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Nikon D7500 For Dummies

Book Description

Your guide to capturing that perfect shot

The Nikon D7500 has created a buzz in the photography community, gaining recognition for its appealing combination of high-end features and compact size. If you’re upgrading your existing dSLR or even purchasing your very first camera, Nikon D7500 For Dummies will help you feel like a pro in no time.

This book highlights the importance of understanding all of the basic features of your new camera, before diving into insights about how to take top-notch photos. You’ll learn about when and how to use flash, understand exposure, and control focus and depth of field. There is also information on taking expert action, close-up, and landscape shots, and how to access and download those photo files. Photography is a great way to capture lifelong memories, and this book makes it easy to get started.   

  • Learn photography terminology
  • Shoot, view, and trim movies
  • Master color controls
  • Discover ways to customize your camera

Don’t just settle for auto mode; take advantage of all the D7500’s amazing features with the help of Nikon D7500 For Dummies!

Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. How This Book Is Organized
      3. Icons and Other Stuff to Note
      4. Where to Go from Here
    3. Part 1: Fast Track to Super Snaps
      1. Chapter 1: First Steps, First Shots
        1. Preparing the Camera for Use
        2. Checking Out External Controls
        3. Using the Touchscreen
        4. Navigating Menus
        5. Checking Out the Displays
        6. Saving Time with the i-Button Menu
        7. Familiarizing Yourself with the Lens
        8. Working with Memory Cards
        9. Taking a Few Final Setup Steps
        10. Restoring Default Settings
        11. Shooting Pictures in Auto Mode
      2. Chapter 2: Reviewing Five Essential Picture-Taking Options
        1. Choosing an Exposure Mode
        2. Setting the Release Mode
        3. Selecting Image Size and Image Quality
        4. Setting the Image Area
      3. Chapter 3: Adding Flash
        1. Turning the Built-in Flash On and Off
        2. Comparing Built-in and External Flashes
        3. Understanding Flash Modes
        4. Adjusting Flash Strength
        5. Enabling High-Speed Flash (Auto FP)
        6. Using Flash Value Lock (FV Lock)
        7. Exploring Additional Flash Options
    4. Part 2: Taking Creative Control
      1. Chapter 4: Taking Charge of Exposure
        1. Meeting the Exposure Trio: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
        2. Stepping Up to Advanced Exposure Modes (P, S, A, and M)
        3. Reading the Meter
        4. Choosing an Exposure Metering Mode
        5. Setting Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
        6. Solving Exposure Problems
        7. Taking Advantage of Automatic Bracketing
      2. Chapter 5: Controlling Focus and Depth of Field
        1. Setting the Basic Focusing Method
        2. Exploring Standard Focusing Options (Viewfinder Photography)
        3. Mastering Live View Focusing
        4. Manipulating Depth of Field
      3. Chapter 6: Mastering Color Controls
        1. Understanding White Balance
        2. Creating Custom White Balance Presets
        3. Bracketing White Balance
        4. Taking a Quick Look at Picture Controls
      4. Chapter 7: Putting It All Together
        1. Recapping Basic Picture Settings
        2. Shooting Still Portraits
        3. Capturing Action
        4. Capturing Scenic Vistas
        5. Capturing Dynamic Close-Ups
      5. Chapter 8: Shooting, Viewing, and Trimming Movies
        1. Understanding a Few Recording Basics
        2. Shooting a Movie Using Default Settings
        3. Choosing a Video Format: MOV or MP4
        4. Setting Frame Size, Rate, and Quality
        5. Controlling Audio
        6. Controlling Movie Exposure
        7. Exploring Other Recording Options
        8. Screening Your Movies
        9. Trimming Movies
        10. Saving a Movie Frame As a Still Image
    5. Part 3: After the Shot
      1. Chapter 9: Playback Mode: Viewing Your Photos
        1. Picture Playback 101
        2. Choosing Which Images to View
        3. Adjusting Playback Timing
        4. Disabling Automatic Picture Rotation
        5. Shifting to Thumbnail Display
        6. Displaying Photos in Calendar View
        7. Magnifying Photos During Playback
        8. Viewing Picture Data
      2. Chapter 10: Working with Picture and Movie Files
        1. Rating Photos and Movies
        2. Protecting Photos
        3. Hiding Photos During Playback
        4. Deleting Files
        5. Taking a Look a Nikon's Photo Software
        6. Downloading Pictures to Your Computer
        7. Processing Raw (NEF) Files
        8. Preparing Pictures for Online Sharing
    6. Part 4: The Part of Tens
      1. Chapter 11: Ten More Ways to Customize Your Camera
        1. Creating Custom Exposure Modes
        2. Creating Your Own Menu
        3. Adding Hidden Comments and Copyright Notices
        4. Customizing Filenames
        5. Customizing Folder Names
        6. Changing the Purpose of the OK Button
        7. Customizing the Command Dials
        8. Assigning New Tasks to a Few Buttons
        9. Modifying the Role of the Shutter Button
        10. Adjusting Automatic Shutdown Timing
      2. Chapter 12: Ten Features to Explore on a Rainy Day
        1. Investigating the Retouch Menu
        2. Straightening Crooked and Distorted Photos
        3. Manipulating Exposure and Color
        4. Cropping Your Photo
        5. Three Ways to Play with Special Effects
        6. Creating a Dust Reference File
        7. Connecting Your Camera to an HDTV
        8. Creating a Digital Slide Show
    7. Appendix: Intro to Nikon SnapBridge
      1. What Can I Do with SnapBridge?
      2. Reviewing Basic Connection Steps
      3. Reviewing Camera Options
      4. Selecting Specific Photos for Transfer
      5. Taking a Look at SnapBridge Functions
    8. About the Author
    9. Connect with Dummies
    10. End User License Agreement