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Setting Up Your New Digital Camera

Setting up your digital camera for the first time is easy. Just put in batteries and a memory card, adjust a few settings, and your camera set-up is complete. Get your new digital camera ready to start taking pictures:

1

Install batteries in the camera according to the camera’s instruction manual.

Most instruction manuals provide an illustration to get them in correctly.

2

Install memory in the camera according to the camera’s instruction manual.

Make sure it clicks in securely, but don’t force it!

3

Using the camera’s menu, set the time and date on your camera.

Even if you don’t timestamp your photos, you can still see when they were taken once they’re on your PC by right-clicking an image and choosing Properties.

4

Adjust compression settings.

Most cameras have three or more settings, including Best, which uses the least possible compression for the best possible image quality, but uses more memory; Standard, which splits the difference between image size and quality; and Economy, which has the highest amount of compression, giving the image more noise but allowing you to store more pictures.

5

Adjust resolution settings for the photos you’re about to take.

Now, you’re ready to take your first photos with your new digital camera.

 
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