I've faced the fact that basically I like shooting primarily auto - and this will be my primary travel camera - I do have my DSLR for working on the hard stuff.
But I also want to be able to get the most of this little(r) guy that I can, so I'll read and read and read. I know there are a couple of special options for having the camera taking multiple shots then selecting the best. That could be useful.
But I had to go out and play with my camera a bit more at the start of a long holiday weekend. (I get to go to Spicer Castle this weekend, so want to have the basics down. Plus I got a new ultra-wide angle lense from Amazon today, so I played with that too.)
Things I have already learned:
- The lcd screen doesn't show the photo exactly as it will look on the computer screen. It's kind of like a rear view mirror where objects are larger than they appear. I was trying to shoot a nice, large, setting sun but I thought it looked just tiny in the photos. Then I got home and it looked like it did to my eye in person. Go figure.
- The lcd screen also does not show the blur that is occurring with close up shots. I shot a flower and thought that my close-up was just terrible compared to the DSLR, but at home it didn't look so bad.
And another ultra-wide angle of trees. (My husband and I went exploring at Memorial Park in Watertown, they have a nice, short hiking trail where I thought I could capture something I liked.)
Enjoy the Fourth of July. I'm sure hoping the magical 'auto' captures fireworks!