Explanation: Pressing both buttons with a green dot next to them at the same time will reset important camera settings to their default values. You need to keep them pressed for about two seconds until the monitor appears blank for a moment and the shooting information should be switched on before.
The impacted settings and Nikon’s default values for them are:
|picture quality||JPEG NORM|
|white balance||automatic (AUTO),
fine tuning neutral
|ISO sensitivity||AUTO and SCENE: automatic
other modes P, S, A, M: ISO 100
exception: continuous for scene modes sport and pet portrait
|AF focus tracking||automatic AF-A
exception: manual focus in effect mode „night vision“
|AF focus point selection||automatic
exception: some scene modes use single focus point or dynamic selection
|AF focus point selection
|wide in modes P, S, A, M and some scene modes
portrait AF in AUTO and some scene modes
|Active D-Lighting (ADL)||off|
|Picture Control||the currently chosen picture control configuration stays active but will be reset to its initial values|
|flash exposure compensation||off|
|flash synchronisation||fill flash
exception: some scene modes use other setting
Recommendation: The reset is a useful help because it puts back all settings that are most frequently adjusted.
But if you prefer settings different from Nikon’s defaults you have to restore them after each reset.