White Knight Press Releases Full-Color Guidebook to the Fujifilm FinePix X100 Camera

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White Knight Press, a small publisher specializing in guidebooks to advanced compact digital cameras, has released Photographer's Guide to the Fujifilm FinePix X100, a complete, fully illustrated 279-page manual covering the operations, features, and controls of this highly popular camera.

Photographer's Guide to the Fujifilm FinePix X100, Newly Released by White Knight Press

The book provides guidance not only about how to accomplish things with the FinePix X100 camera, but when and why to use certain features.

Photographer's Guide to the Fujifilm FinePix X100, a thorough guide to taking still photographs and videos with the FinePix X100 camera, is a follow-up to author Alexander White's earlier guides to advanced compact digital cameras. The new book explains all operations, features, menus, and controls of the X100 camera in clear language, providing guidance not only about how to accomplish things with the camera, but when and why to use certain features. The book does not assume any specialized knowledge by the reader, but adopts a patient tone in explaining topics such as autofocus, manual focus, depth of field, aperture priority, shutter priority, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, white balance, and macro photography. The book also includes discussions of the camera’s special features, including its “hybrid” viewfinder system.

The book’s more than 190 photographs, almost all in full color, provide illustrations of the camera’s controls and menus, and also include examples of the various types of photographs that can be taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the Film Simulation settings, which let the photographer alter the color processing of images; various menu options such as Dynamic Range, Highlight Tone, and Shadow Tone; and the camera’s strong array of features for continuous shooting.

In addition, the book goes beyond the realm of everyday photography, providing introductions to more advanced topics such as infrared photography, street photography, astrophotography, and creating 3D (three-dimensional) images that can be viewed with conventional red and blue 3D glasses.

The book also includes a full discussion of the movie-shooting abilities of the FinePix X100, which can record high-definition (HD) video with stereo sound.

In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories available for the camera, including cases, filter adapters, and external flash units; sets forth a list of useful web sites and other resources for further information; and includes a section with helpful “quick tips” that give particular insights into how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible.

The book includes a detailed table of contents and a full Index, so the reader can quickly find needed information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera. In the PDF version, the table of contents and index are interactive, so the reader can click on a page reference to navigate to the desired topic instantly.

The 279-page book is available now in PDF format for download for $9.95 through the publisher's web site. The paperback version is now available for $24.95 from Amazon.com and other online booksellers.

Other camera guide books available from White Knight Press cover the Leica D-Lux 4 and D-Lux 5, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 and LX5, the Canon PowerShot S95, and the Nikon Coolpix P500.

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