7 Digital Camera Tips & Truths You Need To Know

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If we’re being honest, most of us probably haven’t read our camera manual from cover to cover (it’s ok)! But digital cameras are very clever animals and they can do a lot more than you might think.

Here are some useful tips as well as truths that you should know about – they will definitely help you in your photographic journey.


The firmware in your camera is the software it uses for all functions, features and processing requirements. What many people don’t realise is that manufacturers periodically release firmware updates, which fix any issues and allow access to new features. Make sure you check your camera manufacturer’s website from time to time and keep your firmware updated to the latest version.

RAW vs Jpeg

If you want your images to last over time, shoot in RAW. RAW files are almost as good as negatives and their quality is far higher. You can always save out a Jpeg of Tiff image from them. Each time a Jpeg is edited or saved it degrades a little in quality so, over time, image quality will be lost.

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