Nikon. The name has been associated with top-flight photography equipment for generations. And the introduction of the D7200 has only enriched Nikon’s reputation, offering all the control that a diehard photography enthusiast could want while providing easy-to-use, point-and-shoot features for the beginner.

In fact, the D7200 offers so many features that sorting them all out can be more than a little confusing, especially if you’re new to digital photography, SLR photography, or both. For starters, you may not even be sure what SLR means or how it affects your picture-taking, let alone have a clue about all the other techie terms you encounter in your camera manual — resolution, aperture, white balance, and so on. If you’re like many people, you may be so overwhelmed that you haven’t yet ventured beyond Auto-everything mode, which is a shame, sort of like treating yourself to a luxury sports car and then never driving faster than 30 mph.

Therein lies the point of Nikon D7200 For Dummies. Through this book, you can discover not just what each bell and whistle on your camera does but also when, where, why, and how to put it to best use. Unlike many photography books, this one doesn’t require any previous knowledge of photography or digital imaging to make sense of things, either. In classic For Dummies style, everything is explained in easy-to-understand language, with lots of illustrations to clear up any confusion.

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