Chapter 1

Quick Setup Guide

This chapter contains the essential information you need to get your Nikon D5500 prepped and ready to go. You’ll learn how to use a few of the basic controls and features, and how to transfer your photos to your computer. If you want a more complete map of the functions of your camera, skip ahead to Chapter 2. Live view is touched on only briefly in this chapter; if you want to begin using live view or shoot movies immediately, check out Chapter 6.

Pre-Flight Checklist

The initial setup of your Nikon D5500 is fast and easy. You just need to learn a few controls, charge the battery, attach a lens, and insert a memory card.

Charging the Battery

When the EN-EL14a battery is inserted into the MH-24 charger properly (it’s ...

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