Adjustments and registration of Picture Controls
Clarity

The level of clarity*1,2 can be set precisely in increments of 0.25*3 from -5 to +5. [A] (Auto) can be selected so that the camera automatically adjusts the clarity according to each shooting situation. The lower the number, the softer the image. The higher the value, the clearer the image becomes. While sharpening mainly controls the contours of a subject, clarity can control the subject’s clearness while maintaining the gradation of highlight and shadow areas. If you control contrast, the brightness of highlight and shadow areas may be affected, but with clarity, the brightness of the original subject will not be changed much. Clarity is useful when you want to make hazy-looking subjects look clear while maintaining the details, or when you want to make hard-looking subjects look softer and gentler.

  • *1 Clarity is not applicable to movie recording, only to still photography.
  • *2 Only available with the D810 or cameras released after the D810, Picture Control Utility 2, ViewNX 2 and Capture NX-D (as of June 26, 2014).
  • *3 Only available with the D810 or cameras released after the D810 and Capture NX-D (as of June 26, 2014).

Move the slider to see the changing effect according to the value of the parameter.

[-5]

[0]

[+5]

Move the slider to see the changing effect according to the value of the parameter.

[-5]

[0]

[+5]

Move the slider to see the changing effect according to the value of the parameter.

[-5]

[0]

[+5]

Move the slider to see the changing effect according to the value of the parameter.

[-5]

[0]

[+5]

Move the slider to see the changing effect according to the value of the parameter.

[-1.5]

[0]

[+1.5]

Differences between adjustment of sharpening, clarity and contrast

  • Select a tab and move the slider to see the changing effect according to the value of the parameter.

  • Select a tab and move the slider to see the changing effect according to the value of the parameter.

  • Select a tab and move the slider to see the changing effect according to the value of the parameter.