It helps when learning to use your new digital camera to also know what some of the more common terms mean. Below you will find many of these common terms defined.
Automatic Mode A setting that sets the focus, exposure and white-balance automatically.
Burst Mode or Continuous Capture Mode a series of pictures taken one after another at quickly timed intervals with one press of the shutter button.
Compression The process of compacting digital data, images and text by deleting selected information.
Digital Zoom Cropping and magnifying the center part of an image.
JPEG The predominant format used for image compression in digital cameras
Lag Time The pause between the time the shutter button is pressed and when the camera actually captures the image
LCD (Liquid-Crystal Display) is a small screen on a digital camera for viewing images.
Lens A circular and transparent glass or plastic piece that has the function of collecting light and focusing it on the sensor to capture the image.
Megabyte (MB) Measures 1024 Kilobytes, and refers to the amount of information in a file, or how much information can be contained...