Nikon COOLPIX S9700 User Manual

The Shutter release Button

The Shutter release Button

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Notes About Saving Images and Recording Movies

The indicator showing the number of exposures remaining or the indicator showing 
the maximum movie length flashes while images are being saved or while a movie is 
being recorded. Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover or 
remove the battery or memory card while an indicator is flashing. Doing this could 
result in loss of data, or in damage to the camera or the memory card.

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Flash

• If the subject is dimly lit, the flash will pop up 

automatically when you press the shutter-release 
button halfway when the flash mode is set to 
U (auto; default setting). The flash will fire 
when you press the shutter-release button all the 
way. See “Using the Flash” (

A50) for more 

information.

• Lower the flash by gently pushing it down. When not taking images, lower the 

flash.

Press halfway

To set focus and exposure (shutter speed and 
aperture value), press the shutter-release button 
lightly until you feel a slight resistance.
Focus and exposure remain locked while the 
shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

Press all the 
way

Press the shutter-release button all the way to 
release the shutter and take an image.
Do not use force when pressing the shutter-
release button, as this may result in camera shake 
and blurred images. Press the button gently.