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Camera Manuals - Nikon - Nikon S5100 Camera User Manual

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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
Main Features of the Operation Controls...................................................................................... 8
Common Menu Operations..........................................................................................................................10
Switching Between Tabs.................................................................................................................................11
The Shutter-release Button............................................................................................................................11
Attaching the Camera Strap.........................................................................................................................11
First Steps............................................................................................................................................. 12
Inserting the Battery ...........................................................................................................................12
Removing the Battery .......................................................................................................................................13
Charging the Battery ..........................................................................................................................14
Turning On and Off the Camera.................................................................................................................17
Setting Display Language, Date, and Time ................................................................................18
Inserting Memory Cards ....................................................................................................................20
Removing Memory Cards...............................................................................................................................20
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode............................................................... 22
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode .......................................................22
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode...............................................................................................23
Step 2 Frame a Picture .......................................................................................................................24
Using the Zoom....................................................................................................................................................25
Step 3 Focus and Shoot .....................................................................................................................26
Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Images...................................................................................28
Playing Back Images (Playback Mode)....................................................................................................28
Deleting Unwanted Images..........................................................................................................................29
Using the Flash......................................................................................................................................30
Setting the Flash Mode....................................................................................................................................30
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ...............................................................................................32
Macro Mode...........................................................................................................................................33
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation) .....................................................................34

More on Shooting ............................................................................................................................. 35
Selecting a Shooting Mode..............................................................................................................35
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) ...........................................................36
Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size).............................................................................................37
White Balance (Adjusting Hue) ...................................................................................................................39
Metering....................................................................................................................................................................41
Continuous ..............................................................................................................................................................42
ISO Sensitivity ........................................................................................................................................................43
Color Options.........................................................................................................................................................44
AF Area Mode ........................................................................................................................................................45
Autofocus Mode .................................................................................................................................................48
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously........................................................49
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) ...................................................................................51
Selecting a Scene Mode..................................................................................................................................51
Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector) .............52
Selecting a Scene Mode to Take Pictures (Features) .....................................................................54
Shooting for a Panorama................................................................................................................................62
Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode) .........................................................................64
Changing Smart Portrait Mode Settings ...............................................................................................66
Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)......................................................67
Changing Subject Tracking Mode Settings.........................................................................................69
More on Playback.............................................................................................................................. 70
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode....................................................................................70
Displaying the Histogram and Shooting Information..................................................................71
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback........................................................................72
Calendar Display...................................................................................................................................................74
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom..........................................................................................75
Playing Back Images by Category..................................................................................................77
Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode................................................................................................78
Viewing Images in Auto Sort Mode .........................................................................................................78
Operations in Auto Sort Mode ....................................................................................................................80
Auto Sort Menu ....................................................................................................................................................80
Viewing Images by Date (List by Date) ........................................................................................81
Viewing Images in List by Date Mode ....................................................................................................81
Operations in List by Date Mode...............................................................................................................82
List by Date Menu ...............................................................................................................................................82
Playback Options: Playback Menu.................................................................................................83
a Print Set (Creating a DPOF Print Order) ..........................................................................................84
b Slide Show........................................................................................................................................................87
d Protect ...............................................................................................................................................................88
f Rotate Image...................................................................................................................................................90
E Voice Memo.......................................................................................................................................................91
h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory Card) .............................................93
Editing Images.................................................................................................................................... 94
Editing Functions .................................................................................................................................94
Image Editing ........................................................................................................................................96
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation.............................................................96
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast ......................................................................97
e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones ..............................................................................................98
g Small Picture: (Reducing Image Size) ..............................................................................................99
a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy........................................................................................................100
Movie Recording and Playback..................................................................................................101
Recording Movies ............................................................................................................................. 101
Changing Movie Recording Settings ...................................................................................................103
Movie Options ....................................................................................................................................................104
Autofocus Mode................................................................................................................................................105
Movie Playback.................................................................................................................................. 106
Deleting Movies.................................................................................................................................................106
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers .........................................................107
Connecting to a TV........................................................................................................................... 107
Connecting to a Computer............................................................................................................ 108
Before Connecting the Camera...............................................................................................................108
Transferring Images from a Camera to a Computer...................................................................109
Charging While Connecting to a Computer ...................................................................................113
Connecting to a Printer................................................................................................................... 114
Connecting the Camera to a Printer.....................................................................................................115
Printing Images One at a Time.................................................................................................................116
Printing Multiple Images..............................................................................................................................117
Basic Camera Setup........................................................................................................................120
Setup Menu......................................................................................................................................... 120
Welcome Screen...............................................................................................................................................122
Date...........................................................................................................................................................................123
Monitor Settings................................................................................................................................................126
Date Imprint (Imprinting Date and Time) .........................................................................................128
Vibration Reduction ........................................................................................................................................129
Motion Detection.............................................................................................................................................130
AF Assist..................................................................................................................................................................131
Digital Zoom .......................................................................................................................................................131
Sound Settings ...................................................................................................................................................132
Auto Off ..................................................................................................................................................................133
Format Memory/Format Card ..................................................................................................................134
Language...............................................................................................................................................................135
Video Mode .........................................................................................................................................................135
Charge by Computer......................................................................................................................................136
Blink Warning......................................................................................................................................................137
Reset All ..................................................................................................................................................................139
Firmware Version .............................................................................................................................................141
Caring for the Camera....................................................................................................................142
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance.............................................................................. 142
Cleaning .................................................................................................................................................................144
Storage....................................................................................................................................................................144
Technical Notes and Index...........................................................................................................145
Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................................... 145
Approved Memory Cards ............................................................................................................................145
Image/Sound File and Folder Names ........................................................................................ 146
Error Messages ................................................................................................................................... 147
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................ 151
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 158
Supported Standards .....................................................................................................................................161
Index...................................................................................................................................................... 162



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