1. Attach lens.
    Remove body cap and lens caps, align mounting indexes, insert lens into mount, and twist lens clockwise to lock it onto mount (page 8).
  2. Install batteries.
    Two AA-size batteries are required. Alkaline-manganese, nickel-cadmium, or carbon-zink batteries can be used (page 10).
  3. Load film.
    With main switch on, place cartridge in film chamber. After threading leader into take-up spool, advance film to take up slack. Then close back cover (page 15).
  4. Advance film to first frame.
    Shutter is set to 1/4000 until "1" appears in frame counter. When film is loaded and advancing properly, center of rewind crank rotates counterclock- wise during advance stroke (page 16).
  5. Set film speed.
    Speed for DX-coded film is set automatically. To set film speed for non-DX films, move shutter up/down control while pressing "ISO" key (page 19).
  6. Set exposure mode.
    For general photography, program mode with automatic multi-program selection can be set by rotating exposure mode selector to "PROGRAM" (page 26).
  7. Set metering mode.
    For general photography, "AVERAGE" setting should be used. When lightning conditions require further control, use the camera's built-in spot metering for midtone (SPOT), highlight (H), or shadow (S) readings (page 42).
  8. Set focus mode.
    For continuous autofocusing, slide focus mode switch to "AF" position. For manual focusing, set switch to "M" position (page 22).
  9. Focus camera.
    Center focus frame on subject and touch operating button to activate camera's continuous autofocus system. Camera continuous to adjust focus as long as button is touched. To lock focus, press and hold operating button halfway down (page 22).
  10. Meter subject.
    Camera's meter is also switched on by touching operating button. Metering continues for ten seconds after finger is lifted from button, then switches of automatically. in auto-exposure modes (P, A, and S), AE lock (AEL) can be used to hold exposure settings while you recompose photo (page 13).
  11. Release shutter.
    While holding the camera as shown for horizontal or vertical photographs, pres operating buton all the way down using a smooth, steady stroke. After exposure, advance film to the next frame (page 13).
  12. Rewind film.
    At end of roll, press film release. Pull up metering selector, move it to the rewind-crank position, and rewind film into cartridge. Open back cover by sliding lock release while pulling up on rewind crank. Remove film (page 21).