Nikon Settings and Features

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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…]

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…]

How to Select a Scene Mode on Your Nikon D7100

If you don’t want to rely on the camera to make that judgment, your Nikon D7100 offers Scene modes, which are designed to automatically capture specific scenes in ways that are traditionally considered [more…]

The 16 Scene Modes on Your Nikon D7100

Your Nikon D7100 camera offers 16 Scene modes, each designed to produce a specific result in terms of lighting, color, and focus. Before you start exploring the Scene choices, note these general pointers [more…]

Live View Photography on Your Nikon D7100

Like many dSLR cameras, the Nikon D7100 offers Live View,a feature that enables you to use the monitor instead of the viewfinder to compose photos. Turning on Live View is also the first step in recording [more…]

How to Customize the Live View Display on the Nikon D7100

For still photography, the Live View display on your Nikon D7100 appears by default as shown on the left. You can tweak the display in the following ways: [more…]

How to Display the Live View Preview on an HDMI Screen

You can connect your Nikon D7100 camera to an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) device to see the Live View output on that screen. This feature is often used by studio photographers who want [more…]

How to Set the AF-Area Mode on Your Nikon D7100

The AF-area mode setting tells the Nikon D7100 what part of the frame contains your subject so that it can set focusing distance correctly. To adjust the setting, press the AF-mode button to temporarily [more…]

Manual Focusing in Live View Mode on Your Nikon D7100

For manual focusing in Live View mode on your Nikon D7100, set the Focus mode selector switch on the front-left side of the camera to M. If you’re using a lens that has a focus method switch, set that [more…]

The Nikon D7100's Frame Size/Frame Rate Options

When shooting with the Nikon D7100, this setting determines the resolution, or frame size, of your movie, as well as the number of frames per second (fps), both of which affect video quality. [more…]

Select the Movie Quality Option (Bit Rate) on Your Nikon D7100

The Movie Quality setting on your Nikon D7100 can be accessed via the Movie Settings option on the Shooting menu or the Live View control strip. Remember, you display the control strip by simply pressing [more…]

How to Control the Audio for Your Nikon D7100 Movies

You can record sound using the Nikon D7100’s built-in microphone, labeled on the left, or you can attach the optional Nikon ME-1 stereo microphone to the jack labeled on the right in the figure. You can [more…]

How to Screen Movies Shot on the Nikon D7100

To play a movie you recorded on your Nikon D7100, press the Playback button. In single-image playback mode, you can spot a movie file by looking for the little movie camera icon in the top-left corner [more…]

How to Trim Movies Shot on the Nikon D7100

You can do some limited movie editing in camera on the Nikon D7100 — limited editing. You can trim frames from the start of a movie and clip off frames from the end, and that’s it. [more…]

How to Customize Basic Playback Options on the Nikon D7100

To switch your Nikon D7100 camera to playback mode, just press the Playback button. Then press the Multi Selector right or left to scroll through your pictures. [more…]

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