D810

Camera Functions

Modifying Picture Controls

Existing preset and custom Picture Controls can be modified to suit the scene or your creative intent. Choose a balanced combination of sharpening, contrast, and saturation using Quick adjust, or make manual adjustments to individual settings.

Quick adjust

Mute or heighten the effect of the selected Picture Control (note that this resets all manual adjustments). Not available with Neutral, Monochrome, Flat, or custom Picture Controls.


Manual adjustments (all Picture Controls)

Sharpening
Control the sharpness of outlines. Select A to adjust sharpening automatically according to the type of scene.

Clarity
Adjust clarity manually or select A to let the camera adjust clarity automatically. Depending on the scene, shadows may appear around bright objects or halos may appear around dark objects at some settings. Clarity is not applied to movies.

Contrast
Adjust contrast manually or select A to let the camera adjust contrast automatically.

Brightness
Raise or lower brightness without loss of detail in highlights or shadows.

Manual adjustments (non-monochrome only)

Saturation
Control the vividness of colors. Select A to adjust saturation automatically according to the type of scene.

Hue
Adjust hue.

Manual adjustments (monochrome only)

Filter effects
Simulate the effect of color filters on monochrome photographs. Toning Choose the tint used in monochrome photographs.

Toning
Choose the tint used in monochrome photographs.

Procedure

01. Select a Picture Control. Highlight the desired Picture Control in the Picture Control list and press the multi selector right.
02. Adjust settings.

Press the multi selector up or down to highlight the desired setting and press the multi selector left or right to choose a value in increments of 1, or rotate the sub-command dial to choose a value in increments of 0.25. Repeat this step until all settings have been adjusted, or select a preset combination of settings by using the multi selector to choose "Quick adjust."

Default settings can be restored by pressing the Delete button.
03. Press OK.

Picture Controls that have been modified from default settings are indicated by an asterisk (“*”) in the Set Picture Control menu.

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