Http://www.digital-slr-guide.com/index.htmlNot a bad review of the differences between P&S and DSLRs..
Don't be intimidated even the pro DSLRs have a "P" mode. Point, push shutter and picture is taken.A member of the rabble in good standing..
If it's an Olympus you are thinking of getting, you can go here:.
And click on the camera (any camera if you haven't decided yet, I suggest the new E-510, basic instructions) It will explain a lot about a specific camera. I would imagine other cameras, Nikon - Canon, etc probably have something similar..
Good luck...LucyE- 510 w/2 lens kit!U ZI owner!Olympus C30-20Zhttp://www.pbase.com/lucyFCAS Member #98, Oly Division'Photography is the art of seeing what others do not.'.
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Try a search on "Frequently Asked Question on Digital Photography" and you ought to find a PDF about it that's a nice book to have. Failing that try a bookshop or else read the camera manual again..
In the meantime it helps to put everything on JPG and "P" and AF etc and use it was a point and shoot..
Try this link and you ought to get a PDF:-.
It can be printed (count the pages first) and don't be put off by the fact that Olympus are behind it. Also try and see what the makers of your camera do, you might get a pleasant surprise..
BTW, if you did the search I suggested you'll find a page in Russian which is worth skimming through as the English book titles are in plain Roman letters and not Cyrillic..
Has anyone come across a good website which will take me through mytransition from P&S to SLR?.
I know there's the glossary and articles on here but they don't makesense to me, too out of context.I'm looking more for so "You've got a fancy pantsy camera, here'swhat to do with it"..
Here is one. It is centered on the Canon SLRs though..
Hope this helps...