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12 Tips For Taking Great Digital Pix 3

Point and Shoot--at First
Some cameras are strictly point-and-shoot--they automatically focus and set the shutter speed and aperture opening for the correct exposure. Sophisticated point-and-shoot cameras and single lens reflex (SLR) digital cameras also have manual settings, which give you more control of the camera. For many situations, however, the built-in automatic controls deliver optimal exposure and are a great way to get started. Later on, try your hand at manual settings or at making tweaks to automatic settings.