Nikon D800 User Manual (en)

The color space determines the gamut of colors available for color 
reproduction. Choose sRGB for photographs that will be printed 
or used “as is,” with no further modification. Adobe RGB has a 
wider color gamut and is recommended for images that will be 
extensively processed or retouched after leaving the camera.
Color Space
G button
➜ C shooting menu
Color Space
Color spaces define the correspondence between colors and the 
numeric values that represent them in a digital image file. The sRGB 
color space is widely used, while the Adobe RGB color space is typically 
used in publishing and commercial printing. sRGB is recommended 
when taking photographs that will be printed without modification or 
viewed in applications that do not support color management, or when 
taking photographs that will be printed with ExifPrint, the direct 
printing option on some household printers, or kiosk printing or other 
commercial print services. Adobe RGB photographs can also be printed 
using these options, but colors will not be as vivid.
JPEG photographs taken in the Adobe RGB color space are DCF 
compliant; applications and printers that support DCF will select the 
correct color space automatically. If the application or device does not 
support DCF, select the appropriate color space manually. An ICC color 
profile is embedded in TIFF photographs taken in the Adobe RGB color 
space, allowing applications that support color management to 
automatically select the correct color space. For more information, see 
the documentation provided with the application or device.
Nikon Software
ViewNX 2 (supplied) and Capture NX 2 (available separately) 
automatically select the correct color space when opening photographs 
created with this camera.