Go Beyond The User's Manual
Take the tour and master the camera
Mason Resnick -
November 3, 2014
"Thank you so much. this was the kind of step-by-step info I needed to set up my new camera, could not find what I needed in the manual"—a reader
GUIDED TOURS IS BACK!
If you own any of the camera listed to the right, get ready to become an expert in its operation.
This is where we take you on in-depth looks at today's most popular cameras—and give you the kinds of insider insights and useful tips that you probably won't find in any user's manual. We explain all of the buttons, modes, and special functions of specific cameras in detail, and offer hints and tips and photos to help you really get to know this camera.
You can read Guided Tours...
...before you buy. The more you know about the abilities of a camera, the better equipped you are to make a buying decision. Our Guided Tours offer extensive information.
...after you buy. You've invested in the camera; now you want to learn everything there is to know about it so you can take advantage of all of its capabilities.
How to read a Guided Tour:
Instructions for setting up and getting started are at the beginning of each article, but the value here is that we take a deep dive into the camera's operation. Keep reading to learn how to take advantage of the camera's more advanced features and to tap into its optimum potential.
With all Guided Tours written in 2013 and beyond, we have added a Buying Guide specifically designed for your camera, and include accessories, flash and lenses to help you get the bests results for specific photographic applications. You'll find the Buying Guide either at the end of the article (for beginner-oriented cameras) or linked to a separate article (for more advanced models).
We continue to improve and refine our guided tours, and now start each one with an Executive Report, which summarizes the camera's key features and who would benefit most from that camera. This is especially useful if you're thinking about buying the camera. We're not shy about talking about a camera's shortcomings--but we'll also try to provide the best way to let you get the shot you want.
Note: Let us know if you don't see a camera that you would like a guided tour of. We'll be posting more of 'em soon.