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David Busch’s Nikon® Coolpix P7100 Guide to Digital Photography

Book Description

The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is the most advanced compact digital camera that Nikon has ever introduced. It boasts 10 megapixels of resolution, blazingfast automatic focus, and a full selection of scene modes that make it easy to take pictures under any type of conditions. As the owner of a Nikon Coolpix P7100, you demand the ability to take outstanding pictures with your new camera. DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON COOLPIX P7100 GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY shows you how, when, and why to use all the cool features, controls, and functions of the Nikon Coolpix P7100 to take great photographs. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply file formats, resolution, and exposure. Beautiful, fullcolor images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so you'll quickly learn how to use the Nikon Coolpix P7100, and use it like a pro!

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Authors
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
  9. Part I: Getting Started with Your Nikon Coolpix P7100
    1. 1 Your New Nikon Coolpix P7100
      1. Contents of the Table
      2. Initial Setup
    2. 2 Taking Your First Nikon Coolpix P7100 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 an AF Mode
      7. Other Settings
      8. Reviewing and Modifying Your Images
      9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    3. 3 Nikon Coolpix P7100 Roadmap
      1. Front View
      2. Positioning the LCD
      3. The Nikon Coolpix P7100’s Business End
      4. Going Topside
      5. Underneath Your Coolpix P7100
      6. LCD Panel Readouts
    4. 4 Setting Up Your Nikon Coolpix P7100
      1. Working with the Quick Menu
      2. Anatomy of the P7100’s Menus
      3. Shooting Menu Items and Options
      4. Playback Menu Items and Options
      5. Setup Menu Items and Options
      6. Customize Command Dials
      7. Movie Menu Items and Options
      8. Special Effects Menu Items
  10. Part II: Getting the Most From Your Nikon Coolpix P7100
    1. 5 Fine-Tuning Exposure
      1. Understanding Exposure
      2. How the Coolpix P7100 Calculates Exposure
      3. The Importance of ISO
      4. Choosing a Metering Method
      5. Evaluating Exposure with the Histogram
      6. P and Semi-Automatic Modes
      7. Automatic and Scene Modes
      8. Dealing with Digital Noise
    2. 6 Advanced Shooting with Your Nikon Coolpix P7100
      1. Getting into Focus
      2. Using Manual Focus
      3. Focus Stacking
      4. A Tiny Slice of Time
      5. Long Exposures
    3. 7 Movie Making with Your Nikon Coolpix P7100
      1. Movie Basics
      2. Preparing to Shoot Video
      3. Tips for Shooting Better Video
    4. 8 Getting the Most from Your Zoom
      1. Using the P7100’s Zoom Lens
      2. How Lens Zoom Settings Affect Your Pictures
      3. Using the Wide-Angle Zoom Settings
      4. Using Telephoto Settings
    5. 9 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. Flash Techniques
      7. Connecting External Flash
      8. More Advanced Lighting Techniques
    6. 10 Useful Software for the Nikon Coolpix P7100
      1. Nikon’s Applications and Utilities
      2. Other Software
  11. Glossary
  12. Index