Books

Thom Hogan has written over 30 books on computing and photography subjects, including his highly-regarded Complete Guide to... series. We're proud to announce his first offerings for mirrorless cameras.

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Complete Guide to the Nikon 1


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Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon 1 helps you understand and master the use of the Nikon J1 or V1 camera. Both are covered in this 500+ page eBook. 

Your guide is excellent - especially on the video section where the "Manual" is really unhelpful. (jt)

The manual for this camera seems laughable and I have found your guide to be a real help. (mw)

You'll find deep-yet-understandable explanations with more examples and suggestions than in other guides, all in the no-nonsense and understandable writing style for which Thom Hogan has become famous. No matter how well you think you know the Nikon 1 cameras, you'll find things in this work that you didn't know about the J1 and V1. That's why it's called a "complete guide." 

  • Organized to help you learn. Strongly organized, with distinct sections for what you need to know before using the camera (background and setup), while using the camera (shooting features), and after using the camera (what to do with your images).  
  • A complete instruction manual and an introduction to relevant digital issues in one book. Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon 1 manages to not only fully describe every feature of the Nikon J1 and V1 in clear, easy-to-understand language, but gives you rich, technical background for many of the critical issues that confront digital camera users. First time digital camera users will get information about how digital cameras work. Digital veterans will get insights into how to set their Nikon 1 bodies for the best results. Video users get information on how to use the video functions on the J1 and V1.
  • Nikon flash and autofocus modes explained in plain English! Nikon loves inventing acronyms and cryptic terms. Can't figure out iTTL, Tracking autofocus, the AF-A autofocus mode, and a host of other terms used to describe features of the cameras? Or perhaps you looked something up in the two manuals Nikon provides and got nothing more than "The X feature performs X" where X didn't make any sense in the first place? Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon 1 explains these terms and accompanying techniques in the same simple, no-nonsense language that made his Nikon Field Guide a best seller. Includes instructions for most accessories, including the FT1, the GPS and flash units.
  • Video, Motion Snapshot, and more are covered in detail. The J1 and V1 are great video cameras, but Nikon didn't spend a lot of time in their documentation outlining how that works. Some of their descriptions are almost as simple as "move the Mode dial to X and press this button." This book covers what the camera is actually doing and how that might impact your results. Since the Nikon 1 cameras actually allow manual control of video, you'll learn how to do that, too.

The PDF eBook file has been checked and runs on Kindle, Nook, and iPad readers (we suggest the low-cost Goodreader app on the iPad to get the best reading experience). Don't have an eReader? No problem, the eBook also works using Adobe Reader on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux systems. Technically, it works on iPhones and Android phones, too, but the screens on those devices are bit small to read comprehensive text. If you want a printed copy, printing is enabled in the PDF, or you can wait for the professionally produced version I'll soon be selling is back from the printer in late April.

The Complete Guide to the Nikon 1 is a must-own for any Nikon J1 or V1 user. There simply isn't any other work out there that comes close to touching the detail, usefulness, or completeness of this work. 


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(Black and white paperback bound version available here)

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Complete Guide to the Nikon 1 Support, Errata, and FAQ Page

Printed Versions of the Complete Guide to the Nikon 1

Complete Nikon 1 Guide Support, Errata, and FAQ

Introduction to Nikon Software

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