Not for absolute beginners!,
This review is from: Nikon D60 Digital Field Guide (Paperback)
I am new to Nikon, DSLR and the principals of photography in general! I've owned simple point-and-shoot digital cameras with presets and even though I have managed (mostly by accident) to take some very decent photographs, I wanted to explore a little further. I purchased the D60 along with this book which came highly recommended. Don't get me wrong, it's a fine guide if you want to know where all the buttons are, what functions the camera can perform and where to find these function. What this guide does not convey is how, when and why you might need to play with these. It is basically a glorified version of the user manual and is of little use to someone who struggles to comprehend aperture, shutter speed, white balance, depth of field and so on.
If you want to learn about photography and how the D60 can help you turn snap shots into great pics, this is not the right book for you ... or me :o(