Nikon Coolpix S4 User Manual

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The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography
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DIGITAL CAMERA

Summary of Contents of user manual for Nikon Coolpix S4

  • Page 1 En The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography with the DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Page 2 Attaching the Camera Strap Attach the camera strap as shown below. 햲 햳 Adjust to length shown if wearing around...
  • Page 3Symbols and Conventions To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions Introduction are...
  • Page 4: For Your SafetyFor Your Safety To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read the following...
  • Page 5• Batteries are prone to leakage when Use appropriate cables fully discharged. To avoid damage to When connecting cables to...
  • Page 6Notices • No part of the manuals included with • Nikon will not be held liable for any this product...
  • Page 7Notice for customers in Canada CAUTION ATTENTION This class B digital apparatus meets all re- Cet appareil numérique de la...
  • Page 8Table of Contents For Your Safety ............................................................................................... ii Introduction 1 Parts of the Camera......................................................................................... 2 The Monitor..................................................................................................... 4 First Steps...
  • Page 9 Color Options ................................................................................................. 64 The Playback Menu ......................................................................................... 65 Slide Show ...................................................................................................... 67 Delete ............................................................................................................. 68 Protect ............................................................................................................ 68...
  • Page 10 Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include com- plex...
  • Page 11: IntroductionIntroduction Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX S4 digital camera. This manual has been written to help...
  • Page 12 Parts of the Camera Power-on lamp Microphone ( 10, 12) ( 33, 36, 44) Speaker ( 33, 40, 44)...
  • Page 13 (monitor) button (delete) button (menu) button ( 13, 33) ( 16, 34, 40, 41, 44) ( 21, 35, 36,...
  • Page 14 The Monitor The following indicators may appear in the monitor during shooting and play- back (actual display varies with...
  • Page 15 1 Shooting mode.................. 12, 21, 36 12 Number of exposures Introduction 2 Exposure lock .................... 32, 39, 62 remaining................................ 12,...
  • Page 16: First Steps First Steps Inserting the Batteries The camera uses two AA batteries. Depending on the country or region of purchase,...
  • Page 172 Insert the batteries 2.1 Open the battery-chamber cover 햲 Press the battery-chamber latch and slide the cover in the...
  • Page 18 Inserting Memory Cards Pictures are stored in the camera’s internal memory (approximately 13.5 MB) or on removable Secure Digital...
  • Page 193 Close the memory card slot cover Close the cover (햲) and slide it in the direction shown until it...
  • Page 20 Turning the Camera On Press the power switch until the power-on lamp lights. The power-on lamp shows camera status...
  • Page 21 HOME TIME ZONE HOME TIME ZONE 5 6 London, Casablanca Madrid, Paris, Berlin Back Confirm Back Confirm Display map...
  • Page 22: Basic Photography Basic Photography This section describes how to take pictures in (auto) mode, an automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode recommended for first-time...
  • Page 23Step 2 — Frame the Picture 1 Rotate the lens to shooting position The lens can be gently rotated up...
  • Page 24 3 Frame the subject The camera is equipped with two types of built-in zoom: optical zoom, in which the...
  • Page 25Step 3 — Focus and Shoot 1 Focus Press the shutter-release button halfway to set focus and exposure. In mode,...
  • Page 26 Step 4 — View the Results 1 Press the button A picture will be displayed in the monitor. 2...
  • Page 27: More on PhotographyMore on Photography Using the Flash The following flash modes are available: Mode How it works When to use it...
  • Page 28 When Lighting Is Poor When lighting is poor, sensitivity is raised to compensate and the image in the monitor...
  • Page 29 Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer The camera is equipped with a ten-second timer for portraits or to avoid blur-...
  • Page 30 Easy Close-ups: Macro Close-up Mode Macro close-up mode is used for taking close-up shots of small objects at very...
  • Page 31: Scene ModeScene Mode Scene mode offers a choice of twelve “scene” and four “assist” settings. Camera settings are automatically optimized for...
  • Page 32 Framing Assist: , , , and These modes offer a selection of framing assist options that allow you to...
  • Page 33 Portrait Assist (portrait assist) mode is used to frame portraits in which the main subject stands out clearly while...
  • Page 34 Taking Pictures with Face-Priority AF ( 23) FACE-PRIORITY AF 1 Exit Confirm Help Highlight and press center of multi...
  • Page 35 Landscape Assist (landscape assist) mode is used for vivid landscape shots that enhance outlines, colors, and contrast. A framing...
  • Page 36 Sports Assist (sports assist) mode is used for dynamic action shots that capture moving objects. No guides are displayed...
  • Page 37 Night Portrait Assist (night portrait assist) mode is used for taking portrait shots at night, when it provides a...
  • Page 38 Other Scenes In addition to the four “assist” modes described on the preceding pages, scene mode offers a selection...
  • Page 39 Beach/Snow Captures the brightness of such subjects as snowfields, beaches, or sunlit expanses of water. Auto * Off —...
  • Page 40 Close up Use to photograph flowers, insects, and other small objects at ranges as close as 4 cm (1.6...
  • Page 41 Back light Use when light is coming from behind a portrait subject, throwing their features into shadow. The flash...
  • Page 42 Taking Pictures for a Panorama PANORAMA ASSIST AE-L 1 2 Exit Confirm Help 9 Highlight (Panorama assist) in Default...
  • Page 43: Voice RecordingsVoice Recordings Audio voice recordings can be recorded over the built-in microphone and played back over the built-it speaker. Making...
  • Page 44 Playing Voice Recordings To play voice recordings back, display the voice recording screen shown in Step 2 on the...
  • Page 45Copying Voice Recordings To copy voice recordings between internal memory and COPY SOUND FILES a memory card, display the voice...
  • Page 46: Movies Movies Movie Mode The camera can record the following types of movie. All movies have a frame rate of...
  • Page 47 MOVIE OPTIONS MOVIE 5 TV movie 640 6 SET-UP Small size 320 Movie options Smaller size 160 Auto-focus mode...
  • Page 48 The following options are available for Electronic VR: Option Description Reduces effects of camera shake (not available with time-...
  • Page 49Recording Time-Lapse Movies Selecting Time-lapse movie from the MOVIE menu ( 36) displays the menu shown in Step 1, below....
  • Page 50 Viewing Movies In full-frame playback ( 16, 41), movies are indicated by a icon and can be viewed by...
  • Page 51: More on PlaybackMore on Playback Viewing Pictures on the Camera To view pictures full-frame in the monitor (full-frame 01.10.2005 100NIKON playback), press...
  • Page 52 Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom Use zoom control to zoom in on images displayed in ×4.0 full-frame playback...
  • Page 53Enhancing Contrast: D-Lighting D-lighting can be used to create a copy of a picture with enhanced brightness and contrast, brightening...
  • Page 54 Voice Memos: Recording and Playback A voice memo can be recorded and appended to any 01.10.2005 100NIKON picture marked...
  • Page 55Viewing Pictures on TV The EG-CP14 audio / video (A / V) cable included with the camera can be used...
  • Page 56 Viewing Pictures on a Computer The supplied UC-E6 USB cable and PictureProject software can be used to view photographs...
  • Page 57To choose a USB option, highlight Interface in the setup menu ( 79) and press the multi selector to the...
  • Page 58 Transferring Pictures If PictureProject is installed, the PictureProject Transfer window will be dis- played in the computer monitor when...
  • Page 59Disconnecting the Camera If PTP is selected in the USB menu, you can turn the camera off and discon- nect...
  • Page 60 Printing Pictures Pictures can be printed by any of the following methods: • Select pictures for printing using Print...
  • Page 61 PRINT SELECTION PRINT SELECTION 7 8 1 01.10.2005 01.10.2005 15:30 1/ 4 15:30 1/ 4 Back Confirm Back Confirm...
  • Page 62 Printing Via Direct USB Connection When the camera is connected to a PictBridge-compatible printer via the UC- E6 USB...
  • Page 634 Print pictures Press the center of the multi selector to print the current picture or press the button to...
  • Page 64 Printing Pictures One at a Time To print the picture currently displayed full frame or PRINT MENU highlighted in...
  • Page 65Printing Multiple Pictures To print all pictures or multiple selected pictures, press PictBridge Print selection the button. The menu shown...
  • Page 66 Printing Selected Pictures: Print Selection Choosing Print selection in the PictBridge menu (see previous page) displays the menu shown...
  • Page 67Printing the Current Print Order: DPOF Printing To print the current print order ( 50), select DPOF printing in the...
  • Page 68: Menu Guide Menu Guide The Shooting Menu The shooting menu contains the following options: Option Description Image mode Choose image size...
  • Page 69 Image Mode Image mode Pictures taken with a digital camera are recorded as image files. The size of the...
  • Page 70 White Balance White balance The color of the light reflected from an object varies with the color of the...
  • Page 71 Exposure Compensation Exp. +/- Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera by...
  • Page 72 Interval Timer Photography To display the interval timer menu, highlight Intvl timer shooting in the CONTINUOUS menu and press...
  • Page 73 Best Shot Selector (BSS) BSS The options in the “best-shot selector” (BSS) menu are recommended for situ- ations in...
  • Page 74 Sensitivity Sensitivity Sensitivity (ISO equivalency) is a measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the...
  • Page 75The Playback Menu The playback menu contains the following options: Option Description Select pictures for printing on DPOF- and PictBridge-com-...
  • Page 76 Selecting Multiple Pictures To select multiple pictures in the Erase selected images ( 68), Print set ( 50–51), Protect...
  • Page 77 Slide Show Slide show This option is used to play pictures back in an automated “slide show” with about...
  • Page 78 Delete Delete The delete menu contains the following options: Option Description Select images for deletion ( 66). Confirma- DELETE...
  • Page 79 Transfer Marking Transfer marking This option is used to mark pictures for transfer to any computer to which PictureProject...
  • Page 80 Small Picture Small pic. Small copies of pictures can be created in any of the following sizes: Option Description...
  • Page 81 Copy Copy This option is only available when a memory card is inserted, when it can be used to...
  • Page 82 The Setup Menu The setup menu contains the following options: Option Description Shooting menu 58 Scene menu 21 Return...
  • Page 83 Welcome Screen Welcome screen Choose the welcome screen displayed when the camera is turned on. Option Description Disable welcome...
  • Page 84 Date Date This option is used to set the camera clock and to choose home and travel destination time...
  • Page 85 Brightness Brightness Press the multi selector up or down to increase or BRIGHTNESS decrease the brightness of the monitor...
  • Page 86 Date Imprint Date imprint This option is used to imprint date information on pictures as they are taken. It...
  • Page 87 Sound Settings Sound settings The options in this menu control the sound settings listed below. Option Description If On...
  • Page 88 Auto Off Auto off Choose the time before the monitor turns off automatically to save power ( 10). Option...
  • Page 89 Language Language Choose the language for camera menus and messages ( 10). Interface Interface Adjust settings for connection to...
  • Page 90 Option Description Option Description Sound settings Auto off Button sound On Auto off 1 min. Shutter sound Normal Sleep...
  • Page 91: Technical NotesTechnical Notes Optional Accessories At the time of writing, the following optional accessories were available for this camera. Contact your...
  • Page 92 Caring for the Camera To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following precautions when storing or...
  • Page 93Cleaning Lens: Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a blower (typically a small device...
  • Page 94 Storage Turn the camera off when not in use. Check that the power-on lamp is off before putting the...
  • Page 95Error Messages The following table lists the error messages and other warnings that appear in the monitor and how to...
  • Page 96 Display Problem Solution • Camera has run out of file • Select Reset all after either 8–9, numbers. inserting...
  • Page 97 Display Problem Solution Pictures can not be copied to Restart transfer after checking TRANSFER ERROR 12, computer. that camera...
  • Page 98 Troubleshooting If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below before consulting your...
  • Page 99 Problem Solution • Camera can not focus on selected subject using autofo- 91 Pictures are out of cus. Use...
  • Page 100 Problem Solution • Picture is a movie. 36 Can not zoom in on • Picture was created with small...
  • Page 101Appendix Focus Lock Focus and exposure are locked when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, and remain locked while the...
  • Page 102 File Storage The following table shows the approximate number of pictures that can be stored in internal memory and...
  • Page 103File Storage: Image File and Folder Names (Continued) Files copied using Copy > Selected images/Selected files are copied to the...
  • Page 104 Specifications Nikon COOLPIX S4 Digital Camera Type Compact digital camera Effective pixels 6.0 million CCD 1 2.5-in. CCD; total...
  • Page 105I/O terminals Audio/video out; digital IO (USB) Interface USB Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL Supported languages...
  • Page 106 Index Symbols Computer, 46 Flash lamp, 15 (auto) mode, 2, 12 copying pictures to, 47–49 Focus, 15, 91 (delete)...
  • Page 107 N SHOOTING menu, 58–64 W Night landscape, 29 Shutter-release button, 15 WAV, 92 Night Portrait, 27 Size, see Image mode...
  • Page 108No reproduction in any form of this manual, in whole or in part (except for brief quotation in critical articles...
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