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Pet Mode

Nikon's new Pet mode lets you capture the expressions and actions of your pet cat or dog automatically.

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Cat Photography: Capturing Cats in Pictures

With a little patience you too can make great pictures of your pet cat or…

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Through the Eyes of a Child

Simple tips for children to learn to take better photos

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Subject Tracking

Subject Tracking enhances your shooting experience by automatically adjusting focus as it follows the…

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Tips for Photographing Birds

Birds make great subjects for photographs; tips for capturing them with your camera.

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How-To Take Great Photos at the Aquarium

Tips for photographing the fish and creatures that live under water

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Photographing Dogs: Capturing Action

Tips for taking better photos of your dog in action.

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Smart Portrait System

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System incorporates into COOLPIX cameras a series of automatic functions,…

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Learning to shoot one aperture at a time

Nikon Ambassador Blair Bunting on understanding your lenses

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Scene Recognition System and Advanced SRS

Nikon's SRS and Advanced SRS recognize the position, color, tones and…

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Taking Great Portraits with COOLPIX Cameras

See how COOLPIX technologies let you take great portraits

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You Can Successfully Shoot in Bright Sunlight

Cliff Mautner on photography in the midday sun

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Cliff Mautner: King of Hearts

Cliff Mautner's unique style has made him a successful and in-demand wedding photographer.

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Using the Highlight-Weighted Metering Mode

When to use the D810 and D750's highlight-weighted metering

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Resources to Enhance your Photographic Experience

Learn more about the helpful resources available from Nikon

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Live Image Control

Live Image Control lets you preview how certain settings will affect your final image

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Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

The holidays are prime picture-taking time. Get some great tips on…

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Taking Better Photographs on the Water

Harbors, bays, oceans and rivers all have one thing in common—interesting and…

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A Pro's Tips for the Best Children's Photos

Tamara Lackey on taking great pictures of kids

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What it Takes

David X. Tejada on minimalist lighting with Speedlights

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Miles of Aisles

Kevin Kubota establishes his clients' comfort level before the wedding, so that on the big day they will…

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Capturing the Essence of an Athlete in Photographs

Although many photographers look for the perfect moment, what Dave…

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'Shooting the Curl' Gets a Whole New Meaning

Welcome to the surf as Clark Little sees it.

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Bill Coleman: A Long Term Photo Project

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Pet Mode

Nikon's new Pet mode, available in select models, lets you capture the expressions of your pet cat or dog automatically. When the Pet scene mode is chosen, the camera automatically releases the shutter at the moment the pet's face is detected. Because the subject is tracked and the picture taken when it looks directly toward the camera, you won't miss the right moment to shoot.

When the pet's face is detected, it is displayed in a double frame, indicating the focus area, and when a face is in focus, this double area lights in green. Up to five pet faces can be detected simultaneously. If the camera detects multiple faces, the double-frame focus area is displayed around the largest face on the monitor, and single-frame borders are displayed around the other faces. If the pet's face is not detected, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.

The Pet mode disables the AF-assist illuminator; button and shutter sounds.

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