Nikon COOLPIX 5200 User Manual (en)

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No picture is 
taken when shut-
ter-release button 
is pressed
• Camera is in playback mode.
• Battery is exhausted.
• Red ( ) lamp blinks: flash is charging.
• Message “CARD IS NOT FORMATTED” appears in moni-
tor: memory card is not formatted for use in camera.
• Message “MEMORY CARD IS WRITE PROTECTED”
appears in monitor: memory card is locked.
• Message “OUT OF MEMORY” appears in monitor: insuf-
ficient memory to record picture at current Image qual-
ity/size
 setting.
Pictures are too 
dark (underex-
posed)
• Flash is off.
• Flash window is blocked.
• Subject is outside range of flash.
• Exposure compensation is too low.
Pictures are too 
bright (overex-
posed)
• Exposure compensation is too high.
Pictures are out 
of focus
• Subject was not in focus area when shutter-release but-
ton was pressed halfway.
• Green (AF) lamp flashes: camera unable to focus.
Pictures are 
blurred
• Camera shook during shot. Blurring caused by camera
shake can be reduced by:
Using the flash
Using the Best Shot Selector (BSS)
Using the self-timer with a tripod
Randomly-spaced 
bright pixels 
(“noise”) appear 
in image
• Shutter speed too slow. Noise can be reduced by:
Using the flash
Selecting 
 
(night portrait assist) mode, or selecting
 (scene) mode and choosing  
 
Dusk/Dawn
or  
Night landscape (In these modes, noise reduc-
tion works automatically when shutter speed is low.
Select an appropriate mode according to your shooting
condition.)
Problem
Possible cause