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Introduction First Steps Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode More on Shooting More on Playback Editing Images Movie Recording and Playback Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers Basic Camera Setup Caring for the Camera Technical Notes and Index...
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Table of Contents For Your Safety............................ii WARNINGS.................................. ii Notices ............................... v Introduction ............................1 About This Manual ..........................1 Information and Precautions......................2 Parts of the Camera..........................4 The Camera Body ..............................4 The Monitor................................6 Basic Operations............................. 9 Raising and Lowering the Flash (K Flash Pop-up Control) .............9 The Shutter-release Button..........................9 Mode Dial .................................10 The c (Playback) Button..........................10...
Table of Contents Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue ......40 Operating the Creative Slider........................41 Adjusting Exposure Compensation ......................44 More on Shooting ..........................45 Selecting a Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)..................45 Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) ............46 Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size).....................47 White Balance (Adjusting Hue) ........................49 Metering..................................51 ISO Sensitivity.................................52...
Table of Contents Viewing Images by Date (List by Date) ..................113 Viewing Images in List by Date Mode ....................113 Operations in List by Date Mode ......................114 List by Date Menu ............................114 Playback Options: Playback Menu....................115 a Print Order (Creating a DPOF Print Order)................
Table of Contents Connecting to a Printer........................161 Connecting the Camera to a Printer..................... 162 Printing Images One at a Time......................... 163 Printing Multiple Images..........................164 Basic Camera Setup ........................167 Setup Menu............................167 Welcome Screen ............................... 169 Time Zone and Date............................170 Monitor Settings..............................
Introduction About This Manual Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX S9050 digital camera. This manual was written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon digital camera. Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it where all those who use the product will read it.
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Parts of the Camera The Camera Body Flash raised Lens cover closed Zoom control ..........27 Power switch/power-on lamp f : wide.............27 ...............19, 181 g : tele............27 Speaker..........126, 152 h : thumbnail playback...94, 96 Microphone (stereo) .....125, 140 i : playback zoom......97 j : help............61 Flash ..............
Parts of the Camera 16 17 Monitor ............6, 25 Battery-chamber/ memory card slot cover....14, 22 Rotary multi selector........11 Eyelet for camera strap......13 k (apply selection) button....11 HDMI mini connector......155 c (playback) button....10, 30, 89 HDMI connector cover ......155 Charge lamp .........17, 185 Flash lamp ............34 USB/audio/video output connector ..........
Parts of the Camera The Monitor The following indicators may appear in the monitor during shooting and playback (actual display varies with current camera settings). The indicators that appear in the monitor during shooting and playback disappear after a few seconds (A 172). Shooting 10 10 12 13...
Parts of the Camera Shooting mode*....24, 58, 61, 80 Aperture............. 28 Shutter speed..........28 Macro mode ............39 Focus area (auto)........28, 53 Zoom indicator ........27, 39 Focus area (for manual or center) ..53 Focus indicator..........28 Focus area (face detection, AE/AF-L indicator..........79 pet detection) .........28, 53 Flash mode ............32 Focus area (subject tracking)....
Parts of the Camera Playback 1 5 / 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 1 2 : 0 0 1 5 / 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 1 2 : 0 0 9 9 9 9 . J P G 9 9 9 9 .
Basic Operations Raising and Lowering the Flash (K Flash Pop-up Control) Slide the K (flash pop-up) control (1) to make the flash pop up (2). • See “Using the Flash” (A 32) for more information on setting the flash. • If the flash will not be used, gently lower the flash until it clicks into place. The Shutter-release Button The camera features a two-stage shutter-release button.
Basic Operations Mode Dial Rotate the mode dial to the desired icon to switch to the corresponding shooting mode (A 45). The c (Playback) Button • Press the c button in shooting mode to enter playback mode. • When the camera is in shooting mode, press the c button to switch to playback mode.
Basic Operations The Rotary Multi Selector Rotate the rotary multi selector, press its upper (H), lower (I), left (J), or right side (K), or press the k button. Shooting Display m (flash mode) Rotate to select an item* (A 32) menu Display creative slider Display n (self-timer) (A 40)
Basic Operations Using Camera Menus Press the d button (A 5) to display the menu for the selected mode. Use the rotary multi selector (A 11) to navigate the menus. K is displayed when previous menu items are available. Tab for the menus available in the current shooting mode/ Shooting menu tab for playback mode menu...
Basic Operations Switching Between the Tabs on Menu Screens Set up S h oot in g men u Sh o ot i n g men u Welcome screen Image mode Image mode Time zone and date White balance White balance Monitor settings Metering Metering...
First Steps Inserting the Battery Insert a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied) into the camera. • Charge the battery before the first use or when the battery is running low (A 16). Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. Insert the battery. Battery chamber Use the battery to lift the orange battery latch in the direction indicated...
Inserting the Battery Removing the Battery Turn the camera off (A 19) and be sure that the power-on lamp and the monitor have turned off before opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. To eject the battery, open the battery-chamber/ memory card slot cover and slide the orange battery latch in the direction indicated by the arrow (1).
Charging the Battery Charge the supplied Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 inserted into the camera, by connecting the supplied Charging AC Adapter EH-69P to the camera via the supplied USB Cable UC-E6, and then plugging the Charging AC Adapter into an electrical outlet. Prepare the Charging AC Adapter EH-69P.
Charging the Battery Plug the Charging AC Adapter into an electrical outlet. The charge lamp slowly blinks green to indicate that the battery is charging. About 3 hours and 50 minutes are required to charge a fully exhausted battery. The following chart explains charge lamp status when the camera is plugged into the electrical outlet.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera. Charging Using Computer or Battery Charger • Connecting the COOLPIX S9050 to a computer also charges the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN- EL12 (A 159, 184).
Charging the Battery Turning On and Off the Camera Press the power switch to turn on the camera. The power-on lamp (green) will light, and then the monitor will turn on (the power-on lamp turns off when the monitor turns on). To turn off the camera, press the power switch again.
Setting Display Language, Date, and Time When the first time the camera is turned on, the language-selection screen and the date and time setting screen for the camera clock are displayed. Press the power switch to turn on the camera. The power-on lamp (green) will light, and then the monitor will turn on (the power-on lamp turns off when the monitor turns on).
Setting Display Language, Date, and Time Press H or I to choose the date format and Date format press the k button. Y/M/D Year/Month/Day M/D/Y Month/Day/Year D/M/Y Day/Month/Year Press H, J, I, or K to set the date and time, Date and time and press the k button.
Inserting Memory Cards Data is saved in the camera’s internal memory (approximately 74 MB) or on removable Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (commercially available; A 196). If a memory card is inserted in the camera, data are automatically saved on the memory card and data saved to the memory card can be played back, deleted, or transferred.
• Be sure to use this camera to format memory cards previously used in other devices the first time they are inserted into the COOLPIX S9050 (A 182). Note on the Write Protect Switch When memory card switch is in the lock position, data cannot Write protect switch be written to, or deleted from, the memory card.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode This section describes taking pictures in A (auto) mode, an automatic, “point-and- shoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras. Press the power switch to turn on the camera. The lens extends and the monitor turns on.
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode Vibration reduction icon Vibration reduction can be applied to reduce the effects of camera shake. Shooting mode A displayed in A Motion detection icon (auto) mode.
Step 2 Frame a Picture Use both hands and ready the camera. Keep fingers, hair, the camera strap, and other objects away from the lens, flash, AF assist-illuminator, microphone, and speaker. When using the flash (A 32) while taking pictures in portrait (tall) orientation, turn the camera so that the flash is above the lens.
Step 2 Frame a Picture Using the Zoom Use the zoom control to activate optical zoom. Rotate Zoom out Zoom in the zoom control toward g to zoom in, increasing the size of the subject. Rotate the zoom control toward f to zoom out, increasing the area visible in the frame.
Step 3 Focus and Shoot Press the shutter-release button halfway. When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway (A 9), the camera sets focus and exposure (shutter speed and aperture value). Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. When a face is detected: •...
Step 3 Focus and Shoot Note on Saving Images While images are being saved, the number of exposures remaining will blink. Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover while images are being saved. Cutting power or removing the memory card in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or card.
Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Images Playing Back Images (Playback Mode) Press the c (playback) button. b (e movie-record) button The last image captured will be displayed in full-frame playback mode. Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H, I, J, or K to view previous or next images (A 11).
Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Images Deleting Unwanted Images Press the l button to delete the image currently displayed in the monitor. To exit without deleting, press the d button. Press the rotary multi selector H or I to choose the desired deletion method and press Delete the k button.
Using the Flash When the flash is needed, such as when the subject is dimly lit or when there is backlighting, pop the flash up. The flash mode can be set to match the shooting conditions. • When ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, the flash has a range of 0.5 to 4.0 m (1 ft 8 in.
Using the Flash Setting the Flash Mode Slide the K (flash pop-up) control. The flash pops up. When the flash is lowered, the flash mode will be fixed at W (off). Press the rotary multi selector m (flash mode). The flash mode menu is displayed. Use the rotary multi selector to choose the desired mode and press the k button.
Using the Flash Notes on Shooting When the Flash Is Disabled (W) or Lighting Is Dim • Use of a tripod is recommended to stabilize the camera during shooting. Set Vibration reduction (A 175) to Off in setup menu (A 167) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera. •...
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer The self-timer is useful for self-portraits or reducing the effects of camera shake that occur when the shutter-release button is pressed. The timer can be set to ten or two seconds. When using the self-timer, use of a tripod is recommended. Set Vibration reduction (A 175) to Off in the setup menu (A 167) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down. The self-timer starts, and the number of seconds remaining before the shutter is released is displayed in the monitor. The self-timer lamp blinks while the timer is counting down. About one second before the shutter is released, the lamp stops blinking and glows steadily.
Taking Pictures with the Smile Timer The camera uses face detection to detect human faces, and then automatically releases the shutter when a smile is detected. This feature can be used when shooting mode (A 45) is set to A (auto) mode or the S (night portrait) or Portrait scene mode (A 61).
Taking Pictures with the Smile Timer Notes on the Smile Timer • Digital zoom is not available. • Under some shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to detect faces or detect smiles. • See “Notes on Face Detection” (A 57) for more information. •...
Macro Mode Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 4 cm (1.6 in.). Note that the flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.). Press the rotary multi selector p (macro mode).
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue Brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue can be adjusted for taking pictures by pressing the rotary multi selector K (o). Items that can be set vary by the shooting mode. When Using A (Auto) Mode (A 24) or Continuous Shooting Mode (A 80) Brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue can be adjusted with the creative slider.
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue Operating the Creative Slider When using A (auto) mode and C (continuous) mode, use the creative slider to adjust brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue for taking pictures. Press the rotary multi selector K (o). The creative slider screen is displayed.
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue When adjustment is complete, press J or K to choose y and press the k button. If the k button (except when P is selected) or the shutter-release button is pressed in step 3, the selected amount of effect is applied.
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation) Adjust the overall brightness of the image. Slider • To make the subject brighter, move the slider toward “+”. • To make the subject darker, move the slider toward +0.3 “–”.
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue Adjusting Exposure Compensation When using scene mode or special effects mode, brightness (exposure compensation) can be adjusted for taking pictures. Press the rotary multi selector o (exposure compensation). The exposure compensation guide and histogram are displayed.
More on Shooting Selecting a Shooting Mode (Mode Dial) Rotate the mode dial and align an icon to the mark to select one of the following shooting modes. Auto mode A (Auto) mode (A 24) u Special effects mode (A 85) Pictures can be taken Effects can be applied to images during shooting.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) The following options can be set when shooting in A (auto) mode (A 24). A 47 Image mode Choose the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) at which images are saved. This setting can be changed when using any shooting mode.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size) A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M Image mode Image mode refers to the combination of image size and image quality (compression) at which images are saved. Choose the image mode best suited to the manner in which images will be used and the capacity of the internal memory or memory card.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) Number of Exposures Remaining The following table lists the approximate number of images that can be saved on a 4 GB memory card. Note that due to JPEG compression, the number of images that can be saved differs depending on the composition of the image.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) White Balance (Adjusting Hue) A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M White balance The color of light reflected from an object varies with the color of the light source. The human brain is able to adapt to changes in the color of the light source, with the result that white objects appear white whether seen in the shade, direct sunlight, or under incandescent lighting.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) Preset Manual Preset manual is used with mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources with a strong color cast when the desired effect has not been achieved with white balance settings like Auto and Incandescent (for example, to make images shot under a lamp with a red shade look as though they had been shot under white light).
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) Metering A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M Metering The process of measuring the brightness of the subject to determine exposure is known as metering. Choose how the camera meters exposure. Matrix (default setting) Uses a wide area of the screen for metering.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) ISO Sensitivity A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M ISO sensitivity When ISO sensitivity is increased, less light is needed when taking pictures. Higher ISO sensitivity allows darker subjects to be captured. Additionally, even with subjects of similar brightness, pictures can be taken at faster shutter speeds, and blurring caused by camera shake and subject movement can be reduced.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) AF Area Mode A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M AF area mode Use this option to determine how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus. Face priority (default setting) When the camera detects a human face, it focuses on that face.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) Center The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame. The focus area is always displayed at the center of the screen. 2 5 2 5 Focus area Subject tracking By registering a subject, the focus area will automatically move to track and focus on the subject.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) Focus Lock Use focus lock to focus on off-center subjects when center is selected for AF area mode. The following steps explain the usage of focus lock when Center is selected for AF area mode. Position the subject in the center of the frame.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) Face Detection When the camera is pointed at the face of a person, the camera detects the face and focuses on it. The face detection function is activated in the following situations. • When AF area mode is set to Face priority in A (auto) mode or continuous shooting mode (A 53) •...
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) Press the shutter-release button halfway. The camera focuses on the face framed by the double border. The double border turns green and focus is locked. When the camera is unable to focus, the double border will blink.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking) Use this mode to take pictures of moving subjects. By registering a subject, the camera can move the focus area automatically to track the subject. Press the d button in A (auto) mode or continuous mode.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) Press the shutter-release button to take a picture. The camera focuses on the focus area when the shutter- release button is pressed halfway. The focus area will glow green and focus will be locked. 1 / 2 5 0 1 / 2 5 0 F 3.5...
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) Autofocus Mode A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M Autofocus mode Choose how the camera focuses. Single AF (default setting) The camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Full-time AF The camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed down halfway.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) When one of the following scenes is selected using the mode dial or the scene menu, images are captured using settings that are optimized for the selected scene. x (Scene auto selector) j Night Landscape (A 62) (A 64) S Night Portrait (A 65)
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector) By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically selects one of the following scene modes for simpler shooting. • d: Auto (general shooting) •...
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) Notes on Scene Auto Selector • Digital zoom is not available. • Depending upon shooting conditions, the camera may not select the desired scene mode. Should this occur, switch to A (auto) mode (A 24) or select the desired scene manually (A 64). Focusing Using Scene Auto Selector •...
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) Choosing a Scene and Shooting (Scene Mode Types and Characteristics) The mode dial can be used to select scenes when shooting (A 61). See “Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector)” (A 62) for more information on scene auto selector.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) S Night portrait Use this mode for portraits of a human subject shot in front of background lighting at night. Flash is used to illuminate the subject while maintaining the mood of the background. Press the d button to set Night portrait to Hand-held or Tripod.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) R Backlighting Use when light is coming from behind the subject, throwing features or details into shadow. Press the d button to set HDR to On or Off according to the shooting conditions and subject.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) y M b Portrait Use this mode for portraits. • The camera detects and focuses on a human face. See “Face Detection” (A 56) for more information. • If more than one face is detected, focus will be on the face closest to the camera. •...
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) d Sports Use this mode for dynamic action shots that freeze the action in a single shot and record motion in a series of pictures. With continuous shooting, instantaneous movements in moving subjects can be captured clearly. •...
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) y M Z Beach Captures the brightness of such subjects as beaches or sunlit expanses of water. • The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame. Off* 0.0* * Other settings can be selected. y M z Snow Captures the brightness of sunlit snow.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) y M k Close-up Use this mode to photograph flowers, insects, and other small objects at close range. • Macro mode (A 39) is enabled and the camera automatically zooms to the closest position at which it can focus. •...
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) y M u Food Use this mode when taking pictures of food. • Macro mode (A 39) is enabled and the camera automatically zooms to the closest position at which it can focus. • The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies depending on the zoom position.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) y M l Museum Use indoors where flash photography is prohibited (for example, in museums and art galleries) or in other settings in which you do not want to use the flash. • Camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame. •...
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) y M n Black and white copy Provides clear images of text or drawings on a white board or in print. • Camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame. • Use macro mode (A 39) to focus at short ranges. •...
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) y M O Pet portrait Use this mode when taking pictures of dogs or cats. When the camera detects the face of a dog or cat, the camera focuses on that face. Once the camera has focused, by default it automatically releases the shutter (pet portrait auto release).
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) Shooting with Easy Panorama Rotate the mode dial to Scene menu y, press the d Dusk/dawn Close-up button and choose Food p Panorama (A 61). Museum Fireworks show Black and white copy Panorama Choose V Easy panorama and press the Panorama k button.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) Press the shutter-release button all the way, and then remove your finger from the shutter-release button. I is displayed to indicate the direction the camera movement. Move the camera slowly and straight in one of the four directions, and begin shooting.
* Scrolling can also be performed by rotating the rotary multi selector. Note on Easy Panorama Scroll Playback The COOLPIX S9050 may not be able to scroll the playback of, or zoom in on, easy panorama images captured with another make or model of digital camera.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) Shooting with Panorama Assist The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame. Use a tripod for the best results. Set Vibration reduction (A 175) to Off in setup menu (A 167) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) Take the next picture. Frame the next image so that one third of the frame overlaps the first image, and press the shutter-release button. Repeat this process until the necessary number of images has been taken to 2 4 2 4 complete the scene.
Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode) Use this mode to capture the details of a moving subject by shooting a continuous series of images. • The focus, exposure, and white balance settings are fixed at the values for the first picture in each series. Rotate the mode dial to C (continuous).
Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode) Notes on Continuous Shooting Mode • It may take some time to save the images after shooting. The amount of time it takes to finish saving the captured images depends on the number of images, image mode, the write speed of the memory card, etc.
Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode) Changing Continuous Shooting Mode Settings After displaying the V (continuous) mode shooting screen (A 80), press the d button (A 5) to set the following options in the continuous menu. • Items other than Continuous share the same settings with A (auto) mode, and the settings are saved in the camera’s memory even if the camera is turned off.
Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode) Option Description Pre-shooting cache makes it easy to capture perfect moments, by saving images from before the shutter- release button was pressed all the way. Pre-shooting cache shooting begins when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, and continues when the shutter- release button is pressed all the way (A 84).
Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode) A 52 ISO sensitivity Set the ISO sensitivity to suit the brightness of the subject. A 53 AF area mode Use this option to determine how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus. A 60 Autofocus mode Choose how the camera focuses.
Applying Effects When Shooting (Special Effects Mode) One of the following effects can be applied to images during shooting. Option Description Soft Softens the image by adding a slight blur to the entire image. Adds a sepia tone and reduces the contrast to simulate the Nostalgic sepia qualities of an old photograph.
Applying Effects When Shooting (Special Effects Mode) Press H or I to choose an effect and press Special effects the k button. Soft Nostalgic sepia Press the d button after changing the settings and High-contrast monochrome return to the shooting screen. High key Low key Selective color...
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously Some settings in the A (auto) mode (A 24) shooting menu (A 46), the continuous shooting mode (A 80) shooting menu (A 82), and the continuous menu cannot be used with other functions. Restricted Setting Descriptions...
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously Restricted Setting Descriptions function Face detection is used regardless of the AF Smile timer (A 37) area mode setting. AF area mode When shooting with Pre-shooting cache, Continuous (A 80) Continuous H: 120 fps, or Continuous H: 60 fps, AF area mode is fixed at Center.
More on Playback Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode Press the c (playback) button in shooting mode to 1 5 / 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 1 5 : 3 0 1 5 / 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 1 5 : 3 0 enter playback mode and display images that have 0 0 0 4 .
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode Function Control Description Select a deletion method and delete images. When using favorite pictures mode Delete images (A 101), auto sort mode (A 109), or list 31, 93 by date mode (A 113), images in the same album, category, or shooting date can be deleted.
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode Displaying the Histogram and Shooting Information Press the k button in full-frame playback mode to display the highlight, histogram, and the shooting information. Press the k button again to return to full-frame playback mode. 1 5 / 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 1 5 : 3 0 1 5 / 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 1 5 : 3 0 1 0 0 N I KO N 0 0 0 4 .
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode Playing Images Captured Using Continuous Shooting Mode (Sequence) Each series of images captured using the following settings is saved in a sequence. • Continuous shooting mode (A 80) • Scene mode (A 64) - Continuous H - Sports - Continuous L - Pet portrait mode (when Continuous...
- Erase entire sequence: All images in the sequence, including the image currently displayed, are deleted. Note on Sequence Images captured continuously with cameras other than the COOLPIX S9050 cannot be displayed as a sequence. Playback Menu Options Available When Using Sequence When the d button is pressed during key picture playback, the following menu operations are available for the images in that sequence.
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame playback mode (A 89) to display images in “contact sheets” of thumbnail images. The following operations are available while thumbnails are displayed. Function Control Description Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press Choose images H, I, J or K.
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback Function Control Description Switch to full-frame Press the k button. playback mode Press the c button or shutter-release button. The b (e movie-record) button Switch to shooting mode can also be used to switch to shooting mode.
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback Calendar Display With playback display of 72 thumbnails (A 94), rotate 2 0 1 2 1 1 the zoom control to f (h) to switch to calendar Su M Tu W Th F Sa display (except for list by date mode). Images can be selected for display based on the date 29 30 on which they were captured.
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom Rotating the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame playback mode (A 89) enlarges display of the center portion of the current image. • The guide displayed at bottom right shows the portion of the image currently displayed. The following operations are available while image display is enlarged.
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom Images Captured with Face Detection or Pet Detection When zooming in (playback zoom) on an image captured using the face detection (A 56) or pet detection function (A 74) by rotating the zoom control to g (i), the image will be enlarged with the face detected at the time of shooting at the center of the monitor (except images captured with continuous shooting mode (A 80)).
Playing Back Images by Category The following playback modes can be selected. A 89 Play Play back all images. A 101 Favorite pictures Play back images added to an album. A 109 Auto sort Play back images and movies automatically sorted to the selected category with shooting.
Playing Back Images by Category Use the rotary multi selector to choose a Playback mode playback mode. Play Favorite pictures To return to the current playback mode without switching Auto sort playback modes, press the d button. List by date Press the k button.
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode) Captured images can be added to an album and sorted. After images are added, they can be easily played back using “h favorite pictures mode.” • By adding images to an album, images can be easily found. •...
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode) Use the rotary multi selector to choose the Fa v o r i t e p i c t u r e s Fa v o r i t e p i c t u r e s album to which the images will be added and press the k button.
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode) Viewing Images in an Album When using “h favorite pictures mode”, images added to an album can be displayed by selecting the album. • In full-frame playback mode, images in the same album can be played back (A 89) and edited (A 130).
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode) Removing Images From an Album Remove images from an album without deleting the images. Select the album from which 1 5 / 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 1 5 : 3 0 1 5 / 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 1 5 : 3 0 images will be removed, play back 0 0 0 4 .
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode) Using Favorite Pictures Mode The following operations are available from the list of albums screen (A 103 step Function Control Description Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H, Choose an album I, J, or K. Switch to full- Images in the selected album are displayed frame playback...
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode) Changing the Album Icons The design of the album icons can be changed. By changing the icons, it will be easier to identify what kind of images are added to each album. Press the d button during Playback mode playback, choose the Play...
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode) Notes on Album Icons Set the album icons separately for the internal memory and for the memory card. • To change the album icons for the internal memory, first remove the memory card from the camera.
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode) Adding/Playing Favorite Pictures When images are added to an album, they are not moved from the folder to which they were saved (A 197) or copied to the album. Only the file names of the images are added to the album. When using favorite pictures mode, images are played back by retrieving the images that correspond to the file names added to the albums.
Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode Images and movies are automatically sorted to one of the following categories with shooting. When “F auto sort mode” is selected, images and movies can be viewed by selecting the category to which they were sorted. u Food Z Smile Y Portraits...
Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode Use the rotary multi selector to choose a Por traits desired category. For information about categories, see “Auto Sort Mode Categories” (A 111). For information about operating the auto sort mode screen, see “Operations in Auto Sort Mode” (A 112). Other scenes Press the k button to display an image in the selected 1 5 / 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 1 5 : 3 0...
• Images or movies copied from the internal memory to a memory card, or vice versa (A 127), cannot be displayed in auto sort mode. • Images or movies saved by a camera other than the COOLPIX S9050 cannot be displayed in auto sort mode.
Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode Operations in Auto Sort Mode The following operations are available in the category list screen (A 110 step 3). Function Control Description Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H, Select a category I, J, or K. Switch to full- Display images in the selected category in full- frame playback...
Viewing Images by Date (List by Date) In “C list by date mode”, only images captured on the same date can be played back. • In full-frame playback mode, just as with normal playback mode, shooting information can be displayed, image display can be enlarged, images can be edited, and movies can be played back.
Viewing Images by Date (List by Date) Operations in List by Date Mode The following operations are available in the list by date screen (A 113 step 3). Function Control Description Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H or Select date Switch to full-frame Display images captured on the selected date...
Playback Options: Playback Menu The following options are available in the playback menu. k Quick retouch A 132 Easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced. A 133 D-Lighting Enhance brightness and contrast in dark portions of images. A 134 Skin softening Make facial skin tones softer.
Playback Options: Playback Menu A 129 Choose key picture Change the key picture that is displayed to represent a series of images shot continuously (sequence ➝ A 92). A 101 Favorite pictures Select and add images as favorites. A 104 Remove from favorites Remove an image from an album.
Playback Options: Playback Menu a Print Order (Creating a DPOF Print Order) c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M a Print order When printing images saved on the memory card using any of the following methods, the Print order option in the playback menu is used to create digital “print orders”...
Playback Options: Playback Menu Choose images (up to 99) and the number of Print selec tion copies (up to nine) of each. Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press J or K to select images, and press H or I to specify the number of copies to be printed.
Playback Options: Playback Menu Notes on Print Order When a print order is created in favorite pictures mode, auto sort mode, or list by date mode, the screen shown below is displayed if images other than those in the selected album, category, or shooting date have been marked for printing.
Playback Options: Playback Menu Notes on Printing Shooting Date and Shooting Information When the Date and Info settings are enabled in the print order option, shooting date and shooting data are printed on images when a DPOF-compatible (A 213) printer that supports printing of shooting date and shooting data is used.
Playback Options: Playback Menu b Slide Show c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M b Slide show Play back images, saved in the internal memory or on a memory card, one by one in an automated “slide show.” Use the rotary multi selector to choose Start Slide show and press the k button.
Playback Options: Playback Menu d Protect c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M d Protect Protect selected images from accidental deletion. Select images to protect or cancel protection for previously protected images from the image selection screen. See “Selecting Images” (A 123) for more information.
Playback Options: Playback Menu Selecting Images When using one of the following features, a screen like Protec t that shown on the right is displayed when selecting images. • Print order > Select images (A 117) • Protect (A 122) Back •...
Playback Options: Playback Menu f Rotate Image c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M f Rotate image Specify the orientation in which saved images are displayed with playback. Still images can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or 90 degrees counterclockwise. Images that were saved in portrait (“tall”) orientation can be rotated up to 180 degrees in either direction.
Playback Options: Playback Menu E Voice Memo c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M E Voice memo Use the camera’s microphone to record voice memos for images. Recording Voice Memos Choose an image in full-frame playback mode (A 89) or thumbnail playback mode (A 94) and press the d button.
• Voice memos cannot be recorded for an image that already has a voice memo attached on it. The current voice memo must be deleted before a new voice memo can be recorded. • The COOLPIX S9050 is not able to record a voice memo for images captured with another make or model of digital camera.
Playback Options: Playback Menu h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory Card) c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M h Copy Copy images between the internal memory and a memory card. Use the rotary multi selector to choose a Copy destination option to which images are copied and press the k button.
Playback Options: Playback Menu Memory contains no images. Message If there are no images saved on a memory card inserted in the camera when playback mode is applied, the message Memory contains no images. will be displayed. Press the d button to display the copy option screen, and copy the images saved in the camera’s internal memory to the memory card.
Playback Options: Playback Menu C Sequence Display Options c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M C Sequence display options Choose the method used to display a series of images shot continuously (sequence ➝ A 92) when viewing them in full-frame playback mode (A 89) and in thumbnail playback mode (A 94).
• Images captured at an Image mode (A 47) setting of N 1024×768 or O 640×480 cannot be edited using Frame (A 137). • Edited copies created with the COOLPIX S9050 may not be displayed properly on another make or model of digital camera. It may also be impossible to transfer them to a computer using another make or model of digital camera.
Editing Functions Restrictions on Image Editing When an edited copy is further modified with another editing function, check the following restrictions. Editing function used Editing function to add The skin softening, small picture, frame, or crop function can be Quick retouch added.
Image Editing k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation Quick retouch can be used to easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced. Copies created with the quick retouch function are saved as separate files. Choose the desired image in full-frame playback mode (A 89) or thumbnail playback mode (A 94) and press the d button.
Image Editing I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast D-Lighting can be used to create copies with enhanced brightness and contrast, brightening dark portions of an image. Enhanced copies are saved as separate files. Choose the desired image in full-frame playback mode (A 89) or thumbnail playback mode (A 94) and press the d button.
Image Editing e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones The camera detects faces in images and creates a copy with softer facial skin tones. Copies created using the skin softening function are saved as separate files. Choose the desired image in full-frame playback mode (A 89) or thumbnail playback mode (A 94) and press the d button.
Image Editing p Filter Effects (Digital Filter) Filter effects (digital filter) can be used to apply a variety of effects to images. The following effects are available. Copies created with the filter effects function are saved as separate files. Type Description Soften the image by adding a slight blur around the center of the Soft...
Image Editing Adjust the effect. Soft: Press H or I to choose the range of the effect and Soft press the k button. Normal Ex tent Selective color: The slider is displayed. Rotate the rotary Selec tive color multi selector or press H or I to select the color to be retained, and press the k button.
Image Editing S Frame (Adding Frames to Images) A frame can be added to the outside of an image. There are four frames for horizontal images, three frames for vertical images, and four frames that can be used for both horizontal and vertical images. Copies created with this function are saved as separate files.
Image Editing g Small Picture: Decreasing Image Size Create a small copy of the current image. This feature is useful for creating copies for display on Web pages or e-mail attachments. The l 640×480, m 320×240, and n 160×120 sizes are available. Small copies are saved as separate files with a compression ratio of 1:16.
Image Editing a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor when u is displayed with playback zoom (A 97) enabled. Cropped copies are saved as separate files. Rotate the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame playback mode (A 89) to zoom in on the image.
Movie Recording and Playback Recording Movies Movies with sound can be recorded. • Each movie is limited to a file size of 4 GB and a movie length of 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording (A 149).
Recording Movies Notes on Recording Movies • Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended when recording movies (A 196). Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory cards with a lower Speed Class ratings are used. •...
Recording Movies Capturing Still Images While Recording Movies If the shutter-release button is pressed all the way while recording a movie, one frame is saved as a still image. Movie recording continues while the still image is being saved. • A still image can be saved when Q is displayed at the top left of the monitor.
Recording Movies Recording Movies in Slow Motion and Fast Motion (HS Movie) HS (high speed) movies can be recorded. The portions of the movie recorded using HS movie can be played back in slow motion at 1/8 or 1/2 of normal playback speed, or played back in fast motion at a speed two times faster than normal speed.
Recording Movies Press the b (e movie-record) button to start HS movie options recording. Movie recording begins after the monitor briefly turns off. The camera focuses at the center of the frame. Focus areas are not displayed during recording. When the Open with HS footage checkbox in the movie menu is turned on, HS movies are recorded when 9s 9s recording begins.
Recording Movies Notes on HS Movie • Portions recorded for slow motion or fast motion playback are not recorded with sound. • When recording HS movies, vibration reduction cannot be used. Zoom position, focus, exposure, and white balance are locked when the b (e movie-record) button is pressed to start recording. HS Movie Recorded movies are played back at about 30 frames per second, including portions recorded using HS movie.
Recording Movies Changing Movie Recording Settings The following options can be adjusted from the movie menu. A 148 Movie options Select the desired movie option to record. The camera can record normal speed movies and high speed (HS) movies, which can be played back in slow motion or fast motion.
Recording Movies Press H or I to choose the D tab. Movie Movie options Open with HS footage Autofocus mode Electronic VR Wind noise reduction Press K or the k button. Movie The movie menu items can be selected. Movie options Open with HS footage Use the rotary multi selector to choose and apply settings Autofocus mode...
Recording Movies Movie Options Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie) (A 146) M Movie options Select the options for recording movies. Larger image sizes and faster movie bitrates mean greater image quality and larger movie file sizes. •...
Recording Movies Type Description 2× speed fast motion movies with a 16:9 aspect ratio are recorded. j HS 15 fps • Max. recording time*: 2 minutes (playback time: 1 minute) (1920×1080) • Image size: 1920 × 1080 pixels • Movie bitrate: 12 Mbps * The maximum recording time shown here refers only to the portion of the movie that is recorded in slow motion or fast motion.
Recording Movies Open with HS Footage Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie) (A 146) M Open with HS footage Select whether the camera records normal speed movies or HS movies (slow motion or fast motion movies) when movie recording starts. Option Description On (default setting)
Recording Movies Electronic VR Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie) (A 146) M Electronic VR When the camera is configured in the Movie options screen to record normal speed movies, select whether the camera uses electronic vibration reduction. Option Description w On (default setting)
* The movie can also be advanced or rewound by rotating the rotary multi selector. Playing Back Movies The COOLPIX S9050 is not able to playback movies recorded with another make or model of digital camera. Deleting Movies Select a movie and press the l button in full-frame...
Editing Movies The desired portions of a recorded movie can be saved as a separate file. Play back the desired movie and pause playback (A 152). Press the rotary multi selector J or K to choose the L control, and then press the k button.
Editing Movies Notes on Movie Editing • A movie that was created by editing cannot be trimmed again. To trim another area of the movie, select and edit the original movie. • Movies are trimmed in one-second intervals, therefore the actual trimmed portion of the movie may differ slightly from the selected start and end points.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers Connecting to a TV Connect the camera to a television to play images or movies back on the television. A cable for connecting to your TV is not supplied with this camera. If your TV is equipped with an HDMI jack, a commercially available HDMI cable can be used to connect the camera to the TV.
Connecting to a TV Tune the television to the video channel. See the documentation provided with your television for details. Hold down the c button to turn on the camera. The camera enters playback mode and images are displayed on the television. While connected to the TV, the camera monitor will remain off.
• Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3) Mac OS • Mac OS X (version 10.6.8, 10.7.4) Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system compatibility. Start the computer and insert the ViewNX 2 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
The following software is installed: • ViewNX 2 (consisting of the three modules below) - Nikon Transfer 2: For transferring images to the computer - ViewNX 2: For viewing, editing, and printing transferred images - Nikon Movie Editor: For basic editing of transferred movies •...
Nikon Transfer 2 and click OK. 2 Double-click Import File. If the memory card contains a large number of images, it may take a while for Nikon Transfer 2 to start. Wait until Nikon Transfer 2 starts. Connecting the USB Cable...
Transfer images to the computer. • Confirm that the name of the connected camera or removable disk is displayed as the “Source” on the “Options” title bar of Nikon Transfer 2 (1). • Click Start Transfer (2). • At default settings, all the images on the memory card will be copied to the computer.
• When connecting the camera to a printer, use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly. • If the AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S9050 can be powered from an electrical outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapters as they may cause the camera to heat up or malfunction.
Connecting to a Printer Connecting the Camera to a Printer Turn off the camera. Turn on the printer. Check printer settings. Connect the camera to the printer using the supplied USB cable. Be sure that connectors are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert connectors at an angle, and do not use force when connecting or disconnecting the USB cable.
Connecting to a Printer Printing Images One at a Time After properly connecting the camera to the printer (A 162), follow the procedures described below to print an image. Use the rotary multi selector to choose the Print selec tion desired image and press the k button.
Connecting to a Printer Choose Start print and press the k button. Pic tBridge 0 0 4 prints Star t print Copies Paper size Printing begins. Monitor display returns to the screen shown in step 1 when printing is complete. Printing 0 0 2 / 0 0 4 To cancel printing before all copies have been printed,...
Connecting to a Printer Choose the desired paper size and press the Paper size k button. Default 3.5×5 in. To specify paper size using settings on the printer, choose 5×7 in. Default in the paper size option. 100×150 mm 4×6 in. 8×10 in.
Connecting to a Printer Print all images One copy each of all images saved in the Print all images internal memory, or on the memory card, is printed. 0 1 2 prints • When the screen shown on the right is displayed, choose Start print and press the k button to start print.
Basic Camera Setup Setup Menu The setup menu contains the following options. A 169 Welcome screen Choose whether or not a welcome screen is displayed when the camera is turned on. A 170 Time zone and date Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones. A 172 Monitor settings Adjust photo information display, image review, and monitor brightness settings.
Setup Menu A 188 Reset all Restore camera settings to default values. A 191 Firmware version Display camera firmware version. Displaying the Setup Menu Press the d button. Shooting menu The menu is displayed. Image mode White balance If the d button was pressed in x (scene Metering ISO sensitivity auto selector), press the rotary multi...
Setup Menu Welcome Screen d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M Welcome screen Choose whether or not a welcome screen is displayed when the camera is turned None (default setting) The camera enters shooting or playback mode without displaying the welcome screen.
Setup Menu Time Zone and Date d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M Time zone and date Set the camera clock. Date and time Set camera clock to current date and time. Date and time Use the rotary multi selector to set the date and time in the date screen.
Setup Menu Press K. Time zone The travel destination screen is displayed. 1 5 / 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 1 5 : 3 0 London, Casablanca Home time zone Travel destination Press J or K to choose the travel destination 1 0 : 3 0 –...
Setup Menu Monitor Settings d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M Monitor settings Set the options below. Photo info Choose information displayed in the monitor during shooting and playback mode. ➝ (A 173) Image review On (default setting): The captured image is displayed immediately after shooting, and then the camera returns to the shooting screen.
Setup Menu Photo Info Select whether or not the photo information is displayed in the monitor. See “The Monitor” (A 6) for information on indicators displayed in the monitor. Shooting mode Playback mode 1 5 / 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 1 5 : 3 0 1 5 / 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 1 5 : 3 0 0 0 0 4 .
Setup Menu Print Date (Imprinting Date and Time) d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M Print date The shooting date and time can be imprinted on the images with shooting, allowing the information to be printed even from printers that do not support date printing (A 120).
Setup Menu Vibration Reduction d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M Vibration reduction Choose a vibration reduction option for shooting still images. Vibration reduction effectively reduces blur, caused by slight hand movement known as camera shake, which commonly occurs when shooting with the camera zoomed in or at slow shutter speeds.
Setup Menu Notes on Vibration Reduction • Vibration reduction may take a few seconds to activate after the power is turned on, or the camera enters shooting mode from playback mode. Wait until the image of the monitor stabilizes before shooting.
Setup Menu Motion Detection d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M Motion detection Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of subject movement and camera shake when shooting still images. Auto (default setting) When the camera detects subject movement or camera shake, the ISO sensitivity and shutter speed are automatically increased to reduce blurring.
Setup Menu AF Assist d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M AF assist Enable or disable AF-assist illuminator, which assists autofocus operation when the subject is dimly lit. Auto (default setting) AF-assist illuminator will be used to assist the focus operation when the subject is dimly lit.
Setup Menu Digital Zoom d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M Digital zoom Enable or disable digital zoom. o On (default setting) When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating the zoom control to g (i) triggers digital zoom (A 27). Z Crop The zoom magnification is limited to the zoom position where V is displayed (except when recording movies).
Setup Menu Sound Settings d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M Sound settings Adjust the following sound settings. Button sound Select On (default setting) or Off. When On is selected, a beep will sound once when operations are completed successfully, twice when the camera acquires focus on the subject, and three times when an error is detected.
Setup Menu Auto Off d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M Auto off If no operations are performed for a specified amount of time, the monitor turns off and the camera enters standby mode (A 19). Choose the time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode from 30 s, 1 min (default setting), 5 min, and 30 min.
• Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover during formatting. • Be sure to use this camera to format memory cards previously used in other devices the first time they are inserted into the COOLPIX S9050.
Setup Menu Language d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M Language Choose one of 26 languages for display of camera menus and messages. Czech Portuguese Danish Russian German Romanian (default setting) Finnish Spanish Swedish Greek Turkish French Ukrainian Indonesian Arabic Italian...
• When the camera is connected to a computer, an application installed on the computer, such as Nikon Transfer 2, may start. If the camera was connected to the computer for the sole purpose of charging the battery, exit the application.
Setup Menu The Charge Lamp The following chart explains charge lamp status when the camera is connected to a computer. Charge lamp Description Blinks slowly Battery charging. (green) Battery not charging. If the charge lamp changes from slow blinking (green) to off while the power-on lamp is lit, charging is complete.
Setup Menu Blink Warning d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M Blink warning Specify whether or not the camera detects human subjects that have blinked using face detection (A 56) when shooting in the following modes. • A (auto) mode (when Face priority (A 53) is selected for AF area mode option).
Setup Menu Operating the Blink Warning Screen When the Did someone blink? screen shown on the Did someone blink? right is displayed in the monitor, the operations described below are available. If no operations are performed within a few seconds, the camera automatically returns to shooting mode.
Setup Menu Reset All d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M Reset all When Reset is selected, the camera’s settings will be restored to their default values. Basic Shooting Functions Option Default value Auto Flash mode (A 32) Self-timer (A 35) Macro mode (A 39) Creative slider adjustment (A 41)
Setup Menu Night landscape Menu Option Default value Night landscape (A 64) Hand-held Night Portrait Menu Option Default value Night portrait (A 65) Tripod Backlighting Menu Option Default value HDR (A 66) Continuous Shooting Menu Option Default value Continuous (A 82) Continuous H Special Effects Menu Option...
Setup Menu Option Default value Vibration reduction (A 175) Motion detection (A 177) Auto AF assist (A 178) Auto Digital zoom (A 179) Button sound (A 180) Shutter sound (A 180) Auto off (A 181) 1 min HDMI (A 183) Auto HDMI device control (A 183) Charge by computer (A 184)
Setup Menu Firmware Version d button M z (Setup menu) (A 168) M Firmware version View the current camera firmware version. CO O L P I X S 9050 Ve r. x . x Back...
Caring for the Camera Maximizing Camera Life and Performance To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following precautions when using or storing the device. Keep dry The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
• Charge the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) before use. • When charging the COOLPIX S9050 using the Charging AC adapter EH-69P or a computer, the charge capacity may decrease at ambient temperatures 45°C to 60°C (113°F to 140°F).
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance Cleaning Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a blower (typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that is pumped to produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove fingerprints Lens or other stains that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the lens with a soft cloth, using a spiral motion that starts at the center of them and working...
Technical Notes and Index Optional Accessories Rechargeable battery Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 1, 2 Charging AC adapter Charging AC Adapter EH-69P Battery charger Battery Charger MH-65 AC Adapter EH-62F (connect as shown) AC adapter Be sure that the power connector cord has been properly aligned in power connector and battery chamber grooves before closing the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Optional Accessories Approved Memory Cards The following Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have been tested and approved for use in this camera. Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended for recording movies. When using a memory card with a lower Speed Class rating, movie recording may stop unexpectedly.
• Files are saved in folders named with a folder number followed by an identifier: “P_” plus a three-digit sequential number for images captured in Panorama assist scene mode (e.g. “101P_001”; A 78) and “NIKON” for all other images (e.g. “100NIKON”). When the number of files within a folder reaches 9999, a new folder will be created.
Error Messages The following table lists the error messages and other warnings displayed in the monitor, as well as the solutions for dealing with them. Display Problem Solution O (blinks) Clock not set. Set date and time. Battery exhausted. Charge or replace the battery. 14, 16 Battery exhausted.
Memory card has not any images which need to be Format card? been formatted for use kept before formatting the in COOLPIX S9050. memory card. Select Yes and press the k button to format the memory card. • Choose smaller image size.
A voice memo cannot attached to movies. Sound file cannot be be attached to this file. • Select an image captured saved. with COOLPIX S9050. • Select images that support Cannot edit selected Image cannot be editing function. image. modified.
Communications error reconnect USB cable. printer. Turn camera off, remove and reinsert battery, and turn Error has occurred in System error camera on. If error persists, camera’s internal 14, 19 contact retailer or Nikon- circuitry. authorized service representative.
Error Messages Display Problem Solution Check printer. After solving the problem, select Resume Printer error: check Printer error. – and press the k button to printer status. resume printing.* Load the specified paper, Specified size of paper is select Resume, and press the Printer error: check –...
Troubleshooting If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below before consulting your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative. Display, Settings, and Power Supply Problem Cause/Solution • Wait for recording to end. – • If the problem persists, turn the camera off.
Troubleshooting Problem Cause/Solution • Camera is off. • Standby mode for saving power: press the power 4, 10, switch, shutter-release button, c button, or b (e 19, 30 movie-record) button, or rotate the mode dial. Monitor is blank. • When flash lamp blinks, wait until flash has charged. •...
Troubleshooting Shooting Problem Cause/Solution 155, Cannot switch to shooting Disconnect HDMI cable or USB cable. 159, mode. • When camera is in playback mode, press the 4, 30 c button or shutter-release button. No image captured when the • When menus are displayed, press the d shutter-release button is button.
Troubleshooting Problem Cause/Solution Off is selected for Sound settings>Shutter No sound when shutter is sound in setup menu. No sound is heard with released. some shooting modes and settings, even when On is selected. Off is selected for the AF assist option in the setup menu.
– computer or other make of camera. File cannot be played back. • The COOLPIX S9050 is not able to play back movies recorded with another make or model of digital camera. • Playback zoom cannot be used with movies, small pictures, or images that have been cropped to a size of 320 ×...
D-Lighting, skin softening, filter effects, frame, small picture, or crop. • The COOLPIX S9050 is not able to edit images captured with another make or model of digital camera. • Video mode or HDMI is not correctly set in the TV settings setup menu.
– Nikon Transfer 2 does not start • Confirm system requirements. when camera is connected. • Computer is not set to start Nikon Transfer 2 automatically. For more information on Nikon Transfer 2, refer to help information contained in ViewNX...
Specifications Nikon COOLPIX S9050 Digital Camera Type Compact digital camera Number of effective pixels 12.1 million Image sensor -in. type CMOS; approx. 12.75 million total pixels Lens 15.5× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens 4.5–69.8 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25–388 mm...
Specifications ISO sensitivity • ISO 160–800 (Standard output • ISO 1600, 3200 (available when using Auto mode) sensitivity) Exposure 256-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot (digital zoom 2× or Metering mode more) Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation Exposure control (–2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter •...
Approx. 55 g (2.0 oz) (excluding plug adapter) Weight For Argentina: Approx. 80 g (2.9 oz) Specifications Nikon will not be held liable for any errors this manual may contain. The appearance of this product and its specifications are subject to change without notice.
Specifications Supported Standards • DCF: Design Rule for Camera File System is a standard widely used in the digital camera industry to ensure compatibility among different makes of camera. • DPOF: Digital Print Order Format is an industry-wide standard that allows images to be printed from print orders saved on memory cards.
Index Symbols Aperture value 28 R 79 Audio/video cable 155, 195 b (e movie record)-button 10 Audio/video-in jack 155 g (tele) 27 Auto 32, 49 f (wide) 27 Auto mode 24 c Playback button 10 Auto off 181 A Shooting mode button 10 Auto sort menu 112 o Exposure compensation 44 Auto sort mode 109...
Index Continuous menu 82 Flash mode 32 Continuous shooting mode 80 Flash off 32 Copying images 127 Flash pop-up control 4, 9, 32 Creative slider 41 Fluorescent 49 Crop 139 Focus 28, 53 Focus indicator 7 Focus lock 55 Date and time 20, 170 Folder name 197 Date format 21, 170 Food u 71...
Night landscape j 64 Rechargeable Li-ion battery 14, 16, 195 Night portrait S 65 Recording movies 140 Nikon Transfer 2 157, 158, 160 Recording slow motion movies 143 Number of exposures remaining 24, 48 Red-eye reduction 32 Remove from favorites 104...
Index Sequence display options 129 Voice memo 125 Setup menu 167 Volume 126, 152 Shooting 24, 26, 28 Shooting info 11 WAV 197 Shooting information 91 Welcome screen 169 Shooting menu 46 White balance 49 Shutter sound 180 Wind Noise Reduction 151 Shutter speed 28 Shutter-release button 9, 28 Zoom control 152...
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