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Introduction First Steps Shooting Other Functions Installing Nikon Transfer Transferring Pictures to a Computer

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Introduction
Package Contents
Remove the camera and accessories from the box and confirm that you have all the items listed below.

Accessory shoe cover (on camera) COOLPIX P5100 Digital Camera Battery Charger MH-61 (with power cable)†

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (with terminal cover)*

Camera Strap AN-CP16

USB Cable UC-E6

Audio/Video Cable EG-CP14

• Quick Start Guide (this guide) • User’s Manual (CD)

• Warranty • Software Suite (CD)

* Charge the battery (A 3). † Shape of power cable depends on country of use. NOTE: Memory card not provided. See page 137 of the User’s Manual for a list of approved memory cards.
Viewing the Camera User’s Manual on CD The User’s Manual can be viewed using Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later, available for free download from the Adobe website. 1 Start the computer and insert the User’s Manual CD. 2 Double-click the CD [COOLPIX P5100] icon in Computer (Windows Vista) or My Computer (Windows XP/2000), or on the desktop (Macintosh). 3 Double-click the [INDEX.pdf ] icon to display a language selection screen. Click a language and follow the links to view the User’s Manual. A: This icon indicates that more information is available elsewhere in this guide.

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Introduction

First Steps
Step 1

Attach the Camera Strap

Attach both ends of the camera strap to the eyelet as shown below.

Step 2 Charge the Battery Charge the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 with the supplied Battery Charger MH-61.

2.1

Connect the power cable to the charger 1 and then plug it into an electrical outlet 2.

The CHARGE lamp will light 3.

2.2

Remove the battery terminal cover and insert the battery as shown, matching the projections on the battery to the indentations in the charger.

2.3

The CHARGE lamp will start to blink. Charging is complete when the CHARGE lamp stops blinking.
A fully-exhausted battery charges in about two hours.

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Step 3

Insert the Battery

Insert the charged battery as described below.

3.1

Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.

3.2

Insert the battery.
The orange battery latch is pushed up 1 as the battery is inserted 2. The latch drops back into place when the battery is fully inserted.

Inserting the Battery Inserting the battery upside down or backwards could damage the camera. Check to be sure the battery is in the correct orientation.

3.3

Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.

Removing the Battery Turn the camera off and confirm that the power-on lamp is off before removing or inserting batteries. To eject the battery, open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover and slide the battery latch in the direction shown 1. The battery can then be removed by hand 2. Note that the battery may become hot during use; observe due caution when removing the battery.

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Step 4

Turn On the Camera

4.1

Rotate the mode dial to A (auto).
This guide describes how to shoot in A (auto) mode, a simple “point-and-shoot” mode, suited to first-time users of digital cameras, in which the camera automatically adjusts settings.

4.2

Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
The power-on lamp (green) will be lit and the monitor will turn on. When the power-on lamp (green) is lit, press the power switch to turn off the camera.

Memory Cards By default, pictures are stored in the camera’s internal memory (approximately 52 MB). If desired, a removable Secure Digital (SD) memory card can be used for additional storage. Internal memory is used for recording, deletion, and transfer only if no memory card is inserted. To insert a memory card: 1 If the power-on lamp is lit, press the power switch to turn the camera off. 2 Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover as shown in Step 3.1 on the previous page and slide the memory card in until it clicks into place. Insert the card as shown at right; do not insert it upside down or backwards. After inserting the memory card, close the memory card slot cover as shown in Step 3.3 on the previous page. 3 Turn the camera on. If the message shown at right is displayed P in the monitor, the memory card must be formatted before it Card is not formatted. can be used in the camera. Press the multi selector (A 6) Format card? down to highlight [Yes] and press k. A confirmation dialog will be displayed. To start formatting, choose [Format] and No Yes press k. Note that formatting permanently deletes all pictures and other data on the memory card. Before formatting, be sure to make copies of any pictures you wish to keep. Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover until formatting is complete. To remove memory cards, turn the camera off and confirm that the power-on lamp is off. Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover and press the card in to partially eject the card. The card can then be removed by hand.

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Step 5

Choose a Language and Set the Camera Clock

A language-selection dialog is displayed the first time the camera is turned on. Follow the steps below to choose a language and set the time and date. The Multi Selector Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings. Operate the multi selector by pressing it up, down, right, left, or by pressing k.
Move the highlight up. Apply selection

Return to the previous screen (move the highlight to the left).

Advance to the next screen (move the highlight to the right).

Move the highlight down.

In the descriptions that follow, buttons to be pressed are shown in white.

5.1

5.2

d Date Set time and date?

No Yes

Choose the desired language and press k.

Choose [Yes] and press k. The time zone menu is displayed. If daylight saving time is in effect, press the multi selector down to highlight [Daylight saving] and press k to select. Press the multi selector up to return to Step 5.3.

5.3

Time zone w London, Casablanca Daylight saving

Press k. The home time zone menu is displayed.

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5.4

Home time zone

5.5

Date D M Y

15
wLondon, Casablanca Back

09 00 00

2007

Select your home time zone and press k. The date menu is displayed.

Press the multi selector up or down to edit the highlighted item. Press the multi selector right to move the highlight to edit the day, month, year, time, and the order in which the day, month, and year are displayed. Press the multi selector left to return to the previous item. Choose the order in which the day, month, and year are displayed and press k. The settings are applied and monitor display exits to shooting mode.

5.6

Date D M Y

15 15

11 10

2007

When daylight saving time ends, turn [Daylight saving] off from the date menu in the setup menu. The camera’s clock is automatically set back one hour. Page 123 of the User’s Manual

Power Saving Function If no operations are performed for about five seconds in shooting mode, the monitor will dim to save power. Using any of the camera controls will reactivate the display. If no operations are performed for about a minute in all modes, the monitor will turn off; after another three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically.

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Shooting
Step 1

Check Indicators in the Monitor

Check the battery level and number of exposures remaining.

Shooting mode A is displayed in A (auto) mode.

Internal memory indicator Pictures will be recorded to internal memory (approximately 52 MB). When a memory card is inserted, C is not displayed and pictures will be recorded to memory card. Battery level indicator

A

NO INDICATOR B

Battery fully charged. Battery low; prepare to replace or charge the battery.

F

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N

Cannot shoot pictures. Recharge or replace Warning! with a fully-charged Battery exhausted. battery. Vibration reduction (VR) icon Reduce the effects of camera shake. Page 128 of the User’s Manual

Number of exposures remaining Aperture Shutter speed Image quality (W)/Image size (G) Current image quality and size settings are displayed. The default settings are W (Normal) for image quality and G (4,000 × 3,000) for image size. Pages 91 and 92 of the User’s Manual Hiding or Showing Monitor Indicators Press x to hide or show monitor indicators . Page 12 of the User’s Manual

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Step 2

Ready the Camera

Hold the camera steady in both hands, keeping your fingers and other objects away from the lens, built-in flash, AF-assist illuminator, and microphone.

Frame a Picture Step 3 Frame the subject near the center of the monitor or viewfinder. Modify composition by using the zoom control to zoom in for a close-up of the subject, or zoom out to include more of the background.

A

F

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A

The Zoom Control Rotate the zoom control to g to zoom in on the subject so that it fills a larger area of the frame. Rotate the zoom control to f to zoom out, increasing the area visible in the frame.

Zoom out

Zoom in

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Step 4

Focus and Shoot

4.1

Press the shutter-release button halfway, stopping when you feel resistance.

In A (auto) mode, the camera automatically focuses on the subject in the center focus area. Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. With the shutter-release button pressed halfway, check the AF lamp and flash lamp.

A

F

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AF lamp
On Blinks Subject in focus. Camera unable to focus. Change composition and try again. For further information, see also “Autofocus” on page 27 of the User’s Manual.

Focus area

Flash lamp
On Blinks Off Flash will fire when picture is shot. Flash charging*. Flash off or not required.

* When pictures are shot using the flash and a low battery, the monitor display will turn off and the flash lamp will blink until the flash is fully charged.

4.2

Smoothly press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to shoot.
Do not use force when pressing the shutter-release button, as this may cause camera shake, resulting in blurred pictures.

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Step 5

View Pictures
c
F

Press c. The camera enters playback mode, and the picture is displayed in the monitor in full-frame playback mode.

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F4

Use the multi selector to view other pictures. Press the multi selector right or down to view pictures in the order recorded, left or up to view pictures in reverse order.

View previous picture

View next picture

The following operations can be performed in full-frame playback mode.
To
Zoom in on displayed picture Display groups of four, nine, or 16 thumbnail images in the monitor (thumbnail playback) Select a picture in thumbnail wheel playback (after selecting a picture, press k to return to full-frame playback mode) Display playback menu Record/play voice memo Hide or show monitor indicators

Use
Zoom control g Zoom control f Command dial d k x

Press c or the shutter-release button to switch to shooting mode. Pages 12 and 28 of the User’s Manual
Deleting Unwanted Pictures To delete the picture currently displayed in the monitor, press l. When a confirmation dialog is displayed, use the multi selector to highlight [Yes]. Press k to delete the picture. • Deleted pictures cannot be recovered. • To cancel deletion, highlight [No] and press k.

Erase 1 image?

F
No Yes

Shooting

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Other Functions
Flash Mode, Self-timer, Focus Mode, and Exposure Compensation
Use the multi selector in shooting mode to apply the following settings.
Flash Mode The flash modes available are U (auto), V (auto with red-eye reduction), W (off), X (fill flash), Y (slow sync), and Z (Rear-curtain sync) modes. Page 30 of the User’s Manual
U V W X Y

U

Z Flash mode

Exposure Compensation Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera to make pictures brighter or darker. When the picture is too dark: adjust the exposure compensation to “+” side. When the picture is too bright: adjust the exposure compensation to “-” side. Page 34 of the User’s Manual

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Focus Mode Choose from A (Autofocus), B (Infinity) with which camera focuses on landscape at ranges of 5 m (16 ft. 5 in.) or more, and D (Macro close-up) with which camera can focus as close as 4 cm (1.6 in.) to lens. Page 33 of the User’s Manual

A

Focus

Self-timer The camera is equipped with ten- and three-second timers. Page 32 of the User’s Manual

k

10s 3s
kn

Self-timer

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Other Functions

Selecting a Shooting Mode
Rotate the mode dial to align the mode icon with the mark next to the mode dial.
A (Auto) (A 8): A simple “pointand-shoot” mode recommended for first time users of digital cameras. a (Anti-shake): This mode reduces the effects of camera shake and subject movement, and is most effective when shooting under natural light. The flash is disabled. Page 43 of the User's Manual B (High sensitivity): Choose this mode to reduce blur when the subject is poorly lit. Page 44 of the User's Manual P, S, A, M: Choose these modes for greater control over shutter speed and aperture. Page 45 of the User's Manual z (Set up): Display the setup menu. Page 120 of the User's Manual D (Movie): Choose this mode to shoot movies. Page 64 of the User's Manual y (Scene) (A 14): Make voice recordings or choose from fifteen “scenes” suited to different subjects or shooting conditions and let the camera do the rest.

Using the d Button
• Press d to display the menu for the current mode and use the multi selector to select an option (A 6). • Press d again to exit the menu. Page 11 of the User’s Manual • If M is displayed at the lower right in the monitor, help for the current menu item can be viewed by rotating the zoom control to g (j). • Rotate the zoom control to g (j) again to display the menu. Page 11 of the User’s Manual 13
Shooting menu Image quality Image size Optimize image White balance ISO sensitivity Exit b F g a a

Other Functions

Using Scene Modes
At default setting, rotating the mode dial to y enables scene shooting mode suited to portraits.

Press d to display the scene menu and use the multi selector to highlight and select a scene mode. Camera settings will be optimized for the selected type of scene.

yb

Scene menu Portrait c Landscape d Sports e Night portrait f Party/indoor Exit

Scene
b Portrait c Landscape d Sports e Night portrait f Party/indoor g Beach/snow h Sunset i Dusk/dawn j Night landscape k Close up l Museum m Fireworks show n Copy o Backlight p Panorama assist E Voice recording

Description
For clear portrait shots. The camera detects and focuses on faces. For vivid landscapes and cityscapes. For dynamic action shots. For portraits with an evening or night landscape in the background. The camera detects and focuses on faces. For parties and other indoor scenes. For brightly-lit expanses of water, sand or snow. For vivid sunsets and sunrises. For low-light landscape shots taken in the pre-dawn or after sunset. For night landscapes. For close-ups. For indoor shots where flash photograph is prohibited. For fireworks shots at slow shutter speeds. For drawings, handwriting or printed text. For backlit subjects. For panoramas. For recording sound. Press c in voice recording mode to play back recorded sound files.

Page 35 of the User’s Manual

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Other Functions

Installing Nikon Transfer
Nikon Transfer can be used to copy (transfer) pictures to a computer for storage. Install Nikon Transfer from the supplied Software Suite CD.

Before You Begin: Nikon Transfer System Requirements
Confirm that your system meets the following requirements.
Windows
Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, or Core series processor with a clock speed of 1 GHz or faster recommended Preinstall version of Windows Vista (32-bit Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/ Enterprise/Ultimate editions), Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Home Edition/Professional), Windows 2000 Professional2 Service Pack 4

Macintosh
PowerPC G4 or G5 model or Intel Core or Xeon (Universal Binary) model with built-in USB port required

CPU

OS1

Mac OS X (version 10.3.9, 10.4.9)

Hard disk space RAM Video resolution Miscellaneous
1 2

60 MB required for installation; 1 GB required when Nikon Transfer is running Windows Vista: 512 MB or more with a minimum of 128 MB free Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional: 256 MB or more with a minimum of 128 MB free 800 × 600 pixels or more (1,024 × 768 pixels or more recommended) with 16-bit color or more Only computers with built-in USB ports supported

Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system compatibility. If your computer is running Windows 2000 Professional, the COOLPIX P5100 cannot be connected to the computer. Use a card reader or similar device to transfer pictures stored on the memory card to the computer (A 22).

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Before Installing Exit all other applications and turn off any virus-checking software before beginning Nikon Transfer installation. When Installing, Using or Uninstalling Nikon Transfer Log on to an account with administrator privileges.

NOTE: Depending on your operating system, the dialogs displayed during installation may differ from those shown here. The illustrations in this guide are from Windows Vista.

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Turn the computer on and insert the Software Suite CD into the CD-ROM drive.
Windows Vista Choose [Run Welcome.exe] in the AutoPlay dialog to start the install program. Proceed to step 3. Windows XP/2000 The install program will start automatically. Proceed to step 3. If the Install Program Does Not Start Automatically (Windows only) Windows Vista/XP Open Computer by selecting [Computer] from the [Start] menu (Windows Vista), open My Computer by selecting [My Computer] from the [Start] menu (Windows XP), and double-click the [Software Suite] CD icon. Windows 2000 Professional Double-click the [My Computer] icon on the desktop and then double-click the [Software Suite] CD icon. Mac OS X Double-click the [Software Suite] CD icon on the desktop and then double-click the [Welcome] icon.

2

Enter the administrator name and password, and then click [OK] (Macintosh only).

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Confirm the language and click [Next].

If Nikon Transfer Is Already Installed The Language Selection dialog will not be displayed if Nikon Transfer is installed. The Install Center window is displayed in the language selected when Nikon Transfer was first installed.

4

Click [Nikon Standard Install].
Install Nikon Transfer and related software.

Other Installation Options [Custom Install]: Install selected software. [Link to Nikon]: Download trial versions of other Nikon software from a Nikon website or visit Nikon technical support websites (Internet connection required). [Kodak EasyShare] (Windows Vista/XP only): Install Kodak EasyShare. [Install Guide]: View help information included on the Software Suite CD.

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Install Panorama Maker.
Windows Click [Next] and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Mac OS X The license agreement will be displayed. After taking the time to read and understand the contents of this agreement, click [Accept] and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Proceed to step 7.

6

Click [Yes] to Install QuickTime* (Windows only).
Installation may take several minutes on some systems. See the Apple Inc. website for Windows Vista support information. Nikon recommends downloading and installing the most up-to-date version of QuickTime for Windows Vista.

7

Install Nikon Transfer.
Windows Click [Next]. The license agreement will be displayed. After taking the time to read and understand the contents of this agreement, select [I accept the terms in the license agreement] and click [Next] to accept its terms and display the ReadMe file. After reviewing the contents of this file, which may contain important information that could not be included here, click [Next] and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Proceed to step 9. Mac OS X The license agreement will be displayed. After taking the time to read and understand the contents of this agreement, click [Accept] and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

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Activate the Auto-Launch setting (Macintosh only).
When the Auto-Launch setting dialog is displayed, click [Yes] to have Nikon Transfer start automatically whenever the camera is connected. The Auto-Launch Setting The Auto-Launch option can also be enabled after installation of Nikon Transfer by checking the [Launch automatically when device is attached] option in the transfer options [Preferences] panel.

9

Click [Finish] (Windows) or [Quit] (Macintosh) and follow the on-screen instructions to close the Install Center window.
If prompted to restart the computer, follow the onscreen instructions. Windows XP/2000 If DirectX 9 is not already installed, a DirectX 9 installer dialog will be displayed. Follow the on-screen instructions to install DirectX 9.

10

Remove the Software Suite CD from the CD-ROM drive.
This completes installation. Proceed to “Transferring Pictures to a Computer” (A 20).

Installing Nikon Transfer

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Transferring Pictures to a Computer
Use a Reliable Power Source Nikon recommends using a fully-charged battery or the AC Adaptor EH-62A (available separately from Nikon) to power the camera for extended periods. If You Are Using Windows 2000 Professional Use a card reader or similar device to transfer pictures stored on the memory card to the computer (A 22).

1 2

Turn off the camera. Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
Check to be sure that the connector is in the correct orientation and insert the plug straight. Do not insert or disconnect it forcibly.

3

Turn on the camera.
Windows Vista/XP When the AutoPlay dialog is displayed, select [Copy pictures to a folder on my computer using Nikon Transfer] (Windows Vista) or [Nikon Transfer Copy pictures to a folder on my computer] (Windows XP), and click [OK] (Windows XP only). To bypass this dialog in the future, check [Always do this for this device:] (Windows Vista), or [Always use this program for this action.] (Windows XP). Nikon Transfer will start. Mac OS X Nikon Transfer will start automatically if [Yes] was selected in the Auto-Launch setting dialog when Nikon Transfer was first installed.

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Confirm that the source device is displayed in the transfer options [Source] panel and click [Start Transfer].

At the Nikon Transfer default setting, all pictures are transferred to the computer. At the Nikon Transfer default setting, the folder to which pictures are transferred is automatically opened.

For more information on using Nikon Transfer, refer to help information contained in Nikon Transfer

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Disconnect the camera.
Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable. Pictures can be displayed in the viewer supplied with your operating system.

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For Users of Windows 2000 Professional Use a card reader or similar device to transfer the pictures stored on the memory card to the computer. If your memory card has a capacity greater than 2 GB, the intended device must support the memory card. • At the Nikon Transfer default settings, Nikon Transfer will start automatically when a memory card is inserted into the card reader or similar device. See step 4 (A 21) of “Transferring Pictures to a Computer.” • Do not connect the camera to the computer. If the camera is connected to the computer, the [Found New Hardware Wizard] dialog will be displayed. Select [Cancel], close the dialog, and disconnect the camera from the computer. • To transfer pictures stored in the camera’s internal memory to the computer, the pictures must first be copied to a memory card using the camera. Pages 75, 115, and 119 of the User’s Manual

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Other Features of the COOLPIX P5100
c D-Lighting

Bring out details in shadows and backlit subjects. Page 55 of the User’s Manual

Black Border
Create copies with [Thin], [Medium], or [Broad] black lines, along borders of pictures. Page 58 of the User’s Manual

PictBridge
Print pictures directly from the camera. Page 81 of the User’s Manual

Optional Accessories
Attach optional accessories, such as wide-angle converter, telephoto converter lenses, or speedlights with the camera enables a variety of shooting. Page 136 of the User’s Manual

Technical support information is available online at the following sites: • For users in the USA: http://www.nikonusa.com/ • For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/ • For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/

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