Restoring Default Settings

The camera settings listed below can be restored to default values by holding the and buttons down together for more than two seconds (these buttons are marked by a green dot). Custom Settings are not affected. * Shooting mode is not reset in self-timer and remote modes. + Not reset when Closest subjct is selected for Custom Setting 3 (AF-area mode). * Custom Setting 15 (AE-L AF-L) is unaffected. The following shooting-menu options will also be reset. Custom Settings can be reset to default...

Hide Image

The Hide image option is used to hide or reveal selected photographs. Hidden images are visible only in the Hide image menu, and can only be deleted by formatting the memory card. Highlight Hide image in the playback menu 124) and press the multi selector to the right. The photographs in the folder or folders selected in the Playback fldr menu ( 126) will be displayed as small thumbnail images. Select highlighted image. Selected image marked by icon. Select highlighted image. Selected image...

Slide Show

To play images back one after the other in an automated slide show, highlight Slide show in the playback menu ( 124) and press the multi selector to the right. Press the multi selector up or down to highlight an option, then press to the right to make a selection. Choose how long each picture will be displayed.

Making Edges More Distinct Sharpening

During shooting, the camera processes photographs to emphasize the borders between light and dark areas, making pictures appear sharper. Sharpening can be customized using the Sharpening menu. Camera automatically adjusts sharpening according to subject. Results vary from shot to shot, even in scenes of same type choose different setting to take multiple shots with same sharpening. For best results, use type G or D lens. All images are sharpened by same standard amount. Images are sharpened...

Cleaning the Low Pass Filter

The low-pass filter is extremely delicate and easily damaged. Nikon recommends that filter be cleaned only by Nikon-authorized service personnel. Should you choose to clean the filter yourself, follow the steps below. A Raise the mirror as described in steps 1-4 on the preceding page. Remove dust and lint from the filter with a blower. Do not use a blower-brush, as the bristles could damage the filter. Dirt that can not be removed with a blower can only be removed by Nikon-authorized service...

Connecting the Camera to a Video Device

The supplied EG-D100 video cable can be used to connect the D70 to a television or VCR for playback or recording. A Turn the camera off. The EG-D100 Turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting the EG-D100. Open the cover protecting the video-out and DC-in connectors. Tune the television to the video channel. Turn the camera on. The image normally shown in the monitor will be displayed on the television or recorded to video tape. The camera monitor will remain blank, but the camera...

Flash Sync Modes

The following flash sync settings are available in p, s, a, and m modes This mode is recommended for most situations. In P and A modes, shutter speed will automatically be set to values between 6o and 1 soo s. Red-eye reduction lamp lights for approximately 1 s before main flash, causing pupils in subject's eyes to contract and reducing red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash. Owing to 1 s shutter-release delay, red-eye reduction is not recommended with moving subjects or in other situations...

Shooting Options

The shooting menu contains the following options *Available only when mode dial is set to P, S, A, or M. When the mode dial tographs are enhanced according to the option selected in the Optimize image menu. See Taking Photographs Optimizing Images for details ( 56). The multi selector can be used at any time when the monitor is on. The focus selector lock switch only takes effect when the monitor is off.

Copying White Balance from a Photograph

To copy a value for white balance from a photograph on the memory card, display the white balance menu 49) and follow the steps below 'To use white balance value for current photo, proceed to Step 11. If no photo is displayed, preset white balance will be set to 5,200 K (Dir. sunlight). 'To use white balance value for current photo, proceed to Step 11. If no photo is displayed, preset white balance will be set to 5,200 K (Dir. sunlight). + Images displayed may include those created by other...

Exposure Mode

When the mode dial is rotated to p, s, a, or m, the user can set shutter speed and aperture as described on the following pages. When using a CPU lens equipped with an aperture ring, lock the aperture ring at the minimum aperture (highest f -number). At other settings, the shutter release will be disabled and a blinking fEE will appear in the aperture displays in the top control panel and viewfinder. Type G lenses are not equipped with an aperture ring. Non-CPU lenses can only be used in mode...

Flash Exposure Compensation

In p, s, a, and m modes, flash exposure compensation can be used to increase or reduce flash output from the level chosen by the camera's flash control system (flash exposure compensation is not available in Digital Vari-Program modes). Flash output can be increased to make the main subject appear brighter, or reduced to prevent unwanted highlights or reflections. As a rule of thumb, positive compensation may be needed when the main subject is darker than the background, negative compensation...

Optimizing ImagesH

When a Digital Vari-Program mode is selected, the camera automatically optimizes outlines, contrast, saturation, and hue according to the type of scene. In p, s, a, and m modes, image enhancement options can be selected from Normal, Vivid, Sharper, Softer, Direct Print, Portrait, or Landscape to optimize photographs according to how the picture will be used or the type of scene. Sharpening, contrast, color reproduction, saturation, and hue can also be customized individually to match the user's...

S Shutter Priority Auto

In mode s, you choose the shutter speed while the camera automatically selects the aperture that will produce the optimal exposure. Shutter speed can be set to values between 30 s and 1 s,ooos. Use slow shutter speeds to suggest motion by blurring moving objects, high shutter speeds to freeze motion. Mode s is only available with CPU lenses. To take photographs in shutter-priority auto Rotate the main command dial to choose the desired shutter speed. Frame a photograph, focus, and shoot. If the...

Using the Builtin Speedlight

Follow these steps when using the built-in Speedlight with a CPU lens. 1 Rotate the mode dial to the desired setting ( 10). If , if, ft, or 0 mode is selected, proceed to Step 4 ( 98). i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash for Digital SLR will be selected, and the built-in Speedlight will pop-up automatically when required. Choose a metering method. In p, s, and a modes, the metering method determines the type of flash control used ( 94) select matrix or center-weighted metering to activate i-TTL Balanced...

P Auto Multi Program

In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture according to a built-in program ( 78) for optimal exposure in most situations. This mode is recommended for snapshots and other situations in which you want to leave the camera in charge of shutter speed and aperture. Adjustments can be made using flexible program, exposure compensation ( 86), and auto exposure bracketing 87). Mode p is only available with CPU lenses. To take photographs in auto multi program A Rotate the...

Fine Tuning Camera Settings

The Custom Settings (CSM) menu can be used to customize camera settings to suit individual preferences. When Simple is selected for the CSM menu option in the setup menu ( 161), the Custom Settings menu contains the following options A further sixteen items are listed when Detailed is selected for CSM menu A further sixteen items are listed when Detailed is selected for CSM menu The first and last items in each menu are linked. Pressing the multi selector down when 09 EV step (simple view) or...

Focus Lock

Focus lock can be used to change the composition after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in one of the five focus areas in the final composition. It can also be used when the autofocus system is unable to focus 73 . When AF-S is selected for Custom Setting 2 Autofocus S3 139 , focus locks automatically when the in-focus indicator appears in the viewfinder. When AF-C is selected, focus must be locked manually using the ae-l af-l button. To recompose a photograph...

Manual Focus Area Selection

To select the focus area, slide the focus selector lock to . The multi selector can then be used to select the focus area. The se I ected focus area will be displayed in the viewfinder, highlighted in red if necessary to establish contrast with the background Vari-Brite focus areas gj 8 . The selected focus area is also shown in the control panel. The focus selector lock can be set to l lock following selection to prevent the se I ected focus area from changing when the multi selector is...