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Bought a new camera. Have a few question ?

I bought a new Nikon P500. It takes great pics and is super easy to use. Does anyone have any experience with this camera along with feedback ( good or bad)?

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Sorry. Canon guy here
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First thing read the manual No really read the manual a few times and play with it while you read it, thats about the best way. I know it stinks but my D300 manual is like 400 pages and when I got mine I just read it a few times and brought the manual along with me when out shooting so if I have a question the manual would answer it for me.
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Sorry. Canon guy here
Is that all you could come up with? Only a Canon guy would say something like that!
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First thing read the manual No really read the manual a few times and play with it while you read it, thats about the best way.
Sounds like a Nikon guy to me

The manual is only part of the story. Yes, go through it so you know where to make setting changes but then figure out what you are going to take picture of. Say, it's going to be a nice evening and you would like to do some landscapes. Get on the internet and search what people are doing, what settings they are using for landscapes. ISO 200, f8 etc etc.

There are so many variations on settings depending on the topic you are shooting that doing a little internet research will go a long way.
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Sounds like a Nikon guy to me
Skeller and I do this stuff all the time bust each other about what we shoot. So I have nothing bad to say about Canon only when Skeller is shooting one.

I don't know if you Canon guys took it the wrong way or not.
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It was all in fun Mark. I know how it goes.

After all, Canon are like Fords and Nikons like Chevys.
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After all, Canon are like Fords and Nikons like Chevys.
Yep, Fords run well and Chevy's need to be pulled out by Ford guys.... or GMC's in Mark's case...
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Re: Bought a new camera. Have a few question ?

Go on Amazon.com and do a search for the "Magic Lantern" book for your model camera. The book puts everything in easy to understand language and offers Pro shortcuts. It's not expensive but will be worth every cent you pay.
I buy one every time I get a new camera and leave that Mfg. teckie manual that comes with the camera in the box.

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Thanks for the advice guys ! I've been taking the manual with me in the field as well as reviewing the DVD that came with it. Dan's Camera City in Allentown ( Lehigh County) actually offers a class for this camera. It's 2 1/2 hours, 15 people and only $20.00. I'm already signed up !

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