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

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Quick Tour

The Quick Tour is designed to cover the basic functions you need to know to get you started using your D3000 right away. If you've already used a Nikon dSLR, a lot of this may be familiar to you. In fact, if you upgraded from a D60, the setup for the D3000 is very similar. If you are upgrading from a compact digital camera, you probably should read the entire Quick Tour to familiarize yourself with the camera layout.

This Quick Tour assumes that you have already unpacked the camera, read the manual, charged the batteries, mounted a lens, and inserted the memory card. If you haven't done these things, do them now.

I'm sure you're ready to get out there and shoot some photos with your new D3000, so let's get going.

Quick Tour

The D3000 can be used to grab awesome shots right out of the box.

Selecting a Shooting Mode

If you're anything like me, I'm sure you're ready to get out there and start taking pictures with your new camera. The great thing about the D3000 is that you can start taking great photos right out of the box. The D3000 has some automatic shooting modes that choose the proper settings for you. All you really have to do is point the camera at something and shoot!

The first thing you need to do is turn the camera on. The on/off switch is located right on top of the camera surrounding the Shutter Release button.

Changing the shooting mode is simple: rotate the Mode dial located on ...

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