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Flash

How do i turn on flash?
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Unfortunately, the flash cannot be forced on. To make matters worse, the implemented auto flash algorithm is seriously flawed. Even in very dark rooms, the flash will typically not fire. I'm not sure what kind of light sensor the camera uses, but I suspect it picks up on infrared or ultraviolet, cause it sure ain't visible light. (see attached picture from under my desk (low light), took a series of 6, all looked like this except 1 where the flash accidentally(?) fired.)
The flash is at best unpredictable, but in my experience useless. What a shame, this could have been a good camera, but bad software got in the way.
My advice, stay clear until a version with manual flash control is available.
(To Nikon SW developers: it can't be that hard to implement?
To Nikon product development testers: How did this one slip through?)
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Usually in the menu, or a button outside will allow...off, red eye, auto, on...for the flash, look for a lightning bolt symbol...should also tell you in the manual for the camera.

Here are specs for flash on this camera, found in "tech specs", below picture of camera on this site...

Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.3 to 3.5m (1ft. to 11ft.)
[T]: 0.5 to 2.0m (1ft 8 in. to 6 ft 7 in.)

Built-in Flash Control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes

Hope this helps...
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Press any one of the flexible buttons on the left rear of the camera, then press the down arrow on the muti selector on the right side of camera. Push the top flexible button (should say flash mode) then pusn the flexible button next to auto flash.
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how good can it take pictures underwater

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It took some great photos during a cloudy day in Aruba at Palm Island
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Please visit our Learn and Explore website for Photography Techniques:
http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E...
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It is not rustproof, so with the open lens when you zoom, does sand get into it and ruin it?

I am looking for a camera that i can take to the beach with 100% no worries! Thank you :)
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I would suggest contacting "Support" here in this section...
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The lens on the COOLPIX S30 won't extend while you zoom in or out.
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what is the difference in the three memory cards?

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Best to contact the manufacturer of the cards...Lexar, SanDisk, Kingston, etc...
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There is not enough information to answer specifically, in page# 14 in the user's manua for the COOLPIX S30, there is a list of approved memory cards.
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Battery

Is there a rechargeable battery, or does it run on batteries like AA or AAA?
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It uses 2 AA batteries. Look at the tech specs for the camera.
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It runs on AA batteries.
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How many pictures can be taken on one battery life.

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Power Sources 2 AA-size batteries

Battery / Batteries
AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium)

Battery Life (shots per charge)
AA Alkaline: 240 shots
AA Lithium: 700 shots
EN-MH2: 410 shots
*Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)°C (73(-/+4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 3648 x 2736 (10M). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
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AA Alkaline: 240 shots
AA Lithium: 700 shots
EN-MH2: 410 shots
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Can it use rechargable AA batteries? The Coolpix S30

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Power Sources
2 AA-size batteries

Battery / Batteries AA (Alkaline, NiMH, Oxyride or Lithium)

Battery Life (shots per charge)
AA Alkaline: 240 shots
AA Lithium: 700 shots
EN-MH2: 410 shots
*Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)°C (73(-/+4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 3648 x 2736 (10M). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
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Yes
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How many seconds to get from full-off to first picture?

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Cnet review says 3.8 seconds startup and 3.3 seconds between pictures.
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I would suggest asking "Support" for this spec, it doesnt say in the "Tech Specs" about the startup time...
I would imagine with newer point and shoots it’s not very long...
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Photo siza

I can't get the photo size to a higher resolution. When I go to that section of the menu, it will only let me choose the smallest (2mb) size; the other choices are greyed out. We want better-quality photos so would like the largest setting! Thx
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When shooting with decorate/Frame around your image, the image resolution is fixed at 2 megapixel and cannot be change. Large(10megapixels) and Medium(4megapixel) will be greyed out.
This information is on page 35 of your user manual.
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Are you using a memory card?
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Photo resolution - can I reduce size?

We use the camera for house component photos and put them in reports. Great camera for this use but the resolution is to large (about 500k) even on the 2-megapixel setting. We need about 100-150k photos to keep from getting to large of a report data size.

The camera is a standout because the lens is behind a sealed glass cover and not prone to dust damage.

Anyway to reduce resolution below 2-megapixel?
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Your other choice is to do it post processing in View NX2. You can resize to any size you want.
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You can create a small picture, compression goes to 1:16. Enter playback >flexible button 2>press triangle image>flexible button 4 (small picture)symbol is a small pic inside a large pic press the multi selector to select image size then press flex button 4 (OK)
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when is s30 being released

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The new COOLPIX S30 was release a few weeks back and it’s usually available after 30 to 45 days after release date. You may want to check with your local dealer or keep visiting our Nikon store.
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where to buy this camara

where to buy this camara
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Please verify with your dealer for availability. It should be available during this week.
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When will the white one be released?

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We’re already shipping the COOLPIX S30 in white. Please verify with dealers for availability
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Can you zoom while underwater? Like, does the lens open up??

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Yes, you can zoom in and out while underwater.
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Hi - Is this product RoHS compliant? Thanks!

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Please click on the link below for information:
http://www.nikon.com/about/csr/envi...
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How many feet underwater can it go?

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Up to 10 feet
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Does the S30 float in sea water?

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It doesn't float in any kind of water , it is waterproof to 3 meters.
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Is it normal that using alcaline batteries I can only take few (10-20) shoots?

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Yes, you may want to look at getting rechargeable nimh type batteries with at least 2000 mAh
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Image Size Options grayed out

Re: S30 - I read page 49 in the manual and have found the screen that lets you change the image size to Large, Medium, or Small, but the options for Large and Medium are "grayed out" and the camera won't let me select them to change the file size from Small. Please help!
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Image size cannot be changed in "decorate" mode.
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What part contains lead?

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The specific item with lead content included with your Coolpix camera that you can touch is the USB connecting cable. The tin plating used at the computer end contains a small amount of lead, but any amount of lead must be disclosed to satisfy the California Proposition 65 law.

More information in the link below.
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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