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10 things you should know about your camera (and your smartphone)!

ev_africamay2011_0221I get asked all the time to give advice about what camera someone should buy. Far less often I sometimes get asked a much more important question – “What do I need to learn how to do with my new camera before I take it on my vacation, or to some special event, and try to use it effectively?” Modern cameras (even many of those found in smartphones) have way too many features for anyone to master them all. But there are 10 basic skills you should learn. If you purchase your camera at a camera store with actual human salespeople (there are still a few), you can probably have them show you most or all of them before you walk out with your new kit:


Sony QX100 and QX10: Bridging smartphone cameras to high-end point and shoots

Sony has finally launched its rumored “lens-style” cameras – that feature relatively large sensors and high-quality lenses that clip to your smartphone. The idea behind the new high-end Sony Cybershot DSC-QX100 and budget-priced Sony Cybershot DSC-QX10 is to give smartphone photographers access to “DSLR quality” without sacrificing convenience. You can read my full writeup on Extremetech, and if you decide you want one, you can head over to B&H to get your pre-order in for the $500 20.2MP QX100 or the $250 10x zoom 18MP QX10 now (They expect these to be popular, so the first run is likely to sell out). Read more »