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David Busch’s Nikon® J1

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DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON J1 GUIDE TO DIGITAL MOVIE AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHY will show you how to get the most out of your Nikon J1, the new compact and ultra-portable Nikon featuring an interchangeable lens system. This camera is built for action photography, HD movie-making, and on-the-go shooting of every type. With best-selling author David Busch as your guide, the Nikon J1's unique features will be at your command, so you'll always be in full control, whether you're shooting stills or making use of the J1's advanced movie-making features. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON J1 GUIDE TO DIGITAL MOVIE AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHY takes you from shooting your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the NIKON J1 today.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
  9. Part I: Getting Started with Your Nikon J1
    1. Chapter 1 Nikon J1: Thinking Outside of the Box
      1. First Things First
      2. Initial Setup
    2. Chapter 2 Nikon J1 Quick Start
      1. All Those Modes!
      2. Choosing a Still Image Release Mode
      3. Selecting an Exposure Mode
      4. Choosing a Metering Mode
      5. Choosing a Focus Mode
      6. Choosing the Focus Area Mode
      7. Other Settings
      8. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    3. Chapter 3 Nikon J1 Roadmap
      1. Nikon J1: Full Frontal
      2. The Nikon J1’s Business End
      3. Playing Back Images
      4. Going Topside
      5. Lens Components
      6. Underneath Your Nikon J1
  10. Part II: Beyond the Basics
    1. Chapter 4 Shooting Stills and Movies
      1. Using Motion Snapshot Mode
      2. Using Smart Photo Selector Mode
      3. Using Still Image Mode
      4. Using Movie Mode
    2. Chapter 5 Understanding Exposure
      1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
      2. Choosing a Metering Method
      3. Choosing an Exposure Method
      4. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      5. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
    3. Chapter 6 Advanced Features
      1. Using Autofocus with the Nikon J1
      2. Autofocus Mode
      3. Continuous Shooting
      4. A Tiny Slice of Time
      5. Long Exposures
    4. Chapter 7 Movie Making with Your Nikon J1
      1. Optimizing Your Movie Settings
      2. Choosing Resolution and Frame Rate
      3. Fine-Tuning Movie Settings
      4. Tips for Shooting Better Video
  11. Part III: Advanced Tools
    1. Chapter 8 The Playback, Shooting, and Setup Menus
      1. Anatomy of the Nikon J1’s Menus
      2. Playback Menu
      3. Shooting Menu
      4. Setup Menu
    2. Chapter 9 Working with Lenses
      1. Your Lens Selections
      2. What Lenses Can Do for You
      3. Categories of Lens Focal Lengths
      4. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
      5. Using Telephoto Focal Lengths
    3. Chapter 10 Making Light Work for You
      1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
      2. Continuous Lighting Basics
      3. Electronic Flash Basics
  12. Part IV: Enthancing Your Experience
    1. Chapter 11 Accessories and Add-Ons
      1. Wi-Fi
      2. Tablets, Smart Phones, and the Nikon J1
    2. Chapter 12 Useful Software for the Nikon J1
      1. Nikon’s Applications and Utilities
      2. Photoshop/Photoshop Elements
    3. Chapter 13 Nikon J1: Troubleshooting and Prevention
      1. Battery Powered
      2. Upgrading Your Firmware
      3. Protecting Your LCD
      4. Troubleshooting Memory Cards
  13. Part V: Reference
    1. Appendix A: Some Nuts and Bolts
      1. How the Nikon J1 Calculates Exposure
      2. Bracketing and High Dynamic Range Photography
      3. Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
      4. Focus Stacking
      5. Understanding Interlacing and Progressive Scan
      6. Sensor Sensibilities
    2. Appendix B: Glossary
  14. Index