Keep info on screen
It’s quite annoying to have the camera switch off the exposure display while you’re still looking at the shutter speed and aperture values. You can, of course, half-press the shutter button to re-activate the meter, or you can change the power-off time with the Auto meter-off delay custom setting on more advanced models.
Work in half stops
Old-school film photographers may be used to setting exposures in half-stop values, so they may find the one-third stop increments used by Nikon D-SLRs annoying. On more advanced Nikons you can use the EV Steps for Exposure Control (Custom menu) to switch back to traditional half-stop increments.
Customise every exposure
If you feel your camera consistently over- or under-exposes images, you can change its base (optimal) exposure level by up to +/-1EV for each of the exposure metering options. This is not available on more basic models, like the D3000- and D5000-series, but you can still use regular exposure adjustments (see tip 22).