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Introduction. PART I: GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR NIKON J1. 1. Thinking Outside the Box. 2. Quick Tour: Shooting Your First Nikon J1 Movie or Still Picture. 3. The Nikon J1 Roadmap. PART II: BEYOND THE BASICS. 4. Shooting for Stills and Movies. 5. Advanced Movie Making. 6. Understanding Exposure. PART III: ADVANCED TOOLS. 7. Setting Up Your Nikon J1. 8. Working with Lenses. 9. Working with Light. PART IV: ENHANCING YOUR EXPERIENCE. 10. Downloading and Editing. 11. Troubleshooting Your Nikon J1. Glossary. Index.

From the Author

Although they share some features, the new Nikon J1 mirrorless camera is very different from its cousin, the Nikon V1.  Folks like you who purchase this model in the Nikon 1 lineup have your own expectations and uses for the J1.  That's why I decided it was important to write this book, dedicated exclusively to this model, which is an entry-level camera with a lot more sophisticated features than the typical beginner's camera.  It's easy to use, but calls for a different learn-up approach than the more advanced V1 model.  So,  I wrote this book specifically for the J1, rather than try to lump the two into a single book.

Whether you're an enthusiast, just hope to become one, or simply want to take better pictures you really need this book written specifically for your camera to show exactly how to use every feature and option of the J1.  If you're in love with photography, but so far haven't been in love with learning to use cameras, let me help you get the most from your Nikon J1.

Although I also wrote a book for the Nikon V1, this one takes a kinder, gentler approach that's easier on those who are new to photography or to mirrorless cameras.  Indeed, I moved the most technical descriptions on autofocus and other features to an optional  "Nuts and Bolts" appendix, and concentrate on how-to and what-to information in the main body of this book.

My Nikon J1 Guide to Digital Movie Making and Still Photography is divided into four parts.   Part I, "Getting Started with your Nikon J1" includes three chapters that will help you set up your camera, start shooting great pictures and movies in minutes, and explain every control, button, and dial, and how to use them.

Part II, "Beyond the Basics," has four chapters that show you how to use the V1's amazing Motion Snapshot and Smart Photo Selector modes, and the best settings to use for the Still Image and Movie modes -- including how to shoot incredible slow motion movies at 400 and 1200 frames per second.  Other chapters explain how to fine tune exposure, and use the V1's lightning-fast autofocus to get sharp images every time.  An additional chapter zeroes in on movie-making techniques and tips.

In Part III, "Advanced Tools"  I guide you through every menu option and offer advice on what each does -- or does not do -- and when you should, or should not, use a particular setting.  Rather than re-hash the Nikon menu, I provide a wealth of useful tips.  There's a full chapter on using lenses, with an analysis and review of every lens available for the J1, and another chapter on working with available light and flash.

Read Part IV, "Enhancing Your Experience," to pick up tips you'll find nowhere else on using accessories like iPads/tablets, iOS/Android smart phones, using GPS, and working with WiFi to share your images.  There are also introductions to available software, and some trouble-shooting/preventive tips.

Whether you're a dSLR owner who has picked up the Nikon J1 as a compact or backup camera, a would-be enthusiast who wants to learn all of the camera's great features, or a beginner who wants to absorb the basics of photography while mastering the Nikon J1, sit down with me and we'll explore this camera together.  You're in for a great ride!

UPDATE:  The FT-1 lens adapter was not available when I wrote this book.  It requires a camera firmware update to operate with the Nikon J1. The firmware update also adds pixel mapping to the Setup menu. This information came to light after the book had gone to press.
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Product Details

  • Series: David Busch's Digital Photography Guides
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (February 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133597114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133597117
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #851,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

With more than 2 million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling author of camera-specific guidebooks, and the originator of popular series like David Busch's Pro Secrets, David Busch's Compact Field Guides, David Busch's Guides to Digital SLR Photography, and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides.

Most of his hugely successful books for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, and Panasonic digital cameras are the top-selling guidebooks for their respective camera models. His advice has been featured on NPR's "All Tech Considered."

Busch's dozens of other books devoted to digital photography include David Busch's Digital Infrared Pro Secrets and Mastering Digital SLR Photography. As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he has illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. Busch has operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photographs and articles have been published in magazines as diverse as PhotoGraphic, Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed digital cameras for CNet Networks and Computer Shopper.

As a writer, photographer, and contributing editor for ten magazines, he has more than 130 books and 2500 articles to his credit. A PR consultant for Eastman Kodak Company's photography divisions for nearly 20 years, Busch has published photography articles under his by-line in Popular Photography & Imaging, PhotoGraphic, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer and other photo magazines. His photos have appeared on the covers of magazines, and in both print and television advertising.

The graduate of Kent State University operated his own photo studio and was a principal in CCS/PR, Inc., one of the largest public relations firms based in San Diego, working on press conferences, press kits, media tours, and sponsored photo trade magazine articles. In addition to Kodak, CCS photography clients included Hewlett-Packard. He sold his interest in CCS in 1992 to become a full-time author, photographer, and reporter.

Since then, Busch has become one of the leading photojournalist/authors in the United States. He has had as many as five books appear simultaneously in the Amazon.com Top 25 Digital Photography Books, and when Michael Carr of About.com named the top five digital photography books for beginners, the #1 and #2 choices were his Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. Several of his digital imaging books have sold in excess of 50,000 copies.

Busch was a featured guest speaking on digital photography on Toronto's Breakfast Television show in 2005, was the keynote speaker at the Dayton Computerfest, and has been a call-in guest for 22 different radio shows nationally and in major markets, including WTOP-AM (Washington), KYW-AM (Philadelphia), USA Network (Daybreak USA), WPHM-AM (Detroit), KMJE-FM (Sacramento), CJAD-AM (Montreal), WBIX-AM (Boston), ABC Radio Network (Jonathan & Mary Show).

His work has been translated into Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Bulgarian, German, Italian, French, and other languages. his web site is http://www.dbusch.com.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Cruzat on September 11, 2012
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I purchased a Nikon D60 several years ago as an untrained hobbyist and also purchased the David Busch book on the camera. For me it was a big mistake because I was not knowledgeable enough for either the dslr camera or the level of information that he was imparting about the camera and photography. Since that time I have taken classes and read many books starting with the "beginner" texts, many of which did not satisfy my desire for a different kind of explanation of photography. In the meantime, I used many different kinds of point-and-shoot cameras from the most simple and advanced to the "consumer digital" camera because I am most interested in the darkroom processing side of photography, shooting in "raw" and processing with Photoshop/Lightroom. When I saw the ads and read the Nikon 1 J1 specifications, I decided that I might finally be ready. I purchased the camera and was truly amazed that it was exactly what I was looking for, both in size and capability. When I saw that Amazon would have the David Busch guide available, I knew I had hit the jackpot. I am having a difficult time putting the book down. The descriptions, explanations and detail regarding the camera construction and capability are the best I've ever seen in any camera guide. Or maybe I finally matured enough to understand what I'm reading. I can now understnd why his books are so popular. Initially, he spends time on the camera from every angle, using real pictures of each part of the camera in detail. Although I am just getting started and have not completed the book, I know I will be just as enthusiastic at the end as I am now at page 50.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Vegan Symphony on July 13, 2012
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This book is great. It explains in the most clear terms how to use the camera. It was so easy to read! The J1 is not as intuitive as I would have liked and I learned so much from this book. There were so many features that I would never have known about (ie. all the flash modes)had I not bought this book. I actually feel like I am an expert photographer now that I have worked with this book. The book is worth the price just for the chapter on advanced features. I had no idea about any of this (for example what changing the shutter speed would do). Wow, I take such amazing pictures now. If I had not purchased this book, I think the J1 would have just been another (mind you pretty) point and shoot camera. If you have a J1, this book is highly recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Mckenna Keays on April 15, 2012
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Easy to read - easy to understand. I am not a photographer by any means - just someone who loves cameras and loves to take pictures. Found information just what I needed to "grow" my camera capabilities/knowledge with my new Nikon. Liked that it was written expressly for my camera and not just general references to photo concepts.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By William E. Woods on April 19, 2012
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Had the book about 2 weeks and still learning about my camera. Book is well written and very helpful. I use this camera for my eBay pictures and there looking better than before, thanks to the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 20, 2013
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I have another book by D. Busch on another Nikon. At first I thought I shouldn't have purchased because some info was duplicated..Well I'm so happy I didn't send it back because I am learning a lot. I don't want to have a camera that I cannon operate efficiently and use all the features. Some functions on the 1J1 are hidden in the menu and you just might not be aware of them, I glad I spend the money...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl J on January 8, 2014
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i've recently decided to try and take better pictures. This book is straight forward and easy to understand if you are a novice and know nothing about photography (that's me). This book has been a great resource so far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terry on August 17, 2014
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Bought for my wife. She is not a pro, and this is her first camera of ths caliber. She is in the process of reading this book cover to cover. She loves it. Teaching her a lot about her j 1.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Sewell on May 9, 2013
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If you own the Nikon J1, you must have this book! It explains so much and you can follow along with the camera in hand to learn all the tricks of the trade! As always, fast shipping!
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