Like many people, I have owned and used digital cameras for years. I have always used them as "electronic box cameras." That is, I just aim and shoot. The results have been variable: I have captured some great shots as well as quite a few not-so-great images.
I have never paid much attention to photo composition, shutter speeds, focal lengths, or other photographic mumbo-jumbo. In fact, the digital cameras that I have owned never had much capability to alter those settings. All I know is that each new camera I purchased over the years had more megapixels than the previous one. After all, having more megapixels is a good thing, isn't it?
The 4-megapixel digital camera I purchased several years ago started exhibiting problems in recent weeks. Obviously, something had malfunctioned. It has been out of warranty for some time, and the repair costs probably would exceed the price of a new camera with similar capabilities. I decided it was time for an upgrade.
Being a techie, I decided not to opt for just any ol' camera. I wanted a suitable one with lots of buttons, switches, bells, whistles, megapixels, and whatever gadgets I could find. I eventually purchased one that met those requirements. It also turned out to be a great learning experience.
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