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Nikon Coolpix A10 User Manual

Quick start guide (with warranty)

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Shooting Features

Using the Camera

Troubleshooting

Using the Menus

Insert the Batteries and Memory Card

1

Open the battery-chamber/memory
card slot cover.

Hold the camera upside down to prevent the batteries from

falling out.

2

Insert the batteries and
memory card.

Confirm that the positive (+) and

negative (–) battery terminals are
oriented correctly and insert the
batteries.

Confirm the correct orientation

and slide the memory card in until
it clicks into place.

Memory card slot

3

Close the battery-chamber/memory
card slot cover.

Applicable Batteries

Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (included batteries)*

Two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries

Two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries

* Performance of alkaline batteries may vary greatly depending on the brand.

Removing the Memory Card

Turn the camera off and make sure that the power-on lamp
and the monitor have turned off, and then open the battery-
chamber/memory card slot cover.

Gently push the memory card into the camera (1) to

partially eject the card (2).

The camera, batteries, and memory card may be hot

immediately after using the camera.

1

Press the power switch to turn on the
camera.

The monitor turns on when the camera is turned on.

To turn the camera off, press the power switch again.

2

Use the multi selector
HI

to select the desired

language and press the
k

 button.

Cancel

Language

3

Use HI to select Yes and press the
k

 button.

Yes

No

Cancel

Choose time zone and

set date and time?

4

Use JK to select your
home time zone and press
the k button.

Press H to turn on daylight saving

time (W is displayed above the
map).
Press I to turn it off.

Back

London, Casablanca

5

Use HI to select the date format and press the k button.

6

Set the date and time, and press the
k

 button.

Use JK to select a field and then use HI to set

the date and time.

Select the minute field and press the k button to

confirm the setting.

Date and time

2016

00 00

M

D

h

m

Edit

01 01

Y

7

When the confirmation screen is displayed, use HI to
select Yes and press the k button.

8

Press the A (shooting mode) button.

Press this button in
shooting mode for
shooting-mode
selection menu.

Edit

Date and time

9

Use HI to select Scene auto selector
and press the k button.

Scene auto selector

The camera enters the shooting

mode and you can take images in
Scene auto selector mode.

While shooting, you can check

the battery level indicator and the
number of exposures remaining.

1900

15m 0s

Shooting screen

Number of exposures

remaining

Battery level

indicator

Shooting

mode icon

Turn the Camera On and Set the Display Language, Date, and Time

Shooting with Scene Auto Selector Mode

1

Hold the camera steady.

Keep fingers and other objects away from the lens,

flash, microphone, and speaker.

2

Frame the picture.

Move the zoom control to change the zoom

position.

When the camera automatically determines the

scene mode, the shooting mode icon changes.

Zoom out

Zoom in

3

Press the shutter-release button
halfway.

When the subject is in focus, the focus area glows

green.

If the focus area or focus indicator flashes, the

camera is unable to focus. Modify the composition
and try pressing the shutter-release button halfway
again.

F3.2

1/250

Focus area

4

Without lifting your finger, press the shutter-
release button the rest of the way down.

The indicator showing the number of exposures remaining or the

indicator showing the maximum movie length flashes while images
are being saved or while a movie is being recorded. Do not open the

battery-chamber/memory card slot cover or remove the batteries

or memory card while an indicator is flashing. Doing this could
result in loss of data, or in damage to the camera or the memory
card.

Play Back Images

1

Press the c (playback) button to enter
playback mode.

2

Use the multi selector HIJK to
select an image to display.

To return to shooting mode, press the A button or

shutter-release button.

When e is displayed in full-frame playback

mode, you can press the k button to apply an
effect to the image.

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Full-frame Playback

Move the zoom control toward

g

 (i) in full-frame playback mode to

zoom in on the image.

3.0

Move the zoom control toward

f

 (h) in full-frame playback mode

to display a list of images called
“thumbnails.”

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Delete Images

1

Press the l (delete) button to delete
the image currently displayed in the
monitor.

2

Use the multi selector HI to
select Current image and press the
k

 button.

To exit without deleting, press the d button.

Delete

Current image

Erase selected images

All images

3

Select Yes and press the k button.

Deleted images cannot be recovered.

Erase 1 image?

Yes

No

Recording and Playing Back Movies

1

Display the shooting screen.

Check the remaining amount of movie recording

time.

Movie recording time

remaining

1900

15m 0s

2

Press the b (e movie-record) button
to start movie recording.

7m30s

3

Press the b (e movie-record) button again to stop
recording.

4

Select a movie in full-frame playback
mode and press the k button.

Movies are indicated by the movie options icon.

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Movie options

Changing the Shooting Mode

The following shooting modes are available.

x Scene auto selector

The camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode when you frame an image,
making it even easier to take images using settings that suit the scene.

b Scene mode

Camera settings are optimized according to the scene that you select.

E Special effects

Effects can be applied to images during shooting.

F Smart portrait

When the camera detects a smiling face, you can take an image automatically without
pressing the shutter-release button (smile timer).
You can also use the skin softening option to smooth the skin tones of human faces.

A Auto mode

Used for general shooting.
Settings can be adjusted to suit the shooting conditions and the type of shot you want
to capture.

1

Press the A (shooting mode) button
in the shooting screen.

2

Use the multi selector HI to select
a shooting mode and press the
k

 button.

Scene auto selector

Using the Flash and Self-timer

You can use the multi selector to set frequently used functions such as the flash and
self-timer.
You can set the following functions using HIJK in the shooting screen.

Flash mode

Macro mode

Self-timer

Exposure compensation

X Flash mode

You can select the flash mode to match the shooting conditions.

n Self-timer

If you select ON, the camera releases the shutter 10 seconds after you press the shutter-
release button.

p Macro mode

Use macro mode when taking close-up images.

o Exposure compensation

You can adjust overall image brightness.

The functions that are available vary with the shooting mode.

Use the multi selector and k button to navigate the menus.
The following menus are available.

A Shooting menu

Available by pressing the d button in the shooting screen.
Allows you to change image size and quality, continuous shooting settings, etc.

G Playback menu

Available by pressing the d button when viewing images in full-frame playback
mode or thumbnail playback mode. Allows you to edit images, play slide shows, etc.

D Movie menu

Available by pressing the d button in the shooting screen.
Allows you to change movie recording settings.

z Setup menu

Allows you to adjust basic camera functions such as date and time, display language,
etc.

1

Press the d (menu) button.

The menu is displayed.

2

Press the multi selector J.

The current menu icon is displayed in yellow.

Image mode

White balance
Continuous

Shooting menu

ISO sensitivity

Menu icons

3

Use HI to select the desired menu
icon.

The menu is changed.

Set up

Electronic VR

Sound settings

Auto off

Time zone and date

Monitor settings

Date stamp

4

Press the k button.

The menu options become selectable.

Electronic VR
Sound settings

Auto off

Time zone and date

Monitor settings
Date stamp

5

Use HI to select a menu option, and
then press the k button.

The settings for the option you selected are

displayed.

Off

Date stamp

Date and time

Date

6

Use HI to select the setting, and then
press the k button.

The setting you selected is applied.

When you are finished using the menu, press the

d

button.

Off

Date stamp

Date and time

Date

Certain menu options cannot be set depending on the current shooting mode or the

state of the camera.

When a menu is displayed, you can switch to shooting mode by pressing the shutter-

release button, A (shooting mode) button, or b (e movie-record) button.

If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below
before consulting your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.

The camera is on but does not respond.
Wait for recording to end.
If the problem persists, turn the camera off.
If the camera does not turn off, remove and reinsert the battery or batteries or, if you are
using an AC adapter, disconnect and reconnect the AC adapter. Note that although any
data currently being recorded will be lost, data that have already been recorded will not
be affected by removing or disconnecting the power source.

Camera turns off without warning.

The camera automatically turns off to save power (auto off function).

The camera or batteries have become too cold and cannot operate properly.

The inside of the camera has become hot. Leave the camera off until the inside of the

camera has cooled, and then try turning it on again.

Monitor is blank.

The camera is off.

The batteries are exhausted.

The camera has entered standby mode to save power. Press the power switch, shutter-

release button, A button, c button, or b (e movie-record) button.

Camera becomes hot.
The camera may become hot when used for an extended period of time to shoot movies
or when used in a hot environment; this is not a malfunction.

Printed in Europe

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Quick Start Guide (with Warranty)

Thank you for purchasing the Nikon COOLPIX A10 digital camera.
Before using the camera, please thoroughly read “Confirming the Package Contents” and “For
Your Safety” on the reverse side for correct use of the camera. After reading, please keep this
manual handy and refer to it to enhance your enjoyment of your new camera.
The Quick Start Guide introduces the procedures necessary in using this camera for the first time.
For more detailed information, please download the “Reference Manual” from the following URL.
The Reference Manual can be viewed using Adobe Reader, available for free download from the
Adobe website.

About This Manual

SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards are referred to as “memory cards” in this manual.

In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor display samples so that

monitor indicators can be more clearly shown.

Illustrations and monitor content shown in this manual may differ from the actual product.

DIGITAL CAMERA

Preparing for Shooting

Transferring Images to a Computer (ViewNX-i)

Installing ViewNX-i

ViewNX-i is free software that enables you to transfer images and movies to your
computer for viewing and editing.
To install ViewNX-i, download the latest version of the ViewNX-i installer from the
following website and follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.
ViewNX-i: http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com
For system requirements and other information, see the Nikon website for your region.

Transferring Images to a Computer

1

Prepare a memory card that contains images.

You can use any of the methods below to transfer images from the memory card
to a computer.

• SD memory card slot/card reader: Insert the memory card into the card slot

of your computer or the card reader (commercially available) that is connected
to the computer.

• Direct USB connection: Turn the camera off and ensure that the memory card

is inserted in the camera. Connect the camera to the computer using the USB
cable.
Turn the camera on.

2

After Nikon Transfer 2 starts, click Start Transfer.

Start Transfer

Image transfer begins. When image transfer is complete, ViewNX-i starts and the

transferred images are displayed.

Consult online help for more information on using ViewNX-i.

3

Terminate the connection.

If you are using a card reader or card slot, choose the appropriate option in the

computer operating system to eject the removable disk corresponding to the
memory card and then remove the memory card from the card reader or card
slot.

If the camera is connected to the computer, turn the camera off and disconnect

the USB cable.

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