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    Printed in Japan S2G04000301(11)

    6MAA2611-03

    DIGITAL CAMERA

    The Guide to Digital Photographywith the

  • Shoot, View, and EnjoyA Flowchart Guide to Using Your Camera

    STEP 1Ready the camera

    Getting ready First Steps 9

    Camera setupFirst StepsCamera Setup

    974

    STEP 2Take pictures

    Tutorial: Taking PicturesSnapshots (auto mode) 16

    Getting CreativeCreative photography(scene and movie modes)

    25

    Beyond Point-and-ShootCustom shots 39

    STEP 3Play them back

    Tutorial: Reviewing Pictureswhile shooting 22

    Basic Playbackafter shooting 45

    STEP 4Install camera software

    Quick Start Guide (provided)Install software

    Nikon View 5 ReferenceManual (provided on CD)

    Get to know Nikon View 5

    Tutorial: Reviewing Pictureswhile shooting 22

    Basic Playbackduring playback 45

    Deleting PicturesDelete multiple pictures 66

    and delete unwanted pictures

    STEP 5Enjoy your pictures

    Connectionswith a computer 30

    Connectionson a television 38

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    Product Documentation

    Getting to Know the COOLPIX 2000

    Overview

    Taking Pictures

    Reviewing Pictures

    Getting Creative

    Connecting to a Computer

    Connecting to a Television or VCR

    Beyond Point-and-Shoot

    Basic Playback

    The Shooting Menu

    The Playback Menu

    The Setup Menu

    Technical Notes

    Index

    First Steps

    The documentation for this productincludes the manuals listed below.Please be sure to read all instructionsthoroughly to get the most from yourcamera.

    Quick-Start GuideThe Quick-Start Guide takes youthrough the process of unpackingand setting up your Nikon digitalcamera, taking your first pictures, in-stalling software, and transferringpictures to your computer.

    Guide to Digital PhotographyThe Guide to Digital Photography(this manual) provides complete op-erating instructions for your camera.

    Nikon View 5 Reference ManualThe Nikon View 5 Reference Manualcan be found in electronic formaton the reference CD provided withyour camera. For information onviewing the Reference Manual, seeConnections in this manual.

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    To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others,read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equip-ment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the productwill read them.

    The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautionslisted in this section are indicated by the following symbol:

    WARNINGSTurn off immediately in the eventof malfunctionShould you notice smoke or an un-usual smell coming from the equip-ment or from the AC adapter (avail-able separately), unplug the ACadapter and remove the batteries im-mediately, taking care to avoid burns.Continued operation could result ininjury. After removing the batteries,take the equipment to a Nikon-autho-rized service center for inspection.

    Do not use in the presence of flam-mable gasDo not use electronic equipment inthe presence of flammable gas, as thiscould result in explosion or fire.

    Observe caution when using thecamera strapCaution should be exercised to pre-vent strangulation when wearing thecamera strap around your neck. Neverplace the strap around the neck of aninfant or child.

    Do not disassembleTouching the products internal partscould result in injury. In the event ofa malfunction, the product should berepaired only by a qualified technician.Should the product break open as theresult of a fall or other accident, re-move the batteries and AC adapter(if using) and then take the productto a Nikon-authorized service centerfor inspection.

    Observe proper precautions whenhandling batteriesBatteries may leak or explode if im-properly handled. Observe the follow-ing precautions when handling bat-teries for use in this product:

    Be sure the product is off before re-placing the batteries. If you are usingan AC adapter, be sure it is un-plugged.

    Use only LR6 (AA) alkaline, NiCad, orNiMH batteries.

    When inserting batteries, be sure toorient the + and terminals correctly.

    Do not short or disassemble. Do not expose to flame or to exces-

    sive heat. Do not immerse in or expose to water. Do not transport or store with metal

    objects such as necklaces or hairpins.

    For Your Safety

    This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before us-ing your Nikon product to prevent possible injury.

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    Batteries are prone to leakage whenfully discharged. To avoid damage tothe product, be sure to remove thebattery when no charge remains.

    Immediately after use, or when theproduct is used on battery power foran extended period, the batteries maybecome hot. Before removing thebattery, turn the camera off and al-low the batteries to cool.

    Discontinue use immediately shouldyou notice any changes in the batter-ies, such as discoloration or deforma-tion.

    Use appropriate cablesWhen connecting cables to the inputand output jacks, use only the cablesprovided or sold by Nikon for the pur-pose, to maintain compliance withproduct regulations.

    Keep out of reach of childrenParticular care should be taken to pre-vent infants from putting the batteryor other small parts into their mouths.

    Removing memory cardsMemory cards may become hot dur-ing use. Observe due caution whenremoving memory cards from thecamera.

    CD-ROMsThe CD-ROMs on which the softwareand manuals are distributed shouldnot be played back on audio CDequipment. Playing CD-ROMs on anaudio CD player could cause hearingloss or damage the equipment.

    Observe caution when operatingthe flashUsing the flash close to your subjectseyes could cause temporary visual im-pairment. Particular care should beobserved if photographing infants,when the flash should be no less thanone meter (39) from the subject.

    Avoid contact with liquid crystalShould the monitor break, care shouldbe taken to avoid injury due to bro-ken glass and to prevent liquid crystalfrom the monitor touching the skinor entering the eyes or mouth.

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    No part of the manuals included with thisproduct may be reproduced, transmitted,transcribed, stored in a retrieval system,or translated into any language in anyform, by any means, without Nikonsprior written permission.

    Nikon reserves the right to change thespecifications of the hardware and soft-ware described in these manuals at anytime and without prior notice.

    Notices

    Nikon will not be held liable for any dam-ages resulting from the use of this prod-uct.

    While every effort has been made to en-sure that the information in these manu-als is accurate and complete, we wouldappreciate it were you to bring any er-rors or omissions to the attention of theNikon representative in your area (ad-dress provided separately).

    Notice for customers in the U.S.A.Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference StatementThis equipment has been tested and foundto comply with the limits for a Class B digi-tal device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCCrules. These limits are designed to pro-vide reasonable protection against harm-ful interference in a residential installation.This equipment generates, uses, and canradiate radio frequency energy and, if notinstalled and used in accordance with theinstructions, may cause harmful interfer-ence to radio communications. However,there is no guarantee that interference willnot occur in a particular installation. If thisequipment does cause harmful interfer-ence to radio or television reception, whichcan be determined by turning the equip-ment off and on, the user is encouragedto try to correct the interference by one ormore of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving an-

    tenna. Increase the separation between the

    equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet

    on a circuit different from that to whichthe receiver is connected.

    Consult the dealer or an experienced ra-dio/television technician for help.

    CAUTIONSModificationsThe FCC requires the user to be notifiedthat any changes or modifications madeto this device that are not expressly ap-proved by Nikon Corporation may void theuser's authority to operate the equipment.

    Interface CablesUse the interface cables sold or providedby Nikon for your equipment. Using otherinterface cables may exceed the limits ofClass B Part 15 of the FCC rules.

    Nikon Inc.,1300 Walt Whitman Road,Melville, New York11747-3064, U.S.A.Tel.: 631-547-4200

    E2000

    FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE

    Tested To ComplyWith FCC Standards

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    Notice for customers in CanadaCAUTIONThis class B digital apparatus meets all re-quirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.

    ATTENTIONCet appareil numrique de la classe B res-pecte toutes les exigences du Rglementsur le matriel brouilleur du Canada.

    Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or ReproductionNote that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or repro-duced by means of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.

    Items prohibited by law from beingcopied or reproducedDo not copy or reproduce paper money,coins, securities, government bonds, orlocal government bonds, even if suchcopies or reproductions are stampedSample.

    The copying or reproduction of papermoney, coins, or securities which are cir-culated in a foreign country is prohib-ited.

    Unless the prior permission of the gov-ernment has been obtained, the copy-ing or reproduction of unused postagestamps or post cards issued by the gov-ernment is prohibited.

    The copying or reproduction of stampsissued by the government and of certi-fied documents stipulated by law is pro-hibited.

    Cautions on certain copies and repro-ductionsThe government has issued cautions oncopies or reproductions of securities is-sued by private companies (shares, bills,checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuterpasses, or coupon tickets, except whena minimum of necessary copies are tobe provided for business use by a com-pany. Also, do not copy or reproducepassports issued by the government, li-censes issued by public agencies and pri-vate groups, ID cards, and tickets, suchas passes and meal coupons.

    Comply with copyright noticesThe copying or reproduction of copy-righted creative works such as books,music, paintings, woodcut prints, maps,drawings, movies, and photographs isprohibited except when it is done for per-sonal use at home or for similar restrictedand non-commercial use.

    Trademark InformationApple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac OS, Power Macintosh, PowerBook, and QuickTime are registeredtrademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Finder, Power Mac, iMac, and iBook are trademarks of Apple Computer,Inc. IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. Microsoft and Windowsare registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Pentium is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Internet isa trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation. CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. LexarMedia is a trademark of Lexar Media Corporation. Adobe and Acrobat are registered trademarks of AdobeSystems Inc. Zip is a registered trademark of Iomega Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All othertrade names mentioned in this manual or the other documentation provided with your Nikon product aretrademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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    Table of Contents

    Product Documentation .............................................................................. iFor Your Safety ........................................................................................... iiNotices ....................................................................................................... iv

    Introduction: Before You Begin ...................................................................... 1Overview: About This Manual ....................................................................... 2Familiarization: The Parts of the Camera and Their Functions ................... 4

    Where to Find ItParts of the COOLPIX 2000 ................................................ 4How to Use ItCamera Controls and Displays ................................................ 6

    First Steps: Getting Ready to Use Your Camera ............................................ 9Step 1Attach the Camera Strap ................................................................... 9Step 2Insert Batteries .................................................................................. 9Step 3Insert the Memory Card .................................................................... 10Step 4Choose a Language .......................................................................... 12Step 5Set the Time and Date ....................................................................... 13

    Tutorial: Getting Started ................................................................................. 15Taking Pictures: The Basics ............................................................................. 16

    Step 1Ready the Camera ............................................................................. 16Step 2Adjust Camera Settings (Optional) ..................................................... 18Step 3Frame the Picture .............................................................................. 19Step 4Focus and Shoot ............................................................................... 20Step 5Turn the Camera Off ......................................................................... 21

    Reviewing Pictures: Quick Review ................................................................. 22Quick Review .................................................................................................. 22Thumbnail Review .......................................................................................... 24

    Getting Creative: Choosing a Mode .............................................................. 25Connections: Connecting to External Devices ............................................... 29Connecting to a Computer: Nikon View 5 .................................................... 30

    Before You Begin: Installing Nikon View 5 ....................................................... 30Making the Connection: Connecting to Your Computer ................................. 32

    Connecting to a Television or VCR: Television Playback .............................. 38

    Beyond Point-and-Shoot: Adjusting Camera Settings .................................. 39Focus-Mode Selection: The Button ....................................................... 40Delaying Shutter Release: Self-Timer Mode ................................................. 41Framing Pictures: Optical and Digital Zoom ................................................. 42Flash Photography: The Button ............................................................ 43

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    Basic Playback: Playback Mode ...................................................................... 45Full-Frame Playback ........................................................................................ 46Thumbnail Playback ........................................................................................ 48Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ...........

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