The Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL feature two cameras that allow you to take photos with eleven different lenses, exchange photos with other Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL systems, watch slide shows and have fun working with your photos.

 

Taking and saving photos with the Camera:

 

View and edit photos:

 

Managing data:

 

Extra features:

 

Troubleshooting:

 

 

 

 


 

 

Start the Nintendo DSi Camera

  1. To enter Camera mode, power on the system and select the "Camera" icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. To take a photo, select "Camera;" to view stored photos, select "Album."
  3. By default, the camera is set to the "Normal Lens." To switch lenses, select from the icons at the top of the Touch Screen (more info). Please note that if you take a photo in any mode other than "Normal Lens," you will not be able to switch to "Normal" later.
  4. To switch between the camera facing you, or the camera facing out, tap "Switch" or press the X Button.
    • Tap "Capture" or press the A Button to take a photo.
    • Press the Y Button to hide the controls and see a larger area on the screen.
    • Press the B Button to return to the Nintendo DSi main menu.

You can also enter Camera mode from the Nintendo DSi main menu by simply pressing the "L" or "R" shoulder buttons.

 

 

 

Check the number of photos remaining and taken

  1. Power on the system and select the "Camera" icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. The number of photos remaining will be displayed under the Camera button; the number of photos taken will be displayed under the Album button.

 

 

 

Save Photos to the Nintendo DSi/Nintendo DSi XL System Memory:

  1. Power on the system and select the "Camera" icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. Tap "System" in the top-left of the Touch Screen to set any photos taken with Nintendo DSi Camera to save to the System Memory.

 

 

 

Save Photos to an SD Card:

A compatible SD Card must be inserted into the SD Card slot before the Nintendo DSi is powered on.

  1. Power on the system and select the "Camera" icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. Tap "SD Card" in the top-right of the Touch Screen to set any any photos taken with Nintendo DSi Camera to save to the System Memory.

If you receive the message "There is no SD Card inserted..." when selecting this option, your SD Card may not be compatible. Click here for more assistance.

 

 

 

View the Photo Album:

A compatible SD Card must be inserted into the SD Card slot before the system is powered on.

  1. Power on the system and select the "Camera" icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. Select "Album" to open the photo album.
  3. Drag the scroll bar left or right to scroll through the photos.
    • Click here if you are having problems viewing specific photos.

 

 

 

View your photos in the Slide Show:

This feature lets you view all of your saved photos from the Album menu, one after another.

  1. Power on the system and select the "Camera" icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. Select "Album" to open the photo album.
  3. Select "Slide Show" to view a slide show. The following options are available while viewing the slide show.

      Quit: End the slide show and return to the Album.
      Settings: Change the order the photos display, the display method, or the music that plays during the slide show.
      Quit: Tap to pause or continue the slide show.

Note: These three options will disappear after a few seconds. Tap the screen to make them appear again.

 

 

 

View photos taken on a specific date:

This feature lets you view photos by the date taken through the Nintendo DSi Camera calendar.

  1. Power on the system and select the "Camera" icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. Select "Calendar." The current month will be shown. (Current month not appearing? Make sure the "Date" setting in the system's settings are correct (more info).
  3. Select the date to view a photo taken on that date, or select the left/right arrows to scroll to a different month. If multiple photos were taken on a single day, different photos will be displayed sequentially.

 

 

 

Use stickers to make sortable albums:

You can mark photos with stickers for easy sorting. If a photo is marked with a "star," it will display on the Nintendo DSi menu, on the upper screen If more than one photo is marked with a "star," then the most recent photo taken will display.

  1. Power on the system and select the "Camera" icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. Select "Album" to open the photo album.
  3. Select the left or right arrow to highlight the desired photo, then tap on the desired sticker icon ( star, club, or heart) to apply it.
  4. Select the "View by sticker" tab on the album, then chose the sticker. All photos "tagged" with that sticker will appear on the screen, without other photos.

 

 

 

Exchange photos and frames:

You can exchange photos and frames with another Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL within local wireless range. This feature can not be used "on line" over an internet connection. Players must be within range of each other. Only one photo or frame can be sent at a time.

Please note that you can manage the availability of this feature with Parental Controls.

  1. On both systems:
    1. Power on the system and select the "Camera" icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
    2. Select "Other," then "Exchange."
  2. On the sender's system, select "Send."
  3. On the receiver's system:
    1. Select "Receive," then select where to save the photo ("System Memory" or "SD Card").
    2. Select the person you would like to receive photos from.
  4. On the sender's system:
    1. Select the person you would like to send the photo to. (You can select up to three Nintendo DSi systems.)
    2. Select "Start," then select where the photo is located ("System Memory" or "SD Card").
    3. Select what type of photo data to send ("Photo" or "Frame").
    4. Select the desired photo or frame, then select "Send." Select "Yes" to send the photo or frame.

 

 

 

Copy photos:

You can copy saved photos from your Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL system to an SD card or vice versa.

  1. Power on the system and select the "Camera" icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. Select "Other," then "Copy."
  3. Select where to copy the photo from by selecting from the following options: "Copy from system to an SD Card," or "Copy from SD Card to system."
  4. Select "Photos," then select from "All photos," all photos tagged with a certain "sticker," or "Copy Individually."
    (If "Copy Individually" is selected, you will need to select the specific photo from the album, then select "Copy.")
  5. Select "Yes" to begin copying, then "OK" to confirm once the copy process is complete.

 

 

 

Copy Frames:

You can copy saved Frames from your Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL system to an SD card or vice versa.

  1. Power on the system and select the "Camera" icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. Select "Other," then "Copy."
  3. Select where to copy the photo from by selecting from the following options: "Copy from system to an SD Card," or "Copy from SD Card to system."
  4. Select "Frames," then select from "All Frames," or "Copy Individually."
    (If "Copy Individually" is selected, you will need to select the specific Frame from the album, then select "Copy.")
  5. Select "Yes" to begin copying, then "OK" to confirm once the copy process is complete.

 

 

 

Delete photos:

You can delete photos saved in the system memory or on an SD Card.

  1. Power on the system and select the "Camera" icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. Select "Other," then "Delete."
  3. Select where to delete the photo from by selecting from the following options: "Delete from system to an SD Card," or "Delete from SD Card to system."
  4. Select "Photos," then select from "All photos," all photos tagged with a certain "sticker," or "Delete Individually."
    (If "Delete Individually" is selected, you will need to select the specific photo from the album, then select "Delete.")

 

 

 

Delete Frames:

You can delete Frames saved in the system memory or on an SD card.

  1. Power on the system and select the "Camera" icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. Select "Other," then "Delete."
  3. Select where to delete the Frame from by selecting from the following options: "Delete from system to an SD Card," or "Delete from SD Card to system."
  4. Select "Frames," then select from "All Frames," or "Delete Individually."
    (If "Delete Individually" is selected, you will need to select the specific Frame from the album, then select "Delete.")

 

 

 

Delete Memos:

You can delete Memos saved in the system memory.

    Delete all Memos:
  1. Use the stylus to select the Nintendo DSi Camera icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. Select "Other," then "Delete."
  3. Tap on "Memos."
  4. Tap "Yes" to "Delete all Memos."

    Delete an individual Memo:
  1. Use the stylus to select the Nintendo DSi Camera icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. Select the "Calendar" tab from the center of the Touch Screen.
  3. Tap on the day that has the Memo you would like to delete to display the Memo.
  4. Tap the "Memo" tab, then select "Delete memo."

 

 

 

View the Nintendo DSi Camera Tutorial:

You can view a tutorial that explains how to use the Nintendo DSi Camera.

  1. Use the stylus to select the Nintendo DSi Camera icon from the Nintendo DSi menu.
  2. Select "Other," then "How to use DSi Camera" to begin the tutorial.
  3. There is no way to pause or stop the tutorial. It takes several minutes to complete.

 

 

 

 

Troubleshooting:

 

Photos don't display

  1. Was the photo taken with the Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL?
    • If the photo was taken with another device (such as a digital camera or cell phone), it will not display on your system. Only photos taken with the Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL system's camera will display.
    • Have you edited or renamed using a PC or Mac? Photos modified with a computer will not display on the system.
  2. Try taking another photo with the Nintendo DSi camera.
    • If the photo you take display fine, then there could have been an issue with the previous photo (such as accidental deletion) and your system appears to be working correctly.
    • If the photo you take does not display, then there appears to be an issue with one or both of the system's cameras, and your system will need to be repaired. Please click here for repair information.

 

 

"Face Not Recognized" error message:

This error message appears in the Nintendo DSi Camera application when it is unable to identify a face. Review our face recognition tips for help.

 

 

"Communications were interrupted" error message:

This message appears in the Nintendo DSi Camera application when the system looses connection with another Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL while exchanging photos. Verify that you and the person you are trying to exchange photos with are within range: For wireless connections, players must be no more than 65 feet away from each other and have a relatively unobstructed view. Also, make sure there are no other wireless devices nearby that could possibly cause interference, such as cordless phones, microwave ovens, computers, etc.

 

 

 

Images look different when enlarged or printed:

If photos are enlarged beyond their original size, you may notice some distortion with the colors, including bright spots on the picture.

 

 

There are pixels missing when I take photos:

The lens you are using on the Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL may need to be cleaned. Follow these steps to properly clean the lens:

    Important!
  • Solvents of any type should never be used on the lens.
  • Never pour water directly on the system or lens.
  • Never submerge the unit.

Directions:

  1. Slightly dampen a corner of the soft, cotton cloth with water and wipe off the camera lens (or lenses) to loosen any dirt or foreign material.
  2. Using a dry portion of the same cloth, wipe the camera lenses to dry them and finish the cleaning process.
  3. Using a loop of household transparent tape, dab at the remaining dust and/or smudges.
  4. If needed, repeat steps 1 through 3.

If you have cleaned the lens using the steps above and still have pixels missing from your photos, your system may need to be repaired. Click here for repair options