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Nikon D600 For Dummies by Julie Adair King

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Reviewing Basic Setup Options

Your camera offers scads of options for customizing its performance, and I address all of them throughout later chapters. However, you should review a handful of options before you take your first pictures; the rest of this chapter explains those settings.

Cruising the Setup menu

Among the initial customization options to consider are the following settings, all found on the Setup menu. It's a three-page affair, with the first page shown in Figure 1-27. Press the Multi Selector up and down to scroll through the pages of options.

  • images Monitor Brightness: This option enables you to make the camera monitor brighter or darker. If you take this step, though, what you see on the display may not be an accurate rendition of your image. Crank up the monitor brightness, for example, and an underexposed photo may look just fine. So I recommend sticking with the default setting (0).

    Should you want to play with the monitor brightness, you can choose from two settings:

    images

    Figure 1-27: The Setup menu contains options that control basic camera operations.

    • Auto: The camera automatically adjusts monitor brightness according to the ambient light, which it measures via the ambient brightness sensor on the back of the camera (refer to Figure 1-22).
    • Manual: Select this option ...

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