Nikon D3200 For Dummies Cheat Sheet
With the D3200, 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. This addition to the Nikon family of dSLRs doesn’t skimp on power or performance, offering a great set of features to help you take your photography to the next level. To help you get started using your D3200 camera, here’s a handy reference to your camera’s buttons and dials and automatic and advanced exposure modes.
Get to Know the Controls on Your Nikon D3200 Digital Camera
Here’s a quick reference guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your D3200. Note that the lens shown is the Nikkor 18–55mm AF-S VR (Vibration Reduction) model sold with the D3200 kit; other lenses may not have the same controls.
A Quick Guide to Automatic Exposure Modes on Your Nikon D3200
For people new to digital SLR cameras, the Nikon D3200 offers the following automatic settings that enable point-and-shoot photography. In Guide mode, on-screen explanations walk you through the process of shooting different types of subjects.
Advanced Exposure Modes for Your Nikon D3200 Digital Camera
To really take creative control with your Nikon D3200, step up to one of these four exposure modes, which enable you to adjust aperture (f-stop) to manipulate depth of field (the zone of sharp focus) and to adjust shutter speed to determine whether moving objects appear sharply focused or blurry. You also gain access to some features not available in the fully automatic modes.