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<ul><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 1/106</p><p>Contents</p><p>1</p><p>Product Documentation</p><p>First Steps</p><p>Basic Photography</p><p>Advanced Photography</p><p>Playback</p><p>Camera Setup</p><p>Connections</p><p>The Guide to Digital Photography</p><p>with the</p><p>COOLPIX 990DIGITAL CAMERA</p><p>Electronic Edition</p><p>Technical Notes</p><p>Click to go </p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 2/106</p><p>Product DocumentationThank you for your purchase of a COOLPIX 990 digital cam-era. The documentation for this product includes the manualslisted below. Please be sure to read all instructions thoroughlyto get the most from your camera.</p><p>Fast Track Guide/For Your Safety In addition to taking first time users step-by-step throughthe process of setting up and using the camera, the printedFast Track Guide gives a quick overview of camera settings.For Your Safety , printed on the reverse of the Fast Track Guide,lists warnings and cautions that should be observed whenusing and storing your camera, together with legal informa-tion. Please keep this document where all those who usethe camera will read it.</p><p> Menu GuideThis printed guide provides an overview of the camerasmenus.</p><p>Guide to Digital Photography The Guide to Digital Photography (this manual, available in bothelectronic and printed formats) provides detailed informa-tion about your camera. The electronic edition featuresclickable links not available in the printed guide; otherwisethe contents of the two manuals are identical. Both aredivided into the following chapters:</p><p>First StepsGuides you step-by-step through the process of setting upyour camera and taking your first photograph</p><p>Basic PhotographyIntroduces the shooting options available in A-REC mode, a</p><p>point-and-shoot mode that gives you control over flash,focus, and image quality settings, while the camera auto-matically adjusts other settings for the best results</p><p>Advanced PhotographyDetails the shooting options available in M-REC mode, anadvanced shooting mode that gives you complete controlover camera settings</p><p>PlaybackExplains how to view and delete the photographs stored inthe cameras memory</p><p>Camera SetupDetails the options available in the SET-UP menus</p><p>ConnectionsDescribes how to connect your camera to a television orcomputer</p><p>Technical NotesProvides information on caring for your camera, cameraaccessories, specifications, and troubleshooting</p><p>ProductDocumentation</p><p>2</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 3/106</p><p>To make it easier to find the information you need, the follow-ing symbols and conventions are used:</p><p>A table of contents appears on the first page of theelectronic Guide to Digital Photography . In addition,each chapter begins with an outline of the topics</p><p>covered. Click on the heading to open the guideto the indicated chapter or section.</p><p>Click the icon at the bottom right corner of each page for an explanation of the symbols andconventions used in this manual.</p><p>Click the icon at the bottom of each page for</p><p>an explanation of how to use the camera menus.</p><p>Click the icon at the bottom of each page fora quick overview of camera menus.</p><p>Click the icon at the bottom of each page toview an illustration identifying camera parts.</p><p>Blue text indicates a link to another part of theGuide to Digital Photography . To follow the link, click the blue text.</p><p>This icon marks cautions, information that youshould read before use to prevent damage to yourcamera.</p><p>This icon marks notes, information that you shouldread before using your camera.</p><p>This icon marks tips, additional information you mayfind helpful when using your camera.</p><p>This icon marks references to other documenta-tion or to another part of this manual.</p><p>This icon is used throughout these manuals to mark cross references to the Fast Track Guide.</p><p>This icon is used throughout these manuals to mark cross references to For Your Safety .</p><p>This icon is used throughout these manuals to mark cross references to the Guide to Digital Photography .</p><p>While this guide is also available in printed format, you may find it conve-nient to print portions of the electronic edition for ease of reference. Thedesired pages can be printed using the Print command in the Adobe</p><p>Acrobat Reader File menu.</p><p>Printing this manual </p><p>ProductDocumentation</p><p>About</p><p>As part of Nikons Life-Long Learning commitment to providing ongoingproduct support and education, a continuing set of new and updated infor-mation is always available on-line at www.nikon-euro.com . Please visit thissite to keep up-to-date with the latest in product information, tips, FAQs,</p><p>and general advice on the subjects of Digital Imaging and Photography.</p><p>Life-Long Learning </p><p>3</p>http://www.nikon-euro.com/http://www.nikon-euro.com/http://www.nikon-euro.com/http://www.nikon-euro.com/</li><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 4/106</p><p>First StepsThis chapter: Introduces you to the parts of the COOLPIX 990 and the</p><p>camera menus Takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up</p><p>your camera Outlines the steps involved in taking photographs and play-ing them back </p><p>Getting to Know the COOLPIX 990</p><p>Putting Batteries in the Camera</p><p>Inserting the Memory Card</p><p>Choosing a Language</p><p>Setting the Time and Date</p><p>Taking a Photograph</p><p>Playback and Deletion</p><p>FirstSteps</p><p>4</p><p>Click to go </p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 5/106</p><p>Click </p><p>for more information </p><p>Shutter-releasebutton</p><p>Mode dial</p><p>Exposure compensation(FUNC 2) button</p><p>Commanddial</p><p>Getting to Know the COOLPIX 990</p><p>Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with camera con-trols, displays, and menus.</p><p>MODE (FUNC 1)button</p><p>MENU button</p><p>MONITORbutton</p><p>Zoom-out (Wide)button</p><p>Zoom-in (Tele)button</p><p>Multiselector</p><p>Image-quality/Size button</p><p>Flash/Sensitivity(Thumbnail)button</p><p>Focus mode(Delete)</p><p>button</p><p>Flash-readylamp</p><p>Autofocuslamp</p><p>Viewfindereyepiece</p><p>LCDMonitor</p><p>FirstSteps:Getting to Knowthe COOLPIX990</p><p>5</p><p>The lens section is attached to the camera body by a hinge that permitsthe lens to be rotated through 270 . For more information, see:</p><p>First Steps: Taking a Picture</p><p>Control panel</p><p>Lens</p><p>Viewfinder</p><p>DC-INconnectorUSB/serial</p><p>connector</p><p>Diopter-adjust-</p><p>ment dial</p><p>Photocell</p><p>Connectorfor external</p><p>flash</p><p>Battery-chamber latch</p><p>Eyelet forcamera strap</p><p>Battery-chamber</p><p>cover</p><p>Memory-cardslot</p><p>Tripodsocket</p><p>Built-inflash</p><p>VIDEOOUT</p><p>Red-eyereduction</p><p>lamp</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 6/106</p><p>Control Panel Through the Viewfinder</p><p>FirstSteps:Getting to Knowthe COOLPIX990</p><p>6</p><p>Focus target (A-REC)/Center focus area for manual or</p><p>automatic AF area selection (M-REC)</p><p>Use this area to framephotographs at ranges of </p><p>less than 90 cm (1 yd)</p><p>Use the diopter-adjustment dial to adjust viewfinder focus.</p><p>Manual focusindicator</p><p>Sensitivity (ISO equivalency)indicator</p><p>Shutter-speed/aperturedisplay (press to</p><p>switch between shutter-</p><p>speed and aperture)</p><p>Focus mode</p><p>Continuous</p><p>Flash mode</p><p>Exposurecompensationindicator</p><p>Exposure count display(shows number of </p><p>exposures remaining)Image quality</p><p>Image size</p><p>Exposuremode</p><p>Memory-cardindicator</p><p>Battery</p><p>indicator</p><p>Meteringmode</p><p>White-balanceindicator</p><p>(FUNC. 1/</p><p>FUNC. 2)</p><p>Click </p><p>for more information </p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 7/106</p><p>Camera MenusChanges to some settings can be made with the help of menusthat appear in the LCD monitor. Separate menus are availablefor each operating mode:</p><p>LCD Monitor</p><p>27</p><p>30</p><p>28B-LAE-L</p><p>P 1/60 F2.7FINEINEVGAA</p><p>NOOV</p><p>[ 10 ]</p><p>BS S</p><p>X2.0</p><p>ISOSO</p><p>+0.7</p><p>22</p><p>24</p><p>20</p><p>15</p><p>119</p><p>1 2 3 54</p><p>67</p><p>810</p><p>121314161718</p><p>19</p><p>2123</p><p>25</p><p>26</p><p>29</p><p>1 Zoom indicator2 Digital zoom3 Focus mode/manual focus dis-</p><p>tance4 External flash indicator5 Flash mode (built-in flash)6 Battery indicator7 Image sharpening8 White-balance program9 Sensitivity (ISO equivalency)</p><p>10 Image adjustment11 Image size12 Image quality</p><p>13 Number of exposures remain-ing at current settings</p><p>14 Exposure compensation15 Aperture (f number)</p><p>16 Shutter speed17 Exposure mode18 Metering mode19 Continuous (multi-shot) mode20 Exposure bracketing indicator21 Auto-exposure lock 22 White-balance lock 23 Best-shot selection24 Lens converter indicator25 Current folder26 User set number27 Self-timer indicator28 Auto-exposure target (spot</p><p>metering)29 Focus areas30 Exposure display (manual expo-</p><p>sure mode)</p><p>FirstSteps:Getting to Knowthe COOLPIX990</p><p>7</p><p>Controls</p><p>Playback options</p><p>Advanced shooting options (e.g.,white balance, metering)</p><p>Basic camera setup (e.g., formattingmemory cards, setting time anddate). SET-UP menus for M-RECand PLAY accessible from SHOOT-ING and PLAY BACK menusrespectively. Options availabledepend on operating mode.</p><p>Menu</p><p>PLAY BACK</p><p>SHOOTING</p><p>SET-UP</p><p>Mode</p><p>PLAY</p><p>M-REC</p><p>A-REC,M-REC,PLAY</p><p>Menu operations are performed with the multi selector, theMENU button, and the command dial, as described on the pagesthat follow.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 8/106</p><p>Highlightoption</p><p>Displayoptions</p><p>Making a selectionUse the multi selector to make a selection.</p><p>31</p><p>2</p><p>SMENU OF F</p><p>METERING</p><p>MatrixSpotCenter-WeightedSpot AF Area</p><p>A</p><p>S EL ECT S ETAA</p><p>21</p><p>2</p><p>SMENU OF F</p><p>METERING</p><p>MatrixSpotCenter-WeightedSpot AF Area</p><p>A</p><p>SELECT SETAA</p><p>41</p><p>2</p><p>S</p><p>A</p><p>SELECT SET</p><p>METERING</p><p>A</p><p>AMENU PAGE2</p><p> To go back one step, press the multi selector to the left. The selection for some menu options is made from a sub-menu. Repeat steps 3</p><p>and 4 to select the desired setting from the sub-menu. Changes to settings apply as soon as the selection is made. In M-REC mode, the view through the lens is visible behind the main menu. Photo-</p><p>graphs can be taken while the menu is displayed by pressing the shutter-releasebutton.</p><p> In A-REC mode, the view through the lens can be restored by half-pressing theshutter-release button. You can take a picture at any time by pressing the shutter-release button all the way down. The A-REC menu will be restored when youremove your finger from the shutter-release button.</p><p>1</p><p>MENU PAGE2</p><p>1</p><p>2</p><p>S</p><p>A</p><p>SELECT SET</p><p>METERING</p><p>AAHighlightmenu item</p><p>FirstSteps:Getting to Knowthe COOLPIX990</p><p>8</p><p>Make selection</p><p>1</p><p>2</p><p>S</p><p>MENU PAGE2</p><p>WHITE BALANCEA</p><p>SELECT SET</p><p>AA</p><p>Viewing the menusPress the MENU button to display the menu for the current mode.</p><p> The menu can be hidden by pressing the MENU button when is dis-played in the lower left corner of the LCD monitor (to clear the M-REC menufrom the monitor when MENU PAGE2is displayed as shown at left, press the MENUbutton twice: once to display the second page of the M-REC menu, the secondtime to clear the menu from the screen).</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 9/106</p><p>Multi-page menusUse the multi selector to move between pages in the M-REC menu, or to access the SET-UP menu from the M-REC andplayback menus.</p><p>4</p><p>MENU OF F</p><p>1</p><p>2</p><p>S</p><p>USER SETTING</p><p>SELECT SETS</p><p> You can also go from Page 1 to Page 2 of the M-REC menu by pressing the MENUbutton once.</p><p> The SET-UP menu for playback mode can also be accessed from the main playback menu. The SET-UP menu for M-REC can be accessed from the second page of theM-REC menu.</p><p>FirstSteps:Getting to Knowthe COOLPIX990</p><p>9</p><p>Displayselected page</p><p>1 12</p><p>S</p><p>MENU PAGE2</p><p>WHITE BALANCEA</p><p>SELECT SET</p><p>AA</p><p>Positioncursor in main</p><p>menu</p><p>Highlight pagetab</p><p>2 12</p><p>S</p><p>MENU PAGE2</p><p>SHOOTING MENU 1</p><p>A</p><p>SELECT SET</p><p>AA</p><p>3</p><p>MENU OF F</p><p>1</p><p>2</p><p>S</p><p>SHOOTING MENU 2</p><p>SELECT SETSHighlight page</p><p>number ( S forSET-UP menu)</p><p>Using the command dial to make a selectionA icon next to a menu item indicates that the command dial can be used instead of the multi selector to make a selection.</p><p>1</p><p>2</p><p>S</p><p>MENU PAGE2</p><p>WHITE BALANCE</p><p>SELECT SET</p><p>A</p><p>A</p><p>2 Stop whendesired option</p><p>is displayed</p><p>1</p><p>2</p><p>S</p><p>MENU PAGE2</p><p>WHITE BALANCEA</p><p>SELECT SET</p><p>A</p><p>A</p><p>1</p><p>Rotatecommand dial</p><p> Changes to settings apply as soon asthe selection is made. You can thenmake further changes to other settings</p><p>as described above, or use the MENUbutton to clear the menu from the dis-play.</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 10/106</p><p>MENU O F F</p><p>S</p><p>SET-UP</p><p>FoldersMonitor OptionsShutter SoundAuto OffSeq. NumbersCF Card FormatDate</p><p>SELECT S ET</p><p>DATE</p><p>2 0 0 0 . 0 1 . 0 1</p><p>0 0 : 0 0</p><p>Y M D</p><p>FirstSteps:Getting to Knowthe COOLPIX 990</p><p>1The A-REC Menu</p><p>CF CARD FORMAT</p><p>NoFormat</p><p>WARNING!All images willbe deleted!</p><p>3 0 S1 M5 M3 0 M</p><p>BrightnessHue</p><p>ONOFFReset</p><p>OptionsN I K O N</p><p>ONOFF</p><p>OPTIONS</p><p>New</p><p>Delete</p><p>Rename</p><p>BRIGHTNESS</p><p>HUE</p><p>NEW</p><p>LM</p><p>N I K O N</p><p>OPRENAME</p><p>N O V</p><p>S H O WDELETE</p><p>S H O WN O V</p><p>RENAME</p><p>QR</p><p>S H O W</p><p>T</p><p>U</p><p>DELETE</p><p>YesNo</p><p>S H O Wdeleting folder?</p><p>Click </p><p>for more information </p><p>11</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 11/106</p><p>MENU O F F</p><p>1</p><p>2</p><p>S</p><p>USER SETTING</p><p>SELECT SETS</p><p>1</p><p>2</p><p>S</p><p>MENU PAGE2</p><p>WHITE BALANCEA</p><p>SELECT SET</p><p>AA</p><p>FirstStep</p><p>s:Getting to Knowthe COOLPIX 990</p><p>11</p><p>USER SETTING</p><p>RESET ALL</p><p>NoReset</p><p>Reset all settingsto default values?</p><p>FOCUS OPTIONS</p><p>AF Area ModeAuto Focus ModeFocus ConfirmationDistance Units</p><p>ZOOM OPTIONS</p><p>Digital TeleStartup PositionFixed Aperture</p><p>SPEEDLIGHT OPT.</p><p>Variable PowerSpeedlight Cntrl</p><p>The M-REC Menu, Page 1 The M-REC Menu, Page 2</p><p>IMAGE SHARPENING</p><p>HighNormalLow</p><p>Auto</p><p>Off</p><p>A IMAGE ADJUSTMENT</p><p>NormalAuto</p><p>More ContrastLess ContrastLighten ImageDarken Image</p><p>0</p><p>Black&amp;White</p><p>A</p><p>LENS</p><p>NormalWide AdapterTelephoto 1Telephoto 2Fisheye 1Fisheye 2</p><p>METERINGMatrixSpotCenter- WeightedSpot AF Area</p><p>BSS</p><p>OFFON</p><p>CONTINUOUS</p><p>SingleContinuousMulti-shot 16VGA SequenceUltra HSMovie</p><p>WHITE BALANCEAutoWhiteite Bal Pres ettFineIncandescentncandescentFluorescentluorescentC loudyoudySpeedlight</p><p>A</p><p>EXPOSURE OPTIONSAE LockAuto BracketingExp +/ </p><p>WHITE BALANCE PRESET</p><p>CancelMeasure</p><p>MFONOFF</p><p>m</p><p>ft</p><p>AutoManualOff</p><p>Continuous AFSingle AF</p><p>OFFON</p><p>Last PositionWideTele</p><p>ONOFF</p><p>+ 0. 3</p><p> 0. 3</p><p>0</p><p>le PowerInt &amp; Ext ActiveInt Flash Off</p><p>OFFONReset</p><p>OFFON</p><p>+ 0. 3</p><p> 0. 3</p><p>0</p><p>Click </p><p>for more information </p><p>12</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 12/106</p><p>SET-UP</p><p>FoldersMonitor OptionsControlsAuto OffSeq. NumbersCF Card Format</p><p>Shutter SoundShot Confirm LampDateVideo ModeLanguage</p><p>FirstStep</p><p>s:Getting to Knowthe COOLPIX 990</p><p>12The M-REC Set-up Menu</p><p>DATE</p><p>2 0 0 0 . 0 1 . 0 1</p><p>0 0 : 0 0</p><p>Y M D</p><p>CF CARD FORMAT</p><p>NoFormat</p><p>WARNING!All images willbe deleted!</p><p>3 0 S1 M5 M3 0 M</p><p>Display ModeBrightnessHue</p><p>ONOFFResetON</p><p>OFF</p><p>NTSCPAL</p><p>DEFJ</p><p>MemorizeFunc.1Func.2</p><p>OptionsN I K O N</p><p>ONOFF</p><p>BRIGHTNESS DISPLAY MODE</p><p>ONReview OnlyPreview OnlyMonitor Off</p><p>HUE</p><p>MEMORIZE</p><p>Mode</p><p>DoneFUNC. 1</p><p>Mode</p><p>Metering</p><p>White Balance</p><p>FUNC. 2</p><p>Mode</p><p>Metering</p><p>White Balance</p><p>OPTIONS</p><p>New</p><p>Delete</p><p>Rename</p><p>NEW</p><p>LM</p><p>N I K O N</p><p>OP</p><p>RENAME</p><p>N O VS H O W</p><p>DELETE</p><p>S H O W</p><p>N O V</p><p>RENAME</p><p>QR</p><p>S H O W</p><p>TU</p><p>DELETE</p><p>Yes</p><p>No</p><p>S H O Wdeleting folder?</p><p>Click for more information </p><p>13</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 13/106</p><p>MENU OF F</p><p>1</p><p>S</p><p>SET-UP</p><p>Monitor OptionsShutter SoundAuto Off</p><p>DateVideo Mode</p><p>CF Card Format</p><p>LanguageSELECT SET</p><p>MENU OF F</p><p>1</p><p>S</p><p>PLAY BACK MENU</p><p>DeleteFoldersSlide ShowProtectHide ImagePrint SetSet-up</p><p>SELECT SETS</p><p>FirstStep</p><p>s:Getting to Knowthe COOLPIX 990</p><p>13The Playback Menu The Playback Set-up Menu</p><p>DATE</p><p>2 0 0 0 . 0 1 . 0 1</p><p>0 0 : 0 0</p><p>Y M D</p><p>CF CARD FORMAT</p><p>NoFormat</p><p>WARNING!All images willbe deleted!</p><p>3 0 S1 M5 M3 0 M</p><p>BrightnessHue</p><p>ON</p><p>OFF</p><p>NTSCPAL</p><p>DEFJ</p><p>DELETE</p><p>Print Set</p><p>Selected Images</p><p>FolderAll Images</p><p>SLIDE SHOW</p><p>(Pause )</p><p>StartFrame Intvl</p><p>HIDE IMAGE</p><p>FOLDERS</p><p>N O V</p><p>Options</p><p>N I K O NAll Folders</p><p>PROTECTPRINT</p><p>DELETE</p><p>DELETE</p><p>S H O WN O V</p><p>ERASE ALL IMAGES</p><p>YesNo</p><p>Erasing all images( excluded)</p><p>OPTIONS</p><p>New</p><p>Delete</p><p>Rename</p><p>PRINT SET</p><p>InfoDate</p><p>Done</p><p>BRIGHTNESS</p><p>HUE</p><p>Click </p><p>for more information </p><p>1</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Nikon Guide to Digital Photography</p><p> 14/106</p><p>FirstSteps:Putting Batteries inthe Camera</p><p>1</p><p>For mor...</p></li></ul>

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