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Picture Control Guidelines for Creating Images Taken with Cameras that do not Support Picture Control

Using Picture Control, images taken with the D3X, D3S, D3, D700, D300S and D300 can be modified to approximate the color and other factors of images taken with cameras that are not compatible with Picture Control.
The chart below indicates examples of settings.

Models and Color mode/Image optimization Settings for approximation with Picutre Controls Notes
Models Color mode/
Image optimization
Picture Control Sharpening Contrast Brightness Saturation Hue
D1   Standard 1 0 -1 0 0 Color space of D1 is NTSC (See Remark 8 below).
D1H/D1X ModeⅠ Standard 1 0 -1 0 0  
ModeⅡ Neutral 1 2 -1 0 0
D2H/D2HS ModeⅠ Standard 1 0 -1 -1 0  
ModeⅡ Neutral 1 2 -1 1 0
ModeⅢ Vivid 1 0 -1 -1 0
D2X/D2XS
(Case1)
ModeⅠ Standard 1 0 -1 -1 0 Approximate settings in case of not using Optional Picture Controls. If you want higher level of approximation, download [D2XMODE1], [D2XMODE2], or [D2XMODE3], register it on camera via memory card, and then set up like [D2X/D2XS (Case 2)] (except D3S and D300S).
ModeⅡ Neutral 1 2 -1 0 0
ModeⅢ Vivid 1 0 -1 -1 0
D2X/D2XS
(Case2)
ModeⅠ D2XMODE1 1 0 -1 0 0 This is a case of downloading Optional Picture Controls [D2XMODE1], [D2XMODE2], or [D2XMODE3] from the Nikon website, registering on camera via memory card, and using them (except D3S and D300S).
Note: This is not a perfect match, but you can get extreme accuracy.
ModeⅡ D2XMODE2 1 0 -1 0 0
ModeⅢ D2XMODE3 1 0 -1 0 0
D100 ModeⅠ Standard 1 0 -1 0 0  
ModeⅡ Neutral 1 2 -1 1 0
ModeⅢ Vivid 1 0 -1 -1 0
D70/D70S Normal Standard 3 0 -1 -1 0  
Soft Standard 1 0 -1 -1 0
Vivid Vivid 4 -1 -1 -1 0
Portrait Standard 2 0 -1 -1 0
Landscape Vivid 4 -1 -1 -1 0
Sharp Standard 5 0 -1 -1 0
Direct Print Standard 4 0 -1 -1 0
D50 Normal Standard 3 0 -1 0 0  
Soft Standard 1 0 -1 0 0
Vivid Vivid 4 -1 -1 -1 0
Portrait Standard 2 0 -1 -1 0
Landscape Vivid 4 -1 -1 -1 0
Sharp Standard 5 0 -1 0 0
Direct Print Standard 4 0 -1 -1 0
D200 Normal Standard 3 0 -1 -1 0  
Soft Standard 1 -2 -1 -1 0
Vivid Vivid 4 0 -1 0 0
More Vivid Vivid 5 2 -1 0 0
Portrait Standard 2 0 -1 -1 0
D80 Normal Standard 3 0 -1 0 0  
Soft Standard 1 -2 -1 0 0
Vivid Vivid 4 -1 -1 0 0
More Vivid Vivid 5 1 -1 0 0
Portrait Standard 2 0 -1 0 0
D40 Normal Standard 3 0 -1 0 0  
Soft Standard 1 -2 -1 -1 0
Vivid Vivid 4 -1 -1 0 0
More Vivid Vivid 5 1 -1 0 0
Portrait Standard 2 0 -1 -1 0
D40X Normal Standard 3 0 -1 -1 0  
Soft Standard 1 -2 -1 0 0
Vivid Vivid 4 -1 -1 0 0
More Vivid Vivid 5 1 -1 0 0
Portrait Standard 2 0 -1 0 0
Remarks:
1. The chart above shows a setting guideline that approaches color mode or image optimization settings of cameras that do not support Picture Controls.
2. The Hue of Picture Controls is designed differently from any color mode or image optimization setting of cameras that do not support Picture Controls. Because of this, completely the same Hue and image creation cannot be realized, even if Picture Controls are set and well balanced. The settings of the chart show examples of the possibly closet result achievable within the limitations.
3. Each setting of image creation on the chart above shows the ones judged to have strong approximation in comparisons conducted by Nikon. With some subjects, you may feel approximation level is low.
4. Each setting of image creation on the chart above shows the settings in order to approximate the default settings of cameras that do not support Picture Controls.
5. Image creations of cameras that do not support Picture Controls change automatically depending on the conditions of subjects since each factor of image creation is handled by Auto. Because of this, it might occur that the level of approximation seems low even if the settings follow the chart above.
6. Image control with Auto setting varies depending on cameras. Because of this, image creation with cameras that do not support Picture Controls and Picture Control-compatible cameras differs when each factor is set to Auto, resulting in seemingly low approximation.
7. The chart above is examples of approximation under the condition of the same sensitivity and exposure. The characteristics of determining exposure using Matrix Metering differ depending on cameras. Also, exposure might be altered by composition or slight difference in brightness distribution even with the same camera. Exposure compensation is recommended when necessary.
8. The chart above does not include Color Space setting. Color Space can be set up from Color Space in the Shooting Menu.
・The Color Space for the D1 is NTSC . The setting shown above is applied to images converted to sRGB or AdobeRGB Color Space.
・If you have programmed a workflow in Mode II = AdobeRGB Color Space, set Color Space to AdobeRGB.

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