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Mastering the Nikon D5000 by Darrell Young

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Initial Camera Setup

Let’s look at the most important functions for initial configuration. In this chapter I’ll just point you to the critical and most-used functions. Use the other chapters in the book to read about the advanced configuration of these and many other items.

I’ll start with the absolutely necessary items and then advance through the various menus, touching on features that, in my opinion, you should learn for the best initial imaging experience with the D5000.

There are seven menus systems in the D5000 that you’ll have to deal with over time. Figure 1-1 shows a view of the four menus that affect initial camera setup: the Playback Menu, Shooting Menu, Custom Setting Menu, and Setup Menu.

Nikon D5000 front view

Figure 1-1. The four critical ...

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