For this article, we are going to be going over a number of Nikon Coolpix b700 tips and tricks to help our readers get the best out of their cameras. The Nikon b700 is usually a very different camera than what most people are used to and then they pick it up and are a little set back by the sheer amount of functionality that it can offer you. Our tips and tricks are sure to easily help you up your game with minimal additional effort being required on your part while making a large difference on your photograph quality.
Invest In The Best Book For The B700
The owners manual for the b700 has received a fair amount of criticism with many owners commenting on how it misses out a ton of the functionality that the camera is able to provide you. Although this is an accurate statement to make, you have to remember that the owners manual is free and only intended to help you pick up the basics for your new camera.
Thankfully, a b700 owner saw a need in the market for a budget-friendly, in-depth manual that essentially has the ability to help take you from total noobie up to season pro. The result is The Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix B700 (Click here to check for product prices and availability) that has been very well received by the b700 owners community with many people who purchased it choosing to post some very positive reviews (click here to read some of them) for the book and sharing how it has helped them.
Get A Lens Protector
Arguably our most important Nikon b700 tip is to pick up a lens protector even if it is just a high-quality, cheap UV filter, it will help protect your front lens element on your camera and help prevent damage if you have any accidents with your b700. The example photo is a great example of what a decent UV filter or lens protector is able to provide for you.
Although a ton of people keep thinking that their lens cap offers the same level of protection always overlook the fact that a decent UV filter will protect you even during use while you are actually using your camera. The very nature of the lens cap prevents this as when your lens cap is mounted you have no way to actually capture an image, the UV filter offers better protection while also offering its protection when in use.
Improve Your Stabilization
Another commonly overlooked Nikon b700 tip is to simply use a decent quality but budget-friendly tripod like the Zomei Z818 Tripod (Click here to check for product prices and availability). The image stabilization offered by simply mounting your camera on a tripod massively helps improve your image quality, especially at the higher levels of optical zoom.
If you are using your b700 for any kind of night sky photography with time-lapse or long exposures then a tripod is pretty much essential anyway. That said if you already have a tripod then you will be able to simply use that and get the same benefits of the Z818 linked above.
Toy With Your Shutter Speed
Without a doubt, one of the easiest ways to solve any problems that you may have with image quality on your b700 when capturing photographs at higher optical zoom levels is to simply speed up your shutter speed. Using a shorter shutter speed will capture the image in a shorter timeframe meaning movement and vibration on your camera will not have an effect of your image quality.
Depending on exactly what you are doing you may have to play around with a number of different shutter speeds to get optimal results but in our opinion, it is definitely worth putting the time and effort into work out what’s best for you.
Get Out And Play With The Camera
If you have ever read any of our other tips and tricks articles then you will probably know that we are massive advocates of simply getting out there and playing with your b700 to increase your skill set with the camera as well as improve your photography skills.
Many people are now familiar with the theory that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become a master at any one skill. Getting out as much as possible to practice with your b700 keeps moving your photography counter closer and closer to that 10,000-hour mark while making you a better photographer.
Optimize Your B700 Settings
If you are new to your b700 then chances are that your settings are not set up as optimally as possible. The video below does a great job of going over the majority of settings that should be tweaked as well as showing you how best to actually tweak them for optimal performance.
The video is relitivly short and we would highly recommend that our readers give it a quick watch if they have time.