Quoting Kitch--Hardcore Superstar: I messed around a LOT, actually lol. I kept trying to take picture after picture, hence the annoyance ... [snip!] ... lol. I haven't really found anything new, but it's only been one night. I have the manual to read through and everything!
New gadgets are fun and frustrating. LOL I dislike my current point and shoot but dread getting a new one and dealing with the learning curve. It takes me a few days to get to a point that I start seeing some payback from the days of being frustrated.
I know it's like a foreign language.
While you are fiddling with settings be sure to go into your Quality setting and set it to it's highest or best quality setting. If it's a 10 MP make sure it's set to 10 MP to get the best quality pics.
Also feel free to share random pics on the main thread.
For immediate gratification take some outdoor pictures tomorrow. Set it in P mode on those settings we talked about and just shoot random pics. Kids, rocks, leaves, your car, the dog....you get my point. Natural light will give you a really high quality pic and make you feel warm and fuzzy for the day.
Overcast and cloudy days are especially good! Rainy days (catch it in between downpours so water doesn't get on your camera) and you can catch some good pics!