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First Steps, First Shots

In This Chapter

arrow Preparing the camera for its first outing

arrow Getting acquainted with basic camera features

arrow Viewing and adjusting camera settings

arrow Setting a few basic preferences

arrow Taking a picture in Auto and Auto Flash Off modes

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Shooting for the first time with a camera as sophisticated as the Nikon D7200 can produce a blend of excitement and anxiety. On one hand, you can't wait to start using your new equipment, but on the other, you're a little intimidated by all its buttons, dials, and menu options.

Well, fear not: This chapter provides the information you need to start getting comfortable with your D7200. The first section walks you through initial camera setup. Following that, I explain how to view and adjust picture settings and offer my take on some basic setup options. At the end of the chapter, I walk you step-by-step through taking your first pictures ...

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