Chapter 3. Setting Up the Nikon D300s

The D300s is one of the most customizable cameras on the market. You can custom-tailor the D300s options to fit your shooting style, help refine your workflow, or refine the camera settings to fit different shooting scenarios. You can assign a number of buttons to the functions you find yourself using a lot. Using the My Menu feature, you can create your own personal list of menu options so that you don't have to scroll through all the menu options to get to those you access most frequently. Most of these options are used to change things that you don't need to change very often or quickly.

Setting Up the Nikon D300s

Being familiar with all of the D300s' options helps you to be ready when you need to grab shots in an instant.

Accessing Menus

You access the menus by pressing the Menu button on the back of the camera. Use the multi-selector to scroll through the toolbar on the right side of the LCD screen. When the desired menu is highlighted in yellow, press the OK button or multi-selector right to enter the menu. Pressing the Menu button again or tapping the Shutter Release button exits the Menu mode screen and readies the camera for shooting.

Playback Menu

You manage the images stored on your memory cards in the Playback menu. The Playback menu is also where you control how the images are displayed and what image information is displayed during review. Ten options are available ...

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