Nikon Z fc For Dummies

Book description

Say cheese! Explore this beginner-friendly guide to digital photography with the Nikon Z fc camera

With a design that looks like an old-school film camera, the Nikon Z fc makes photographers want to grab this very-modern model off the shelf and start taking photos. But if you really want to set your pictures apart from the average snapshot, you need Nikon Z fc For Dummies.

This book takes you on a comprehensive and user-friendly tour of the Nikon Z fc camera, its settings, and all of its automatic and manual options. You’ll learn to accessorize your camera with custom lenses and flash units and control the color and clarity of your images. You’ll also get:

  • Accessible instruction on tried and tested photography techniques
  • Instruction on how to adjust color and exposure settings
  • Strategies for when to use your camera’s auto options to when to take full control of settings

Ideal for anyone who wants to get the most out of their Nikon Z fc camera, Nikon Z fc For Dummies covers the photography basics you need to understand to take fantastic pictures along with how to apply those techniques to the Nikon Z fc.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. How This Book Is Organized
    3. Icons and Other Stuff to Note
    4. Where to Go from Here
  5. Part 1: Fast Track to Super Snaps
    1. Chapter 1: First Steps, First Shots
      1. Getting Started
      2. Taking a Brief Camera Tour
      3. Using the Touchscreen
      4. Navigating Menus
      5. Saving Time with the i Menu
      6. Looking at Display Options
      7. Using the Touch Shutter (or Not)
      8. Exploring a Few Lens Features
      9. Reviewing a Few More Setup Options
      10. Restoring Default Settings
      11. Shooting a Photo in Auto Mode
      12. Trying Self-Portrait Mode
    2. Chapter 2: Choosing Basic Picture Settings
      1. Picking a Shooting Mode
      2. Setting the Release Mode
      3. Enabling Silent Photography
      4. Selecting Image Size and Image Quality
      5. Setting the Image Area
      6. Turning On Vibration Reduction
  6. Part 2: Beyond the Basics
    1. Chapter 3: Taking Charge of Exposure
      1. Meeting the Exposure Trio: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
      2. Gaining Maximum Exposure Control
      3. Choosing a Shutter Type
      4. Taking Advantage of Exposure Guides
      5. Choosing a Metering Mode
      6. Setting Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
      7. Solving Exposure Problems
      8. Adding Flash
      9. Taking Advantage of Auto Bracketing
    2. Chapter 4: Controlling Focus and Depth of Field
      1. Reviewing Touchscreen Focus Options
      2. Controlling the Autofocus System
      3. Focusing Manually
      4. Manipulating Depth of Field
    3. Chapter 5: Mastering Color Controls
      1. Understanding White Balance
      2. Creating Custom White Balance Presets
      3. Choosing a Color Space
      4. Taking a Quick Look at Picture Controls
    4. Chapter 6: 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 7: Recording Video
      1. Understanding a Few Video Basics
      2. Shooting a Video Using Default Settings
      3. Adjusting Video Settings
      4. Choosing a Video Format: MOV or MP4
      5. Setting Frame Size, Rate, and Quality
      6. Controlling Audio
      7. Controlling and Monitoring Exposure
      8. Looking at Other Menu Options
      9. Screening Your Videos
      10. Trimming Videos
      11. Saving a Video Frame as a Still Image
  7. Part 3: After the Shot
    1. Chapter 8: 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 9: Working with Picture and Video Files
      1. Rating Photos and Videos
      2. Protecting Files
      3. Deleting Files
      4. Introducing Nikon's Free Photo Software
      5. Downloading Pictures to Your Computer
      6. Processing Raw (NEF) Files
      7. Preparing Pictures for Online Sharing
  8. Part 4: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 10: Ten More Customization Settings
      1. Swapping Out Items on the i Menu
      2. Creating Your Own Menu
      3. Editing Filenames
      4. Creating New Storage Folders
      5. Controlling File Numbering
      6. Assigning New Tasks to Buttons
      7. Customizing the Command Dials
      8. Modifying the Shutter Button’s Role
      9. Adjusting Auto Shutdown Timing
      10. Setting HDMI Output Options
    2. Chapter 11: Ten Retouch Menu Tricks
      1. Accessing Retouching Tools
      2. Applying the Tools
      3. Comparing Original and Edited Versions
      4. Removing Red-Eye
      5. Leveling Horizon Lines
      6. Eliminating Lens Distortion
      7. Correcting Converging Lines
      8. Adjusting Exposure with D-Lighting
      9. Creating a Monochrome Version
      10. Cropping Your Photo
    3. Chapter 12: Ten Features to Try on a Slow Day
      1. Storing Settings on a Memory Card
      2. Using Exposure Delay Mode
      3. Interval Timer Shooting
      4. Creating a Time-Lapse Video
      5. Adding Copyright Notices and Comments
      6. Creating a Digital Slide Show
      7. Two Roads to a Multi-Image Exposure
      8. Shooting Photos for Focus Stacking
      9. Creating a Dust Reference File
      10. Trying Pixel Mapping for Sensor Repair
  9. Appendix: Intro to Nikon SnapBridge
    1. Making the Connection
    2. Using SnapBridge
  10. Glossary: Glossary of Digital Photography Terms
  11. Index
  12. About the Author
  13. Connect with Dummies
  14. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Nikon Z fc For Dummies
  • Author(s): Julie Adair King
  • Release date: April 2022
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119873174