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Go Beyond The User's Manual

Take the tour and master the camera

By Mason Resnick - November 3, 2014


"Thank you so much. this was the kind of step-by-step info I needed to set up my new camera, could not find what I needed in the manual"—a reader

 

GUIDED TOURS IS BACK!

If you own any of the camera listed to the right, get ready to become an expert in its operation.

This is where we take you on in-depth looks at today's most popular cameras—and give you the kinds of insider insights and useful tips that you probably won't find in any user's manual. We explain all of the buttons, modes, and special functions of specific cameras in detail, and offer hints and tips and photos to help you really get to know this camera.

You can read Guided Tours...
...before you buy. The more you know about the abilities of a camera, the better equipped you are to make a buying decision. Our Guided Tours offer extensive information.
...after you buy. You've invested in the camera; now you want to learn everything there is to know about it so you can take advantage of all of its capabilities.

How to read a Guided Tour:
Instructions for setting up and getting started are at the beginning of each article, but the value here is that we take a deep dive into the camera's operation. Keep reading to learn how to take advantage of the camera's more advanced features and to tap into its optimum potential.



Buying Guides:
With all Guided Tours written in 2013 and beyond, we have added a Buying Guide specifically designed for your camera, and include accessories, flash and lenses to help you get the bests results for specific photographic applications. You'll find the Buying Guide either at the end of the article (for beginner-oriented cameras) or linked to a separate article (for more advanced models).

Executive Report

We continue to improve and refine our guided tours, and now start each one with an Executive Report, which summarizes the camera's key features and who would benefit most from that camera. This is especially useful if you're thinking about buying the camera. We're not shy about talking about a camera's shortcomings--but we'll also try to provide the best way to let you get the shot you want.

 

Note: Let us know if you don't see a camera that you would like a guided tour of. We'll be posting more of 'em soon.

 

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Accessorize Your Nikon D5300 for Better Photos

Products that will help you expand your picture-taking abilities

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 8 days ago

Out of the box with the standard 18-55mm kit lens, the Nikon D5300 is a nice basic DSLR, but you may eventually want to customize it, adding lenses, flashes and accessories that would help you get the kinds of photos you want to shoot to express your creativity.

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Nikon D5300 Advanced Beginner DSLR: Guided Tour

An in-depth look at Nikon's mid-range APS DSLR

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 8 days ago

The Nikon D5300  combines the best of high-end features found on its advanced sibling, the D7100, with a slightly modified version of the simplified control layout of the more basic D3300.

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TAGS: APS,  Nikon D5300,  guided tour,  Nikon 

Fujifilm X-Pro 1 Street-Smart MILC: Guided Tour

An in-depth look at a unique digital camera

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 27 days ago

Embraced by pros worldwide, the exceptional Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is a flexible, fast, compact digital cameras with many features below the surface that will help you with your photography. We take a deep dive.

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TAGS: street photography,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Fujifilm X-Pro1,  guided tour 

Accessorize your Fujifilm X-Pro 1

The right lenses and accessories for the photography you love!

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 27 days ago

The Fujifilm X-Pro 1 is part of a fast-growing ecosystem that, amazingly, is only a couple of years old. It’s older sibling, the Fujiflm X1, offers a DSLR-like experience but is based on the same sensor as the X-Pro 1. Here's our guide to the lenses and other stuff you'll need for the kind of photography you love to do.

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Canon T5i Starter DSLR: Guided Tour

A first DSLR that lets you grow

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, November 14, 2014

Whether you've just bought the Canon EOS Rebel T5i or are seriously considering it, this Guide gives you an in-depth look at the camera's key features and the nuts and bolts of how it works.

 

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Accessorize Your Canon T5i For Better Photos

A buying guides for T5i owners

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, November 14, 2014

Here's a guide to products and accessories that will let you optimize your Canon T5i to excel in the kind of photography you want to do.

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TAGS: canon,  APS,  Canon T5i 

Nikon D7100 Advanced APS DSLR: Guided Tour

An in-depth look at Nikon’s best APS DSLR to date

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, November 4, 2014

The Nikon D7100 has become one of the more popular prosumer DSLRs around today.  If you have one, or are seriously thinking of getting this camera, this is a must-read guide to its most important features.

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TAGS: APS,  Nikon D7100,  guided tour,  Nikon 

Accessorizing your Nikon D7100: Buying Guide

Add to this great camera’s flexibility

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, November 4, 2014

The Nikon D7100 is an impressive camera. As you get to know it, you may want to add accessories to help you get the kinds of photos you are passionate about. Here are four possible kits for four (or five) different uses.

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TAGS: buying guide,  DSLR,  travel,  travel photography,  sports photography,  wildlife,  buying tips,  nature,  portrait photography,  Nikon D7100,  Nikon D7100 DX-format 

Sony A6000 Compact EVF MILC: Guided Tour

Top-Notch APS Sensor + Category-Leading AF

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, October 29, 2014

Get the most from this highly customizable, fast-focusing sports coupe of a camera.

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TAGS: electronic viewfinder,  sony,  system compact,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Sony a6000 

Soup up your Sony A6000: Buying guide

The right gear for specific types of photography

ArticleGuided Tours Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, October 29, 2014

With its combination of small size and weight and powerful features and high-quality imaging abilities, the Sony Alpha 6000 has the potential to handle a diverse range of assignments. Let us help you accessorize it to meet your needs.

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TAGS: Sony a6000 

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