Pictures are saved using file names consisting of “DSC_” followed by a four-digit number and a three-letter extension. [File naming] is used to select three letters to replace the “DSC” portion of the file name. For information on text entry, see “Text Entry” (Text Entry).

File Names
  • File names take the form “DSC_nnnn.xxx”, where nnnn is a number from 0001 to 9999 and xxx is one of the following extensions, assigned according to the options selected for image quality and file type:

    • NEF: NEF (RAW) photos

    • JPG: JPEG (fine, normal, or basic) photos

    • MOV: MOV videos

    • MP4: MP4 videos

    • NDF: Dust off reference data

  • Pictures created with [Adobe RGB] selected for [Color space] in the photo shooting menu have file names of the form “_DSCnnnn.xxx”.

  • In each pair of photographs recorded at image-quality settings of RAW + JPEG, the NEF (RAW) and JPEG pictures have the same file names but different extensions.