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David Busch’s Canon® PowerShot® G1 X

Book Description

DAVID BUSCH'S CANON POWERSHOT G1 X GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY is your best choice for getting the most out of your new Powershot G1 X. The G1 X is Canon's new version of the successful Powershot G12, with a much larger sensor, enhanced 14 megapixel reso

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication Page
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
  9. Part I: Getting Started with Your Canon Powershot G1 X
    1. Chapter 1 Your New Canon PowerShot G1 X
      1. Contents of the Table
      2. Initial Setup
    2. Chapter 2 Taking Your First Canon PowerShot G1 X Photos
      1. 52-Second No-Option Quick Tour for Still Photos
      2. 52-Second No-Option Quick Tour for Movies
      3. Your 10-Minute Introduction
      4. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      5. Choosing a Metering Mode
      6. Choosing a Focus Mode
        1. Manual Focus
      7. Other Settings
        1. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
        2. Using the Self-Timer
        3. Using the Built-in Flash
      8. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    3. Chapter 3 Canon PowerShot G1 X Roadmap
      1. Front View
      2. The LCD Screen: To Swivel or Not to Swivel
      3. The Canon PowerShot G1 X’s Business End
      4. Going Topside
      5. Port-Side Terminals
      6. LCD Panel Readouts
      7. Underneath Your PowerShot G1 X
    4. Chapter 4 Setting Up Your Canon PowerShot G1 X
      1. Anatomy of the PowerShot G1 X’s Menus
      2. Shooting Menu Options
      3. Playback Menu Options
      4. Print Menu Options
      5. Setup Menu Options
      6. My Menu
      7. FUNC. Menu
  10. Part II: Getting The Most From Your Canon Powershot G1 X
    1. Chapter 5 Fine-Tuning Exposure
      1. Understanding Exposure
      2. How the PowerShot G1 X Calculates Exposure
      3. Choosing a Metering Method
      4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      5. Correcting Brightness with i-Contrast
      6. Automatic and Scene Modes
      7. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      8. Bracketing
      9. Dealing with Noise
      10. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
    2. Chapter 6 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
      1. Getting into Focus
      2. How Autofocus Works
      3. Focus Stacking
    3. Chapter 7 Movie Making with Your Canon PowerShot G1 X
      1. Making Movies
      2. Tips for Shooting Better Video
  11. Part III: Advanced Tools
    1. Chapter 8 Advanced Shooting with Your Canon PowerShot G1 X
      1. More Exposure Options
      2. A Tiny Slice of Time
      3. Long Exposures
      4. Delayed Exposures
      5. Beyond Visible Light with Infrared
      6. Wi-Fi
      7. Tablets, Smart Phones, and the PowerShot G1 X
    2. Chapter 9 Getting the Most from Your Zoom
      1. Using Step Zoom
      2. How Lenses Affect Your Pictures
      3. Using the Wide-Angle Zoom Settings
      4. Using Telephoto Settings
      5. Working with Filters
    3. Chapter 10 Making Light Work for You
      1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
      2. Continuous Lighting Basics
      3. Electronic Flash Basics
      4. Using the Built-In Flash
      5. Using External Electronic Flash
      6. More Advanced Lighting Techniques
    4. Chapter 11 Downloading and Editing Your Images
      1. What’s in the Box?
      2. Transferring Your Photos
      3. Editing Your Photos
  12. Glossary
  13. Index