The Canon PowerShot G12 jumps into that middle area between compacts and DSLRs. Shoot everything in fully automatic mode if you want, and when you're ready to move up to more complexity, advanced features are all there. I've put together a short Q&A to help you get a better understanding of just what you can expect from this book.
Whenever I get a new camera the first thing I do is grab the battery and the memory card and start shooting. What I should be doing is taking the extra time and reading the manual, but that's not much fun. Instead, I thought, why not make a chapter for people like me who can't wait to start taking images but don’t want to feel guilty about not setting up their camera first? Here are ten things you can do right now that are going to make your experience with your shiny new Nikon D7000 a ton better, from turning on the audible chirp for focusing to getting a feel for ISO settings, white balance settings, image review, focus settings, and several other custom functions that will help you right now. That doesn't mean I want you to skip over the other nine chapters, because they're filled with some really good tips, but this is a great starting point.
You don't want good pictures from your new Canon EOS 7D -- you demand outstanding photos. After all, the 7D is the most advanced mid-level camera that Canon has ever introduced. It boasts an astounding 18 megapixels of resolution, blazing fast automatic focus, and cool features like the real-time preview system called Live View, full high-definition movie shooting, and an amazing new wireless flash capability. But your gateway to pixel proficiency is dragged down by the slim little book included in the box as a manual. You know everything you need to know is in there, somewhere, but you don't know where to start. In addition, the camera manual doesn't offer much information on photography or digital photography. Nor are you interested in spending hours or days studying a comprehensive book on digital SLR photography that doesn't necessarily apply directly to your 7D.
This Nikon D300 User's Guide Book will make you an expert and teach you every possible nuance of using the Nikon D300. It includes lots of tips, tricks, secrets and the settings I prefer to use. It does not include my examples, photographs and general information – for this, you will have to visit specific pages on my web site. Links to those pages are provided throughout this Guide.
This Nikon D80 User's Guide Book will teach you to be an expert on the Nikon D80's controls and menus. It also includes a lot of tips, tricks, and the settings I prefer to use.
This Nikon D700 User's Guide Book will teach you every possible nuance of using the Nikon D700. This Guide Book will make you to an expert on the Nikon D700. It includes lots of tips, tricks, secrets and the settings I prefer to use, but this alone won’t get great pictures.
This Nikon D90 User's Guide Book will make you to an expert on using the Nikon D90, but this alone won’t get great pictures.
To get great photos you still need to get yourself to the right place at the right time and point the camera in the right direction, which is a lot harder than mastering the D90.
Right out of the box at default settings the D90 does a great job, but you need an eye to “see” the photos before you take them.