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    User's Manual

    2008 Nikon Corporation

    No reproduction in any form of this manual, in whole or in part (except for brief quotation in critical articles or reviews), may be made without written authorization from NIKON CORPORATION.

    Printed in JapanSB8G04(11)


    En Page 1 Monday, July 14, 2008 3:50 PM

  • Where to Find ItFind what youre looking for from:

    DigitutorDigitutor, a series of watch and learn manuals in movie form, is available from the following website:

    i The Q&A Index pp. ivixKnow what you want to do but dont know the function name? Find it from the question and answer index.

    i The Table of Contents pp. xxviiFind items by function or menu name.

    i The Quick Start Guide pp. 2223A brief guide for those who want to get started taking pictures right away.

    i The Index pp. 438443Search by key word.

    i Error Messages pp. 409416If a warning is displayed in the viewfinder or monitor, find the solution here.

    i Troubleshooting pp. 402408Camera behaving unexpectedly? Find the solution here.

    A For Your Safety

    Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions in For Your Safety (pg. xviii).

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    Package ContentsBe sure all items listed here were included with your camera. Memory cards are sold separately.

    Warranty Users Manual (this guide) Quick Guide Software Installation Guide

    Software Suite CD-ROM Registration card

    (U. S. A. only)

    D700 digital camera (pg. 3)

    Body cap (pp. 36, 388)

    BM-9 LCD monitor cover (pg. 21)

    EN-EL3e rechargeable Li-ion battery with terminal cover (pp. 32, 34)

    MH-18a quick charger with power cable (pg. 32)

    AN-D700 strap (pg. 21)

    EG-D100 video cable (pg. 255)

    UC-E4 USB cable (pp. 238, 245)

    BS-1 accessory shoe cover (pg. 377)

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    Symbols and ConventionsTo make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used:

    Menu items, options, and messages displayed in the camera monitor are shown in bold.

    A Trademark InformationMacintosh, Mac OS, and QuickTime are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks, or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. PictBridge is a trademark. All other trade names mentioned in this manual or the other documentation provided with your Nikon product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

    DThis icon marks cautions; information that should be read before use to prevent damage to the camera.

    AThis icon marks notes; information that should be read before using the camera.

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    Image Recording Options


    Release Mode

    ISO Sensitivity


    White Balance

    Image Enhancement

    Flash Photography

    Other Shooting Options

    More About Playback


    Menu Guide

    Technical Notes
















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    Q&A IndexFind what youre looking for using this question and answer index.

    New FeaturesQuestion Key phrase See page

    How do I take pictures in FX format? Image area 58How do I take high-quality NEF (RAW) photos?

    14-bit NEF (RAW) 68

    Can I use the monitor as a viewfinder? Live view 89Can I control how photos are processed? Picture Controls 160How do I preserve details in shadows and highlights?

    Active D-Lighting 179

    How do I focus on erratically moving subjects?

    3D-tracking 286

    How do I tell if the camera is level? Virtual horizon 99, 346Can I adjust focus separately for different lenses?

    AF fine tune 347

    How do I remove dust from the low-pass filter protecting the image sensor?

    Clean image sensor 392

    Camera SetupQuestion Key phrase See page

    How do I focus the viewfinder?Diopter adjustment control


    How do I keep the monitor from turning off?

    Monitor off delay 297

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    Question Key phrase See pageHow do I keep the shutter speed and aperture displays from turning off? Auto meter off 48, 296

    Can I display a framing grid in the viewfinder?

    Viewfinder grid display 298

    How do I set the clock?

    World time 39, 334How do I set the clock for daylight savings time?How do I change time zones when I travel?How do I adjust monitor brightness for menus or playback?

    LCD brightness 332

    How do I restore default settings? Two-button reset 196How do I restore shooting menu defaults?

    Reset shooting menu 271

    How do I restore Custom Setting defaults?

    Reset custom settings 282

    How do I change the self-timer delay? Self-timer delay 297How do I turn the speaker off? Beep 298Can I reverse the electronic analog exposure display?

    Reverse indicators 330

    Can I display the menus in a different language?

    Language 334

    Can I save menu settings for use on a different D700 camera?

    Save/load settings 344

    Menus and DisplaysQuestion Key phrase See page

    How do I get more information on a menu?

    Help 31

    How do I use the menus? Using the menus 26Can I get quick access to frequently-used settings?

    My Menu 364

    Can I get quick access to recently-used settings?

    Recent settings 368

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    Question Key phrase See pageWhat do these indicators mean? Viewfinder, control

    panel, shooting information display

    8, 10, 12What information is in the shooting information display?

    What does this warning mean?Error messages and displays


    How much charge does the battery have left?

    Battery level 46

    How do I get more information about the battery?

    Battery info 340

    How do I keep the file number from being reset when I insert a new memory card? File number sequence 300

    How do I reset file numbering to zero?How do I clean the camera or lens? Cleaning the camera 391

    Taking PhotographsQuestion Key phrase See page

    How many more shots can I take with this card?

    Number of exposures remaining


    How do I take bigger photographs?Image quality and size 64, 69How can I get more photos on the

    memory card?Can I control how the camera focuses? Autofocus 71Can I choose the focus point? Focus point 76How do I take a lot of photographs quickly?

    Release mode 84

    Can I change the frame advance rate? Shooting speed 86, 299Can I shoot a self-portrait? Self-timer mode 102Can I take pictures under low light without the flash?

    ISO sensitivity 106

    Can the ISO sensitivity I choose be adjusted to ensure optimal exposure?

    ISO sensitivity auto control


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    Question Key phrase See page

    How do I freeze or blur moving objects?Exposure mode f (shutter-priority auto)


    How do I blur background details or keep both foreground and background in focus?

    Exposure mode g (aperture-priority auto)


    Can I set both shutter speed and aperture manually?

    Exposure mode h (manual)


    Can I make photos brighter or darker? Exposure compensation 128

    How do I make a time exposure?Long time-exposures (A)


    Can I vary exposure or flash level automatically over a series of photos?

    Exposure and flash bracketing

    131, 315

    Can I create multiple copies of a photo using different white balance settings?

    White balance bracketing

    135, 315

    How do I adjust white balance? White balance 139Can I take pictures with a flash? Flash photography, flash

    mode, red-eye reduction


    How can I reduce red-eye? 188

    How can I record multiple shots as a single photograph?

    Multiple exposure 198

    How do I reduce loss of brightness at the edges of photographs?

    Vignette control 276

    Can I pick the standard exposure level?Fine tune optimal exposure


    How can I reduce blur? Exposure delay mode 302Can the flash be used at shutter speeds faster than 1/250 s?

    Flash sync speed 305

    Can I record an NEF copy of a photograph while shooting JPEG images?

    +NEF (RAW) 322

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    Viewing PhotographsQuestion Key phrase See page

    Can I view my photographs on the camera?

    Camera playback 218

    Can I view more information about photos?

    Photo info 220

    Why do parts of my photos blink? Photo info, highlights 222, 264

    How do I get rid of an unwanted photo?Deleting individual photos


    Can I delete several photos at once? Delete 262Can I zoom in on pictures to make sure theyre in focus?

    Playback zoom 234

    Can I protect photos from accidental deletion?

    Protect 235

    Can I hide selected photos? Hide image 263How do I tell if parts of my photos may be overexposed?

    Display mode: highlights


    How do I tell where the camera focused?Display mode: focus point


    Can I view photos as they are taken? Image review 265Is there an automatic playback (slide show) option?

    Slide show 266

    Retouching PhotographsQuestion Key phrase See page

    How do I bring out details in shadows in backlit areas or areas outside the range of the flash?

    D-Lighting 354

    Can I get rid of red eye? Red-eye correction 355Can I crop photographs on the camera?