If you are looking for a perfect mid-tier DSLR, Nikon D7000 is surely the ideal pick. Still, you must learn how to use Nikon D7000 to get the desired results according to your photography style and needs. Besides the 16.2MP CMOS sensor, this camera also brings along a powerful EXPEED processor.
Apart from its high-end ergonomics and stunning image quality, the camera boasts the best ever viewfinder crafted in a DSLR by Nikon. Hence, you must stay updated and informed about all its features and settings while referring to the following steps and instructions.
Getting Started with Nikon D7000
Capturing your desired image
Before you put this camera to its very first use, charge the battery that is provided separately in the camera package. Once done, you also need to insert the memory card in the provided slot. Additionally, turn on the camera and then set the date, time, and language by entering into the main menu.
Once you are sorted with all the pre-shoot settings and adjustments, it’s now time to get ahead with the capturing of your first ever shot with this camera. Before you do that, try to find the Mode that you want to capture the image with. You can make the desired selection while picking the relevant mode from the Mode dial.
After making the selection of the mode, you then need to locate a spot and subject to shoot. Make sure the spot is coming with good lighting conditions or else you have to make some adjustments with the shutter speed, ISO, and aperture value of the camera.
On the main screen, you will be presented with random options like virtual Focal Point, ISO value, and the shutter speed. You are then required to check the meter indicator of the camera that is located in the form of a dotted line with the minus and symbol on either side.
Press the shutter button halfway down and the camera will take the subject in focus( while giving a clicking sound). During this point in time, you can make the necessary adjustment with the zoom feature of Nikon D7000.
As you are done with all the adjustments, you can now press the shutter b button completely and it will prompt you with a click sound. this confirms that the shot has been successfully captured by the camera. You can review and edit the image in the Playback mode that we are about to discuss in the following part.
Playback the image
As the image or video has been captured, you can edit or review that same in the Playback image setting of the main menu. Once you will enter this menu, you will be given several options like delete, hide the image, playback folder, playback display options, rotate all, image review, slideshow, and copy images.
You can easily review, edit, and delete the files as per your requirement while entering into this option. Please note that once the action regarding the deletion of images is initiated, it cannot be undone.
Photo shooting menu
To access this option, you have to enter the menu button and then opt for the photo shooting menu tab. There you will find various options like photo shooting menu, storage folder, file naming, image quality, white balance, image size, set picture, auto distortion control, control multiple exposures, and manage picture control.
Capturing the desired video
To start ahead with the capture of your favorite video, you have to select the movie shoot option in the Main menu. There you will be prompted with certain options like Set movie, Destination, movie quality, shooting menu, file naming, wind noise reduction, microphone sensitivity, white balance, movie, picture control, ISO sensitivity settings, and time-lapse photography.
The user can set and customize the video while choosing the desired frame size and frame rate. Doing that, you can set and review the quality, availability of custom options for setting the wind noise reduction, microphone sensitivity, image area, high ISO, and picture control.
Custome settings option will include a wide range of settings like priority selection, focusing the tracking with the lock on-off, autofocus, activation focus point, wrap-around, and Illumination focus point
There is an additional option for storing points by orientation, the assistance offered by a built-in AF illuminator. Besides, you will find options for settings and adjusting the metering or exposure. You can also set the ISO sensitivity and customize the menus for exposure control.
Bottom-line for How to use Nikon D7000
Once you go through the detailed steps and instructions mentioned above, it will become easy for you to handle and manage the camera settings during any given photo or video shoot. Let us know in the comments section if you want us to post a review or ‘How to use’ guide for your favorite cameras and accessories.