Photographer's Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P900: Getting the Most from Nikon's Superzoom Digital Camera

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This book, by Alexander S. White, is a complete, clearly written guide to the operation of the Nikon Coolpix P900 digital camera. The book explains all shooting modes, menus, functions, and controls of this superzoom camera, accompanied by more than 350 full-color illustrations and sample photographs. The guide shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to use the camera’s many options to get the results they want.

 

The book explains topics such as autofocus, manual focus, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, ISO, memory cards, and flash modes. It includes a discussion of techniques for using the P900’s phenomenal zoom lens, with a maximum optical focal length of 2000mm, to full advantage.  The book also discusses the camera’s features for image transfer and remote control through the P900’s built-in Wi-Fi network, as well as its features for adding location data to images.

 

The book includes sample images taken with the creative settings of the camera, including the Picture Control options, which alter the color processing of images; the Scene and Special Effects shooting modes, with settings optimized for subjects such as landscapes, birds, pets, sunsets, and action shots; and the camera’s features for burst shooting and time-lapse photography.

 

In addition, the book provides introductions to topics such as infrared photography, street photography, and macro photography.

 

The book also explains the video features of the P900, which can shoot HD video with stereo sound and can record high-speed video at rates up to 4 times normal speed. In addition, the book describes procedures for playing back images and videos in the camera and for using the Filter Effects option to add special effects to images after they have been captured.

 

In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the Coolpix P900, including cases, external flash units, and charging and power options. The appendices include a list of useful web sites and other resources, as well as a section with “quick tips” to help users take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible. 

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The book also explains the video recording abilities of the PowerShot S110, which can record high-definition (HD) video with stereo sound and can take “Super Slow Motion” movies that slow down action by a factor of eight.

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The book’s more than 300 color photographs illustrate the camera’s controls and menus, and include examples of the photographs that can be taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the Film Simulation settings; various menu options such as Dynamic Range, Shadow Tone, and Highlight Tone; the Advanced Filter settings, with effects such as Toy Camera, Dynamic Tone, and Miniature; and the camera’s features for continuous shooting, including a special capability for taking multiple exposures of a single scene.

In addition, the book provides introductions to topics such as infrared photography, street photography, and astrophotography. The book also includes a full discussion of the video recording abilities of the X100S, which can record high-definition (HD) video with stereo sound. In three appendices, the book provides details about accessories available for the camera, sets forth a list of web sites and other resources for further information, and includes a section with helpful “quick tips” that give insights into how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible.
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White Knight Press
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Jun 22, 2015
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Pages
236
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9781937986391
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English
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Photography / Techniques / Digital
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