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David Busch’s Nikon® D3000: Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with Your Nikon D3000

The Nikon D3000 is considerably more camera than any pocket-sized point-and-shoot model, but Nikon has retained the “turn it on and shoot” ease of operation so you can, with about 60 seconds’ worth of instruction, go out and begin taking great pictures.

Try it. Insert a memory card and mount the lens (if you bought the D3000 at a store, they probably did that for you). Charge the battery and insert it into the camera. Remove the lens cap, turn the camera on (the button’s concentric with the shutter release button), and then set the big ol’ dial on top to the green AUTO icon. Point the D3000 at something interesting and press the shutter release. Presto! A pretty good picture will pop up on the color ...

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