Welcome to
Curtin's Guide to Digital Cameras
And Other Photographic Equipment

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
  • What is a Digital Photograph?
  • Why Go Digital?
    • Free Photography, Photographic Freedom
    • The Three Steps of Digital Photography
  • How a Digital Camera Works
    • It’s All Black and White After All
    • There’s a Computer in Your Camera
    • Where We Seem to be Headed
  • The Steps in Buying a New Camera and Other Equipment
    • Think About Your Interests
    • Decide About Size
    • Decide About Lens
    • Download the Manual
    • Check New Model Plans
    • Check Camera Sites
    • Check Discussion Forums
    • Check Camera News & Review Sites
    • Explore On-line Auctions
    • Visit Trustworthy Stores
    • Watch out for Unbundling
    • Avoid Gray Market Products
    • Check Postage Rates and Sales Taxes
    • Avoid Extended Warranties
    • Check Return Policies, Restocking Fees
    • Buy No Extras
  • Scanners— Photographing Photos
    • Photo Transfer (Bulk Scanning) Services
    • Scanning Basics
    • Color or Bit Depth
    • Resolution
    • Dynamic Range
    • Film Scanners
    • Flatbed Scanners
    • Drum Scanners
CHAPTER 2. DIGITAL CAMERAS

  • Batteries
  • Other Features
    • Look and Feel
    • Size and Weight
    • Control Panel Illumination
    • Mirror Lockup
    • Custom Functions
    • Time-Lapse (Intervalometer Mode) Photography
    • Multiple Exposures
    • Animations
    • Tripod mount
    • Water and Shock Proofing
    • Self-timer/Remote Control
    • Date/time Indicators
    • Written Annotation
    • Sound Recording
    • Power Management
    • Special Effects
    • GPS
    • MP3 Player
    • Folders
    • Software
    • Firmware Update
    • Image Verification
    • EXIF Information
CHAPTER 3. STUDIO EQUIPMENT CHAPTER 4.OTHER CAMERA EQUIPMENT CHAPTER 5. APPENDIX
  • Glossary
  • Caring for Your Camera
    • Cleaning the Image Sensor
    • Cleaning the Camera and Lens
    • Protecting your Camera from the Elements
    • Protecting when Traveling
    • Storing a Camera
    • Caring for Yourself



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