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Nikon D40/D40x For Dummies

Nikon D40/D40x For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Julie Adair King
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The Nikon D40 and the D40x offer exciting new features that will enable you to take amazing digital photos. These compact cameras pack a big punch at a great price! With Nikon D40/D40x For Dummies, you’ll discover what each bell and whistle on your camera does so that you can confidently know when, where, why and how to put each feature to its best use.

This friendly full-color guide translates all of those techie words in your Nikon manual into plain English. You'll learn what terms like SLR, resolution, aperture, white balance, and file format really mean and how they effect picture quality. You'll also find out what happens when you press, jiggle, or twist all those serious-looking controls and how to use them to capture the great shots you imagined taking when you became a Nikon owner.   Discover how to:

  • Install batteries and memory card
  • Adjust viewfinder to your eyesight
  • Take great pictures automatically
  • Get creative with exposure and lighting
  • Manipulate focus and color
  • Control picture quality and size
  • Download, organize, and archive your photos
  • Print and share your photos
  • Use fast photo-retouching tricks

Packed with more than 200 beautiful color photos throughout, Nikon D40/D40x For Dummies is more than an easy-to-use handbook, it's the paperback version of an in-depth photography workshop tailored specifically to help you make the absolute most of your Nikon picture-taking powerhouse.

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Packed with tips on using your Nikon D40/D40x Get the information you need to capture the photos you want The Nikon D40/D40x comes equipped with features that enable you to take amazing digital photos. If you′re not familiar with the controls of a digital SLR camera, this book will get you up to speed and shooting like a pro in no time. Illustrated with over 200 full–color images, this book demonstrates when, where, why, and how to put each feature to its best use. Discover how to: Get creative with exposure and lighting Manipulate focus and color Control picture quality and size Download, organize, and archive your photos Print and share your photos Use photo–retouching tricks

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8146 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470239468
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (16 Mar 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004V4FFNS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #237,814 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
bought the Nikon D40 recently, my 1st ever SLR camera, after years of point and shoot compacts.
I knew absolutely nothing about SLR photography and after getting the camera out the box and going through the manual, still didn't really get what it all meant.
Bought this book and everything is explained so simply, going through each setting and process step by step, with photographic illustations. I was soon out taking great pictures and feel quite confident of knowing what to do for different situations, which I would never of been able to do without this book. Infact, I don't even use the Auto Modes anymore and I've only had the book a couple of weeks.
If you're new to SLR photography, get this book!!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simplified 2 May 2009
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ive got this book along with the other nikon d40 guide and i have found it really useful. i have got to understand some of the camera features really easily in just a few pages, i found out some functions i didnt even know existed. i generally dont like the "for dummies" book but i have found this book helpful, really simple to understand. i think anyone new to the d40 or struggling to get out of the auto modes will welcome this book as a way of progressing to manual control.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just want is needed for your new camera 10 Oct 2009
Good book to refer to with settings and adjustments. Useful examples guiding through your photographic experiences
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it is a must 13 May 2009
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The author did not forget anywhere in the book that she is addressing a beginner. Similarly, she concentrated her explanation on D40 and its sibling D40x. if I were in a key position in Nikon company I would take her advice in how to write an understandable manual. However, there are minor inaccuracies regarding the Exposure Meter in D40 where she mentioned that it does not appear in P (programmed mode). In fact, if the built-in-flash or the external flash is on, the meter does appear in all advanced modes, namely: programmed, shutter priority, aperture priority and manual. Even so, the book is fantastic and such inaccuracy could have been a result of the update which I have downloaded from Nikon website. I would advice any beginner who owns D40 orD40X to buy it. Simply, it is a must.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have a D40 you need this 11 Dec 2010
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With this book even my husband has learned to use his D40 camera and take great pictures! If you want to do more than use your DSLR camera in auto mode like a point-and-shoot this is for you. Everything about the camera is explained in simple layman's terms with lots of extra tips and information, and explanations when photos don't appear how you expected them to. It includes a pocket sized 'idiot card' to carry with you when you're out with your camera. The Nikon D40 is still a popular camera with many beginners to photography and this book is the perfect accompaniment to get them off to a good start.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars D40 for a Dummy 14 May 2010
By Tressy
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This book is easy to follow and easy to read. It has helped me enormously and I wish I'd bought it before forking out on an evening class at the local college which taught me nothing. If this is anything to go by, all of the "Dummies" books will be helpful. Excellent value for money as well. If I upgrade my camera, I'll be upgrading my Dummies book as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simplicity 20 Jan 2010
My wife purchased this book for me not because she classes me as a dummy but because she liked the look of the title . On reading this book it was very clear within the first few pages that this was going to be simpler to navigate and understand than the instruction book that came with my Nikon D40 .Well done to the author and I would certainly reccomend this book to anyone who has the D40 D40x and who wants clear and understandable instructions
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget the packaged instruction book. 27 Jun 2009
I purchased a Nikon D40 some time ago and got along famously with
its automatic facility, but struggled with the instruction manual.
It is not at all clear about many of the manual functions. I called in
Jessops and the young female assistant demonstrated one facility for me.
I saw that Nikon D40/D40x for Dummies was for sale on Amazon and was
delighted with its presentation and easy to follow photographs and instructions. I don't consider myself a dummy by any means, but what's in a name?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Nikon book
I still think that I am a dummy and struggle to understand the book but Iam 75 year old and am used to film cameras and not digital
Published 4 months ago by Jim Ord
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for me but ......
I have been told that this is a great book. the person that this was bought for uses it for reference all the time.
Published 6 months ago by B-I-K-E-R
5.0 out of 5 stars Great help
I got a Nikon D40 due to my keeping of African Cichlids,now it was my first SLR camera.I found it very confusing to work out,but this book has helped out massively ;-)
Published 8 months ago by dean jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good guide
I like this guide a lot. It is very useful and in color. maybe it is a very beginner guide, explain everything step by step.
Published 14 months ago by Andres Torre
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the manual
It was better than expected it is helping me use the camera better and take far better pictures than before
Published 14 months ago by Terry Doyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Dummies
This is exceedingly easy to follow and well written. Anyone with a Nikon D40X cannot fail to be impressed. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Margaret Dickinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Camera book
Good book that explains in easy language most if not all of the features for Nikon D40. Good camera and great book.
Published on 11 Feb 2012 by David Guest
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but could have been better!
A very nice, simple introduction to the use of the camera. Personally I would have preferred to have seen some of the earlier chapters truncated somewhat (A Pre-Dummies Guide? Read more
Published on 13 Oct 2011 by Russell3162001
5.0 out of 5 stars A far better read than the manual
I was given a D40X as a hand me down and only had the downloaded manual which I found awkward to use because I like to have a book in my hands so that I came flick back and forth. Read more
Published on 7 Nov 2010 by market 17
4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive user-friendly guide
Usual excellent format/layout from the Dummies series... 1 slight comment is that ironically for a photography book, the photos contained within this book aren't themselves very... Read more
Published on 4 Nov 2010 by Garrett Dempsey
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