By default, your camera shoots in JPEG format.…Established by the Joint Photographic Experts Group,…JPEG is a compressed image format, that is, it takes the original image data…that your camera captures and it crunches it down so that it takes up far less storage.…JPEG compression is a lossy compression scheme, that is, there is a loss of…quality when JPEG compression is applied to an image.…The more compression you apply, the more your image is visibly degraded.…Most cameras give you a few different JPEG conversion choices.…
Some compress more than others and therefore degrade your image more than others.…Your camera also captures a certain number of pixels.…When shooting JPEG images, most cameras give you the choice of shooting at lower…pixel counts, in addition to the full pixel extravaganza.…So you might be able to save an image that's only half size.…This is another way of saving space on your storage card.…Finally, some cameras also give you the option to shoot in RAW mode, a …non-compressed format that offers a lot of editing advantages over JPEG.…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Nikon Digital SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Understanding Exposure Control Options
8. Learning More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Controls
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Settings
15. Retouching Images
16. Taking Care of Your Camera
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