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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (Aug. 2 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118118197
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118118191
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #94,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Make the most of that cool new camera! Learn all its tricks and take creative control

Your D5100 is made for creative expression. The more you understand about your camera, the more fun you can have. Learn about all the settings, find out what all those technical buzzwords mean, and then start getting creative — begin mastering exposure, manipulating focus, shooting video, and sharing it all online, by e-mail, or in prints.

  • A perfect setup — learn how to set up your camera for basic shootingand how to get the best results in the fully automatic modes

  • Movie time — choose the right quality, focus, and audio options, then record and edit HD movies

  • Go pro — move out of Auto mode and take full control over exposure, flash, focus, and color

  • Explore exposure — get the scoop on f-stops, shutter speed, ISO, and other exposure controls

  • Learn to share — download and process your images for prints or online sharing

Open the book and find:

  • When to use JPEG and when to shoot Raw

  • Advice on basic photo settings

  • Tips for shooting still photos in Live View

  • What you can learn from a histogram and other picture data

  • How to tweak exposure with Active D-Lighting and HDR

  • Comparisons of editing programs

  • Which autofocus settings work best

  • Ten fun and useful photo effects

Learn to:

  • Take professional-looking photos even if this is your first dSLR

  • Use the autoexposure Scene modes or move up to manual control

  • Get creative with exposure, color, focus, and special effects

IN FULL COLOR!

About the Author

Julie Adair King has been writing about digital cameras and photographyfor more than a decade. She is the author of several books on various Nikon andCanon cameras as well as Digital Photography For Dummies, and she teaches beginning digital photographers at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By EinsteinJr on April 29 2012
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Covers everythIng very thoroughly, but I'm still finding it a challenge to learn everything. I wouldn't say it's for 'Dummies'. It's more for the 'Somewhat Intelligent', but definitely covers it all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cossette on Jan. 19 2012
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Hey, I'm no dummy, or am I, This is a great informative book on the D5100 SLR Camera, so easy to read and understand that any dummy would be able to effectivelly use the camera.. Forgive the Pun

Hummm, maybe I am a dummy!!!
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My first SLR camera was purchased to take pics of homes for the ral estate business as my wife and i are bothe agents. There is certainly a large learning curve from the old point and shoot and we found that the Nikon D5100 for Dummies helped us get going faster. There is a lot to learn and we find by reading the chapters as prplems arises aaaais very beneficial.
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By TGL on April 7 2015
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61 of 61 people found the following review helpful
An excellent resource for the D5100 owner Jan. 6 2012
By pm444 - Published on Amazon.com
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First of all, ignore the "For Dummies" part of the title, as this book is aimed at users ranging from beginners to those with some experience, and it's certainly not written for dummies. It is one of several excellent books that focus specifically on the Nikon D5100. Each has its strengths, and in this case, the book offers many color photos showing the camera's controls and menu screens along with a wealth of helpful information. It is well organized, the author goes into a lot of detail, and she presents the material in a way that allows the reader to quickly find just what he or she is looking for. Then, if you want to go further, the information is there.

For me, this has become my go-to reference manual for the D5100. It has a very good index, so when I want more information on a certain topic, it's easy to find. I usually find additional information that adds to my understanding of the camera, and photography in general.

I have not worked through this book in a systematic way, as I have with Rob Sylvan's book Nikon D5100: From Snapshots to Great Shots, but instead I use it as a supplement. In fact, these two books make a great combination. Sylvan presents his material almost like a course, starting out with basic concepts and building up to more complex ones, while King covers each topic in detail from the beginning. I certainly refer to this one often enough that I would not want to be without it.
38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Great Book for D5100 Beginners Jan. 4 2012
By LitiGator - Published on Amazon.com
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I have owned my D5100 for several months now and have read numerous books/manuals for this camera, and in my opinion, this is the best book for individuals new to the D5100 and DSLR cameras in general. There are other highly rated books that, while informative, are more complex/detailed and better suited to more experienced photographers. As someone new to photography, there is an overwhelming amount of information available, and it is easy to get bogged down in the details. This book cuts to the chase, is organized in an easy to read format and will help you get up to speed on the ins and outs of the D5100 quickly.
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
How the User manual ought to be Dec 28 2011
By ColininOz - Published on Amazon.com
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I was disappointed that Nikon only provided a very basic printed user manual for this excellent 'just above entry level' DSLR camera. The full information is supplied on a CD - which is fine if you want to take a laptop with you on early shoots and keep referring back to it. This book is easy to read, with a few little humorous asides, and covers all the bases - both for beginner and the more experienced 'not so dumb' reader. Very well illustrated too. Decent index. The lady knows how to teach as well as how to shoot images. Recommended.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A good supplement to the Nikon supplied item Feb. 13 2012
By Jonsommer - Published on Amazon.com
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A Nikon D5100 can be a little intimidating, well let's be totally honest, it can be a lot intimidating - and Nikon's supplied manual covers the surface capabilities - - fairly well. This is my first ever 'for dummies' book and I am quite impressed with it. It's not elitest in it's explanations, you understand what the writer is trying to communicate and you're ready and excited to go out and test your new knowledge. You need this book if you really want to understand the capabilities of your new camera. It's well worth the price!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Nikon D5100 for Dummies Feb. 16 2012
By Jean Swift - Published on Amazon.com
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I have not finished the whole book yet, but wanted to say that just having a book about my specific camera, telling me how to use all the options etc. is really good. The pictures are exactly like the camera I am holding in my hand as I read, and it explains things I hadn't thought to ask about yet.


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