Beginner in photography, I bought this book three months after acquiring the Nikon D5100. A revelation! Contrary to the manual, this book is alive and captivating. The first chapters let you very quickly to take control of the device. The following invite you to discover the tremendous resources and possibilities of the D5100. Well written and well illustrated, this is an explanation of mine and clear and practical information. The first three months, I let the Nikon D5100 take pictures. Now I make pictures with the D5100!