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Nikon D3300 Digital Field Guide by J. Dennis Thomas

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Chapter 2: Nikon D3300 Essentials

After familiarizing yourself with the basic layout of the various controls on your Nikon D3300, you are ready to explore what all of these buttons, switches, and dials do. The essentials are the most important parts of the camera system. There are a lot of modes, menus, and settings to get acquainted with, and that’s where I go in this chapter. There’s also quite a bit of information packed in here, so I suggest that you grab your camera, sit down, and read this chapter thoroughly with the camera in your hand so you can become comfortable with where the important features are located on your camera.

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Knowing which modes and features to use in any given situation allows you to get a good exposure, no matter what.

Exposure Modes

The exposure modes are the functions that dictate how the aperture and shutter speed are selected. There are four main exposure modes: Programmed auto (9781118143216-programmedauto2.tif), Aperture-priority auto (9781118143216-aperturepriorityauto2.tif), Shutter-priority auto (9781118143216-shutterpriorityauto2.tif), and Manual (9781118143216-manual2.tif). These ...

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