DSLR Mega HD for iOS

September 30, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras , Software | Comment |

Independent developer Ken Tidwell has introduced DSLR Mega HD for iOS, another in his series of popular Min-U Guides to Nikon DSLRs. Containing no less than eleven camera guides, DSLR Mega HD is billed as a convenient alternative to carrying bulky printed manuals. The main camera-related menu chapters include: Playback, Shooting, Custom Setting, Setup, Retouch and My Menu/Recent Settings . There is also an additional chapter, [More], containing miscellaneous info like camera specs, buttons and dials diagrams, glossaries, error messages etc. DSLR Mega HD is available now on iTunes for $8.99.

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DSLR Mega HD for iOS - Min-U Guide a Complete Reference to Nikon DSLR

Independent developer Ken Tidwell introduced DSLR Mega HD 1.0 for iOS, another in his series of Min-U Guides to Nikon DSLRs. The app provides quick, easy access to information on 11 Nikons by allowing the user to “drill down” through a topic until they find exactly what they need; e.g., from the first page the user may select the topic Custom Setting Menu from among six others, then Timers from five other choices, and finally Self-Timer from four other listings, with details and instructions.

Portland, Oregon - Independent developer Ken Tidwell has introduced DSLR Mega HD v1.0 for iOS, another in his series of popular Min-U Guides to Nikon DSLRs. The app provides quick, easy access to information by allowing the user to “drill down” through a topic until they find exactly what they need. For example, a new photographer may want to find out how to set the camera’s self-timer so he can appear in a group shot.

If you own more than one Nikon DSLR, please be sure to check out his biggest and newest app, ‘DSLR Mega HD’ for iPad, that contains eleven camera guides (D3, D90, D200, D300, D300s, D700, D3000, D3100, D5000, D5100 and D7000) bundled into on.

From the app’s opening screen the user selects a camera, then, as an example, the topic Setup Menu from among from other chapter/camera menu selections, then they pick Self-Timer Delay, where step-by-step instructions are found. A convenient alternative to carrying bulky, printed reference material, the app also includes a handy list of each camera’s Quick Specs, a troubleshooting checklist, error messages, supported standards, digital photography & DSLR lens glossaries, an iPad Camera Kit overview and recent Nikon product previews for 2011.

The opening screen of DSLR Mega HD consists of eleven cameras, leading to the main camera menu titles, each including a replica of the icon used on the camera display for that menu. The main camera related menu chapters include: Playback (modify playback settings and manage photos an movies), Shooting (configure shooting options), Custom Setting (fine-tune camera settings to your liking), Setup (basic camera configuration), Retouch (create trimmed or retouched copies of existing images), and My Menu/Recent Settings (your custom menu and options). There is also an additional chapter, [More], containing miscellaneous info (camera specs, buttons and dials diagrams, glossaries, error messages, etc.).

Touching any chapter activates a push transition, where the next page enters right to left, pushing off the current page. Similarly, touching any topic on the second page activates another push transition. This smooth, visually appealing navigation system makes moving up and down the hierarchically arranged chapters and sub-chapters intuitive and enjoyable, while faithfully representing the actual camera menus.

DSLR Mega HD v1.0 achieves an ideal balance between comprehensiveness and clarity. Most paragraphs are just a single sentence in length. Instructions contain no unnecessary words, and no unnecessary steps, with no ads, no cross-selling and no need for personal information. The goal of the adage “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler,” has been achieved here with excellent results. Even when dealing with concepts prone to obfuscation (480p vs. 576p vs. 720p vs. 1080i), the Guide is always factual, straightforward, and easily understood.

Topics Include:
* Active D-Lighting - ADL Bracketing
* AF Area Modes - AE Lock
* AF Assist - Available Shutter Speeds with Flash
* AF Focus Area Selection - Control Panel Reference
* AF Focus Modes - Custom Settings
* Auto Low-Pass - Dust Reference Photo
* Filter (Sensor) Cleaning - Exposure Bracketing
* Battery Information - Exposure Compensation
* Color Spaces - Exposure Modes
* File Numbering Options - Flash Exposure Compensation
* Focus Lock - Flash Modes
* High-ISO Noise Reduction - Flash Output (FV) Lock
* Image Quality - Flash Sync Modes
* Image Size - Image Overlays
* LCD Brightness - Image Playback
* Long Exposure Noise Reduction - ISO Equivalency
* Manual Focus - Live View
* Memory Card Formatting - Manual Low-Pass Filter (Sensor) Cleaning
* Menu Reset - Maximum Flash Shooting Distances
* Metering Modes - Multiple Exposures
* Movies - Playback Options
* Picture Control - Scene Modes
* Eye-Fi
* Reset to Defaults - Viewfinder Reference
* Self-Timer - White Balance Bracketing
* Shooting Modes - White Balance Options

Independent developer Ken Tidwell, creator of the Min-U Guides series, commented, “Now you can spend your time shooting more amazing digital photos instead of carrying and digging through lengthy reference materials. DSLR Mega HD v1.0 is organized in the same manner as all Nikon DSLR camera control menus, meaning that while you use it you also learn more about using your DSLR.”

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* iOS 3.2 or later
* 28.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
DSLR Mega HD v1.0 is $8.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Photography category. DSLR Mega HD v1.0 is up to date with current Nikon firmwares as of the 9.23.2011 release date. Review copies are available upon request.

DSLR Mega HD 1.0: http://kentidwell.net/wordpress/
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id466016766

Located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, the Min-U Guides team is an independent software company founded by Ken Tidwell in February of 2009. With over three decades developing software, Ken’s goal is to provide user guides, manuals, tutorials and iBooks for a broad range of products while leveraging the unique Mac/iOS platforms. Copyright (C) 2011 Ken Tidwell. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Nikon is a registered trademark of Nikon, Inc. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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