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David Busch’S Compact Field Guide For The Nikon® D5300 by David D. Busch

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Chapter 2Nikon D5300 Roadmap

You should find this roadmap of the functions of the D5300’s controls more useful than the tiny black-and-white drawings in the manual packed with the camera, which has dozens of cross-references that send you on an information scavenger hunt through dozens of pages. Everything you need to know about the controls themselves is here. You’ll find descriptions of menus and settings in Chapters 3 and 4.

Nikon D5300: Front View

Figure 2.1 shows a front view of the Nikon D5300 from a 45-degree angle. The main components you need to know about are as follows:

Shutter release. Angled on top of the hand grip is the shutter release button, which has multiple functions. Press this button down halfway to lock exposure and focus. ...

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