Choosing Basic Picture Settings
In This Chapter
Spinning the Mode dial
Changing the shutter-release mode
Taking advantage of automated time-lapse photography
Choosing the right Image Size (resolution) setting
Understanding the Image Quality setting: JPEG or Raw?
Every camera manufacturer strives to provide a good out-of-box experience — that is, to ensure that your initial encounter with the camera is a happy one. To that end, the camera’s default settings are selected to make it as easy as possible for you to take a good picture the first time you press the shutter button. On the D5200, the default settings are designed to let you take a picture the same way you do using automatic, point-and-shoot cameras: Just compose the shot, press the shutter button halfway to set focus and exposure, and then press the button the rest of the way to record the image.
Although the default settings ...