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Camera Manuals - Nikon - Nikon S8100 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
Using Camera Menus........................................................................................................................................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
Raising and Lowering the Flash..................................................................................................................30
Setting the Flash Mode....................................................................................................................................31
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ...............................................................................................33
Taking Pictures with the Smile Timer ...........................................................................................34
Macro Mode...........................................................................................................................................36
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue .............................37
Operating the Creative Slider.......................................................................................................................38
Adjusting Exposure Compensation.........................................................................................................41

More on Shooting ............................................................................................................................. 42
Selecting a Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)......................................................................................42
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) ...........................................................43
Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size).............................................................................................44
White Balance (Adjusting Hue) ...................................................................................................................46
Metering....................................................................................................................................................................48
ISO Sensitivity.........................................................................................................................................................49
AF Area Mode ........................................................................................................................................................50
Autofocus Mode...................................................................................................................................................54
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) ...................................................................................55
Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector) .............56
Choosing a Scene and Shooting (Scene Mode Types and Characteristics)....................58
Shooting for a Panorama................................................................................................................................68
Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)......................................................70
Changing Subject Tracking Mode Settings.........................................................................................72
Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode) ...........................................................................73
Changing Continuous Shooting Mode Settings .............................................................................75
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously ...................................................78
More on Playback.............................................................................................................................. 80
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode....................................................................................80
Displaying the Histogram and Shooting Information..................................................................82
Playing Images Captured Using Continuous Shooting Mode (Sequence) .....................83
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback........................................................................85
Calendar Display...................................................................................................................................................87
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom..........................................................................................88
Playing Back Images by Category..................................................................................................90
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)...................................................................92
Adding Images to an Album........................................................................................................................92
Viewing Images in an Album.......................................................................................................................94
Removing Images From an Album..........................................................................................................95
Using Favorite Pictures Mode......................................................................................................................96
Favorite Pictures Menu ....................................................................................................................................96
Changing the Album Icons ...........................................................................................................................97
Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode............................................................................................. 100
Viewing Images in Auto Sort Mode ......................................................................................................100
Operations in Auto Sort Mode .................................................................................................................103
Auto Sort Menu .................................................................................................................................................103
Viewing Images by Date (List by Date) ..................................................................................... 104
Viewing Images in List by Date Mode .................................................................................................104
Operations in List by Date Mode............................................................................................................106
List by Date Menu ............................................................................................................................................106
Playback Options: Playback Menu.............................................................................................. 107
a Print Set (Creating a DPOF Print Order) .......................................................................................109
b Slide Show.....................................................................................................................................................113
d Protect ............................................................................................................................................................114
f Rotate Image................................................................................................................................................116
E Voice Memo....................................................................................................................................................117
h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory Card) ..........................................119
CSequence Display Options..................................................................................................................121
CChoose Key Picture .................................................................................................................................121
Editing Images..................................................................................................................................122
Editing Functions .............................................................................................................................. 122
Image Editing ..................................................................................................................................... 124
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation..........................................................124
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast ...................................................................125
e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones ...........................................................................................126
g Small Picture: (Decreasing Image Size) .......................................................................................127
a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy........................................................................................................128
Movie Recording and Playback..................................................................................................129
Recording Movies ............................................................................................................................. 129
Capturing Still Images While Recording Movies ...........................................................................131
Changing Movie Recording Settings ...................................................................................................132
Movie of Movie Options (Normal Speed Movie Type) ..............................................................134
Autofocus Mode ..............................................................................................................................................135
Wind Noise Reduction...................................................................................................................................136
Recording Movies in Slow Motion and Fast Motion (HS Movie)...................................... 137
Changing HS Movie Settings (HS Movie Type) ..............................................................................139
Movie Playback.................................................................................................................................. 140
Deleting Movies.................................................................................................................................................140
Editing Movies.................................................................................................................................... 141
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers ..........................................................143
Connecting to a TV........................................................................................................................... 143
Connecting to a Computer............................................................................................................ 145
Before Connecting the Camera...............................................................................................................145
Transferring Images from a Camera to a Computer...................................................................146
Charging While Connecting to a Computer ...................................................................................150
Connecting to a Printer................................................................................................................... 151
Connecting the Camera to a Printer.....................................................................................................152
Printing Images One at a Time.................................................................................................................153
Printing Multiple Images..............................................................................................................................154
Basic Camera Setup........................................................................................................................157
Setup Menu......................................................................................................................................... 157
Welcome Screen...............................................................................................................................................159
Date...........................................................................................................................................................................160
Monitor Settings................................................................................................................................................163
Date Imprint (Imprinting Date and Time) .........................................................................................165
Vibration Reduction ........................................................................................................................................166
Motion Detection.............................................................................................................................................168
AF Assist..................................................................................................................................................................169
Digital Zoom .......................................................................................................................................................169
Sound Settings ...................................................................................................................................................170
Auto Off ..................................................................................................................................................................171
Format Memory/Format Card ..................................................................................................................172
Language...............................................................................................................................................................173
TV Settings ...........................................................................................................................................................173
Charge by Computer......................................................................................................................................174
Blink Warning......................................................................................................................................................175
Reset All ..................................................................................................................................................................177
Firmware Version .............................................................................................................................................179
Caring for the Camera....................................................................................................................180
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance.............................................................................. 180
Cleaning .................................................................................................................................................................182
Storage....................................................................................................................................................................182
Technical Notes and Index...........................................................................................................183
Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................................... 183
Approved Memory Cards ............................................................................................................................184
Image/Sound File and Folder Names ........................................................................................ 185
Error Messages ................................................................................................................................... 186
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................ 191
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 198
Supported Standards .....................................................................................................................................201
Index...................................................................................................................................................... 202



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