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One Shot: The Forest and the Tree

Photographing the same subject different ways

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Shooting Wirelessly with the Nikon WR-R10 and WR-T10 Wireless Remotes

Learn how easy it is to use the WR-R10/WR-T10 for…

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CX Format Image Sensor

Nikon 1 digital cameras utilize the Nikon CX-format super high speed AF CMOS imaging sensor.

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Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System

Revolutionary camera system designed for today’s picture taker.

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1 NIKKOR Technology: Retractable Lens Barrel

Retractable lens barrel technology offers ultra-compact lens design.

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Professional Video Camera Equipment for Your HDSLR

Using third-party rigs, rail systems and other accessories

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Camera Tips: Using the My Menu Feature of your Nikon DSLR

Sara Wood explains how she uses the My Menu feature on Nikon…

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Using Your Nikon Camera's Built-in Wi-Fi

Step-by-step set-up guide to using the built-in Wi-Fi feature of Nikon cameras

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Camera Support Tips for Shooting Steady Video

Five tips for steadying the camera when shooting video

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3D Mode

Capture images in 3D for viewing on 3D compatible HDTVs and computers.

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Getting Started: How to Hold Your D-SLR Camera

Getting sharper, more in-focus pictures can be as simple as learning how…

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Easy Panorama Mode

The Easy Panorama Mode combines multiple shots into a seamless 180- or 360-degree panoramic picture.

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Basics of Exposure and Camera Controls

Ideal class for those who want to go beyond point & shoot photography

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Shooting Wirelessly with Nikon Digital Cameras and Wi-Fi Adapters

Enjoy wireless transfer of images with Wi-Fi compatible…

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How to Film Using Autofocus, Rack Focus and Manual Focus Techniques

Focusing tips for HDSLR video shooting

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Remotely taking photographs

Flexible wired & wireless remote shooting options expand your photo taking capabilities

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First Look: The All-Seeing, 360° Nikon Action Cam

Corey Rich describes his experience shooting with the KeyMission 360

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Making Great COOLPIX Videos on a Vacation

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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Setting up the COOLPIX S800c

The COOLPIX S800c offers wireless connectivity, learn how to set it up easily

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Nikon Electronic Format (NEF)

Nikon's RAW file format contains all the image information captured by the camera's sensor.

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COOLPIX Cameras and Cool Lighting with Speedlights

Lucas Gilman shows you how to use Speedlights with COOLPIX cameras

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Slow View

Slow View technology helps you capture an exact moment in time

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Getting Started: How to Change a D-SLR Lens

Learn the steps to changing your camera's lens.

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Exposure Compensation When Using i-TTL Gets Easier with the D4/D4s

Exposure compensation and flash compensation can be…

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Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

The holidays are prime picture-taking time. Get some great tips on…

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Shooting Wirelessly with Nikon’s WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller System

Learn how easy it is to shoot wirelessly with the…

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Marketplace: A #1

Shooting with the COOLPIX A

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Smart Portrait System

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System incorporates into COOLPIX cameras a series of automatic functions,…

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Setting Up Your D4S or D4 DSLR for Networking with the WT-5

Video tutorial on setting up the D4S and WT-5A for wireless…

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Making Great COOLPIX Videos of a Child's Birthday Party

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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Getting Creative with White Balance

Try getting creative with your camera's white balance for some interesting results.

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Caring for your Nikon 1 Waterproof Housing

Regular maintenence and care of the WP-N1/WP-N2/WP-N3 will ensure its…

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Dedicated Time Release Movie Mode and Time Lapse Using the Built-in Interval Timer

Deciding which technique to use with…

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Capturing or Freezing Motion in Photos

Learn how to freeze the motion in an action scene or capture a blur to show…

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Taking Great Portraits with COOLPIX Cameras

See how COOLPIX technologies let you take great portraits

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Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your DSLR?

Learn what the different types of NIKKOR lenses are and which ones will…

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Speedlight Tutorial: Day to Night Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to create the illusion of a night scene

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Flash Points: The Control of Light

Color temperature, rear sync, slow sync: Three key elements in flash photography.

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Marketplace: D7100 HD-SLR

The Nikon D7100 is a top-of-the-line performer

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How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

Learn the techniques needed to shoot lunar eclipses from Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak

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Photo Editing with Nikon's Capture NX 2

Learn to use editing features of Capture NX 2 software to get the most from your…

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Multi Story

In which smart gets smarter

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Vibration Reduction

Vibration Reduction (VR) is an image stabilization technology that minimizes blur caused by camera…

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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 1 - Control of Color

Go on location with Joe McNally for a video tutorial on lighting…

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Repeating Flash Lighting Technique

Joe McNally uses the technique of repeating flash to capture the grace of balletic…

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How to Use Aperture and ND Filters to Control the Depth-of-Field in Movies

Depth-of-field for video

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Take a New Look at an Everyday Object

Robin Layton discusses opening your eyes to looking at subjects differently

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The Importance of Learning Photography Fundamentals

Bambi Cantrell on the importance of learning fundamentals

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Built-in World Maps

Select Nikon COOLPIX digital cameras such as the COOLPIX AW100 incorporate GPS, an Electronic Compass, maps and Points of Interest (POI) information.

GPS (Global Positioning System) refers to a system of satellites in earth orbit, which transmit signals to devices on the ground. GPS devices detect these signals and use them to triangulate their position, heading, speed, altitude and other information. This location information can be embedded in an image to show the photographer where the camera was when the photo was taken. The camera triangulates its location by accessing a minimum of three (optimally four) GPS satellites that are in orbit around the earth.

With the camera’s GPS option set to “Record GPS Data” the COOLPIX AW100 can record the camera’s latitude and longitude in the image file’s metadata. And, once it is turned on, the GPS stays on, so if you enter a hospital, airplane or other location that prohibits the use of GPS equipment you’ll have to turn the feature off.

Maps & Points of Interest

The camera’s internal memory contains a large map library. The maps will always be orientated with North at the top. You can assign the Action button on the side of the camera to access the maps when you’re shooting or in playback mode.

Not only does the camera show you a record of where you’ve been with the GPS feature, but the Points of Interest information can show you what landmarks are nearby at any time, and you can even track and log your daily travels using the Maps feature.

For the intrepid traveler, tracking your movements on a map will show you where you’ve been—useful for a day of hiking or sightseeing. Simply set the camera’s Electronic Compass to “Create Log” and it will track your location movements. You can also save this log to a memory card.

The Points of Interest displays on a map the landmarks that are closest to your location. To display Points of Interest, “Display POI” needs to be turned ON, and to record the POI information onto the image file, turn ON the “Embed POI” for the data to be written in the image's metadata. You can also choose to edit the POI details.

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