What Does This Button Do? Digital Camera Questions Answered

8 May


Hello There!

This is Techspert Mollie reporting from the ms Zuiderdam! We are currently finishing up our repositioning cruise from the Caribbean to Alaska. Along the way I have had quite a few classes on the “Camera Basics” and I always seem to come across a lot of the same questions from guests. I thought it would be a perfect topic to blog about so that everyone can have these questions answered J Hopefully these questions will be helpful in learning more about your digital cameras as well!

So the majority of the time I have guests coming up to me and saying, “I think when I was playing with my camera a pressed something and now [ insert issue here  ] has happened”

Most of the time these little issues are a quick fix so I’m going to present some easy solutions and hopefully ease the stress of working with your digital camera!


  • If your screen is showing multiple pictures on your LCD Screen

This means that while you were viewing the photos taken in your camera, you may have zoomed out by mistake. The more time your zoom out of your pictures, the more photos you will see. This is helpful if you want to jump from one picture to another one that way taken previously.

In order to go back to just viewing one photo, you simply press the zoom in button


  •  If you are seeing extra “stuff” on your screen such as icons, numbers, or a histogram

This means that you may have pressed the DISP button on your camera. Each time you press it, information is “Displayed” on your screen. You can usually press it about two or three times until the information will go away. Sometimes pressing this button may also make your entire screen go black; however, pressing it a second time will bring your screen back to normal.

  • If you have different letters on your camera and are unsure what they are


ADEP-Automatic Depth of Field Mode


M-Manual Exposure Mode


Av-Aperture Priority


TV-Shutter Priority/Action Shot Mode (Time Value)


P-Program Mode-Exposure and Aperture set automatically




If you click an option to “format” your card, all of your pictures will be erased!


There is an internet site called http://www.piriform.com/recuva that you can get your pictures back but just in case, stay away from formatting your card unless you are trying to get rid of your pictures!


Hopefully this information will help alleviate some of the questions you may have about using your digital camera! Now go take some pictures!


~Techspert Mollie

Ms Zuiderdam









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