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Picture Control Adjustments

Nikon Picture Control System-compatible cameras feature six types of Picture Control: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait*1 and Landscape*1. Using them allows you to flexibly adjust for Sharpening, Contrast, Brightness and much more.*2

*1 Available as Optional Picture Controls for the D3X, D3S, D3, D700, D300S and D300

*2 Standard/Neutral/Vivid/Portrait/Landscape: Sharpening, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation and Hue (coloration)
Monochrome: Sharpening, Contrast, Brightness, Filter Effects and Toning

>> Quick Adjust [except Neutral and Monochrome]

Enables you to achieve well-balanced, overall adjustment of Sharpening, Contrast and Saturation.
With Quick Adjust, you can make fine adjustments to all five items, including Brightness and Coloration (Hue), to suit your particular needs.

Quick Adjust [Standard and Vivid only]

>> Sharpening

Enables you to alter the strength of your subject’s contours. You can also set the camera to [A] (auto), where it makes adjustments automatically to match shooting conditions.

Sharpening

>> Contrast

For fine-tuning the contrast of your images. You can also set the camera to [A] (auto), where it makes adjustments automatically to match shooting conditions.

Contrast

>> Brightness

While modifying overall image brightness, you can choose to express richer gradations, in either the black or the white areas.

Brightness

>> Saturation [other than Monochrome].

Lets you control the saturation of images. You can also set the camera to [A] (auto), where it makes adjustments automatically to match shooting conditions.

>> Hue (Coloration) [other than Monochrome]

Allows you to adjust the hue of images.

Hue (Coloration) [other than Monochrome]

>> Filter Effect Y/O/R [Monochrome only]

This function provides an effect similar to shooting black-and-white photographs with a color filter. Use for landscape shots where you wish to soften the brightness of the sky for a deeper expression.

Filter Effect Y/O/R [Monochrome only]

>> Filter Effects G [Monochrome only]

Provides an effect similar to shooting black-and-white photographs with a green filter.
Lends a finely composed finish to skin colors or lips, for example. Valuable for portrait photography.

Filter Effects G [Monochrome only]

>> Toning [Monochrome only]

Enables you to modify color tones for the overall image, in a manner similar to toning photographic paper. (10 colors)

>> Toning Saturation [Monochrome only]

Lets you accurately control the shading of colors, other than [B&W].

Toning Saturation [Monochrome only]

>> Grid Display

Pressing the [Thumbnail//Playback Zoom] button while making adjustments changes the screen to a grid display, causing the Picture Control stored in your camera to be shown as relative Contrast and Saturation coordinates*.*In Monochrome, only Contrast is shown.

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