Anytime you bring home your very first Digital SLR Camera you are both excited and scared. You are excited at the proposition of what you will create, yet scared at learning all the features and actually taking pictures. For those of you who ended up with the brand new Nikon D3100 this is my second Tutorial video geared towards helping you understand the menu and get it set up.
You will notice that in auto or guide mode that you are limited to what menu items you can select. That is because it pretty much is making all of the decisions for you. By following this guide you will get a better understanding for how you could set different items in the menu and hopefully stay out of the auto modes.
It is very important that you learn as much as you can about your menu system and what each setting effects. Being that this most likely is your first DSLR or foray into digital photography the more you learn now the easier time you will have in the future. The Nikon menu systems tend to be very similar even from the D3100 to the D3s.
Remember that the users manual is built right into the camera, anytime you see a ? blinking on the screen you can click the ? button to read about that setting.
Keep shooting and remember to always shoot RAW.