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Nikon - COOLPIX P5000 - COOLPIXÂ P5000 Quick Start Guide


									Quick Start Guide
Introduction First Steps Taking Pictures Other Functions Installing PictureProject Viewing Pictures on a Computer


En Ru It

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 P5000 digital camera EN-EL5 rechargeable battery (with terminal cover) *

MH-61 battery charger Camera strap UC-E6 USB cable EG-CP14 audio/video (with power cable) † cable • User’s Manual CD • For your safety • Quick Start Guide (this guide) • PictureProject installer CD (yellow) • Warranty • PictureProject Reference Manual CD (silver) * The supplied battery is not charged at shipment. Charge the battery as shown on page 3. † Shape of cable depends on country of use.

NOTE: Memory card not provided. See page 91 of the User’s Manual (on CD) for a list of approved memory cards.

Viewing the Camera User’s Manual on CD The User’s Manual (on CD) 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 P5000) icon in My Computer (Windows) or on the desktop (Macintosh). Double-click the INDEX.pdf icon to display a language selection screen. Click a language to display the User’s Manual.


First Steps


Attach the Camera Strap

Attach the strap as shown below. Repeat for the second eyelet.



Charge the Battery

The camera uses a rechargeable EN-EL5 Li-ion battery (supplied). Charge the battery with the supplied MH-61 battery charger before first use or when the battery is running low. Connect the power cable to the charger (q) and then plug it into a power outlet (w). The CHARGE lamp will light (e).

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

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



3 Insert the Battery

After charging the battery, insert it as described below. Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.

The orange battery latch is pushed aside as the battery is inserted. The battery is fully inserted when the latch clicks back into place.

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.

Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.

Removing the Battery Turn the camera 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. The battery can then be removed by hand. Note that the battery may become hot during use; observe due caution when removing the battery.




Turn the Camera On

Rotate the mode dial to U (auto). The Quick Start Guide describes how to take pictures in U (auto) mode, an automatic, “point-andshoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras. Press the power switch to turn the camera on. The green power-on lamp will be lit and the monitor will turn on.

Memory Cards The camera stores pictures in internal memory (approximately 21 MB) or on removable Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. Internal memory is used for recording and deletion only if no memory card 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– 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 Turn the camera on. If the message shown at right is displayed in the monitor, the memory card must be formatted before it can be used in the camera. Press the multi selector up or down to highlight Format and press B. Do not turn the camera off or remove the battery or memory card until formatting is complete. 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. 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.




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 navigate the menus.
Press to move cursor up Press center (B) to make selection

Press left to return to previous menu, or move cursor left

Press right to display submenu or move cursor right

Press to move cursor down

Highlight language and press B.

Highlight Yes and press B. If daylight saving time is in effect, press the multi selector down to highlight Daylight saving and press B to select. Press the multi selector up to return to .

The time zone menu is displayed.


Select home time zone and press B.

Edit Day (order of day, month, and year may differ in some areas) and press B.

Select Month. Repeat Steps – edit Month, Year, hour, and minute.


Highlight D M Y. Choose date display order. Press B to set the clock and exit to shooting mode.

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. For more information on setting date and time, see page 84 of the User’s Manual (on CD).


Taking Pictures


Check Indicators in the Monitor
Internal memory Pictures will be recorded to internal memory (approximately 21 MB). When memory card is inserted, q is not displayed, and pictures will be recorded to memory card.

Check the battery level and number of exposures remaining.
Shooting mode To take pictures in 0 (auto) mode, rotate mode dial to A (B 14). To select a mode, align the mode icon with the mark next to the mode dial.

Battery level indicator Display NO ICON J N
1/125 F4.3 9

Description Battery fully charged. Low battery. Prepare to recharge or change battery.

Battery exhausted. Recharge or Warning! change battery. Battery exhausted.

Vibration reduction (VR) Reduce the effects of camera shake.
Page 87 of the User’s Manual

Number of exposures remaining Aperture Shutter speed Image quality and size Current image quality ( ) and size (j) are shown.
Page 66 of the User’s Manual

B: This icon indicates that more information is available elsewhere in this guide.




Ready the Camera

Hold the camera steadily in both hands, keeping your fingers and other objects away from the lens, flash, and AFassist illuminator.



Frame a Picture

Frame the subject near the center of the monitor. Use the zoom control to adjust the size of the framed subject.




The zoom control Select T to zoom in on the subject so that it fills a larger area of the frame. Select W to zoom out, increasing the area visible in the frame.

Zoom out

Zoom in




Focus and Shoot

Lightly press the shutter-release button about halfway, stopping when you feel resistance. The camera will set focus and exposure for the subject in the center AF area. Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. With the shutter-release button pressed halfway, check focus and flash:
Flash lamp (red) AF lamp (green) Focus indicator

Focus area

AF lamp/ Focus indicator Flash lamp

On Blinks On Blinks Off

1/125 F4.3 9 Subject in focus. Camera unable to focus. Change composition and try again. Flash will fire when picture is taken. Flash charging. Flash off or not required.

Smoothly press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to release the shutter and take the picture.




View Pictures
Page 22, 43 of the User’s Manual

Press the G button to view a picture in the monitor (Fullframe playback).

15/05/2007 15:30 15/ 0004.JPG

Use the multi selector to view other pictures. Press the multi selector down or right to view pictures in the order recorded, up or left to view pictures in reverse order. Keep the multi selector pressed to scroll quickly to the desired frame.

View previous picture


View next picture

The following operations can be performed in playback mode:
To Press To Zoom picture in View other pictures View thumbnails View playback menu (Command dial) Record/play voice memo Press T (O) W (M) F B

Press the G button again or press the shutter-release button to return to shooting 15/05/2007 15:30 0004.JPG mode.
Deleting Unwanted Pictures To delete the picture currently displayed in the monitor, press the I button. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; highlight one of the following options and press B: • No: Exit without deleting the picture. • Yes: Delete the picture.
Erase 1 image?


No Yes




Turn the camera off

Press the power switch to turn the camera off. The power-on lamp will go out.

Auto off (Stand-by Mode) 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, the monitor will turn off; after a further three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically. Using Camera Menus A variety of shooting and playback settings can be adjusted from the camera menus. Press the F button to display the menu for the current mode and use the multi selector to select an option as described on page 6. If a “?” icon is displayed in the monitor, help for the current menu item can be viewed by pressing the zoom control to T (L). To return to the original menu, press the zoom control to T (L) again. To exit the menu, press the F button again.


Other Functions
Flash, Self-Timer, Focus Mode and Exposure Compensation
Pressing the multi selector up, down, or left during shooting displays the flash mode, self-timer, focus mode, and exposure compensation menus. Press the multi selector up or down to highlight an option and press B.
Flash Mode Choose from S (auto), V (auto with red-eye reduction), U (off ), T (fill flash), W (slow sync), and N (rear curtain sync).
Page 24 of the User’s Manual

Exposure Compensation Alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera between –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV in increment of 1/3 EV.
Page 28 of the User’s Manual

Focus Mode Choose from Z (Autofocus), a (Infinity), b (Focusing limit), and E (Macro close-up; camera can focus as close as 4cm/1.6in. to lens).
Page 27 of the User’s Manual


Self-Timer The camera is equipped with ten- and three-second timers for selfportraits and to reduce blur. When using the self-timer, mount the camera on a tripod (recommended) or rest it on a flat, level surface.
Page 26 of the User’s Manual



The Mode Dial
Page 6 of the User’s Manual

To select a mode, align the mode icon with the mark next to the mode dial.

U (Auto) (B 8): A simple “point-and-shoot” mode recommended for first time users of digital cameras.

P, S, A, M: Choose these modes for greater control over shutter speed and aperture. R (Set up): Display the setup menu.

P (Anti-shake): Prevent or reduce blur using vibration reduction and the Best Shot Selector (BSS).

V (Movie): Choose from seven movie modes. S (Scene): Make voice recordings or choose from sixteen “scenes” suited to different subjects or shooting conditions and let the camera do the rest.

T (High sensitivity): Choose this mode to reduce blur when the subject is poorly lit.

Scene Mode
Page 29 of the User’s Manual

The camera offers sixteen “scenes” and voice recording. Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected subject type. To select scene mode, rotate the mode dial to S. To choose a scene, press the F button to display the scene menu, then highlight a scene and press B.


The following scenes are available:
K A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O Scene Face-priority AF Portrait Landscape Sports Night portrait Party/indoor Beach/snow Sunset Dusk/dawn Night landscape Close up Museum Fireworks show Copy Back light Panorama assist Description For portraits; the camera automatically detects and focus on faces. For portraits in general. For landscapes. For moving subjects. For portraits taken against a night backdrop. For parties and other indoor scenes. For brightly-lit expanses of water, sand, or snow. For sunsets and sunrises. For low-light landscape shots. For night landscapes. For close-ups. For indoor shots where flash photograph is prohibited. For fireworks. For drawings, handwriting, or printed text. For back-lit subjects. For panoramas. For recording and playing audio.
Page 51 of the User’s Manual

B Voice recording


Installing PictureProject
PictureProject Install the supplied PictureProject software to transfer pictures to a computer for easy viewing and storage (note that administrator privileges are required to install, use, or uninstall PictureProject).

1 2 3 4 5

Organize: View and organize pictures. Edit: Crop pictures, adjust brightness and hue, and use other retouch tools. Design: Arrange pictures. Collection list: Group pictures into collections and folders. Picture list: View the pictures in the current collection or folder.

PictureProject can also be used for a variety of other tasks, including printing pictures, sending pictures by e-mail, viewing slide shows, and copying pictures to CD or DVD. See the PictureProject Reference Manual on the silver CD for details.

NOTE: Depending on the version of PictureProject installed, the dialogs and messages displayed may vary from those shown here. The illustrations in this guide are from Windows XP.


Before You Begin
System Requirements
Windows CPU 300 MHz Pentium or better recommended Macintosh PowerPC G4, G5, Intel (under Rosetta)

• Windows Vista (32-bit Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Utlimate editions)† Mac OS X (version 10.3.9, OS * • Windows XP (Home Edition/Professional)† 10.4.x) • Windows 2000 Professional † † Preinstalled versions only. Hard disk space 60 MB required for installation RAM Minimum 64 MB 800 × 600 or more with 16-bit color (High Color/thousands of colors) or Video resolution more; 24-bit color or more recommended Miscellaneous Only computers with built-in USB ports supported * Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system compatibility.

CAUTION When Installing, Using, or Uninstalling PictureProject Log on to an account with administrator privileges.

Viewing the PictureProject Reference Manual The PictureProject Reference Manual (on CD) can be viewed using Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later, available for free download from the Adobe website. To view the Reference Manual, start the computer, insert the silver reference CD, and then display the index as described on page 2 of this guide.


Installing PictureProject
Turn the computer on and insert the PictureProject installer CD into a CD-ROM drive. Before proceeding, exit all other applications and turn off any viruschecking software. Select a language and click Next. Windows XP/2000: The Install Center program will start and a “Select Language” dialog will be displayed. Windows Vista: Follow the on-screen instructions to display “Select Language“ dialog.
If the Install Center program does not start automatically, select Computer or My Computer from the Start menu (Windows Vista/Windows XP) or double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop (Windows 2000 Professional) and double-click the CD-ROM (PictureProject) icon.

Macintosh: Double-click the PictureProject installer CD icon on the desktop, then double-click the Welcome icon. After entering the administrator name and password and click OK, the Install Center program will start. “Select Language” dialog will be displayed. Click Easy Install.
Easy Install: Install the minimum software needed to run PictureProject. Custom Install: Install selected software. Try other Nikon Software: Download trial versions of other Nikon software from a Nikon website (Internet connection required). Customer Support: View the ReadMe file or visit Nikon technical support websites (Internet connection required).


Install the PTP driver (Windows XP only). If prompted to install the PTP drivers, click OK and follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation (some versions of Windows XP may display a setup wizard). Follow the on-screen instructions to install Panorama Maker. Click Yes to install QuickTime (some time may be required to complete installation on some systems).
Installing QuickTime Under Windows Vista See the Apple website for Windows Vista support information. Nikon recommends downloading and installing the most up-to-date version of QuickTime for Windows Vista. Macintosh If earlier version of QuickTime is installed, Macintosh users will be prompted to install QuickTime following installation of PictureProject. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.

Follow the on-screen instructions to install Fotoshare.
Macintosh Macintosh users must install Nikon Fotoshare manually when installation of PictureProject is complete. To install Nikon Fotoshare, open the “Fotoshare” folder on the PictureProject installer CD and drag the Nikon Fotoshare icon to the “Applications” folder on the computer hard disk.

After reading the license agreement, click Yes (Windows) or Accept (Macintosh) to proceed. Follow the on-screen instructions to install PictureProject.


Click Finish (Windows) or Quit (Macintosh) to exit the PictureProject installer.

DirectX 9 (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.

Click Yes (Windows) or OK (Macintosh) to close the “Install Center” window. If prompted to restart the computer, follow the on-screen instructions. The PictureProject Import Assistant will be displayed. To proceed without cataloging images, click Close. Images can be cataloged at any time; see the PictureProject reference manual on the silver CD for details.

Remove the PictureProject installer CD from the CD-ROM drive.
Software Updates If the computer is connected to the Internet, PictureProject will periodically check for updates. If an update is detected when PictureProject starts, an update dialog will be displayed. Follow the on-screen instructions to update to the latest version of PictureProject.


Viewing Pictures on a Computer
Before You Begin Before copying pictures to a computer, confirm that: • PictureProject is installed: If PictureProject is not installed before the camera is connected, a hardware wizard may be displayed. Click Cancel to exit and then disconnect the camera. • The appropriate option is selected in the camera USB menu: If you are using Windows 2000, you will need to change the Interface > USB option in the camera setup menu from MTP/PTP (the default setting) to Mass storage as described below.

Rotate the mode dial to R.

Highlight Interface and press B.

Highlight USB and press B.

Highlight Mass storage and press B.

Use a Reliable Power Source Nikon recommends using a fully charged battery or the optional EH-62A AC adapter kit to power the camera for extended periods. Do not use another make or model of AC adapter.


Transfer Pictures
Page 58 of the User’s Manual

Turn the camera off. Connect the USB cable as shown below. Connect the camera directly to the computer; do not connect the cable via a USB hub or keyboard. Do not use force.

Turn the camera on. PictureProject will automatically detect the camera and the PictureProject Transfer window will be displayed in the computer monitor. Click Transfer to copy all the pictures in the camera memory to the computer.

Windows Vista/XP If the dialog shown at right is displayed, select the PictureProject option and click OK. To bypass this dialog in future, check Always use this program for this action.


The pictures are displayed in PictureProject when transfer is complete.

Disconnect the camera. Windows Vista/XP/Mac OS X: Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable. Windows 2000: Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” ( ) icon in the taskbar and select Stop USB Mass Storage Device. Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable.

Please refer to the User’s Manual (on CD) for more information on using your Nikon digital camera.


Other Features of the COOLPIX P5000
T High Sensitivity Reduce blur when the subject is poorly lit.
Page 37 of the User’s Manual

P, S, A, and M modes Offer control over a variety of advanced settings including shutter speed and aperture.
Page 38 of the User’s Manual

J D-Lighting Bring out details in shadows and back-lit subjects.
Page 44 of the User’s Manual

V Movies Choose from seven movie modes.
Page 47 of the User’s Manual

PictBridge Print pictures directly from the camera.
Page 60 of the User’s Manual

Optional Accessories COOLPIX P5000 supports a variety of optional accessories including converter lenses and Speedlights.
Page 79, 90, 93 of the User’s Manual

Technical support information is available online at the following site

SB7B01(11) 6MA29011--

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