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Nikon D5300 For Dummies by Julie Adair King

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Table of Contents

Introduction

A Quick Look at What's Ahead

Icons and Other Stuff to Note

eCheat Sheet

Practice, Be Patient, and Have Fun!

Part I: Fast Track to Super Snaps

Chapter 1: Getting Up and Running

Preparing the Camera for Initial Use

Exploring Basic Camera Features

Exploring external camera controls

Ordering from camera menus

Viewing critical picture settings

Adjusting settings via the Information display control strip

Familiarizing yourself with the lens

Working with memory cards

Taking a Few Final Setup Steps

Cruising the Setup menu

Custom Setting options

Restoring Default Settings

Shooting Your First Pictures in Auto Mode

Viewfinder photography in Auto mode

Live View photography in Auto mode

Chapter 2: Reviewing Five Essential Picture-Taking Options

Choosing an Exposure Mode

Fully automatic exposure modes

Semiautomatic exposure modes (P, S, and A)

Manual exposure mode (M)

Setting the Release Mode

Single Frame and Quiet Shutter Release modes

Continuous (burst mode) shooting

Self-timer shooting

Wireless remote control modes

Investigating other shutter-release options

Checking Image Size and Image Quality

Considering the Image Size setting (resolution)

Understanding Image Quality options (JPEG or Raw)

Setting Image Size and Image Quality

Adding Flash

Enabling and disabling flash

Choosing a Flash mode

Adjusting the flash output (P, S, A, and M modes only)

Controlling flash output manually

Part II: Taking Creative Control

Chapter 3: Taking Charge of Exposure

Introducing ...

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