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Nikon D5300 Digital Field Guide by J. Dennis Thomas

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Chapter 3: Setting up the Nikon D5300

The D5300 is a small camera and much of the real estate that would be used for buttons and dials is taken up by the rather large 3.2-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen, so setting up the D5300 is done mostly by menu. You need to become familiar with the menu if you want to change important settings on the fly. If you’re constantly searching through the menu for the right settings you risk losing shots.

Luckily, many of the most necessarily accessible settings are available quickly with a press of the i button (ibutton_fmt.png), but there are many options that you can set to create a camera experience that is much more intuitive to you personally.

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Setting up your camera effectively allows you to focus on your art.

The Playback Menu

The Playback menu (playback_fmt.png) displays options that allow you to control how your images are stored and reviewed. You can also select how the camera displays the images during image review, and what information is displayed while reviewing your images. Press the Menu button (menu2_fmt.png), use the multi-selector up () or down () to highlight the Playback menu ...

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