Front Of Camera
Looking around to the front of the camera, we have our sub-command dial that we have been using for a variety of functions. The function one button is something that you can press to turn on the virtual horizon. There's also a function two button, as well. And, both of these are fully customizable, so that you can go into the custom setting menu, f one, select these buttons, and choose one of the many different options that are available to customize those buttons. And so, a great way of customizing the camera to exactly your needs. Up on top, we have an auto-focus assist light, as well as a self-time lamp. Some people don't like this turning on, to indicate that they are shooting the camera, it can be distracting. And so, if you wanna turn this off, dive into the custom setting menu, and you can disable this if you want. For recording videos, there is a couple little microphones, stereo microphones. It's not the best sound in the world, but it's not bad. Over on the top right, we have...
an infrared receiver, so if you have something like the ML-L3 remote, which is working off of infrared technology, which is the same as a lot of TV remotes, it's gotta limited range, but it allows you to trigger the camera from a distance, without touching the camera. With the lenses, we have little white lens mark to indicate where you are suppose to align the lens, for mounting it. You'll have the lens release button, and a lens locking pin to let you know that you have properly mounted it. And so, for those of you who have not dealt with interchangeable lens cameras from Nikon, let's just do a little demo, right here. And so, for taking the lens off, we just press in on the lens release button, and give the lens a little bit of a turn here. So, we have our white dot, and our white dot. And so, anytime we want to mount up the lens, just mount up those dots, and give it a turn, and listen for the click, right there. And, that means that you the lens properly and fully mounted onto the camera. Be careful about changing lenses, in dusty, dirty environments. Dust can get into the mirror box housing, which can then get sucked into the sensor, and then be on top of all of your photographs, which ends up being the little black dots on all your photographs. So, you wanna try to keep your camera in a fairly clean environment, especially when you're changing lenses. There are CPU contacts which are communicating various bits of aperture and focusing information back and forth between the camera and the body. Make sure those are not obstructed and broken, in any manner. This camera does have the aperture stop down indicator, so it is able to work with older auto-focus lenses and older Nikon lenses, and so that's letting the camera know where the aperture is set. And so, not something that is totally necessary on newer lenses, but it does give us a little bit of legacy that we can go back into using those older lenses. The sensor behind the mirror there, is a 20.7 megapixel sensor. It's a CMA sensor, with a 1.5 crop factor.