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

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Introduction

Nikon has done it again! It’s packaged up many of the most alluring features of a more advanced digital SLR (in this case, the Nikon D5000), added a nifty new Guide mode to lead the most neo of neophytes through the out-of-box basics, and stuffed all that into a compact, highly affordable body called the Nikon D3000.

Yet the D3000 retains the ease of use that smoothes the transition for those new to digital photography. For those just dipping their toes into the digital pond, the experience is warm and inviting. The Nikon D3000 isn’t a snapshot camera—it’s a point-and-shoot (if you want to use it in that mode) for the thinking photographer.

But once you’ve confirmed that you made a wise purchase decision, the question comes up, how ...

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