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Nikon Settings and Features

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Viewing Photos Taken with a Nikon D3100 on Your TV

Your Nikon D3100 DSLR camera features a option that let you to view your photos and movies on a television screen. Depending on your TV, you have three choices for playback: [more…]

Viewing Nikon D7000 Photos on a TV

Your Nikon D7000 is equipped with a feature that allows you to play the pictures and movies you shoot with your DSLR on a television screen. In fact, you have three playback options: [more…]

Resizing a Batch of Photos with a Nikon D3100

Your Nikon D3100 can shoot images at a much larger size than you need for sharing them online — photos on the web don’t have to be high-resolution to be viewed clearly. As for e-mails, if your recipient [more…]

Resizing Single Pictures on a Nikon D7000

The in-camera resizing tool on a Nikon D7000 works on both JPEG and Raw images. If you apply it directly to a Raw image, though, you lose the chance to adjust the resized image through the camera's Raw [more…]

How to Resize a Batch of Images with a Nikon D7000

Unlike pictures you want to print, photos you post on the Internet don’t have to be high-resolution. If you want to put photos online from your Nikon D7000 online [more…]

Copying Photos between Cards with a Nikon D7000

When you have two memory cards installed in a Nikon D7000, you can use the Copy Image(s) option on the Playback menu to copy one or more pictures from the card in one slot to the card in the other slot [more…]

How to Read and Adjust the Exposure Meter on a Nikon D3100

To help you determine whether your exposure settings are where you want them in M (manual) exposure mode on your Nikon D3100, the camera displays an exposure meter [more…]

Reading and Adjusting a Nikon D7000’s Exposure Meter

To help you determine whether the exposure settings on your Nikon D7000 are on cue in M (manual) exposure mode, the camera displays an exposure meter in the viewfinder and Information display. The meter [more…]

How to Control ISO with a Nikon D3100

The ISO setting on the Nikon D3100 adjusts the camera’s sensitivity to light. At a higher ISO, you can use a faster shutter speed or a smaller aperture [more…]

Using the ISO Controlling Features on a Nikon D7000

The ISO setting adjusts the Nikon D7000’s sensitivity to light. At a higher ISO, you can use a faster shutter speed or a smaller aperture (higher f-stop number) because less light is needed to expose the [more…]

Deciding on an Exposure Metering Mode for a Nikon D7000

To fully interpret what the exposure meter on your Nikon D7000 tells you, you need to know which metering mode is active. The metering mode determines which part of the frame the camera analyzes to calculate [more…]

How to Control Flash Output Manually with a Nikon D3100

Sometimes, no amount of fiddling with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO on your Nikon D3100 will produce a bright enough exposure — in which case, you simply have to add more light. The built-in flash on [more…]

Adjusting White Balance Settings on a Nikon D3100

A digital camera, like your Nikon D3100, compensates for different colors of light through white balancing. Simply put, white balancing neutralizes light so that whites are always white, which in turn [more…]

Changing Settings for White Balance on a Nikon D7000

Your Nikon D7000’s Auto White Balance setting recognizes white objects and automatically shifts color settings remarkably well in most situations, which means that you can usually ignore it and concentrate [more…]

Creating Presets for White Balance on a Nikon D7000

If the white objects in your photos aren’t showing up as you’d like, none of the standard White Balance settings on your Nikon D7000 do the trick, and you don’t want to fool with fine-tuning them, take [more…]

How to Create Custom Image Folders with a Nikon D3100

By default, your Nikon D3100 initially stores all your images in one folder, which it names 100D3100. Folders have a storage limit of 999 images; when you exceed that number, the camera creates a new folder [more…]

Creating White Balance Presets on a Nikon D3100

If you’re having trouble with white balance and none of the standard White Balance settings do the trick (and you don’t want to fool with fine-tuning them), take advantage of the PRE [more…]

Shooting with Scene Modes on a Nikon D3100

Your Nikon D3100 offers six Scene modes, which select settings designed to capture specific scenes in ways that are traditionally considered best from a creative standpoint. For example, most people prefer [more…]

Spotting Photo Quality Problems with a Nikon DSLR

Picture quality is not the composition, exposure, or other traditional characteristics of the photographs you take with your Nikon D3100, D5100 or D7000. It’s how finely the image is rendered in the digital [more…]

The Nikon V1 Digital Camera Layout

Here’s a guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your Nikon V1 camera. The lens shown in the camera below is the Nikon 1 10–30mm model; other lenses may vary. [more…]

Exposure Mode Quick Guide for Your Nikon 1 J1/V1 Camera

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The Nikon J1 Digital Camera Layout

Here’s a guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your Nikon J1 camera. The lens shown in the camera below is the Nikon 1 10–30mm model; other lenses may vary. [more…]

Automatic Exposure Modes on Your Nikon D5200

For photography novices, the D5200 offers automatic settings that enable point-and-shoot simplicity. The settings listed here help you capture the most common types of subjects; just set the Mode dial [more…]

Advanced Exposure Modes for Your Nikon D5200

To really take creative control over photographs on your Nikon D5200, step up to one of these exposure modes, which enable you to adjust aperture (f-stop) to manipulate [more…]

Controls on Your Nikon D5200 Camera

If you're not familiar with the Nikon D5200, here's a quick guide to its buttons, dials, and other external controls. The D5200 is available as a kit with the lens shown, the Nikkor 18–55mm AF-S DX [more…]

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