David Busch's Nikon D3100 Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

By David D. Busch

The Nikon D3100 is Nikon's new entry-level dSLR, compatible for photographers new to electronic SLR images. It includes a 14.2 megapixel sensor, complete HDTV video, and ISO as much as 12,800. DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON D3100 consultant TO electronic SLR images indicates you the way, while, and why to exploit all of the cool beneficial properties, controls, and features of the D3100 to take nice pictures of something. Introductory chapters may also help you get pleased with the fundamentals of your digicam ahead of you dive correct into exploring inventive how you can follow D3100 dossier codecs, answer, aperture/priority publicity, and automated publicity good points. appealing, full-color pictures illustrate the place the basic buttons and dials are, so you will quick the best way to use their D3100, and use it like a professional!

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Hold down this button while spinning the command dial to choose a flash mode. I’ll explain how to use the various flash modes (red-eye reduction, front/rear curtain sync, and slow sync) in Chapter 9, along with some tips for adjusting flash exposure. ■ Pop-up flash. 4), theoretically reducing the chances of red-eye reflections, because the higher light source is less likely to reflect back from your subjects’ eyes into the camera lens. In practice, the red-eye effect is still possible (and likely), and can be further minimized with the D3100’s red-eye reduction lamp (which flashes before the exposure, causing the subjects’ pupils to contract), and the after-shot red-eye elimination offered in the Retouch menu.

The final step in your picture-taking session will be to transfer the photos you’ve taken to your computer for printing, further review, or image editing. Your D3100 allows you to print directly to PictBridge-compatible printers and to create print orders right in the camera, plus you can select which images to transfer to your computer. I’ll outline those options in Chapter 3. I always recommend using a card reader attached to your computer to transfer files, because that process is generally a lot faster and doesn’t drain the D3100’s battery.

Plug in the MC-DC2 wired remote control or the GP-1 global positioning system (GPS) accessory into this port. ■ USB port. Plug in an optional USB cable (one is not furnished with your Nikon D3100) and connect the other end to a USB port in your computer to transfer photos, or to interface with the Nikon Camera Control Pro software described in Chapter 9. ■ HDMI port. Connect your camera to an HDTV television or monitor using this port. You’ll have to buy a mini HDMI cable for this option, as one is not furnished with the camera.

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