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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Nikon® D5200

Book Description

This compact field guide was specially created to help you make the most of your Nikon D5200 digital SLR. DAVID BUSCH'S COMPACT FIELD GUIDE FOR THE NIKON D5200 gives you the information, the tools, and the techniques you'll need to achieve beautiful results when shooting with this powerful camera that features a 24-megapixel sensor, ISO up to 25,600, and full HD movie-making capability. In seven information-packed chapters, with helpful checklists, tables, and charts, David Busch distills the fundamentals of working with the Nikon D5200, walks you through the camera's features and functions, and shows you how to shoot great photos under a variety of conditions. Full-color illustrations show what to expect from specific camera settings. From quick setup advice through tips on lighting, lenses, and more, DAVID BUSCH'S COMPACT FIELD GUIDE FOR THE NIKON D5200 will help you get great results in the field every time.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
  6. About the Author
  7. Chapter 1 Quick Setup Guide
    1. Pre-Flight Checklist
    2. Charging the Battery
    3. Introducing Menus and the Multi Selector
    4. Setting the Clock
    5. Mounting the Lens
    6. Adjusting Diopter Correction
    7. Inserting and Formatting a Memory Card
    8. Selecting an Exposure Mode
    9. Choosing a Scene Mode
    10. Choosing an Advanced Mode
    11. Changing Settings with the Information Edit Screen
    12. Choosing a Release Mode
    13. Choosing a Metering Mode
    14. Choosing a Focus Mode
    15. Choosing an AF-Area Mode
    16. Adjusting ISO
    17. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
    18. Using the Built-in Flash
    19. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    20. Resetting the Nikon D5200
    21. Two-Button Reset
  8. Chapter 2 Nikon D5200 Roadmap
    1. Nikon D5200: Front View
    2. The Nikon D5200’s Back Panel
    3. Playing Back Images
    4. Zooming the Nikon D5200 Playback Display
    5. Viewing Thumbnails
    6. Working with Calendar View
    7. Working with the Shooting Information/Photo Data Displays
    8. Using the Shooting Information Display
    9. Using the Photo Data Displays
    10. Going Topside
    11. Lens Components
    12. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
    13. Underneath Your Nikon D5200
  9. Chapter 3 Playback and Shooting Menu Settings
    1. Anatomy of the Nikon D5200’s Menus
    2. Playback Menu Options
    3. Delete
    4. Playback Folder
    5. Playback Display Options
    6. Image Review
    7. Rotate Tall
    8. Slide Show
    9. Print Set (DPOF)
    10. Shooting Menu Options
    11. Reset Shooting Options
    12. Storage Folder
    13. Entering Text on the Nikon D5200
    14. Image Quality
    15. Image Size
    16. White Balance
    17. Using Preset Manual White Balance
    18. Storing and Retrieving White Balance Settings
    19. Using Preset Manual White Balance
    20. Set Picture Control
    21. Choosing a Picture Control Style
    22. Editing a Picture Control Style
    23. Manage Picture Control
    24. Auto Distortion Control
    25. Color Space
    26. Active D-Lighting
    27. HDR (High Dynamic Range)
    28. Long Exp. NR
    29. High ISO NR
    30. ISO Sensitivity Settings
    31. Release Mode
    32. Multiple Exposure
    33. Interval Timer Shooting
    34. Movie Settings
  10. Chapter 4 Custom Setting, Setup, and Retouch Menus, and My Menu
    1. Custom Setting Menu Layout
    2. Reset Custom Settings
    3. a. Autofocus
    4. a1 AF-C Priority Selection
    5. a2 Number of Focus Points
    6. a3 Built-in AF-Assist Illuminator
    7. a4 Rangefinder
    8. Tip
    9. b. Exposure
    10. b1 EV Steps for Exposure Cntrl.
    11. c. Timers/AE Lock
    12. c1 Shutter Release Button AE-L
    13. c2 Auto Off Timers
    14. c3 Self-Timer
    15. c4 Remote on Duration (ML-L3)
    16. d. Shooting/Display
    17. d1 Beep
    18. d2 Viewfinder Grid Display
    19. d3 ISO Display
    20. d4 File Number Sequence
    21. d5 Exposure Delay Mode
    22. d6 Print Date
    23. Using the Date Counter
    24. e. Bracketing/Flash
    25. e1 Flash Cntrl for Built-in Flash
    26. e2 Auto Bracketing Set
    27. f. Controls
    28. f1 Assign Fn. Button
    29. f2 Assign AE-L/AF-L Button
    30. f3 Reverse Rotation
    31. f4 Slot Empty Release Lock
    32. f5 Reverse Indicators
    33. Setup Menu Options
    34. Format Memory Card
    35. Monitor Brightness
    36. Info Display Format
    37. Auto Info Display
    38. Clean Image Sensor
    39. Lock Mirror Up for Cleaning
    40. Image Dust Off Ref Photo
    41. Video Mode
    42. HDMI
    43. Flicker Reduction
    44. Time Zone and Date
    45. Language
    46. Image Comment
    47. Auto Image Rotation
    48. Accessory Terminal
    49. Eye-Fi Upload
    50. Wireless Mobile Adapter
    51. Firmware Version
    52. Retouch Menu
    53. D-Lighting
    54. Red-Eye Correction
    55. Trim
    56. Monochrome
    57. Filter Effects
    58. Color Balance
    59. Image Overlay
    60. NEF (RAW) Processing
    61. Resize
    62. Quick Retouch
    63. Straighten
    64. Distortion Control
    65. Fisheye
    66. Color Outline
    67. Color Sketch
    68. Perspective Control
    69. Miniature Effect
    70. Selective Color
    71. Edit Movie
    72. Side-by-Side Comparison
    73. Using Special Effects Modes
    74. Using My Menu
  11. Chapter 5 Using the Flash
    1. Flash Control
    2. Flash Metering Mode
    3. Choosing a Flash Sync Mode
    4. Guide Numbers
    5. Working with Nikon Flash Units
    6. Using the Zoom Head
    7. Flash Modes
    8. Working with Wireless Commander Mode
    9. Connecting External Flash
    10. Using Flash Exposure Compensation
  12. Chapter 6 Live View and Shooting Movies
    1. Working with Live View
    2. Metering Mode
    3. Focus Mode
    4. Focus Area
    5. Subject-Tracking
    7. Viewing Live View Information
    8. Shooting in Live View
    9. Shooting Movies with the D5200
    11. Viewing Your Movies
    12. Editing Movies
    13. Saving a Frame
    14. Tips for Shooting Better Movies
    15. Make a Shooting Script
    16. Advance a Story
    17. Keep Transitions Basic
    18. Composition
    19. Lighting for Video
    20. Tips for Better Audio
  13. Chapter 7 Shooting Tips
    1. Shooting Menu Recommendations
    2. Custom Setting Menu Recommendations
  14. Index