1. READ YOUR CAMERA MANUAL before
taking any photographs.
2. Check your batteries. Make sure to either recharge or
replace them if you haven’t used your camera as yet or for an extended
3. Insert your storage media card in the appropriate slot. If
you forget to insert your media card, you’ll get a "No Card"
4. Remove the lens cap.
5. Turn the camera on by either an on-off switch or a sliding
6. Turn off the LCD. (See your camera manual for instructions)
7. Make sure your camera is set for automatic mode. Set the
image quality to the size image desired–HQ (high quality) or less (to
take more pictures on the same card).
8. Bring the camera up to your eye and look through the viewfinder.
Positioning the target mark in the center of the viewfinder on your
subject will assure that it will be in focus.
9. Push the zoom lever toward W (wide angle) to shoot
wide-angle shots or push it toward the T (telephoto) to zoom in.
10. Press the shutter button half way down gently and confirm
that the green light next to the viewfinder is illuminated.
11. Press the shutter button all the way down. You’ll hear a
beep when you take a picture. Wait until the green light stops flashing
before taking another one. Remember, digital cameras have a slight delay
that traditional cameras don’t since it takes a second to save the
image to your camera’s storage media card.
12. Turn off the camera. Your new photograph should appear on
your camera’s LCD screen.
1. Use the viewfinder to compose your photograph, not the LCD
screen, which will severely drain your battery power. Use your LCD
screen only when shooting close-up photographs.
2. Hold your camera steady. Sometimes, the least amount of
movement will cause your photo to be slightly blurred. Purchase a very
small tripod so that you can provide extra stability for your camera.
Also, if there isn’t enough light (indoors or outdoors), make sure to
use your camera’s flash.
3. Experiment with your camera’s features and take notes so
that you can learn what works for you. Do this before you plan to use it
for an important family event or trip.