Nintendo Gaming System DSi XL, Gaming System UTLSBKA User Manual

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Please read theQuick-StartGuide!

Please be sure to review the Quick-StartGuide included with this product to learn about personalizing your Nintendo DSi XL system and find out about its basic features.

This product is a precision electronic device that can be damaged by direct physical impact or contact with dust or other foreign material. A protective carrying case (sold separately) may help prevent damage to your Nintendo DSi XL system. Please carefully read the instructions included in this manual and the separate Health and Safety Precautions booklet before setup or use of the Nintendo DSi XL. If, after reading all of the instructions, you still have questions, please visit our customer service area at or call 1-800-255-3700.

A NOTE ABOUT COMPATIBLILTY: The Nintendo DSi XL system is only compatible with Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi software.

Nintendo products are covered by some or all of the following patents: United States Patent Numbers:

5,207,426; 5,291,189; 5,327,158; 5,337,069; 5,371,512; 5,400,052; 5,483,257; 5,495,266; 5,509,663; 5,608,424; 5,708,457; 7,309,287, D520,453; D524,870, D532,051, D554,194, D568,394, D593,031, D596,668, D601,494, D601,502.

Canadian Patent Numbers:

2,037,909; 2,048,167; 2,049,899; 2,049,900; 2,049,914; 2,051,655; 2,055,718; 2,055,724; 116,763. Other patents issued and pending in the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere.

TM, ®, and Nintendo DSi XL are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2010 Nintendo



Table of Contents








Health and Safety Information



Nintendo DSi XL Components



Charging the Battery



Using the Stylus and Touch Screen



Adjusting the Volume and Screen Brightness



Using SD Memory Cards



Replacing the Battery Pack






Applications and Settings



Nintendo DSi Menu



Camera Mode



Using Game Cards



Nintendo DSi Camera



Using the Camera



Viewing the Album



Other Camera Features






Nintendo DSi Sound



Recording and Playing with Sounds



Playing with Music on an SD Card






Nintendo DSi Shop



Using Nintendo DSi Shop



How to Redeem Nintendo DSi Points



DS Download Play






Nintendo DSi Browser



Flipnote Studio



System Settings



Data Management



Wireless Communication Settings



Brightness Settings









Parental Controls



Touch Screen



Mic Test



Internet Setup



System Update



Format System Memory



Using the Keyboard






Support and Troubleshooting






Error Message List



Error Code List



Nintendo DSi Privacy Policy



Nintendo DSi Code of Conduct



Warranty and Service Information



Legal Notices










Health and Safety Information


Important Safety Information – Read the following warnings before setup or use of the Nintendo DSi XL system. If this product will be used by young children, this manual should be read and explained to them by an adult. Failing to do so may cause injury. Please carefully review the instruction booklet for the game you are playing for additional health and safety information.

Throughout this manual, you will see this symbolfollowed by WARNING or CAUTION, or you may see the term IMPORTANT. These terms have different levels of meaning as outlined below. Please read and understand these terms and the information that appears after them before using your Nintendo DSi XL system:


Warns you about incorrect use of the Nintendo DSi XL that could result in


serious personal injury.

Cautions you about incorrect use of the Nintendo DSi XL that could result CAUTION in personal injury or damage to the Nintendo DSi XL system, components,

games, or accessories.

Informs you about incorrect use of the Nintendo DSi XL that could result in IMPORTANT: damage to the Nintendo DSi XL system, components, games, or accessories.

WARNING - Seizures

Some people (about 1 in 4000) may have seizures or blackouts triggered by light flashes or patterns, and this may occur while they are watching TV or playing video games, even if they have never had a seizure before.

Anyone who has had a seizure, loss of awareness, or other symptom linked to an epileptic condition should consult a doctor before playing a video game.

Parents should watch their children play video games. Stop playing and consult a doctor if you or your child has any of the following symptoms:


Eye or muscle twitching

Loss of awareness

Altered vision

Involuntary movements


To reduce the likelihood of a seizure when playing video games:

1.Sit or stand as far from the screen as possible.

2.Play video games on the smallest available television screen.

3.Do not play if you are tired or need sleep.

4.Play in a well-litroom.

5.Take a 10 to 15 minute break every hour.

WARNING - Repetitive Motion Injuries and Eyestrain

Playing video games can make your muscles, joints, skin or eyes hurt. Follow these instructions to avoid problems such as tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, skin irritation or eyestrain:

Avoid excessive play. Parents should monitor their children for appropriate play.

Take a 10 to 15 minute break every hour, even if you don’t think you need it.

When using the stylus, you do not need to grip it tightly or press it hard against the screen. Doing so may cause fatigue or discomfort.

If your hands, wrists, arms or eyes become tired or sore while playing, or if you feel symptoms such as tingling, numbness, burning or stiffness, stop and rest for several hours before playing again.

If you continue to have any of the above symptoms or other discomfort during or after play, stop playing and see a doctor.




WARNING - Battery Leakage








The Nintendo DSi XL contains a rechargeable lithium ion battery pack. Leakage of ingredients contained



within the battery pack, or the combustion products of the ingredients, can cause personal injury as well



as damage to your Nintendo DSi XL. If battery leakage occurs, avoid contact with skin. If contact occurs, im-



mediately wash thoroughly with soap and water. If liquid leaking from a battery pack comes into contact



with your eyes, immediately flush thoroughly with water and see a doctor.



To avoid battery leakage:

Do not expose battery to excessive physical shock, vibration, or liquids.

Do not disassemble, attempt to repair or deform the battery.

Do not dispose of battery pack in a fire.

Do not touch the terminals of the battery, or cause a short between the terminals with a metal object.

Do not peel or damage the battery label.

WARNING - Radio Frequency Interference

The Nintendo DSi XL can emit radio waves that can affect the operation of nearby electronics, including cardiac pacemakers.

Do not operate the Nintendo DSi XL within 9 inches of a pacemaker while using the wireless feature.

If you have a pacemaker or other implanted medical device, do not use the wireless feature of a

Nintendo DSi XL without first consulting your doctor or the manufacturer of your medical device.

Observe and follow all regulations and rules regarding use of wireless devices in locations such as hospitals, airports, and on board aircraft. Operation in those locations may interfere with or cause malfunctions of equipment, with resulting injuries to persons or damage to property.

IMPORTANT: The Nintendo DSi XL allows you to disable wireless communications. Select SYSTEM SETTINGS from the Nintendo DSi Menu, then select WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS and OFF to disable this feature.

Refer to the separate Nintendo DS Health and Safety Precautions booklet for additional information on hardware and software precautions and maintenance.

NOTE: This product does not contain latex.

This product complies with applicable laws barring the use of toxic materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB or PBDE in consumer products.



Nintendo DSi XL™ Components Basics View of the Nintendo DSi XL system when open (front)

Upper and Lower LCD Screens

Twin backlit color liquid crystal screens display game screens and other

information. The brightness of the screens can be adjusted in 5 levels. SEE PAGE 15

The lower display (theTouch Screen) is touch sensitive and should be operated only with a Nintendo licensed stylus.

When opening the Nintendo DSi XL, keep your fingers away from the hinge to avoid pinching them.

Indicator LEDs


Power/Reset Button

Pressthisbuttontoturnthesystemon.Whenthesystemison,pressingthisbuttonbrieflywillresetthe system and return to the menu screen. Pressing and momentarily holding this button will turn the system off.

Control Buttons (The +Control Pad, A, B, X, andY Buttons, and START and SELECT)

For game play control. See the instruction booklet for the game you are playing for specific control information.

Headphone/Microphone Connectors

For connection of stereo headphones, external microphone, or headset (all sold separately). If an accessory is connected, no sound will play through the speakers.

When using earphones, set the volume at a safe level. Setting the volume too high may harm your hearing or damage the earphones.

Stereo Speakers


Used by games or other applications that include the microphone feature.

Inner Camera

Used by games or other applications that use the camera feature.

NOTE: Avoid getting the camera lens dirty. If it becomes dirty, wipe gently with a soft cloth, being careful not to damage the lens.

SD Card Slot

ForinsertingSDMemoryCards(soldseparately). SEE PAGE 16


Indicator LEDs

Wireless Indicator LED



Lights yellow when wireless communications features are enabled for use.



Communication is enabled.

Data is being sent.

Recharge Indicator LED

Lights orange when the battery is being charged.



Charging in progress.

Battery is charged.

NOTE: If you play a game while the battery is recharging, the recharge indicator LED may not always turn off when the charging is complete. This is normal.

IMPORTANT: If the recharge indicator LED is blinking, the battery pack may not be installed properly. Check the battery placement to be sure it is installed correctly.

Power Indicator LED


Full charge












Lit blue

Lit red

Blinking red

NOTE: When the power indicator LED turns red, be sure to save your game and recharge the battery.

If the LED begins to blink during game play, your power is getting very low. If the battery runs out of power before you save your game, any unsaved data will be lost.

NOTE: A blinking power indicator LED, when the system is closed, indicates that the system is in Sleep Mode and is conserving power.


Nintendo DSi XL (back view)


Battery Cover

Remove cover to replace the battery. NOTE: Do not remove the cover


unless you need to replace the battery or check battery installation.


Volume / Screen Brightness Control

Adjust the sound volume or the brightness of the screens. SEE PAGE 15

Stylus Holder

Always replace the stylus into the stylus holder after use. NOTE: To prevent damage to the Nintendo DSi XL, do not insert anything other than a Nintendo DSi XL licensed stylus into the stylus holder.

Control Buttons [L and R Buttons]

For game play control. See the instructions for the game you are playing for specific control information.

AC Adapter Connector



for recharging the battery or operation using household current.


Wrist Strap Attachment


Camera Indicator LED

Lights when the outer camera is in use.

Outer Camera

Used by games or other applications that use the camera feature.

NOTE: Avoid getting the camera lens dirty. If it becomes dirty, wipe gently with a soft cloth, being careful not to damage the lens.

DS Game Card Slot


Nintendo DSi AC Adapter Model No. WAP-002(USA)


AC Adapter Plug

Plugs into a standard 120-voltAC wall outlet.

DC Connector Plug

Plugs into the AC adapter connector on the back of the Nintendo DSi XL.

Nintendo DSi XL Stylus

Stylus Tip


The system comes with two styluses. One is shipped in the stylus holder on the side of the system and the other is contained within the box.



Charging the Battery


Do not use the Nintendo DSi AC Adapter during a lightning storm.


There may be a risk of electric shock from lightning.


Be sure to charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has not been used in the last 6 months.

Battery recharge time is approximately 3 hours, although this will vary depending on the remaining charge when you begin to recharge the battery.You can play games while the battery is charging, but this will increase the recharge time.

When fully charged, the battery will last from 13-17hourson the lowest screen brightness setting, depending on the type of game activity. See page 15 for information on adjusting the screen brightness. On the brightest setting, the battery life is4-5hours. See the table below.

Using the wireless communications or camera features may reduce the battery time to less than the figures shown to the right.

NOTE: The default system setting is configured to the “High”setting.


Approx. 4-5hours


Approx. 6-8hours


Approx. 9-11hours


Approx. 11-14hours


Approx. 13-17hours

The battery can be recharged approximately 500 times, but performance may decrease after repeated recharges, depending on usage conditions such as temperature. Optimal charging temperature is between

41º and 95º Fahrenheit (5-35ºCelsius). Battery life may also decrease over time. After 500 recharges, battery life may be only 70% of the battery life when new.

Charging the battery

IMPORTANT: The Nintendo DSi AC Adapter, Model No. WAP-002(USA),is for use only with the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL portable video game systems. It is not compatible with any other Nintendo system. Do not use the AC Adapter with voltage transformers, dimmer switches, or any other equipment. It is only for use in a standard120-voltAC wall outlet.

1. Insert the DC plug from the AC Adapter into the system’s AC

Adapter connector on the back of the Nintendo DSi XL. Be sure to insert it straight into the connector.

IMPORTANT: Be sure the DC Connector Plug is


facing in the correct direction before inserting

The side with the logo

into the connector to avoid damaging either the

should face up

plug or connector.


2.Swing the prongs out of the AC Adapter and insert into a standard 120-voltAC wall outlet.

The AC Adapter should be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mounted-position.The cord should always face downward.

Insert plug fully into the outlet


3.When fully charged, the recharge indicator LED will go out.




Lit orange


Charging: indicator


Charging complete:

is lit


indicator is unlit

If the recharge indicator LED is not lit, make sure the AC Adapter is connected properly to both the system and the outlet.

If the recharge indicator LED is blinking, there is a chance that the battery pack is not installed correctly. Check to make sure installation is correct (see page 17).

NOTE: If you play a game while the system is recharging, the recharge indicator LED may not always turn off once charging has completed. This is not a malfunction.

4.Remove the AC Adapter from the wall outlet and fold the prongs back into the housing. Remove the DC plug from the AC Adapter connector.

IMPORTANT: When disconnecting any plugs from the Nintendo DSi XL or wall outlet, carefully pull by the plug itself rather than by the cord.


DonotremovethebatteryfromtheNintendo DSi XL unless it needs to be replaced.


UTL-003.A replacement battery may be ordered through Nintendo’s website at (USA/Canada only) or by calling Customer Service at1-800-255-3700.




For information on battery disposal contact your local solid waste authority. See page 17 for more information on battery disposal.


Service at 1-800-255-3700for further instructions on battery replacement and possible service to your Nintendo DSi XL.


Using the Stylus and Touch Screen Basics Using the Nintendo DSi XL Stylus

The lower LCD screen, or Touch Screen, is touch sensitive. For games that include this game control feature, operate the screen by using the included stylus. Lightly touch or slide the stylus across the Touch Screen as shown below.



Useonlyenoughpressuretooperatethegame.Excessivepressuremaydamage the Touch Screen.



Replacethesmaller stylus in the stylus holder when not in use.

IfyouuseascreenprotectoronyourNintendoDSiXL,useonlyaNintendolicensed screen protector.

IMPORTANT: If the Touch Screen becomes dirty or contaminated with foreign material, do not continue to use your Nintendo DSi XL. It may not work properly and can become more damaged. Follow the cleaning procedures below. If it still does not work after cleaning, visit for information on repair service.

Screen Cleaning Procedure

If the screens on your Nintendo DSi XL have visible smudges, fingerprints, or other foreign material on them, you can clean them by using a soft clean cloth such as a lens or eyeglass cleaning cloth.

1.Slightly dampen the cloth with water ONLY and wipe off the screens to loosen any dirt or foreign material.

2.Using a dry cloth, wipe the screens to dry them and finish the cleaning process. If needed, repeat the process.


Calibrating the Touch Screen

You can adjust theTouch Screen if it doesn’t seem to respond properly or if theTouch Screen is not


responding to the same place you’re touching it.


If theTouch Screen is not responding properly, first try removing any screen protectors (sold separately) that you may have added to your Nintendo DSi XL.

1.Select System Settings from the Nintendo DSi Menu.

2.Select screen number 3 by tapping the #3 box at the top of the screen or by tapping the arrow on the right side of the screen until you see the screen with the Touch Screen option.

3.Select the Touch Screen option and follow theon-screeninstructions.

If you’re still unable to operate the Touch Screen properly...

Try starting up your Nintendo DSi XL at the Touch Screen Calibration screen by following the procedure below.

1.While holding down the L Button, R Button

and START...

2.Press POWER. (Hold down the L, R, and START Buttons

until the Calibration screen appears.)

3.Follow the on-screeninstructions and then turn the power off. Turn the system on again to check the operation of the Touch Screen.


Adjusting the Volume/Screen Brightness


Adjusting the volume

1.Press the Volume/Screen Brightness Control in either direction to change the volume.

Press plus (+) to increase the volume or minus (–)to decrease the volume.

When the system is in Sleep Mode, the volume can be decreased

but not increased.


NOTE: The camera’s shutter sound will always play at a fixed volume,


regardless of the current setting of the volume control.


IMPORTANT: Under some conditions, noise from the Nintendo DSi XL speakers can cause audio feedback with the Nintendo DSi XL microphone. If you hear screeching, howling or other unexpected noise from the speakers, turn down the volume or use a set of stereo headphones.

How to start the system with low (muted) volume



Turn the power on while holding down the


minus (–)side of the volume/brightness control.

Hold down

Turn power on

Adjusting the screen brightness

1.Hold down SELECT.

2.Press the Volume/Screen Brightness Control in either direction to change the screen brightness.

Hold down

• Press plus (+) to increase the brightness

Screen Brightness

or minus (–)to decrease the brightness.


NOTE: Changing the screen brightness will also change the brightness of the power indicator LED and the wireless indicator LED.

NOTE: Increasing the screen brightness will increase the power consumption. As a result, the power indicator LED may change from blue to red when the screen is made brighter. When this happens, note that the battery may run out and the system may lose power soon after the LED turns red.

The relationship between screen brightness and battery duration


Using SD Memory Cards


The Nintendo DSi XL supports high-capacitySD Cards over 2 GB in size (SDHC Cards).With commercially available SD Cards you will be able to:

Save photos you’ve taken in Nintendo DSi Camera to the SD Card

Play AAC-formataudio files saved on the SD Card

Copy downloadable software and its save data to the SD Card


It may not be possible to copy some software.

Data copied to SD Cards cannot be used on other systems. Save data on Game Cards cannot be copied.

Song or sound files from the SD Card that have been manipulated are not saved.

IMPORTANT: An SD Card adapter is required to use miniSD or microSD Cards. When using a card adapter, be sure to remove the entire adapter

(not just the card). Malfunction or damage to the system or your data could result if the card adapter is left in the system.

Inserting an SD Card

1. Open the SD Card slot cover.

Do not pull or twist the slot cover forcefully. Doing so could stretch or deform it, which could prevent the cover from closing correctly.

2.Insert the SD Card into the SD Card slot until it clicks into

place. Make sure the label side faces down.

Label faces down

Removing an SD Card

1.Open the SD Card slot cover and press on the end of the card until it clicks and partially ejects from the slot.

2. Grasp the SD Card and remove from the card slot.

IMPORTANT: Do not remove the SD Card while data is being read or written. This could damage the system or the SD Card, or destroy data.

Increasing the screen brightness will reduce the battery life. Decreasing the screen brightness will increase the battery life. Adjust the brightness based on your preference. See page 11 for more information.


Replacing the Battery PackBasics

Battery packs become worn with repeated charge/discharge cycles, and the amount of time they can be used when fully charged will decrease gradually over time. If you feel the usage time has dropped off noticeably, replace the battery pack.


UTL-003.A replacement battery may be ordered through Nintendo’s web site at (USA/Canada only) or by calling Customer Service at1-800-255-3700.



When disposing of a rechargeable battery, please be sure to follow appropriate local guidelines and regulations.

Do not disassemble, attempt to repair, or deform the battery pack.

Do not dispose of rechargeable batteries in a fire.

To find a collection site near you, please contact your local solid waste authority or visit:

For more information or for assistance from Nintendo, e-mailus at

• Place tape over the battery contacts before recycling.

Before replacing the battery...

1.Press and hold the Power/Reset button (at least .5 second) until the power shuts off.

2.Make sure the AC Adapter is unplugged from the Nintendo DSi.

Battery replacement procedure

1.Loosen the two Phillips-head(+) screws on the battery cover with a screwdriver, and remove the battery cover.

IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the screw or threads, use a screwdriver that is appropriate for the screw.

2.Remove the battery pack as shown at right.

3.Orient the new battery as shown and carefully insert completely into the battery compartment.

4.Replace the battery cover, and tighten the two screws, being careful not to overtighten.

IMPORTANT: Always be sure to replace the battery cover and tighten the screws before resuming use.




and Settings


Nintendo DSi Menu

The Nintendo DSi Menu appears automatically when you turn the system’s power on. On this menu you will see icons for the system’s built-inapplications and for any Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi Game Card inserted into the DS Game Card slot. Tap these icons to play games, use the applications, or enter system settings.You can also pressorto enter camera mode and take photos.
































User name

Date & time



Volume level








Battery charge











































































: Almost empty
























Application name








: Charging



Start icon











Tap the software shown








Application list



here to start it




















































Use this to scroll through applications




You can use the stylus or the +Control Pad to scroll through software

Moving Icons

Application Icons


Card Software Icons

This icon appears when there is

no Game Card inserted in the

DS Card Slot.

When a Game Card is inserted in the DS Card Slot, an icon for that game will appear. The Personal Trainer: Cooking icon is shown here.

Built-inSoftware Icons

These are the icons of the system’s built-insoftware applications.

System Settings

Nintendo DSi Camera

See page 63

See page 26.

Nintendo DSi Sound

Nintendo DSi Shop

See page 44.

See page 54.

DS Download Play


See page 57.

See page 58.

Nintendo DSi Browser

Flipnote Studio

See page 61.

See page 62.


Open Icon

This icon appears when no application is present. The number of empty boxes represents the number of applications that can be added.

Nintendo DSi + Internet Icon

Select this icon from the Nintendo DSi Menu to watch a video showing the many advantages of connecting your Nintendo DSi/Nintendo DSi XL system to the Internet.

You can delete this later to open up memory space.

Present Icon

This icon appears when you add a new application by downloading it via Nintendo DSi Shop, or through some other means. Tap a present icon to reveal the application icon.


Settings & Applications

Use the stylus to select the icon you want to move and then slide it up to the center of the screen.

Scroll through the software list until you come to the spot you want to place the software icon.

Tap the icon once again and slide it

That’s it!You’re done.

into its new location.



Camera Mode

On the Nintendo DSi Menu, pressorto enter camera mode.

Photos you take will be saved to the Nintendo DSi XL system memory.

Settings & Applications

Number of photos remaining

Start Nintendo DSi Camera

Take a photo ,, or)

Switch between inner and outer cameras. )

Return to the Nintendo DSi Menu. )

Turn control displays on and off. ()

(You can also use the buttons shown in parentheses.)

Top-ScreenPhoto Display

Photos taken in camera mode will appear on the top screen of the Nintendo DSi Menu.

If you have taken multiple photos in camera mode, the photo that appears on the top screen will change every time you turn the Nintendo DSi XL on or exit Sleep Mode by opening the Nintendo DSi XL.

You can use the Nintendo DSi Camera photo album to select which photo appears on the top screen.

Nintendo DSi Camera

photo album


Settings & Applications


Using Game Cards

Starting a Game



Insert a Game Card in the DS Card slot.



If you have trouble inserting the Game Card, eject it



and confirm that it is facing the right direction.



Note: The label should face towards the bottom of


the Nintendo DSi XL.

or accessories when the power is on.



IMPORTANT: Do not insert or remove Game Cards




Press POWER.



Tap the Game Card icon.

Refer to the game’s instruction booklet for game play information.


Press and hold POWER.

Press in and then pull out the Game Card.

Store the stylus.

Check direction



Press and release

Nintendo DSi Camera

With Nintendo DSi Camera, you can take photos with

eleven different lenses, watch slide shows of your photos, and exchange photos with other Nintendo DSi/Nintendo DSi XL systems.

IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to the Nintendo DSi Camera, do not point it at the sun or other very intense sources of light.

Getting Started

When you start Nintendo DSi Camera, you will have several options available. Tap the Touch Screen to make a selection.


Save your photos to the Nintendo DSi XL Save your photos to an SD Card system memory

Take pictures using eleven different lenses

View photos you’ve taken

View a slide show of your photos

Number of photos saved

Number of

Exchange, copy, or delete photos

photos remaining

View Nintendo DSi Camera instructions


View photos by date taken

Post memos on the calendar

Exit Nintendo DSi Camera and return to the

Nintendo DSi Menu

How Many Photos Can I Save?

Check the Photos Remaining display to see how many photos you can save in your selected location. Because photo-datasize can vary, this number is only a roughindicator—itdoes not reflect a precise number of photos.

Depending on the size of your SD Card, you can save up to 3,000 photos maximum.


Settings & Applications


Using the Camera

Selecting a Lens

Tap Camera from the Nintendo DSi Camera menu to view thelens-selectionscreen. Tap the lens you want to use, and then tapStart to begin using that lens.


Tap the lens you want to use


Return to the Nintendo DSi Camera menu

Begin using the selected lens

Normal Lens

Lens Types

Take photos without any alteration.

Distortion Lens

Graffiti Lens


Color Lens

Colorpad Lens

Settings & Applications


Tap any point on the Touch Screen



Tap any point on the Touch Screen


to restore an area’s color to the photo.



to alter that color in the photo.



Mirror Lens




Mischief Lens






















Apply and adjust a variety



Add a mischievous touch



of mirror effects.



to your friends’faces.



Emoter Lens



Merge Lens



















Change facial expressions.

Blend photos of two faces.

Resemblance Lens

Frame Lens

Distort the photo by tapping and sliding on the Touch Screen.

Draw on photos or add colorful stamp designs.

Evaluate how similar two faces are.

Create frames and take photos within those frames.


Using the Camera (cont.)

Normal Lens

This lens adds no special effects to your photos.

Settings & Applications

Capture a photo






Switch between the inner and outer camera)

Return to lens-selectionscreen)

Toggle the display on or off for icons like)

These controls apply to all lens types


Distortion Lens

Using this lens, you can slide the stylus on the screen to distort your photo.

Return the distorted lens to normal

The photo gets stretched in the direction you move the stylus










Graffiti lens






Using this lens, you can decorate your photos using pens, stamps, and more.






Erase all graffiti










Use an eraser





Use a stamp






There are three eraser sizes













Use pens or droppers (you can select pen color and thickness)

Use the dropper to absorb a color from the screen and use that color as a pen

Using Droppers

Select a dropper

Tap on a color

The pen changes to

the color you tapped



Color Lens

This lens converts the image to black-and-white.Tap on an area on the image to restore that color.

The color of areas that were originally black and white will not change.

Return the entire screen toblack-and-white

This section’s color has been restored


Using the Camera (cont.)

Colorpad Lens

Using this lens, you can change the color of any portion of your photo.The color will change each time you tap.

Tapping white, black, or gray areas will not change their color.

Settings & Applications

Return the entire screen to the original colors

Section that was tapped and had its color changed

Mirror Lens

Using this lens, you can make your photo look like a kaleidoscope.

Change mirror type

Slide in a circular motion to change mirror angles

Split mirror

Triangle mirror

Square mirror


Mischief Lens

Using this lens, you can add special effects to your friends’faces.

Change mischief effects

Original photo Applications &Settings

Mischief effect

Emoter Lens

Using this lens, you can change the expression on your friends’faces.

Change facial expression

Original photo

Change to a smiling face

Change to an angry face

Change to a sad face


Using the Camera (cont.)

Merge Lens



Resemblance Lens

Settings & Applications

Using this lens, you can blend two faces together.

Capture a photo of the first face

Try to get the face as large as possible and centered on the bottom screen.

Using this lens, you can evaluate how similar two faces are.

Line up two faces on the screen

Once the faces have been identified, they will appear with square frames around them.

Capture the second face as you did the first

It’s easier to merge faces if the second face is as close as possible in size and position to the first face.

Once you have the results of the merge, tap

to change

the merge ratio (%) of the two faces


Start again from the first face


Shift from 0% to 100% automatically


When the faces have been identified, tap

The similarity percentage will appear, and the photo will be saved

Guidelines Regarding Face Recognition

For more precise facial recognition when using the Mischief, Merge, or Resemblance lenses,

Change the merge ratio of the two

pay attention to the following:


faces manually



to save a photo.

Capture photos in a

Capture the whole face

Capture the face from



bright environment.

on screen.

the front.

Don’t tilt your head.

Lift bangs to make

Take off glasses.


eyebrows visible.



Settings & Applications

Please keep in mind that following these steps may not ensure perfect facial recognition.


Using the Camera (cont.) Frame Lens

Using this lens, you can capture photos within preset or user-createdframes, or you can create your ownbrand-newframes.




Create a new frame







Select a different frame







Current frame





Creating Frames

TapCreate frame on the Touch Screen.

Select whether to take a new photo to create your frame or to use a photo you’ve already taken.

New Photo

Photo in Album








Use the eraser to carve out a blank area in the photo.

Settings & Applications

Use eraser

Use fill pen

Return to the previous screen

Tapto save your frame.

The completed frame is saved as frame data.

You can now select it using Change frame. (See step 1).

Now, use the frame you just created and take a new picture with it!

Take a new photo and use it to create a frame.

Select a photo from your album and tap .


Viewing the Album

Select Album from the Nintendo DSi Camera menu to view thumbnails of your photos.You can view, edit, or delete any of the photos you have taken.







View a slide show beginning with the



selected photo.




On the selected photo…











Scroll left or right



through thumbnails



Upload selected photographs to







• You must sign up with Facebook



before you can upload photos.



• To delete uploaded photos,



access Facebook.



Delete the selected photo




Edit the selected photo using a lens



Scroll left or right through photo thumbnails



Return to the Nintendo DSi Camera menu






You can apply a variety of stickers (

) to your photos to help organize them.

• Photos with

stickers will appear on the top screen in the Nintendo DSi Menu.

• Photos captured from the Nintendo DSi Menu automatically receive a


About the Thumbnails

Photos are displayed from left to right in order of oldest to newest.When usingView by sticker, photos are displayed from left to right in the order in which stickers were applied.

• Photos with file formats that cannot be displayed will have a icon.

• If you have a lot of photos, it might take a while for all of their thumbnails to appear.

Displaying Photos on the Nintendo DSi Menu

• Only photos labeled with a sticker will appear on the top screen of the Nintendo DSi Menu. Apply asticker to any photos you want to display in menu. Removestickers from

any photos you do not want to appear in the menu.

Only photographs captured by the Nintendo DSi Camera or the Nintendo DSi Menu camera mode are displayed on the Nintendo DSi Menu.You can apply stickers to photos that were captured by other software, but they will not be displayed on the Nintendo DSi Menu.


Slide Show

Select Slide Show from the Album menu to display photos one after another.

Tap the Touch Screen to activate the Slide Show options shown below.

End slide show


and music

Change display order, display method,




Pause/Continue slide show



Options on the Touch Screen



Change the order of photo display

In order…Display in the order shown in the album

Random…Display in random order

Change the display method

Change the music

Finalize settings and return to slide show

About Facebook

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Photo Data

• Only photos taken with a Nintendo DSi/Nintendo DSi XL can be displayed or edited in Nintendo DSi Camera. Photos taken with a digital camera or mobile phone cannot be displayed, nor can photos captured on a Nintendo DSi/Nintendo DSi XL if they have been copied to an SD Card and then edited on a PC or other device, or renamed.

Photos taken on a Nintendo DSi/Nintendo DSi XL contain thumbnail data and photo data. Editing the photos on a PC or other device does not guarantee that the thumbnail data will reflect those changes.

As a result, third parties may be able to view unedited thumbnail data if altered photos are uploaded to the Internet. Photos modified on a Nintendo DSi/Nintendo DSi XL system reflect those changes in their thumbnails.