Why does my camera have so many buttons and dials?

Why does my camera have so many buttons and dials? What am I supposed to do with them?

Your camera, like your smart phone, TV remote, your car, and many other items you use every day, has controls so that you can tell it what you want it to do. Your camera is pretty smart, but you are smarter!

Like the above items, the more you use them, the more comfortable with that device you become. The next step is to start exploring some of the features you haven’t tried yet.

In most cases your camera will do it’s very best to get you a good image, but I’m sure you’ve run into cases where that picture just didn’