Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P500

August 22, 2011 | Mark Goldstein | Books | Comment | |
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The Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P500 is a complete guide to the operation and features of Nikon’s superzoom. It explains all operations, features, menus, and controls of the Coolpix P500 camera in clear language, with more than 200 photographs. The Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P500 is available now in PDF format for download priced at $9.95.

White Knight Press Press Release

Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P500: Getting the Most from Nikon’s Superzoom Digital Camera

Publisher: White Knight Press, Henrico, Virginia, USA
Author: Alexander S. White
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9649875-7-9
Format: Perfect bound paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 inches (140 x 216 mm)
Interior: 284 pages, more than 200 mostly color photographs and illustrations, full   Index and Table of Contents; 3 Appendices
Retail price: $24.95 paperback (when released); $9.95 PDF download (available now)
Web site: http://www.whiteknightpress.com
E-mail: mailto:contact@whiteknightpress.com

This book, a complete guide to the operation and features of the Nikon Coolpix P500, is a follow-up to the author’s earlier guides to advanced compact digital cameras, including, most recently, the Panasonic Lumix LX5 and the Canon PowerShot S95. The new book, like the earlier ones, explains all operations, features, menus, and controls of the Coolpix P500 camera in clear language, providing guidance not only about how to accomplish things with the camera, but when and why to use certain features. The book does not assume any specialized knowledge by the reader, but adopts a patient and helpful tone in explaining topics such as autofocus, manual focus, depth of field, aperture priority, shutter priority, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, and macro photography. The book also includes a detailed discussion of techniques for using the camera’s phenomenal zoom lens, with a maximum focal length of 810mm, to full advantage.

The book’s more than 200 photographs, almost all in full color, provide illustrations of the camera’s controls and menus, and also include examples of the various types of photographs that can be taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the Optimize Image settings, which let the photographer alter the color processing of images; the Scene modes, with settings that are optimized for various subjects, including landscapes, portraits, and action shots; and the camera’s particularly strong array of features for continuous shooting and interval shooting.

In addition, the book goes beyond the realm of everyday photography, and provides introductions to more advanced topics such as infrared photography, street photography, and creating 3D (three-dimensional) images that can be viewed with conventional red and blue 3D glasses.

The book also includes a full discussion of the video recording abilities of the Coolpix P500, which can record high-definition (HD) video with stereo sound, and which has special settings for recording short clips of high-speed video at rates up to 8 times normal speed.

In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories available for the camera, sets forth a list of useful web sites and other resources for further information, and includes a section with helpful “quick tips” that give particular insights into how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible.

The PDF version of this book includes a detailed, interactive Table of Contents and Index, so the reader can quickly find needed information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.

The book is available now in PDF format for download through http://www.whiteknightpress.com. ; The paperback version is expected to be available through Amazon.com and other online sellers by mid-September.

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