This page was designed to give some basic parts and functions of the camera. Refer to the instructional manual for detailed information and pictures that are useful in mastering the use of the camera. The best way to learn the camera is to go and try it out.
view of the camera.
Note the location of the Mode button on the left side and the Command Dial (#2), which is the large circular black dial on the far right. The shutter release button (#3) is lightly pressed to focus and fully pressed to take a photograph.
The LCD panel is the square screen shown in the center of the picture. The number in the top left corner of the LCD panel is the shutter speed (shown as 100). To change the shutter speed, spin the Command Dial (#2) clockwise to lower and counterclockwise to raise. Most often the shutter speed is set at 100. Next to the shutter speed is the Aperture (shown as Lo). Lo is shown to indicate that there is not enough light. Located below and to the left of the shutter speed is the Exposure mode (shown as S). The most common use of the camera is in the S mode. To change the exposure mode, turn the Command Dial while holding done the Mode button. All this is done while the power switch (#4) is in the On position. While the camera is on, after several seconds it will "go to sleep" to save power. To "wake up" the camera, press the shutter release (#3) lightly.
If the camera is not operating and the bottom square of the battery indicator is blinking, then the battery is dead, see
Charging the battery
See also: Processing Images
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