While pictures are being recorded to the memory or memory card, the memory icon (M or
O) will blink. Do not turn the camera off, eject the memory card, or remove or dis-
connect the power source while pictures are being recorded. Cutting power or remov-
ing the memory card in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to the
camera, internal memory, or card.
If the flash fires when the low battery icon is displayed, the monitor will turn off while the
Getting Good Results with Autofocus
Autofocus performs best when there is contrast between the subject and the background
and the subject is evenly lit. It does not perform well if the subject is very dark or moving
rapidly, if there are objects of sharply differing brightness in the scene (e.g., the sun is behind
your subject and their features are in deep shadow), or if there are several objects at different
distances from the camera at the center of the frame (e.g., your subject is inside a cage).
The COOLPIX P1/P2 has two modes that allow control of the Autofocus; AF area mode
(c97) and Auto-focus mode (c100).
COOLPIX P1/P2 is equipped with an AF-assist illuminator. If lighting is poor, the built-in AF-
assist illuminator will light when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, allowing the
camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. For more information on AF-assist illu-
minator, see “u AF Assist” in the Set-up menu (c125).