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Nikon® D3000: Digital Field Guide by J. Dennis Thomas

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Chapter 1. Exploring the Nikon D3000

This chapter covers the key components of the Nikon D3000. These are the features that are most readily accessible because they are situated on the outside of the camera: the buttons, knobs, switches, and dials.

If you are upgrading from another dSLR, some of this will likely be a review, but there are some new features that you may or may not be aware of, so a quick read through is a good idea even if you are an experienced Nikon dSLR user.

For those of you who may be just beginning into the world of dSLRs, this chapter is a great way to get acquainted with some of the terms that are used in conjunction with your new camera.

So fasten your seatbelts, and get ready to explore the D3000!

Exploring the Nikon D3000

Getting to know all your camera's menus, buttons, and dials allows you to quickly change your settings so you don't miss a shot.

Key Components of the D3000

If you've read the Quick Tour, you should be pretty familiar with the basic buttons and switches that you need to do the basic settings. In this section, you look at the camera from all sides and break down the layout so that you know what everything on the surface of the camera does.

This section doesn't cover the menus, only the exterior controls. Although there are many features you can access with just the push of a button, oftentimes you can change the same setting inside of a menu option. Although the D3000 doesn't ...

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