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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (February 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1285459342
  • ISBN-13: 978-1285459349
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Introduction. 1: QUICK TOUR: SHOOTING YOUR FIRST NIKON P7700 PICTURE. Selecting Shooting Mode. Focusing. Taking the Picture. Depth of Field Preview. Releasing the Shutter. Using the Self-Timer. Using Sequence Shooting. Reviewing the Image. Trashing the Duds. Transferring Images to Your Computer. Choosing an Image Format. 2: THE NIKON P7700 ROADMAP. Front of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Back of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Top of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Viewfinder Display (picture + callouts). LCD Display. View and Playback Images. Activating the Onboard Flash. Basic Control Layout. Exposure Modes. Focus Modes. Shooting Modes. 3: SETTING UP YOUR NIKON P7700. The Setup Menu. Date, Time, and Language. Setting LCD Brightness. Specifying Image Quality. Setting Autofocus Options. Choosing Drive Mode. Using Custom Settings Banks. Setting Your Viewfinder's Diopter Adjustment. Resetting the Camera. Updating Your Firmware. 4: SHOOTING BASICS. Metering Modes. Metering Techniques. Interpreting Histograms. Adjusting Exposures with EV. Bracketing Exposures and other Parameters. ISO Sensitivity. Setting White Balance. Working with High Speed Continuous Shooting Modes. Focus Modes. Image Parameters. 5: PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR NIKON P7700. Understanding Exposure. ISO and Noise Control. Using Apertures. Controlling Depth of Field. Motion and Shutter Speed. 6: ADVANCED SHOOTING AND MOVIE MAKING. Shooting Full HDTV D-Movies. Editing Movies. Enhancing Sound. Capturing Continuous Sequences. Freezing Action. 7: WORKING WITH LENSES. Using Zoom settings. Using a Wide-Angle Lens setting. Using Telephoto Lens settings. Using Macro Features. Cool Special Features. Working with Autofocus. 8: WORKING WITH LIGHT. Nikon P7700 Flash Basics. The Built-In Flash. Flash Modes. Using Manual Flash. Flash Exposure Compensation. External Flash Units. Flash. Third Party Flash. Using Studio Flash. Using Modeling Lights. Conquering Available Light. Incandescent Lighting Dealing with Fluorescents Infrared and UV. 9: DOWNLOADING AND EDITING. Software Utilities. Software. Third Party Software. Noise Reduction Software. RAW converters. 10: TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR NIKON P7700. Charging and Maintaining Batteries. Battery Life. Using Alternate Power Sources. Checking your Internal Clock Battery. Troubleshooting. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Sony and Sony Digital models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital Photography, Second Edition, and Digital Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's 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 photos and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's All Tech Considered. When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Bestseller list--simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital Lenses. Visit his website at http://www.dslrguides.com.

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With nearly 1.5 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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Very well written and easy to understand.
Francis
This is a very useful guide for someone starting out with an advanced digital camera and for someone experienced with a good DSLR (mine is the D300).
Foto Gato
Essential purchase if you buy a Nikon P7700.
Terry R. Hall

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By John Williamson TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 14, 2013
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Digital camera manuals can all too often be described like the title of the old 1966 Spaghetti Western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." The one that comes in PDF format on a CD with the Nikon COOLPIX P7700 is no different, and the problem is that there's too little good and a lot that's bad and ugly there.

That being said, David Busch's Nikon P7700 Guide to Digital Photography is the manual that we all wish came with the camera, but didn't. Open the pages of this 332-page book and you'll see that the difference between this and the original Nikon documentation is vast, and it's backed up with excellent color photos, diagrams and illustrations throughout.

Authors David Busch and Peter K. Burian have delved into the inner workings of the P7700 and presented us with a guide that's written in everyday language, easy to read, yet going into enough depth to offer even the most technically astute advanced user a fast track on how to use this camera.

The information you'll find between the covers is broad, yet it's well organized. Open the book, and after the Preface and an interesting Introduction, covering the background behind the Coolpix P-series, we're presented with a book logically broken down in two major parts as follows, with multiple chapters in each section:

PART I: Getting Started With Your Nikon Coolpix P7700
1. Your New Nikon Coolpix P7700
2. Taking Your First Coolpix P7700 Photos
3. Nikon Coolpix P7700 Roadmap
4.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By samuelkirkpatrick on April 3, 2013
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I have read the P7700 guide by David Busch and it is wonderful! The Nikon owner's manual tells you how to use the camera. David Busch tells you how to use the many great functions of the camera and why. He also includes a lot of great recommendations in the book. If you own a P7700, this is a must own book because the P7700 will do a LOT of things and it is different from the P7000 and the P7100. I highly recommend the book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sycamore on April 11, 2013
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I have bought several of David Bushe's books, and I have liked them all. Sometimes I need to know why a feature is used or not, and the user's guide is not sufficient.

There were several new features for the P7700 that were not found on the P7100, and I wanted to know how to use them. I found all my answers in the book.

Everything is clear and well explained in this book as all in all of Mr. Bushe's books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 28, 2013
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I have gotten some new ideas and insights from this book even though I have had my P7700 for over six months and have studied the included Nikon manual pretty extensively. For anyone who is new to the camera, I would definitely recommend getting this book to use in place of the manual. The information is much easier to access and understand; and this is more than just a "how to" book and contains all sorts of good tips on making the most of this neat, complex camera.

I bought the ebook version for use with the kindle app on my iPad. I wish I had gotten the paper copy. This is a book that would be great to flip around in, and also the ebook illustrations are poor - very small and they become fuzzy when enlarged at all.

Edit-I have now discovered that the index in this ebook is worthless. You can't click on the entries, and no page numbers are given. A reference manual with no index is not acceptable, and I feel cheated.

Edit again - Because of the index problem, Amazon allowed me to return the Kindle edition(past the 7-day mark), and I reordered the paper one. It is here now and I would give it five stars if I could, and maybe two stars for the ebook. I was told that the index problem may be fixed soon - unclear whether they would be able to update one you have already purchased.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By arlanh on March 16, 2013
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The P 7700 camera is a fun tool and makes a great carry around camera when the DSLR is too big for the day's outing. The book is very well written and unlike the sometimes awkward to understand manuals from the manufacturer, this book is written with simple to understand examples. Too often the manufacturer's instructions are very brief and assume knowledge the reader may not have or have only partially. This book describes all the many features of the camera and then gives easy to read practical examples of how to use each feature to make better photographs. I highly recommend both the book and the camera.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Francis on June 27, 2013
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Very well written and easy to understand. Laid out in a way to help a beginner get much more out of this amazing camera than the manufacturer's booklet!
Thank you David
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T Haus on June 17, 2013
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Well written and lots of pictures to help w/ camera operation. The text has great detail and is basic enough for one not overly experienced w/ ISO settings, for example, yet technical enough to challenge a savvy digital camera user. I'm learning functions on my P7700 that would have saved many a photo thus far. I needed this book when I received the camera!
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