Synopses & Reviews
The D5200 is the most advanced entry-level camera Nikon has ever introduced. It boasts 24 megapixels of resolution, full high-definition movie-making capabilities, and blazing-fast automatic focus. As the owner of a Nikon D5200, you demand the ability to take outstanding pictures with your new camera. DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON D5200 GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY shows you how, when, and why to use all the cool features, controls, and functions of the Nikon D5200 to take great photographs and movies. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply file formats, resolution, and exposure. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so you'll quickly learn how to use the Nikon D5200, and use it like a pro! With DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON D5200 GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY, you'll learn how to select the best autofocus mode, shutter speed, f/stop, and flash capability to take great pictures under any conditions, advanced shooting techniques, including high-definition movie making, how to use external flash functions, troubleshooting and prevention tips to keep your camera and media operating smoothly, and the basics of good photography as you master your camera's operation!
DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON D5200 GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY is the best all-in-one resource and reference for the Nikon D5200. The latest mid-level camera in the Nikon line, the D5200 features a 24-megapixel sensor, ISO up to 25,600, and full HD movie-making capability. With this book in hand, you will explore the world of digital photography, learn to flex your creativity, and take great photographs with the Nikon D5200. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON D5200 GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY covers all the features of this camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy Nikon D5200 "road map," an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera's features and controls. With David Busch as your guide, you'll be in full creative control, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the Nikon D5200 today.
About the Author
With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written dozens of hugely successful guidebooks and compact guides for Canon digital SLR models, and several dozen additional user guides for other camera models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Third Edition and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have been published in Popular Photography, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and other Ziff-Davis publications. His advice has been featured on National Public Radio's All Tech Considered.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. QUICK TOUR: SHOOTING YOUR FIRST NIKON D5200 PICTURE. Selecting Shooting Mode. Focusing. Taking the Picture. Depth of Field Preview. Releasing the Shutter. Using the Self-Timer. Using Sequence Shooting. Reviewing the Image. Trashing the Duds. Transferring Images to Your Computer. Choosing an Image Format. 2. THE NIKON D5200 ROADMAP. Front of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Back of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Top of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Viewfinder Display (picture + callouts). LCD Display. View and Playback Images. Activating the Onboard Flash. Basic Control Layout. Exposure Modes. Focus Modes. Shooting Modes. 3. SETTING UP YOUR NIKON D5200. The Setup Menu. Date, Time, and Language. Setting LCD Brightness. Specifying Image Quality. Setting Autofocus Options. Choosing Drive Mode. Using Custom Settings Banks. Setting Your Viewfinder's Diopter Adjustment. Resetting the Camera. Updating Your Firmware. 4. SHOOTING BASICS. Metering Modes. Metering Techniques. Interpreting Histograms. Adjusting Exposures with EV. Bracketing Exposures and other Parameters. ISO Sensitivity. Setting White Balance. Working with High Speed Continuous Shooting Modes. Focus Modes. Image Parameters. 5. PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR NIKON D5200. Understanding Exposure. ISO and Noise Control. Using Apertures. Controlling Depth of Field. Motion and Shutter Speed. 6. ADVANCED SHOOTING AND MOVIE MAKING. Shooting Full HDTV D-Movies. Editing Movies. Enhancing Sound. Capturing Continuous Sequences. Freezing Action. 7. WORKING WITH LENSES. Nikon lenses. Third-Party lenses. Lens compatibility. Using Zooms. Working with Prime Lenses. Applying the Lens Crop Factor to Your Pictures. Using a Wide-Angle Lens. Using Telephoto Lenses. Using Normal Lenses. Using Macro Lenses. Cool Special Features. Extending the Range of Any Lens with a Converter. Working with Autofocus. 8. WORKING WITH LIGHT. Nikon D5200 Flash Basics. The Built-In Flash. Flash Modes. Using Manual Flash. Flash Exposure Compensation. External Flash Units. Nikon Flash. Third Party Flash. Using Studio Flash. Using Modeling Lights. Conquering Available Light. Incandescent Lighting Dealing with Fluorescents Infrared and UV. 9. DOWNLOADING AND EDITING. Software Utilities. Nikon Software. Third Party Software. Noise Reduction Software. RAW converters. 10. TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR NIKON D5200. Charging and Maintaining Batteries. Battery Life. Using Alternate Power Sources. Checking your Internal Clock Battery. Cleaning the CCD. Troubleshooting. Glossary. Index.