Nikon D7500 For Dummies
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Nikon D7500 For Dummies

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Your guide to capturing that perfect shot

The Nikon D7500 has created a buzz in the photography community, gaining recognition for its appealing combination of high-end features and compact size. If you're upgrading your existing dSLR or even purchasing your very first camera, Nikon D7500 For Dummies will help you feel like a pro in no time.

This book highlights the importance of understanding all of the basic features of your new camera, before diving into insights about how to take top-notch photos. You'll learn about when and how to use flash, understand exposure, and control focus and depth of field. There is also information on taking expert action, close-up, and landscape shots, and how to access and download those photo files. Photography is a great way to capture lifelong memories, and this book makes it easy to get started.



Learn photography terminology
Shoot, view, and trim movies
Master color controls
Discover ways to customize your camera

Don't just settle for auto mode; take advantage of all the D7500's amazing features with the help of Nikon D7500 For Dummies!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 196 x 228 x 16mm | 696g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1119448328
  • 9781119448327
  • 492,327

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Discover essential picture-taking options Take complete control of exposure settings Create better action shots, close-ups, and portraits

Shoot like a pro with your Nikon D7500

Your Nikon D7500 boasts features that professional photographers envy. With the guidance found in this book, you'll be able to use those tools to create frameworthy portraits, close-ups, landscapes, and action shots. Once you're acquainted with the basics of the camera, such as external controls, menus, and settings, you'll discover how to take charge of exposure, focus, and color. You'll also get tips on shooting movies, using built-in retouching tools, and more. Your portfolio of amazing photos will be full in no time!

Inside... Learn about all the controls Understand photography terms Get your photos in focus Improve flash photos Master exposure options Shoot, view, and trim movies Explore wireless features Customize controls and menus
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Table of contents

Introduction 1


Part 1: Fast Track to Super Snaps 5


Chapter 1: First Steps, First Shots 7


Preparing the Camera for Use 7


Checking Out External Controls 11


Using the Touchscreen 19


Navigating Menus 21


Checking Out the Displays 24


Control panel (top LCD display) 24


Information display 25


Viewfinder display 26


Live View display 28


Saving Time with the i-Button Menu 30


Familiarizing Yourself with the Lens 31


Working with Memory Cards 34


Taking a Few Final Setup Steps 35


Restoring Default Settings 38


Shooting Pictures in Auto Mode 39


Chapter 2: Reviewing Five Essential Picture-Taking Options 45


Choosing an Exposure Mode 46


Fully automatic exposure modes 46


Semi-automatic modes (P, S, and A) 49


Manual exposure mode (M) 50


U1 and U2 50


Setting the Release Mode 50


Single Frame and Quiet Shutter modes 51


Continuous (burst mode) shooting 52


Self-timer shooting 54


Mirror lockup (MUP) 55


Off-the-dial shutter release features 56


Selecting Image Size and Image Quality 63


Considering Image Size (resolution) 63


Understanding Image Quality options (JPEG or Raw/NEF) 67


Adjusting the Image Size and Image Quality settings 73


Setting the Image Area 75


Chapter 3: Adding Flash 77


Turning the Built-in Flash On and Off 77


Comparing Built-in and External Flashes 78


Understanding Flash Modes 82


Adjusting Flash Strength 89


Applying Flash Compensation 89


Switching to manual flash-power control 92


Enabling High-Speed Flash (Auto FP) 93


Using Flash Value Lock (FV Lock) 94


Exploring Additional Flash Options 96


Part 2: Taking Creative Control 99


Chapter 4: Taking Charge of Exposure 101


Meeting the Exposure Trio: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO 102


Aperture affects depth of field 104


Shutter speed affects motion blur 105


ISO affects image noise 106


Doing the exposure balancing act 108


Stepping Up to Advanced Exposure Modes (P, S, A, and M) 109


Reading the Meter 112


Choosing an Exposure Metering Mode 116


Setting Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO 120


Adjusting aperture and shutter speed 120


Controlling ISO 123


Solving Exposure Problems 128


Applying Exposure Compensation 129


Expanding tonal range 132


Eliminating vignetting 139


Using autoexposure lock 141


Taking Advantage of Automatic Bracketing 142


Chapter 5: Controlling Focus and Depth of Field 147


Setting the Basic Focusing Method 147


Exploring Standard Focusing Options 149


Setting the Focus mode 149


Choosing an AF-area mode: One focus point or many? 151


Autofocusing for still subjects: AF-S + Single Point 156


Focusing on moving subjects: AF-C + Dynamic Area 157


Focusing manually 161


Mastering Live View Focusing 163


Controlling autofocus behavior 163


Manual focusing in Live View mode 168


Zooming in to check focus 169


Manipulating Depth of Field 169


Chapter 6: Mastering Color Controls 173


Understanding White Balance 173


Changing the White Balance setting 175


Fine-tuning white balance 180


Creating Custom White Balance Presets 183


Setting white balance with direct measurement 183


Matching white balance to an existing photo 185


Selecting the preset you want to use 187


Editing presets 187


Bracketing White Balance 189


Taking a Quick Look at Picture Controls 193


Chapter 7: Putting It All Together 197


Recapping Basic Picture Settings 198


Shooting Still Portraits 199


Capturing Action 204


Capturing Scenic Vistas 206


Capturing Dynamic Close-Ups 209


Chapter 8: Shooting, Viewing, and Trimming Movies 211


Understanding a Few Recording Basics 212


Shooting a Movie Using Default Settings 213


Choosing a Video Format: MOV or MP4 217


Setting Frame Size, Rate, and Quality 218


Picking the right frame size and rate (fps) 219


Understanding the Movie Quality setting 223


Controlling Audio 223


Controlling Movie Exposure 228


Exploring Other Recording Options 232


Screening Your Movies 234


Trimming Movies 237


Saving a Movie Frame As a Still Image 238


Part 3: After the Shot 239


Chapter 9: Playback Mode: Viewing Your Photos 241


Picture Playback 101 242


Choosing Which Images to View 243


Adjusting Playback Timing 244


Disabling Automatic Picture Rotation 245


Shifting to Thumbnail Display 246


Displaying Photos in Calendar View 248


Magnifying Photos During Playback 249


Viewing Picture Data 251


Enabling additional display modes 252


File Information mode 253


Highlights display mode 256


RGB Histogram mode 257


Shooting Data display mode 260


Overview mode 261


Chapter 10: Working with Picture and Movie Files 263


Rating Photos and Movies 264


Protecting Photos 266


Hiding Photos During Playback 267


Deleting Files 270


Deleting files one at a time 270


Deleting all files 271


Deleting a batch of selected files 271


Taking a Look a Nikon's Photo Software 274


Downloading Pictures to Your Computer 276


Processing Raw (NEF) Files 280


Processing Raw images in the camera 281


Processing Raw files in Capture NX-D 283


Preparing Pictures for Online Sharing 285


Prepping photos using ViewNX-i 286


Resizing pictures in the camera 287


Part 4: The Part of Tens 289


Chapter 11: Ten More Ways to Customize Your Camera 291


Chapter 12: Ten Features to Explore on a Rainy Day 307


Appendix: Intro to Nikon Snapbridge 325


Index 335
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About Julie Adair King

Julie Adair King is a veteran digital photography educator and the author of numerous bestselling books on digital cameras and photography. Along with all editions of Digital Photography For Dummies, she has written 20 books on Nikon dSLR cameras. Julie's books have sold more than a million copies.
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