For Dummies | English | 2009-02-12 | ISBN: 0470457724 | 336 pages | PDF | 14,2 MB
Your Nikon D90 digital camera offers professional-quality features like 11-point autofocus, Live View, and the ability to shoot HD video. The first DSLR capable of shooting HD movies (720p at 24fps), the D90 was Nikon’s core enthusiast-level offering until the arrival of the D7000. It is built around a 12MP sensor very closely related to that used in the D300S, and – one of several features to ‘trickle down’ from higher models – it also offers the same highly acclaimed 3.0-inch VGA screen as the D3/D300. Naturally it has Live View with contrast-detect AF and in-camera dust removal. A lot of the D90’s core photographic spec is the same as or very similar to the D80, though there is a new shutter and an implementation of the 3D tracking AF seen on the D3/D300. The early talk about the D90 was all about its video capability and indeed it does record HD videos – good ones by digital stills camera standards. But don’t let that distract you, this is a camera which lets nothing get in the way of taking photos. Its degree of configurability results in long menus but they’re generally well arranged and color-coded to minimize the likelihood you getting lost in them. There’s also the option to create a menu of your most used settings (or list the most recently used ones, if you don’t want to spend time setting it up), and a status screen that gives fairly fast access to those key parameters that don’t have their own buttons. The image quality, whether at base ISO or the higher settings, is excellent even if it can need a bit of tweaking of the internal settings to tailor the output to specific needs. Take full advantage of every feature with Nikon D90 For Dummies! This fun and easy guide helps you understand and use all the dials and modes, manage photo size and quality, take creative control with manual settings, and share your images in print or online.
With this full-color book, getting great shots is a snap. You ll learn to:
– Format memory cards, use Live View, create custom settings, and change lenses
– Use thumbnail and calendar displays and picture data, and get tips for inspecting your photos
– Control aperture, shutter speed, and ISO; work with active D-lighting; and use various flash modes
– Take control of lighting, exposure, and color
– Set up, shoot, and review photos using the viewscreen
– Record HD video, including sound, and know what your D90 can and can t do
– Download, organize, and archive your images, share them in prints, e-mails, or slide shows, and use Nikon s photo management software
– Decide when you should use JPEG and when to use NEF
– Adjust resolution for optimum print quality or file size
Photographic expert Julie Adair King also shares secrets for getting the best point-and-shoot pictures, why you might not want to use the top image quality setting, and much more. Grab your Nikon D90 and Nikon D90 For Dummies, and start shooting!