The lens must be a high quality lens in order for you to take good photos. Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, and Olympus are popular for their high quality of lenses on their digital cameras. In case you're wondering just HOW much difference inferior lenses can make to a digital image... look at the image below of the bricks.
In this sample image below, you can see full sized sections of a photo of a car and tree. On the left is as it appears with NO digital zoom. The middle section is at about a 3X digital zoom, and the right section is the digital zoom at 5X. You can see how severely digital zoom degrades an image quality as you use it.
mAh stands for Milliamp Hour , a technical term for how much power a particular battery will hold. Digital camera batteries with higher mAh values theoretically last longer without requiring a recharge , allowing you to take more photographs before you have to replace your batteries. It is recommended when placing batteries in a digital camera that their mAh values match . Otherwise, it is possible that one lesser mAh battery will drain before the others, causing extra strain on the remaining batteries or causing your digital camera to not work until all batteries are replaced .
Before trying to store the photos on your laptop let’s create a place for them on your C: Drive.
Click on “my computer”
Click on Local Disk (C:)
Click to “Make a new Folder”.
A new folder will appear, ready for you to name it. Name it.. “ YournamePhotos ” eg AllenPhotos DON’T call it My Pictures Now close the window and you have a spot ready for your pics.
To download pictures to your laptop use the USB cable provided. Open the digital A/V out as shown.
Turn the camera on. Your computer will recognize the camera and open a window giving you some options. Where do you want to store your photos? Choose “copy pictures to a folder on my computer”.
The Scanner and Camera Wizard will lead you through the process. Name the set of photos. Browse to find the folder where you want to store your pictures. You already named it “ YournamePhotos ”. You can delete from your camera by checking here, or leave them on the camera.
Now just follow the wizard through the steps. It will copy the selected photos to the folder you created.
Congratulations! You’re done. You can now print, edit or insert your images into documents or slide show presentations. When you get a chance check out: PHOTOSTORY MICROSOFT OFFICE PICTURE MANAGER GIMP (for more advanced users)