Nikon D3400 DSLR – Change ISO and monitor brightness

There are many options in the Nikon D3400 DSLR camera. Some of them are very important for taking pictures every day, others are very useful, but only occasionally. I’ll look at how to control ISO, which is something you’ll do every time you take a picture, at least when you’re in manual modes, and then monitor brightness, which is something you may have to change at a specific time. moment, probably not buy too often.

ISO is one of three settings that sets the exposure of your photos. The other two, shutter speed and aperture, control the amount of light that reaches the sensor in the Nikon D3400. Shutter speed does this by controlling how long the shutter is open and exposed to light, while Aperture controls how large the aperture is. ISO refers to something a bit different: how sensitive the sensor is to light. Back in the days of movies, you would buy a roll of film that had a specific ISO rating (or ASA rating). The most common was ISO 100, which was good for general photography and photos of people. If you were taking sports or street photos, you could have used ISO 400 or 800. The fastest film available was generally 1600. Although it was very fast, it produced very grainy images. Cameras now offer up to 25,600 with very low noise, meaning you can shoot in near total darkness.

To change the ISO setting on the Nikon D3400, you must first go to the shooting menu. When you turn down one more IMAGE SIZE to ISO SENSITIVITY setting. When you turn on the camera for the first time, settings are configured so that AUTO ISO sensitivity control is on. That means when you’re in the basic presets, the camera will choose the ISO setting. If you look under the AUTO ISO sensitivity control, there is an option to set the maximum sensitivity. When you first turn the camera on, the maximum will be ISO 25600. I’d say when you’re taking normal photos you probably don’t want to go above 1600, possibly 3200. Leaving it as it is allows the camera to choose much higher ISO values ​​from what you might otherwise want. So if you go into this setting, I’d suggest you do the maximum setting, like I say, 3200. I would also turn off the ISO sensitivity control because that means you have more control over the ISO on the base settings and manual settings as well. After doing this, you can easily change the ISO by pressing the I button on the back of the camera and using the multi-selector to select and change the ISO.

The reason for changing the monitor brightness is that sometimes, either in direct sunlight or when it is very dark, you may want to change the monitor brightness of the rear screen so that you can see the image or video more clearly. . The way to do this is to go to the MENU and scroll down to the SETUP MENU and scroll down to MONITOR BRIGHTNESS.

Click on that and then you can move it up 5 or down 5. Just keep in mind that changing the brightness of the monitor does not change the exposure of the image. The two aren’t related so you could have a very bright monitor to see the details of what you’re shooting and it won’t affect the picture itself but it’s a good way to check the details and make sure you have the right composition for your image if the lighting conditions behind the camera are not so good.

There is one more thing to mention and that is the BEEP. When you first set up your camera, you will notice that when the camera focuses correctly it will beep. That’s great for the first few times, but after a couple of days it will really start to bother you. So what you need to do is go to the MENU and then to the SETTINGS MENU and two pages down you will see BEEP. I suggest you select that and turn it off because otherwise it will get very annoying.

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