10 tips on getting the best out of your Nikon camera

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Own a Nikon camera? Straight out of the box you may find it works just fine, but there’s lots you can do to make it work better for you.

Whether it’s to improve your burst depth, get your focus a little more accurate, or help you to get a more natural-looking result, there’s often something in the menus that you can tweak to make a difference.

Here are 10 tips to help you get the most out of your Nikon camera.

1. Turn off your beep

There are many reasons why you might need to be discreet when you’re out shooting, such as when you’re photographing inside a church or at an event.

Turning off the beep that sounds when autofocus is confirmed is one of the easiest ways to make your camera less distracting.

For the same reason you may want to use your camera’s quiet shutter option, if it has one.

2. Rename your files

Nikon uses the letters DSC in the first part of its file names, but this can easily be changed if required. Just head to File Naming in the Shooting Menu option and select whichever three letters you want.

There are many reasons why you may want to do this. Perhaps you’re travelling and want to change the file name to reflect the location you’re in. Or you could be capturing multiple images of different sets of subjects, and need to keep track of which is which. Whatever you use it for, this will help you to keep everything organised and labelled correctly.

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