The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography with the D80 Digital Camera

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<ul><li><p>8/9/2019 The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography with the D80 Digital Camera</p><p> 1/162</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography with the D80 Digital Camera</p><p> 2/162</p><p>Where to Find ItFind what youre looking for from:</p><p>The Index See pages 147149</p><p>Search by key word.</p><p>Error Messages See pages 132133</p><p>If a warning is displayed in the control panel, viewfinder, or monitor, find</p><p>the solution here.</p><p>Troubleshooting See pages 129131Camera behaving unexpectedly? Find the solution here.</p><p>The Q&amp;A Index See pages viiix</p><p>Know what you want to do but dont know the function name? Find it from</p><p>the question and answer index.</p><p>See pages vviThe Table of Contents</p><p>Find items by function or menu name.</p><p>Digitutor</p><p>Digitutor, a series of watch and learn manuals in movie form, is available at the following website:</p><p>http://www.nikondigitutor.com/index_eng.html</p><p>HelpUse the cameras on-board help feature for help on menu items and other topics. See page 9 for</p><p>details.</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography with the D80 Digital Camera</p><p> 3/162</p><p>i</p><p>Introduction</p><p>Technical Notes</p><p>Tutorial Photography and Playback</p><p>Reerence</p><p>Menu Guide</p><p>More on Photography (All Modes)</p><p>P, S, A, and M Modes</p><p>More on Playback</p><p>Connecting to a Television, Computer, or Printer</p><p>Playback Options: The Playback Menu</p><p>Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu</p><p>Custom Settings</p><p>Basic Camera Settings: The Setup Menu</p><p>Creating Retouched Copies: The Retouch Menu</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography with the D80 Digital Camera</p><p> 4/162</p><p>ii For Your Saety</p><p>For Your SaetyTo prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read the fol-</p><p>lowing safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment. Keep these safety</p><p>instructions where all those who use the product will read them.</p><p>The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions listed in this sec-</p><p>tion are indicated by the following symbol:</p><p>Do not look at the sun through the viewfnderViewing the sun or other strong light source throughthe viewfinder could cause permanent visual impair-ment.</p><p>Using the viewfnder diopter control</p><p>When operating the viewfinder diopter control withyour eye to the viewfinder, care should be taken notto put your finger in your eye accidentally.</p><p>Turn o immediately in the event o malunctionShould you notice smoke or an unusual smell com-ing from the equipment or AC adapter (availableseparately), unplug the AC adapter and remove thebattery immediately, taking care to avoid burns. Con-tinued operation could result in injury. After remov-ing the battery, take the equipment to a Nikon-au-thorized service center for inspection.</p><p>Do not disassemble Touching the products internal parts could resultin injury. In the event of malfunction, the productshould be repaired only by a qualified technician.Should the product break open as the result of afall or other accident, remove the battery and/or ACadapter and then take the product to a Nikon-autho-rized service center for inspection.</p><p>Do not use in the presence o ammable gasDo not use electronic equipment in the presence offlammable gas, as this could result in explosion orfire.</p><p>Keep out o reach o childrenFailure to observe this precaution could result in in-jury.</p><p>Do not place the strap around the neck o an inant orchildPlacing the camera strap around the neck of an infantor child could result in strangulation.</p><p>Observe proper precautions when handling batteriesBatteries may leak or explode if improperly handled.Observe the following precautions when handlingbatteries for use in this product:</p><p> Use only batteries approved for use in this equip-ment.</p><p> Do not short or disassemble the battery.</p><p> Be sure the product is off before replacing the bat-tery. If you are using an AC adapter, be sure it is un-plugged.</p><p> Do not attempt to insert the battery upside down orbackwards.</p><p> Do not expose the battery to flame or to excessiveheat. Do not immerse in or expose to water. Replace the terminal cover when transporting the</p><p>battery. Do not transport or store the battery withmetal objects such as necklaces or hairpins.</p><p> Batteries are prone to leakage when fully discharged.To avoid damage to the product, be sure to removethe battery when no charge remains.</p><p> When the battery is not in use, attach the terminalcover and store in a cool, dry place.</p><p> The battery may be hot immediately after use or</p><p>when the product has been used on battery powerfor an extended period. Before removing the batteryturn the camera off and allow the battery to cool.</p><p> Discontinue use immediately should you notice anychanges in the battery, such as discoloration or defor-mation.</p><p> Observe proper precautions when handling the quick charger Keep dry. Failure to observe this precaution could</p><p>result in fire or electric shock. Dust on or near the metal parts of the plug should be</p><p>removed with a dry cloth. Continued use could resultin fire.</p><p> Do not handle the power cable or go near the char-ger during thunderstorms. Failure to observe thisprecaution could result in electric shock.</p><p> Do not damage, modify, or forcibly tug or bend thepower cable. Do not place it under heavy objects orexpose it to heat or flame. Should the insulation bedamaged and the wires become exposed, take thepower cable to a Nikon-authorized service represen-tative for inspection. Failure to observe this precau-tion could result in fire or electric shock.</p><p> Do not handle the plug or charger with wet hands.</p><p>Failure to observe this precaution could result in elec-tric shock.</p><p>WARNINGS</p><p>This icon marks warnings. To prevent possible injury, read all warnings before using</p><p>this Nikon product.</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography with the D80 Digital Camera</p><p> 5/162</p><p>iiiNotices</p><p>Notices</p><p>Use appropriate cablesWhen connecting cables to the input and outputjacks, use only the cables provided or sold by Nikonfor the purpose to maintain compliance with productregulations.</p><p>CD-ROMsCD-ROMs containing software or manuals should not</p><p>be played back on audio CD equipment. Playing CD-ROMs on an audio CD player could cause hearing lossor damage the equipment.</p><p>Observe caution when using the ashDo not operate the flash with the flash windowtouching a person or object. Failure to observe thisprecaution could result in burns or fire.Using the flash close to the subjects eyes could causetemporary visual impairment. Particular care shouldbe observed when photographing infants, when the</p><p>flash should be no less than one meter (39 in.) fromthe subject.</p><p> No part of the manuals included with this productmay be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in</p><p>a retrieval system, or translated into any language inany form, by any means, without Nikons prior writtenpermission.</p><p> Nikon reserves the right to change the specificationsof the hardware and software described in these man-uals at any time and without prior notice.</p><p> Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resultingfrom the use of this product.</p><p> While every effort has been made to ensure that the in-formation in these manuals is accurate and complete,we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors oromissions to the attention of the Nikon representativein your area (address provided separately).</p><p>Notices for Customers in the U.S.A.Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Intererence Statement</p><p>This equipment has been tested and found to complywith the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant toPart 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to</p><p>provide reasonable protection against harmful interfer-ence in a residential installation. This equipment gen-erates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energyand, if not installed and used in accordance with theinstructions, may cause harmful interference to radiocommunications. However, there is no guarantee thatinterference will not occur in a particular installation. Ifthis equipment does cause harmful interference to ra-dio or television reception, which can be determined byturning the equipment off and on, the user is encour-aged to try to correct the interference by one or more of</p><p>the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and</p><p>receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit dif-</p><p>ferent from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television</p><p>technician for help.</p><p>CAUTIONSModifications</p><p>The FCC requires the user be notified that any changesor modifications made to this device that are not ex-pressly approved by Nikon Corporation may void theusers authority to operate the equipment.</p><p>Interface CablesUse the interface cables sold or provided by Nikon for</p><p>your equipment. Using other interface cables may ex-ceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of the FCC rules.</p><p>Notice or Customers in the State o CaliorniaWARNING: Handling the cord on this product may ex-pose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of Cali-fornia to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.Wash hands after handling.</p><p>Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York 11747-3064, U.S.A. Tel.: 631-547-4200</p><p>Notices for Customers in Canada</p><p>CAUTIONThis class B digital apparatus meets all requirements ofthe Canadian Interference Causing Equipment Regula-tions.</p><p>ATTENTIONCet appareil numrique de la classe B respecte toutesles exigences du Rglement sur le matriel brouilleur duCanada.</p><p>D80</p><p>Avoid contact with liquid crystalShould the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury due to broken glass and to prevent the liquid crystalfrom the monitor touching the skin or entering the eyes or mouth.</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography with the D80 Digital Camera</p><p> 6/162</p><p>iv Notices</p><p>Symbol for Separate Collection in European CountriesThis symbol indicates that this product is to be collected separately.</p><p>The following apply only to users in European countries: This product is designated for separate collection at an appropriate collection point. Do not dispose</p><p>of as household waste. For more information, contact the retailer or the local authorities in charge of waste management.</p><p>Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or ReproductionNote that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scan-ner, digital camera, or other device may be punishable by law.</p><p> Items prohibited by law rom being copied or reproducedDo not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securi-ties, government bonds, or local government bonds,even if such copies or reproductions are stampedSample.</p><p> The copying or reproduction of paper money, coins,or securities which are circulated in a foreign country</p><p>is prohibited.Unless the prior permission of the government hasbeen obtained, the copying or reproduction or unusedpostage stamps or post cards issued by the govern-ment is prohibited.</p><p>The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by thegovernment and of certified documents stipulated bylaw is prohibited.</p><p> Cautions on certain copies and reproductionsThe government has issued cautions on copies or re-productions of securities issued by private companies(shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuterpasses, or coupon tickets, except when a minimumof necessary copies are to be provided for businessuse by a company. Also, do not copy or reproducepassports issued by the government, licenses issued</p><p>by public agencies and private groups, ID cards, andtickets, such as passes and meal coupons.</p><p> Comply with copyright noticesThe copying or reproduction of copyrighted creativeworks such as books, music, paintings, woodcuts,prints, maps, drawings, movies, and photographs isgoverned by national and international copyright laws.Do not use this product for the purpose of making il-legal copies or to infringe copyright laws.</p><p>Disposing of Data Storage Devices</p><p>Please note that deleting images or formatting memory cards or other data storage devices does not completelyerase the original image data. Deleted files can sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices usingcommercially available software, potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring theprivacy of such data is the users responsibility.</p><p>Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person, erase all data using commer-cial deletion software, or format the device and then completely refill it with images containing no private informa-tion (for example, pictures of empty sky). Be sure to also replace any pictures selected for preset white balance.Care should be taken to avoid injury when physically destroying data storage devices.</p><p>Trademark InformationMacintosh, Mac OS, and QuickTime are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft and Windows are</p><p>registered trademarks of Microsoft corporation. The SD logo is a trademark of the SD Card Association. The SDHClogo is a trademark. Adobe, Acrobat, and Adobe Reader are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc. PictBridgeis a trademark. All other trade names mentioned in this manual or the other documentation provided with yourNikon product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.</p></li><li><p>8/9/2019 The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography with the D80 Digital Camera</p><p> 7/162</p><p>vTable o Contents</p><p>Table o ContentsFor Your Safety ................................................................ ii</p><p>Notices ..............................................................................iii</p><p>Q &amp; A Index ....................................................................vii</p><p>IntroductionIntroduction.................................................................................................... 11Getting to Know the Camera .................................... 2</p><p>Using Camera Menus ...................................................9First Steps ...................................................................... 11</p><p>Attaching a Lens .........................................................................11</p><p>Charging and Inserting the Battery ................................12</p><p>Basic Setup .....................................................................................14</p><p>Inserting Memory Cards ........................................................15</p><p>Adjusting Viewfinder Focus .................................................17</p><p>TutorialTutorial ................................................................................................................1818Point-and-Shoot Photography ( Mode) ...... 19</p><p>Creative Photography (Digital Vari-Programs) . 24</p><p>Basic Playback .............................................................. 26ReferenceReference ........................................................................................................2727More on Photography (All Modes)More on Photography (All Modes) ............................2828Focus ............................................................................... 28</p><p>Autofocus .............................................................................</p></li></ul>

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