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Nikon D5200 Experience is an e book user's guide that goes beyond the manual to help you learn the features, settings, and controls of this versatile and customizable camera. Most importantly, it also explains how, when, and why to use the camera's features, settings, and controls in your photography.

Written in the clear, concise, and comprehensive manner of all Full Stop guides, Nikon D5200 Experience will help you learn to use your D5200 quickly and competently, to consistently make the types of images you desire.

Take control of your camera and the images you create!

This guide is designed for Intermediate and Enthusiast dSLR Photographers who wish to take fuller advantage of the capabilities of their camera to go beyond Auto and P modes and shoot competently in A, S, and M shooting modes; take full advantage of the sophisticated 39 point autofocus system; and learn how, when, and why to use and customize the various controls, buttons, and features of the D5200. It covers basic dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those learning digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation, such as using the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image.

For more experienced photographers moving to the D5200 from previous models, this guide explains the new and advanced features to quickly get you started and taking advantage of these capabilities, including the updated 39 point autofocus system and its Autofocus Modes, AF-Area Modes, and Custom Settings. Plus it explains the camera controls, the in-camera HDR, Multiple Exposure, and Interval Timer features, introduces the video capabilities, and guides you through all the Menus and Custom Settings to help you best set up the camera and its controls for your specific shooting needs.

Nikon D5200 Experience focuses on still-photography with an introduction to the movie menus and settings to get you up and running with HD video. Sections include:

-Setting Up Your D5200 - All of the D5200 Custom Settings and Playback, Shooting, and Setup Menus, including Movie Mode Menus, with explanations and recommended settings for practical, everyday use. Set up and customize the advanced features of your dSLR to work best for the way you photograph.

-Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), and Manual (M) Modes - How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field, freeze or express motion, or take total control over exposure settings.

-Auto Focusing Modes and Area Modes and Release (Drive) Modes - The 39 point D5200 autofocus system is a powerful tool, and taking control of it will enable you to successfully capture more sharp images, especially in action situations.  Learn the AF Modes, AF Area Modes, and AF Custom Settings, how they differ, how and when to take advantage of them to capture both still and moving subjects. Plus how and when to use focus lock.

-Exposure Metering Modes of the Nikon D5200 - How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation, and how to customize them for your needs. Also how to make use of exposure lock.

-Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance - Understanding and using these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations, and setting custom white balance.

-The Image Taking Process - Descriptive tutorials for using the settings and controls you just learned to take photos of both still and moving subjects.

-Photography Accessories - The most useful accessories for day-to-day and travel photography including accessories specific to the D5200.

-Composition - Brief tips, techniques, and explanations, including the creative use of depth of field.

-Introduction to Video Settings - Settings and explanations to get you started shooting HD video.

This illustrated e-book guide to the Nikon D5200 goes beyond the manual to explain how, when, and why to use the features, settings, and controls of the D5200 to help you get the most from your camera.

As one reader has said about Full Stop guides, "I don't know how I could fully take advantage of all the features the camera has to offer without this publication! It's well-organized, easy to understand, and succinct enough to keep your attention while still containing a wealth of information to get the most out of your camera."

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