Saturday, June 19, 2010

I Must Be Too Old For This!

Okay, I got this fancy new digital camera... great! Now if I could just understand it.

Every time I turn it on, it wants me to set the year, date and time. I can't get past this screen to take photos. But... how do I set the year, date and time? There is no keyboard on it, so how do you enter the numbers?

I know, I know... it's probably explained somewhere in the pamphlet that came with it. But that's not as easy as it sounds. First I have to find the section that is written in English. Then I have to wade through all the more technical information that makes no sense to me, but would probably make sense to my ten-year old niece. It says to use the up, down and sideways arrows, but when I press them, no numbers appear on the screen. Come on! I grew up using a Kodak Brownie. I must be too old for digital!

p.s. The photo is not the actual camera I have... I took a generic image of a digital camera from Google. I believe the one in the photo is an even more complicated model on which you can change lenses. Mine is a somewhat glorified "point and shoot". I am definitely not ready for changing lenses!


Jenn Jilks said...

That's the kind I have. Do sit down and read the guide! Make sure you save your settings, too. There is a button for that, too. Best of luck!

judy in ky said...

Thank you, I will give it a go!

Susan said...

For someone who seems a wee technically deficient (it takes one to know one) I am constantly amazed at the high tech-ery you own. I've had my camera for going on 9 years and I still barely know how to turn it on - it does ssooooooo much more than I will ever figure out.

All I can say is good luck sister. xo S & les Gang