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Nikon D200 Manuals
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INTRODUCTION

You can download Nikon's manual here. It's a 25 MB PDF.

You'll prefer my own version of the Nikon D200 User's Manual.

SPECIFICATIONS

Nikon's manual is a couple of hundred pages, all in English.

Black ink only. Dull paper, about 5 x 7"

PERFORMANCE

Nikon's manual is as expected: way too many words, way too little real information.

It's as if it was written by someone who was more concerned about not being wrong then providing real information. There are only a couple of errors. The problem is the manual goes through such verbal contortions in attempts to avoid anyone being able to point our errors that it makes no sense. It used three words where using the right word would say a lot more.

Instead of telling you how to use the camera, half of every page repeats the basics of how to navigate up and down through menus and then hit ENTER. It usually skips explaining why you'd use any of the menus in the first place.

This is typical for Japanese camera manuals.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Read Nikon's if you can, but don't bother if you're short on time. The only three things I learned from it are:

1.) Battery life is nowhere near 1,800 shots.

2.) You may create a new folder into which new photos are recorded by holding down the "?" button while turning it on. (page 128.) I do this every time I shoot a new subject.

3.) You can set it up to enlarge the image a lot by pressing the center of the navigation thumb button. Once you do that, flick the rear command dial to jump to the other images, all at the same zoom magnification and position! THis is great to allow me to select which of a burst of shots is sharp. Only catch is that once you delete a bad one that you have to zoom and locate again.

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