For Your Safety

To prevent damage to property or injury to yourself or to others, read “For Your Safety” in its entirety before using this product.

Keep these safety instructions where all those who use this product will read them.

ADANGER: Failure to observe the precautions marked with this icon carries a high risk of death or severe injury.

AWARNING: Failure to observe the precautions marked with this icon could result in death or severe injury.

ACAUTION: Failure to observe the precautions marked with this icon could result in injury or property damage.

A WARNING

Do not use while walking or operating a vehicle.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in accidents or other injury.

Do not disassemble or modify this product. Do not touch internal parts that become exposed as the result of a fall or other accident.

Failure to observe these precautions could result in electric shock or other injury.

Should you notice any abnormalities such as the product producing smoke, heat, or unusual odors, immediately disconnect the battery or power source.

Continued operation could result in fire, burns or other injury.

Keep dry. Do not handle with wet hands. Do not handle the plug with wet hands.

Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire or electric shock.

Do not let your skin remain in prolonged contact with this product while it is on or plugged in.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in low-temperature burns.

Do not use this product in the presence of flammable dust or gas such as propane, gasoline or aerosols.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in explosion or fire.

Do not directly view the sun or other bright light source through the lens or camera.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in visual impairment.

Do not aim the flash or AF‑assist illuminator at the operator of a motor vehicle

Failure to observe this precaution could result in accidents.

Keep this product out of reach of children.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury or product malfunction. In addition, note that small parts constitute a choking hazard. Should a child swallow any part of this product, seek immediate medical attention.

Do not entangle, wrap or twist the straps around your neck.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in accidents.

Do not use batteries, chargers, or AC adapters not specifically designated for use with this product. When using batteries, chargers, and AC adapters designated for use with this product, do not:

  • Damage, modify, forcibly tug or bend the cords or cables, place them under heavy objects, or expose them to heat or flame.

  • Use travel converters or adapters designed to convert from one voltage to another or with DC-to-AC inverters.

Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire or electric shock.

Do not handle the plug when charging the product or using the AC adapter during thunderstorms.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in electric shock.

Do not handle with bare hands in locations exposed to extremely high or low temperatures.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns, or frostbite.

A CAUTION

Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun or other strong light sources.

Light focused by the lens could cause fire or damage to product’s internal parts. When shooting backlit subjects, keep the sun well out of the frame. Sunlight focused into the camera when the sun is close to the frame could cause fire.

Turn this product off when its use is prohibited. Disable wireless features when the use of wireless equipment is prohibited.

The radio-frequency emissions produced by this product could interfere with equipment onboard aircraft or in hospitals or other medical facilities.

Remove the battery and disconnect the AC adapter if this product will not be used for an extended period.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or product malfunction.

Do not fire the flash in contact with or in close proximity to the skin or objects.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns or fire.

Do not leave the product where it will be exposed to extremely high temperatures, for an extended period such as in an enclosed automobile or in direct sunlight.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or product malfunction.

Do not look directly at the AF‑assist illuminator.

Failure to observe this precaution could have adverse effects on vision.

Do not transport cameras or lenses with tripods or similar accessories attached.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury or product malfunction.

A DANGER (Batteries)

Do not mishandle batteries.

Failure to observe the following precautions could result in the batteries leaking, overheating, rupturing, or catching fire:

  • Use only rechargeable batteries approved for use in this product.

  • Do not expose batteries to flame or excessive heat.

  • Do not disassemble.

  • Do not short-circuit the terminals by touching them to necklaces, hairpins, or other metal objects.

  • Do not expose batteries or the products in which they are inserted to powerful physical shocks.

  • Do not step on batteries, pierce them with nails, or strike them with hammers.

Charge only as indicated.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in the batteries leaking, overheating, rupturing, or catching fire.

If battery liquid comes into contact with the eyes, rinse with plenty of clean water and seek immediate medical attention.

Delaying action could result in eye injuries.

A WARNING (Batteries)

Keep batteries out of reach of children.

Should a child swallow a battery, seek immediate medical attention.

Keep batteries out of reach of household pets and other animals.

The batteries could leak, overheat, rupture, or catch fire if bitten, chewed, or otherwise damaged by animals.

Do not immerse batteries in water or expose to rain.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or product malfunction. Immediately dry the product with a towel or similar object should it become wet.

Discontinue use immediately should you notice any changes in the batteries, such as discoloration or deformation. Cease charging EN‑EL15b rechargeable batteries if they do not charge in the specified period of time.

Failure to observe these precautions could result in the batteries leaking, overheating, rupturing, or catching fire.

When batteries are no longer needed, insulate the terminals with tape.

Overheating, rupture, or fire may result should metal objects come into contact with the terminals.

If battery liquid comes into contact with a person's skin or clothing, immediately rinse the affected area with plenty of clean water.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in skin irritation.

Notices

  • No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without Nikon’s prior written permission.

  • Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and specifications of the hardware and software described in these manuals at any time and without prior notice.

  • Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.

  • While every effort has been made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accurate and complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or omissions to the attention of the Nikon representative in your area (address provided separately).

Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction

Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera, or other device may be punishable by law.

  • Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced

    Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds, or local government bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample.”

    The copying or reproduction of paper money, coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign country is prohibited.

    Unless the prior permission of the government has been obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused postage stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited.

    The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by the government and of certified documents stipulated by law is prohibited.

  • Cautions on certain copies and reproductions

    The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities issued by private companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or coupon tickets, except when a minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by a company. Also, do not copy or reproduce passports issued by the government, licenses issued by public agencies and private groups, ID cards, and tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.

  • Comply with copyright notices

    Under copyright law, photographs or recordings of copyrighted works made with the camera cannot be used without the permission of the copyright holder. Exceptions apply to personal use, but note that even personal use may be restricted in the case of photographs or recordings of exhibits or live performances.

Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories

Nikon cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including lenses, chargers, batteries, AC adapters, and flash accessories) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic circuitry.

The use of non-Nikon electronic accessories could damage the camera and may void your Nikon warranty. The use of third-party rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the Nikon holographic seal shown at right could interfere with normal operation of the camera or result in the batteries overheating, igniting, rupturing, or leaking.

For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon dealer.

Before Taking Important Pictures

Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or before taking the camera on a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the camera is functioning normally. Nikon will not be held liable for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.

Life-Long Learning

As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education, continually-updated information is available on-line at the following sites:

Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. See the following URL for contact information: https://imaging.nikon.com/