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How to Reset a Nikon D700

Updated February 21, 2017

The Nikon D700 is a 12.1 megapixel digital camera that saves pictures in RAW, TIFF and JPEG formats. It has a three-inch LCD display to frame your compositions and to view pictures you have taken. A variety of settings can be changed, such as image size, exposure mode and whether flash is used automatically or manually. If the changes you make to the settings no longer suit your needs, or if there is a problem with the Nikon D700, you can reset it by following a few simple steps.

Rotate the "Power" switch to the "On" position to turn on the Nikon D700 camera.

Press the "Qual" button, located on the top left of the camera, with one finger and hold it while also pressing the "Exposure Compensation" button, which is marked with a plus-minus icon and is located on the top right of the camera.

Wait for more than three seconds while still holding the buttons down, until the control panel turns off briefly while the camera resets itself to the factory default settings. Release the buttons.

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Julius Vandersteen has been a freelance writer since 1999. His work has appeared in “The Los Angeles Times,” “Wired” and “S.F. Weekly.” Vandersteen has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.