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Why Choose JPEG over Raw on Your Nikon D5200?

Your Nikon D5200 offers the two file types common on most of today’s digital cameras: JPEG and Camera Raw, or just Raw for short, which goes by the specific moniker NEF [more…]

Why Choose Raw (NEF) over JPEG on Your Nikon D5200?

Your D5200 offers the two file types common on most of today’s digital cameras: JPEG and Camera Raw, or just Raw for short, which goes by the specific moniker NEF [more…]

How to Use Auto and Auto Flash Off on Your Nikon D5200

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Advanced Exposure Modes for Your Nikon D7100 Digital Camera

To really take creative control with your Nikon D7100 digital camera, step up to one of these exposure modes, which enable you to adjust aperture (f-stop) to manipulate depth of field and to adjust shutter [more…]

Automatic Exposure Modes on Your Nikon D7100 Digital Camera

For people new to digital SLR cameras, the Nikon D7100 offers automatic settings that enable point-and-shoot photography. To access modes other than Auto and Auto Flash Off, set the Mode dial to Scene. [more…]

Controls on Your Nikon D7100 Digital Camera

If you're not familiar with the Nikon D7100, here's a quick guide to its buttons, dials, and other external controls. The D7100 kit is sold with the lens shown, the Nikkor 18–105mm AF-S DX model. Other [more…]

Nikon D7100 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

With the D7100 digital camera, Nikon proves once again that you don't have to give an arm and a leg — or strain your back and neck — to enjoy dSLR photography. The D7100 addition to the Nikon family of [more…]

How to Choose a Lens for Your Nikon D7100

One of the biggest differences between a digital point-and-shoot camera and a dSLR (digital single-lens reflex)camera is the lens. To decide which lens is the best partner for your Nikon D7100 camera, [more…]

How to Attach and Remove Lenses for a Nikon D7100

With a dSLR like the Nikon D7100, you can change lenses to suit different photographic needs, going from an extreme close-up lens to a super-long telephoto, for example. Whatever lens you choose, follow [more…]

How to Change the Focusing Method on Your Nikon D7100

Assuming that your lens supports autofocusing when mounted on the Nikon D7100, familiarize yourself with these two controls, which set the focusing method to manual or autofocusing: [more…]

Vibration Reduction (VR) Lenses for the Nikon D7100

Some Nikon lenses offer Vibration Reduction. This feature, indicated by the initials VR in the lens name, attempts to compensate for small amounts of camera shake that are common when photographers handhold [more…]

How to Adjust the Nikon D7100's Viewfinder Focus

Near the upper-right side of the viewfinder on your Nikon D7100 lens is a dial that enables you to adjust the viewfinder focus to accommodate your eyesight. The dial is officially known as the [more…]

3 Ways to Monitor Picture Settings on the Nikon D7100

Your Nikon D7100 gives you three ways to monitor picture settings such as battery status and shots remaining: through the Control panel, from the Information screen, and through the viewfinder. [more…]

Memory Cards and the Nikon D7100

Instead of recording images on film, digital cameras store pictures on memory cards. Your Nikon D7100 uses a specific type of memory card — an SD card [more…]

How to Use 2 Memory Cards with the Nikon D7100

When you install two memory cards in your Nikon D7100, you can specify how you want the camera to use the card installed in Slot 2. You have three choices: [more…]

How to Choose an Exposure Mode on Your Nikon D7100

The first setting to consider when working with a Nikon D7100 is the exposure mode, which you select via the Mode dial. To rotate the dial, you must press and hold its center button, labeled in the figure [more…]

Continuous (Burst Mode) Shooting on the Nikon D7100

Setting the Release mode dial on your Nikon D7100 to Continuous Low or Continuous High enables burst mode shooting. That is, the camera records a continuous burst of images for as long as you hold down [more…]

How to Use Self-Timer Mode on Your Nikon D7100

You're no doubt familiar with Self-Timer mode on your Nikon D7100, which delays the shutter release for a few seconds after you press the shutter button, giving you time to dash into the picture. Here's [more…]

Mirror Lockup (MUP) on the Nikon D7100

One component of the optical system of your Nikon D7100 camera is a mirror that moves every time you press the shutter button. The small vibration caused by the action of the mirror can result in slight [more…]

Off-the-Dial Shutter Release Features of the Nikon D7100

In addition to the Release modes you can select from the Release mode dial on your Nikon D7100, you have access to a couple of other features that tweak the way the shutter is released — Exposure Delay [more…]

Automatic Time-Lapse Photography on Your Nikon D7100

Self-Timer mode enables you to take up to nine pictures with one press of the shutter button, timing the frames at intervals of a half second to 3 seconds. If you want to record more frames or enjoy more [more…]

How Many Pixels Are Enough for Your Digital Images?

Like other digital devices, your Nikon D7100 creates pictures out of pixels, which is short for picture elements.You can see some pixels close up in the right example, which shows a greatly magnified view [more…]

Reducing the Image Area on Your Nikon D7100

Normally, your Nikon D7100 captures photos using the entire image sensor, which is the part of the camera on which the picture is formed — similar to the negative in a film camera. However, you have the [more…]

The Nikon D7100's Automatic Mode Settings

Your first step in taking advantage of easy-breezy shooting on your Nikon D7100 is to set the Mode dial to Auto, or Auto Flash Off or Scene. Remember that you must press and hold the center button in order [more…]

The Auto and Auto Flash Off Settings on Your Nikon D7100

Auto and Auto Flash Off are two of your Nikon D7100's easiest exposure settings. The following steps walk you through taking a picture in Auto and Auto Flash Off modes. A couple of notes before you start [more…]

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