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Mastering the Nikon COOLPIX A by Darrell Young

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Chapter 9Metering, Exposure Modes, and Histogram

I’ve been using Nikon cameras since way back in 1980. It seems that with each new camera there have been improvements in metering and exposure modes. The Nikon COOLPIX A is no exception. With this camera Nikon has designed metering and exposure to work not only with still images, but also with video.

In this chapter you’ll learn how the exposure metering system and modes work. We’ll look at how each of three different light meter types is best used. We’ll examine the various modes you can use when taking pictures, including several exposure modes for when you want the camera to do most of the work while you enjoy shooting. Finally, we’ll take a detailed look at how the histogram works on the Nikon ...

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