Nikon 1 AW1

Camera Functions

Auto Mode

In auto mode, the camera automatically optimizes settings to suit the subject. The scene mode selected by the camera is shown by an icon in the display.

Human portrait subject

Landscape or cityscape

Night portrait:
Portrait subject framed against a dark background

Close up:
Subject close to the camera

Night landscape:
Poorly-lit landscape or cityscape.

Subject does not fall into the categories listed above.


01. Press the MENU button to display the menus. Select Shooting mode.
02. Highlight Auto and press OK.
03. Frame the photograph.
Position your subject in the center of the frame.
04. Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus.
05. If the camera is able to focus, the selected focus area will be highlighted in green and a beep will sound (a beep may sound if the subject is moving).

If the camera is unable to focus, the focus area will be displayed in red.

If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illuminator may light to assist the focus operation.

1: Focus area

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