Introduction to Digital Cameras

Get an introduction to digital cameras in this free lesson, which covers the basics and dives in to more advanced features as well.

Special features

Digital cameras often have special features designed to help you take better photos. Depending on what types of photos you want to take, some of these features can be quite useful. Below are some things you may want to look for:

Viewing some of the features in the camera's menusViewing some of the features in the camera's menus

Keep in mind that higher-end cameras (such as DSLRs) are less likely to have some of these features. For those cameras, you'll have to rely more on your own skill, as well as post-processing with Photoshop or a similar program. For everyday snapshots, the convenience of point-and-shoot cameras often makes them a better choice.