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Harness the power of this versatile camera and maximize every feature

Your Nikon D300s is known for its awesome performance in low-light conditions, its super-powerful 51-point autofocus system, and the really, really long list of ways you can customize it. This friendly guide is known for making it easy to use every one of these features. Get the scoop here, and you'll start getting excited about what you can create!

  • When quality counts — learn when to shoot RAW and when to use JPEG or TIFF

  • Master exposure — enjoy the ease of Programmed Auto mode, then step up to shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, or manual exposure

  • Capture perfect color — create custom white balance settings, choose the best color space, and fine-tune colors

  • Decipher the lingo — make sense of technical terms such as bit depth, compression, metadata, and more

  • Flash forward — take advantage of Flash Compensation, FV Lock, commander mode, and other flash options

Open the book and find:

  • How to set up your camera for the way you shoot

  • Tips on controlling depth of field

  • How to capture action with Dynamic Area autofocus

  • Steps for processing RAW files in the camera

  • How to use dual memory card slots

  • Help with recording HD movies

  • Advice on handling tricky lighting situations

  • How to include copyright information and text comments in picture files

Learn to:
  • Get the most from every menu option

  • Adjust the camera controls and shooting modes to get the results you want

  • Manipulate exposure, focus, and color to suit your creative vision

About the Author

Julie Adair King has written six editions of Digital Photography For Dummies as well as other For Dummies guides on specific Nikon and Canon dSLR cameras. She has been writing about digital photography for more than a decade, and also works one-on-one with beginning digital photographers at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (January 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470571535
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470571538
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #326,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Toby Keathley on April 14, 2010
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There is no assumed knowledge with this book and I found that extremely helpful. Most people buying a D300s have some sort of background in photography. I did not, but knew I loved it and didn't want to waste money on cameras building up to this one. This book will take you from dummy to semi-pro in no time.
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As the name implies this is a book for people that have no knowledge whatsoever of a camera. For anyone with even a little idea of photography, this book is way too simple. I was looking for a book that would explain in detail more about the menu items and how how to navigate them. It's hard to find a book that talks about the menus in depth. This book really skims over a lot of topics, but doesn't really go too in depth on any of them. I gave the book 5 stars because it was a good book for people without a clue. I won't bring the score down just because I am already too advanced for most of this book.
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I have a more expensive tutorial book for my D300s but this book is easier to read and contains more practical advice, easily understood without wading through a lot of extra verbage.
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I just wanted this as I do not have the manual for my cam. But this book is more about photography and less about my camera. Get a more advanced book unless you don't know anything about photography. I should have thought about that before I bought this.
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By kansas on February 9, 2011
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This book is easy to read, while the subject is highly technical. The pictures are very clear and extremely helpful to understand the subject matter.The purpose of the book is to teach a newcomer how to use the camera and the order of the chapters follows that of a user when familarizing himself with the equipment. In my personal judgement the book achieves its purpose.
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Purchased for my son who bought a pre-owned Nikon D300s which did not come with a manual. This book is well-written with the topics well-structured and has been very useful helping my son use the D300s.
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Reading the Nikon manual is more painful than polishing silver so I had to find another source to learn how to use my camera. I thought I better get to it before my mobile phone has more features than my camera.....it may be too late already! At any rate, I'm working at learning my camera and this book is very helpful.
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Can't express how much I love this book. Bought all the other books relating to learning how to operate my Nikon D300s; however, this book surpassed them all. Easy to read. Very easy to understand. Explained everything I needed to know.
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