Nikon D3100 Users Manual Guide

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Nikon D3100 Users Manual Guide - page 1
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Nikon D3100 Users Manual Guide - page 2
Where to Find It Find what you’re looking for from: i i i i i The Table of Contents Find items by function or menu name. 0 iv–viii The Q&A Index 0 ii–iii Know what you want to do but don’t know the function name? Find it from the “question and answer” index. The Index Search by key word. 0 205–207 Error Messages Troubleshooting 0 192–194 If a warning is displayed in the viewfinder or monitor, find the solution here. 0 188–191 Camera behaving unexpectedly? Find the solution here. A For Your Safety Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions in “For Your Safety” (0 ix–xiv). Help Use the camera’s on-board help feature for help on menu items and other topics. See page 11 for details. Digitutor “Digitutor”, a series of “watch and learn” manuals in movie form, is available from the following website: http://www.nikondigitutor.com/index_eng.html
Nikon D3100 Users Manual Guide - page 3
Q&A Index Table of Contents 0 ii 0 iv 0 1 X Introduction s Basic Photography and Playback ! Guide Mode x Live View y Recording and Viewing Movies k Release Mode z More on Photography (All Modes) t P, S, A, and M Modes I More on Playback Q Connections o The Playback Menu i The Shooting Menu g The Setup Menu u The Retouch Menu w Recent Settings n Technical Notes 0 23 0 33 0 37 0 45 0 53 0 55 0 73 0 99 0 115 0 129 0 131 0 136 0 151 0 165 0 167 i
Nikon D3100 Users Manual Guide - page 4
Q&A Index Find what you’re looking for using this “question and answer” index. Taking Photographs i Shooting Modes and Framing Options Is there a quick and easy way to take snapshots? How do I use the g position on the mode dial? Can I choose a shutter speed (mode S)? Can I choose an aperture (mode A)? How do I make long (“time”) exposures (mode M)? Can I frame photos in the monitor? Can I shoot movies? 0 23–27 33–36 75 76 78 37–43 45–46 5, 53 54 5 55–56 60 i Release Modes Can I take photos one at a time or in quick succession? How do I take pictures with the self-timer? Can I reduce shutter noise in quiet surroundings? i Focus Can I choose how the camera focuses? Can I choose the focus point? i Image Quality and Size How do I take pictures for printing at large sizes? How can I get more pictures on the memory card? 64–66 i Exposure Can I make photos brighter or darker? How do I preserve details in shadows and highlights? 81 85–86 i Using the Flash Can I set the flash to fire automatically when needed? How do I keep the flash from firing? How do I avoid “red-eye”? 67–70 Viewing Photographs i Playback How do I view photographs on the camera? How do I view more information about a photo? Can I view photos in an automatic slide show? Can I view photos on a TV? Can I protect photos from accidental deletion? 0 30, 99 100–104 112 126–128 108 31, 109–111 i Deletion How do I delete unwanted photos? ii
Nikon D3100 Users Manual Guide - page 5
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 copy a photo to use as a base for a painting? Can I trim movie footage on the camera? 0 151–164 153 160 158–159 162 50–52 Menus and Settings How do I adjust settings in the information display? How do I use the menus? How do I display menus in another language? How do I keep the displays from turning off? How do I focus the viewfinder? Can I display a framing grid in the monitor? How do I set the camera clock? How do I format memory cards? How do I restore default settings? Is there any way to stop the camera beeping? How do I get help for a menu or message? 0 6–7 11–13 18, 140 143 22 41 18, 139 21 131, 136 144 11, 192 Connections How do I copy photos to a computer? How do I print photos? Can I print the date of recording on my photos? 0 115–116 117–125 119, 125, 147 Maintenance and Optional Accessories What memory cards can I use? What lenses can I use? What optional flash units (Speedlights) can I use? What other accessories are available for my camera? What software is available for my camera? What do I do with the supplied eyepiece cap? How do I clean the camera? Where should I take my camera for servicing and repairs? 0 177 167 172 176 54 179 iii
Nikon D3100 Users Manual Guide - page 6
Table of Contents Q&A Index .................................................................................................................................... ii For Your Safety .......................................................................................................................... ix Notices.......................................................................................................................................... xi Introduction 1 Overview....................................................................................................................................... 1 Getting to Know the Camera................................................................................................. 2 The Camera Body ......................................................................................................................2 The Mode Dial.............................................................................................................................4 The Release-Mode Selector ...................................................................................................5 The Information Display..........................................................................................................6 The Command Dial ...................................................................................................................8 The Viewfinder......................................................................................................................... 10 Camera Menus..........................................................................................................................11 Using Camera Menus ............................................................................................................ 12 First Steps ...................................................................................................................................14 Charge the Battery ................................................................................................................. 14 Insert the Battery .................................................................................................................... 15 Attach a Lens............................................................................................................................ 16 Basic Setup................................................................................................................................ 18 Insert a Memory Card............................................................................................................ 20 Format the Memory Card .................................................................................................... 21 Adjust Viewfinder Focus ...................................................................................................... 22 Basic Photography and Playback 23 “Point-and-Shoot” Photography (i and j Modes)...................................................23 Step 1: Turn the Camera On................................................................................................ 23 Step 2: Select i or j Mode ............................................................................................... 24 Step 3: Frame the Photograph .......................................................................................... 25 Step 4: Focus ............................................................................................................................ 26 Step 5: Shoot ............................................................................................................................ 26 Creative Photography (Scene Modes) .............................................................................28 k Portrait .................................................................................................................................. 28 l Landscape.............................................................................................................................. 28 p Child...................................................................................................................................... 29 m Sports .................................................................................................................................... 29 n Close Up ................................................................................................................................. 29 o Night Portrait ......................................................................................................................... 29 Basic Playback...........................................................................................................................30 Deleting Unwanted Photographs .................................................................................... 31 iv
Nikon D3100 Users Manual Guide - page 7
Guide Mode 33 The Guide ...................................................................................................................................33 Guide Mode Menus.................................................................................................................34 Live View 37 Framing Photographs in the Monitor ..............................................................................37 Recording and Viewing Movies 45 Recording Movies ....................................................................................................................45 Viewing Movies ........................................................................................................................49 Editing Movies ..........................................................................................................................50 Trimming Movies ....................................................................................................................50 Saving Selected Frames........................................................................................................52 Release Mode 53 Choosing a Release Mode ....................................................................................................53 Self-Timer Mode.......................................................................................................................54 More on Photography (All Modes) 55 Focus ............................................................................................................................................55 Focus Mode...............................................................................................................................55 AF-Area Mode ..........................................................................................................................58 Focus Point Selection ............................................................................................................60 Focus Lock .................................................................................................................................60 Manual Focus ...........................................................................................................................62 Image Quality and Size ..........................................................................................................64 Image Quality ...........................................................................................................................64 Image Size..................................................................................................................................66 Using the Built-in Flash..........................................................................................................67 Flash Mode ................................................................................................................................68 ISO Sensitivity............................................................................................................................71 P, S, A, and M Modes 73 Shutter Speed and Aperture................................................................................................73 Mode P (Programmed Auto) ..............................................................................................74 Mode S (Shutter-Priority Auto) ..........................................................................................75 Mode A (Aperture-Priority Auto).......................................................................................76 Mode M (Manual)....................................................................................................................77 v
Nikon D3100 Users Manual Guide - page 8
Exposure .....................................................................................................................................79 Metering .................................................................................................................................... 79 Autoexposure Lock................................................................................................................ 80 Exposure Compensation...................................................................................................... 81 Flash Compensation.............................................................................................................. 83 Active D-Lighting.....................................................................................................................85 White Balance ...........................................................................................................................87 Fine-Tuning White Balance................................................................................................. 89 Preset Manual .......................................................................................................................... 90 Picture Controls........................................................................................................................94 Selecting a Picture Control.................................................................................................. 94 Modifying Picture Controls ................................................................................................. 95 The GP-1 GPS Unit ...................................................................................................................98 More on Playback 99 Full-Frame Playback................................................................................................................99 Photo Information................................................................................................................100 Thumbnail Playback ............................................................................................................ 105 Calendar Playback ................................................................................................................ 106 Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom........................................................................... 107 Protecting Photographs from Deletion........................................................................ 108 Deleting Photographs ........................................................................................................ 109 Full-Frame, Thumbnail, and Calendar Playback........................................................109 The Playback Menu..............................................................................................................110 Slide Shows............................................................................................................................. 112 Connections 115 Connecting to a Computer ............................................................................................... 115 Before Connecting the Camera.......................................................................................115 Connecting the Camera .....................................................................................................116 Printing Photographs.......................................................................................................... 117 Connecting the Printer.......................................................................................................117 Printing Pictures One at a Time.......................................................................................118 Printing Multiple Pictures..................................................................................................120 Creating Index Prints...........................................................................................................123 Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set .........................................................................124 Viewing Photographs on TV............................................................................................. 126 Standard Definition Devices.............................................................................................126 High-Definition Devices .....................................................................................................127 vi
Nikon D3100 Users Manual Guide - page 9
Menu Guide 129 Playback Folder................................................................................................................ 129 Display Mode .................................................................................................................... 130 Image Review ................................................................................................................... 130 Rotate Tall .......................................................................................................................... 130 D The Playback Menu: Managing Images............................................................................ 129 C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options............................................................................. 131 Reset Shooting Options ................................................................................................ 131 ISO Sensitivity Settings.................................................................................................. 132 Auto Distortion Control ................................................................................................ 133 Color Space........................................................................................................................ 133 Noise Reduction............................................................................................................... 134 AF-Assist ............................................................................................................................. 134 Built-in Flash...................................................................................................................... 135 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup .......................................................................................... 136 Reset Setup Options....................................................................................................... 136 LCD Brightness ................................................................................................................. 137 Info Display Format ........................................................................................................ 137 Auto Info Display ............................................................................................................. 139 Video Mode ....................................................................................................................... 139 Flicker Reduction............................................................................................................. 139 Time Zone and Date....................................................................................................... 139 Language ........................................................................................................................... 140 Image Comment.............................................................................................................. 140 Auto Image Rotation...................................................................................................... 141 Dust off Ref Photo ........................................................................................................... 141 Auto off Timers................................................................................................................. 143 Self-Timer Delay............................................................................................................... 143 Beep ..................................................................................................................................... 144 Rangefinder....................................................................................................................... 144 File Number Sequence .................................................................................................. 145 Buttons................................................................................................................................ 146 Slot Empty Release Lock ............................................................................................... 147 Date Imprint ...................................................................................................................... 147 Storage Folder .................................................................................................................. 149 Eye-Fi Upload.................................................................................................................... 150 Firmware Version............................................................................................................. 150 N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies ................................................................. 151 Creating Retouched Copies ............................................................................................. 152 D-Lighting .......................................................................................................................... 153 Red-Eye Correction ......................................................................................................... 153 Trim ...................................................................................................................................... 154 Monochrome .................................................................................................................... 154 Filter Effects ....................................................................................................................... 155 Color Balance .................................................................................................................... 156 vii
Nikon D3100 Users Manual Guide - page 10
Small Picture ......................................................................................................................156 Image Overlay ...................................................................................................................158 NEF (RAW) Processing ....................................................................................................160 Quick Retouch...................................................................................................................161 Straighten ...........................................................................................................................161 Distortion Control............................................................................................................161 Fisheye .................................................................................................................................162 Color Outline .....................................................................................................................162 Perspective Control.........................................................................................................162 Miniature Effect ................................................................................................................163 Before and After ...............................................................................................................164 m Recent Settings................................................................................................................. 165 Technical Notes 167 Compatible Lenses............................................................................................................... 167 Compatible CPU Lenses .....................................................................................................167 Compatible Non-CPU Lenses ...........................................................................................169 Optional Flash Units (Speedlights)................................................................................. 172 The Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)..................................................................173 Other Accessories................................................................................................................. 176 Approved Memory Cards ..................................................................................................177 Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter.........................................................178 Caring for the Camera......................................................................................................... 179 Storage .....................................................................................................................................179 Cleaning...................................................................................................................................179 The Low-Pass Filter ..............................................................................................................180 Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions............................................................. 184 Available Settings................................................................................................................. 186 Memory Card Capacity ....................................................................................................... 187 Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................... 188 Display ......................................................................................................................................188 Shooting (All Modes)...........................................................................................................188 Shooting (P, S, A, M) ...........................................................................................................190 Playback...................................................................................................................................190 Miscellaneous ........................................................................................................................191 Error Messages....................................................................................................................... 192 Specifications......................................................................................................................... 195 Battery Life ..............................................................................................................................204 Index.......................................................................................................................................... 205 viii
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