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Nikon D90 For Dummies

From Nikon D90 For Dummies by Julie Adair King

Get to know the external controls and all the functions of the automatic and advanced exposure modes on your Nikon D90 digital camera, and you’re on your way to taking great digital photos!

Picturing Your Nikon D90 Digital Camera's External Controls

Here’s a handy reference guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your Nikon D90 digital camera. The lens shown here is the Nikkor 18–105mm AF-S VR (Vibration Reduction) model sold with the D90 kit; other lenses may vary. Camera controls marked with an asterisk have multiple functions.

The back of the Nikon D90
The back of the Nikon D90
The top of the Nikon D90
The top of the Nikon D90
Side view of the Nikon D90, including lens controls
Side view of the Nikon D90, including lens controls

Nikon D90 Automatic Exposure Mode Quick Guide

Use this table for quick explanations of your Nikon D90 digital camera’s fully automatic exposure modes, including Auto and the six Digital Vari-Program scene modes. These modes let you choose automatic or manual focusing, but limit your control over most other picture-taking settings.

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Guide to Nikon D90 Advanced Exposure Modes

These four advanced exposure modes on your Nikon D90 let you adjust aperture (f-stop) to manipulate depth of field (the zone of sharp focus) and shutter speed to give moving objects a sharp focus or a blurry appearance. You also have access to picture options not available in Auto or Digital Vari-Program scene modes.

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