easy Exposure Compensation This option controls whether the E button is needed to set exposure compensation (0 107). If On (Auto reset) or On is selected, the 0 at the center of the exposure display will blink even when exposure compensation is set to ±0. Option Exposure compensation is set by rotating one of the command dials (see note below).
b4: Center-Weighted Area 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 6, 8, 10, or 13 mm or to the average of the entire frame.
c2: Auto Meter-off Delay 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 exposure meters turn off. Choose a shorter meter-off delay for longer battery life. c3: Self-Timer Choose the length of the shutter release delay, the number of shots taken, and the interval between shots in self-timer mode.
c4: Monitor off Delay 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; defaults to 20 s) or information (Information display; defaults to 10 s) are displayed, or during live view and movie recording (Live view;...
d2: Viewfinder Grid Display Choose On to display on-demand grid lines in the viewfinder for reference when composing photographs (0 9). d3: ISO Display and Adjustment If Show ISO sensitivity or Show ISO/Easy ISO is selected, the viewfinder and control panel will show ISO sensitivity in place of the number of exposures remaining.
d6: CL Mode Shooting Speed Choose the maximum frame advance rate in C speed) mode (during interval timer photography, this setting also determines the frame advance rate for single-frame). Note that the frame advance rate may drop below the selected value at slow shutter speeds.
d8: File Number Sequence When a photograph is taken, the camera names the file by adding one to the last file number used. This option controls whether file numbering continues from the last number used when a new folder is created, the memory card is formatted, or a new memory card is inserted in the camera.
d9: Information Display At the default setting of Auto (AUTO), the color of the lettering in the information display (0 10) will automatically change from black to white or white to black to maintain contrast with the background. To always use the same color lettering, select Manual and choose Dark on light (B;...
d13: MB-D11 Battery Type To ensure that the camera functions as expected when the optional MB-D11 battery pack is used with AA batteries, match the option selected in this menu to the type of batteries inserted in the battery pack. There is no need to adjust this option when using EN-EL15 batteries.
d14: 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-D11 battery pack is attached. Note that if the MB-D11 is powered by an optional EH-5a AC adapter and EP-5B power connector, the AC adapter will be used regardless of the option selected.
e: Bracketing/Flash e1: Flash Sync Speed This option controls flash sync speed. Option Use auto FP high-speed sync with SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, and 1/320 s SB-R200 flash units. If other flash units are used, shutter speed is set to When the camera shows a shutter speed of (Auto FP) speed sync will be activated if the actual shutter speed is faster than...
Flash Control at 1/320 s (Auto FP) When 1/320 s (Auto FP) is selected for Custom Setting e1 (Flash sync speed, 0 222), the built-in flash can be used at shutter speeds as fast as optional SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, and SB-R200 flash units can be used at any shutter speed (Auto FP High-Speed Sync).
Manual Choose a flash level between Full and 1/128 ( built-in flash has a Guide Number of 12/39 (m/ft., ISO 100, 20°C/68°F). Repeating Flash The flash fires repeatedly while the shutter is open, producing a strobe-light effect. Press 4 or 2 to highlight the following options, 1 or 3 to change.
Commander Mode Use the built-in flash as a master flash controlling one or more remote optional SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-R200 flash units in up to two groups (A and B) using advanced wireless lighting. Selecting this option displays the menu shown at right. Press 4 or 2 to highlight the following options, 1 or 3 to change.
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.
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. 10 m/33 ft. or less 30 ° or less 30 °...
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 Y (M) 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.
e5: Auto Bracketing Set Choose the setting or settings affected by bracketing (0 109). Choose AE & flash (j) to perform both exposure and flash-level bracketing, AE only (k) to bracket only exposure, Flash only (l) to perform only flash-level bracketing, WB bracketing (m) to perform white-balance bracketing (0 112), or ADL bracketing (y) to perform Active D-Lighting bracketing (0 114).
f3: Assign Fn Button Choose the role played by the Fn button. Option Press the Fn button to preview depth of field (0 72). Preview Press the Fn button to lock flash value (built-in flash and SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, and SB-R200 flash units only, 0 149). Press again FV lock to cancel FV lock.
Option Spot Spot metering is activated while the Fn button is pressed. metering 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 9). Viewfinder Press the Fn button to view or hide a virtual horizon display in the virtual viewfinder (0 231).
f4: Assign Preview Button Choose the role played by the depth-of-field preview button. The options available are the same as for Assign Fn button (0 230); the default setting is Preview. f5: Assign AE-L/AF-L Button Choose the role played by the AE-L/AF-L button. Option Focus and exposure lock while the AE-L/AF-L button is AE/AF...
f6: Customize Command Dials This option controls the operation of the main and sub-command dials. • Reverse rotation: Controls the direction of the command dials. Choose No for normal command dial operation, Yes to reverse the rotation of the command dials. This setting also applies to the command dials for the MB-D11.
f7: Release Button to Use Dial Selecting Yes allows adjustments that are normally made by holding the E, M, ISO, QUAL, WB, AF-mode, Z, 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 f3, Assign Fn button, or Custom Setting f4, Assign preview button).
f10: Assign MB-D11 4 Button Choose the function assigned to the AE-L/AF-L button on the optional MB-D11 battery pack. Option B AE/AF lock Focus and exposure lock while the MB-D11 AE-L/AF-L button is pressed. C AE lock only Exposure locks while the MB-D11 AE-L/AF-L button is pressed. F AF lock only Focus locks while the MB-D11 AE-L/AF-L button is pressed.
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 Format memory card Save user settings Reset user settings LCD brightness Clean image sensor Lock mirror up for cleaning Video mode...
LCD Brightness Press 1 or 3 to choose monitor brightness. Choose higher values for increased brightness, lower values for reduced brightness. Live View See page 49 for information on adjusting monitor brightness in live view or during movie recording. Video Mode When connecting the camera to a television or VCR via the video connector, be sure the camera video mode matches the device video standard (NTSC or PAL).
Language Choose a language for camera menus and messages. The following options are available. Option Description Czech Danish German English Spanish French Indonesian Italian Image Comment Add a comment to new photographs as they are taken. Comments can be viewed as metadata in ViewNX 2 (supplied) or Capture NX 2 (available separately;...
Auto Image Rotation Photographs taken while On is selected contain information on camera orientation, allowing them to be rotated automatically during playback (0 163) or when viewed in ViewNX 2 (supplied) or in Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 281). The following orientations are recorded: Landscape (wide) orientation...
Image Dust Off Ref Photo 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.
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.
Battery Info View information on the battery currently inserted in the camera. Item The current battery level expressed as a percentage. Bat. meter The number of times the shutter has been released with the current battery since the battery was last charged. Note that the camera may sometimes Pic.
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.
Save/Load Settings Select Save settings to save the following settings to the memory card in Slot 1 (if the memory card is full, an error will be displayed; 0 306). Menu Display mode Image review Playback After delete Rotate tall File naming Role played by card in Slot 2 Image quality...
Virtual Horizon Display a virtual horizon based on information from the camera tilt sensor. The reference line is displayed in green when the camera is level. Tilting the Camera The virtual horizon display is not accurate when the camera is tilted at a sharp angle forward or back.
AF Fine Tune 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 • On: Turn AF tuning on. AF fine tune (On/Off) •...
Eye-Fi Upload 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. Observe all local laws concerning wireless devices and choose Disable where wireless devices are prohibited.
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.
Creating Retouched Copies To create a retouched copy: Display retouch options. Highlight the desired item in the retouch menu and press 2. Select a picture. Highlight a picture and press J (to view the highlighted picture full screen, press and hold the X button;...
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. press J.
D-Lighting D-lighting brightens shadows, making it ideal for dark or backlit photographs. Before 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. Red-Eye Correction This option is used to correct “red-eye”...
Trim 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. Reduce size of crop Increase size of crop Change crop aspect ratio Move crop Create copy Trim: Image Quality and Size...
Monochrome Copy photographs in Black-and-white, Sepia, or Cyanotype (blue and white monochrome). Selecting Sepia or Cyanotype displays a preview of the selected image; press 1 to increase color saturation, 3 to decrease. Press J to create a monochrome copy. G button N retouch menu Increase saturation...
Filter Effects Choose from the following filter effects. After adjusting filter effects as described below, press J to copy the photograph. Option 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.
Color Balance 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 (0 167) giving the distribution of tones in the copy. Increase amount of green Increase amount of blue Increase amount of magenta...
Image Overlay 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.
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.
NEF (RAW) Processing 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. Select a photograph.
Resize 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. Choose a destination. If two memory cards are inserted, you can choose a destination for the resized copies by highlighting Choose destination and pressing 2 (if only one card is inserted, proceed to Step 3).
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 button to select or deselect (to view the highlighted picture full screen, press and hold the X button;...
Straighten 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 (note that edges of the image will be trimmed to create a square copy).
Color Outline 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 Color Sketch Create a copy of a photograph that resembles a sketch made with colored pencils.
Perspective Control Create copies that reduce the effects of perspective taken from the base of a tall object. Use the multi selector to adjust perspective (note that greater amounts of perspective control result in more of the edges being cropped out). The results can be previewed in the edit display.
Side-by-side Comparison Compare retouched copies to the original photographs. This option is only available if the J 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 N icon) or a photograph that has been retouched and press J.
O My Menu/m Recent Settings “My Menu” is a customized menu that gives you quick access to up to 20 options selected from the playback, shooting, Custom Settings, setup, and retouch menus. To display My Menu, press G and select the O (My Menu) tab. G button Options can be added, deleted, and reordered as described below.
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.
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.
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”...
Technical Notes Read this chapter for information on compatible accessories, cleaning and storing the camera, and what to do if an error message is displayed or you encounter problems using the camera. Compatible Lenses CPU lenses (particularly types G and D) are recommended, but note that IX-NIKKOR lenses can not be used.
For a list of non-CPU lenses and accessories that can not be used with this camera, see page 271. Lens/accessory AI-, AI-modified, NIKKOR or Nikon Series E Medical-NIKKOR 120mm f/4 Reflex-NIKKOR...
AF-S NIKKOR 16–35mm f/4G ED VR AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17–55mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF Zoom-Nikkor 18–35mm f/3.5– 4.5D IF-ED be used with the D7000: Zoom position Minimum distance without vignetting 18 mm 1.0 m/3 ft. 3in.
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 16–300mm. AI 50–300mm f/4.5, modified AI 50–300mm f/4.5, and AI-S 50–300mm f/4.5 ED lenses must be used at a zoom position of 135mm or...
The AF-S/AF-I Teleconverter The AF-S/AF-I teleconverter can be used with the following AF-S and AF-I lenses: • AF-S VR 70–200mm f/2.8G ED • AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8G ED VR II • AF-S 80–200mm f/2.8D ED • AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8G ED •...
The size of the area exposed by a 35mm camera is 36 × 24 mm. The size of the area exposed by the D7000, in contrast, is 23.6 × 15.6 mm, meaning that the angle of view of a 35mm camera is approximately 1.5 times that of the D7000.
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.
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. CLS-Compatible Flash Units The camera can be used with the following CLS-compatible flash units: •...
The following features are available with CLS-compatible flash units: Flash unit Flash mode/feature i-TTL i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR AA Auto aperture A Non-TTL auto GN Distance-priority manual M Manual RPT Repeating flash Auto FP High-Speed Sync FV lock AF-assist for multi-area AF Flash Color Information Communication REAR Rear-curtain sync...
Other Flash Units The following flash units can be used in non-TTL auto and manual modes. If they are set to TTL, the camera shutter-release button will lock and no photographs can be taken. Flash unit SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, Flash mode SB-26, SB-25, SB-24 Non-TTL auto Manual...
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 D7000 is not included in the “digital SLR” category in the SB-80DX, SB-28DX, and SB-50DX manuals.
• Filters intended for special-effects photography may interfere with autofocus or the electronic rangefinder. • The D7000 can not be used with linear polarizing filters. Use C-PL or C-PL II circular polarizing filters instead. • NC filters are recommended for protecting the lens.
Software disk. Note: Use the latest versions of Nikon software. Most Nikon software offers an auto update feature when the computer is connected to the Internet. See the websites listed on page xvii for the latest information on supported operating systems.
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.
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).
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.
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 (0 286) 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.
(0 284), 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.
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.
Nikon takes every possible precaution to prevent foreign matter from coming into contact with the low-pass filter during production and shipping. The D7000, however, is designed to be used with interchangeable lenses, and foreign matter may enter the camera when lenses are removed or exchanged.
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.
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.
• Charge the battery before use. When taking photographs on important occasions, ready a spare EN-EL15 battery and keep it fully charged. Depending on your location, it may be difficult to purchase replacement batteries on short notice. Note that on cold days, the capacity of batteries tends to decrease.
Available Settings The following table lists the settings that can be adjusted in each mode. Storage folder File naming Role played by card in Slot 2 Image quality Image size JPEG compression NEF (RAW) recording White balance Set Picture Control Auto distortion control Color space Active D-Lighting...
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 a8: Live view/movie AF b1: ISO sensitivity step value b2: EV steps for exposure cntrl. b3: Easy exposure compensation —...
e1: Flash sync speed e2: Flash shutter speed e3: Flash cntrl for built-in flash e4: Modeling flash e5: Auto bracketing set e6: Bracketing order f1: D switch f2: OK button (shooting mode) f3: Assign Fn button f4: Assign preview button f5: Assign AE-L/AF-L button f6: Customize command dials f7: Release button to use dial...
1 Default settings restored with Reset shooting menu (0 202). 2 Reset shooting menu can not be selected while shooting is in progress. 3 Shooting ends when reset is performed. Default Option D7000 Rotate tall Slide show Show next Frame interval...
Custom Settings Menu Defaults Option 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 a8 Live view/movie AF Autofocus mode AF-area mode m, o, w, 1, 2, 3 n, 0...
Setup Menu Defaults Option Default Save user settings Shooting mode defaults to P LCD brightness Clean image sensor Clean at startup & Clean at startup/shutdown shutdown HDMI Output resolution Device control Option Time zone and date Daylight saving time Auto image rotation Auto meter-off Use GPS to set camera clock Eye-Fi upload...
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"...
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, 32). • Built-in flash is charging (0 39). • Camera is not in focus (0 38). •...
AF-assist illuminator does not light: • AF-assist lamp does not light if AF-C is selected for autofocus mode (0 91) or if continuous- servo autofocus is selected when the camera is in AF-A mode. Choose AF-S. If an option other than H (auto-area AF) is selected for AF-area mode, select center focus point (0 94, 96).
• Adjust Set Picture Control settings (0 131). Can not measure white balance: Subject is too dark or too bright (0 125). Image can not be selected as source for preset white balance: Image was not created with D7000 (0 126).
Playback Flashing areas, shooting data, or graphs appear on images: Press 1 or 3 to choose photo information displayed, or change settings for Display mode (0 165, 197). NEF (RAW) image is not played back: Photo was taken at image quality of NEF + JPEG (0 85). Can not view pictures recorded with other cameras: Pictures recorded with other makes of camera may not be displayed correctly.
(0 240). Computer displays NEF (RAW) images differently from camera: Third-party software does not display effects of Picture Controls or Active D-Lighting. Use ViewNX 2 (supplied) or optional Nikon software such as Capture NX 2 (available separately).
Problem Set ring to minimum aperture (largest f-number). Ready a fully-charged spare battery. • Recharge or replace battery. • Contact Nikon-authorized service representative. • Replace the battery, or recharge the battery if the rechargeable Li-ion battery is exhausted. Set camera clock.
Check photo in monitor; if underexposed, adjust settings and try again. • Reduce quality or size. • Delete photographs. • Insert new memory card. Release shutter. If error persists or appears frequently, consult Nikon-authorized service representative. Solution 69, 71 69, 71 85, 88 —...
Problem Turn camera off and confirm that card is correctly inserted. • Use Nikon-approved card. memory card. • Check that contacts are clean. If card is damaged, contact retailer or Nikon representative. • Delete files or insert new folder.
Indicator Control Monitor panel Folder contains no — images. All images are — hidden. Cannot display this — file. Cannot select this — file. This movie cannot be — edited. Check printer. — Check paper. — Paper jam. — Out of paper. —...
Type Single-lens reflex digital camera Type Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts) Lens mount Effective angle of view Approx. 1.5 × lens focal length (Nikon DX format) Effective pixels 16.2 million Effective pixels Image sensor Image sensor 23.6 ×...
Lens Compatible lenses • DX AF NIKKOR: All functions supported • Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported (PC Micro-NIKKOR does not support some functions). IX NIKKOR lenses not supported. • Other AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II.
Active D-Lighting Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off Focus Nikon Multi-CAM 4800DX autofocus sensor module with TTL phase Autofocus detection, fine-tuning, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5–3 m/1 ft. 8 in.–9 ft. 10 in.) Detection range –1 –...
3 s after flash is fired at full output 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-900, SB-800, SB-700, or SU-800 as commander and SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, System (CLS) SB-600, or SB-R200 as remotes;...
Live view Lens servo • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F) • Manual focus (M) Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF AF-area mode Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point Autofocus automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected) Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor...
• 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.
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.
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–105mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–105mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR is for use exclusively with Nikon DX format digital cameras. Superior optical performance and image rendering are ensured by the use of aspherical lens elements and elements made using extra-low dispersion (ED) glass to correct chromatic aberration.
Supplied Accessories • 67 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-67 • Rear Lens Cap • Flexible Lens Pouch CL-1018 • Bayonet Hood HB-32 (attaches as shown at right) Optional Accessories • 67 mm screw-on filters • Rear Lens Cap LF-1 or Rear Lens Cap LF-4 A Note on Wide-Angle Lenses Autofocus may not provide the desired results with wide–...
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) is an industry-wide standard that allows pictures to be printed from print orders stored on the memory card. • Exif version 2.3: The D7000 supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.3, a standard in which information stored with photographs is used for optimal color reproduction when the images are output on Exif-compliant printers.
Approved Memory Cards The following SD memory cards have been tested and approved for use in the D7000. 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.
Memory Card Capacity The following table shows the approximate number of pictures that can be stored on a 8 GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC card at different image quality and size settings. Image quality NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit...
• Using a GP-1 GPS unit • 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. • Use batteries immediately after charging. Batteries will lose their charge if left...
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