New digital camera got you down? Surf for support before picking up the phone

Now that we've had some time to tinker with the new digital cameras that were unwrapped during the holidays, some of us are ready to throw in the towel. Whether just you can't figure out how something works (Manual? What manual?) or you have a more serious issue and need to update firmware or find out how to get warranty repairs, your first stop should be tech support from the camera manufacturer. All camera vendors offer some sort of support site online--some more helpful than others--where you can find FAQs, PDFs of user manuals, driver downloads, and more. The better sites have big knowledgebases that you can search or forums you can post questions to for support. Here's a quick linkfest to get you to your camera's support site quick:

Now that we've had some time to tinker with the new digital cameras that were unwrapped during the holidays, some of us are ready to throw in the towel. Whether just you can't figure out how something works (Manual? What manual?) or you have a more serious issue and need to update firmware or find out how to get warranty repairs, your first stop should be tech support from the camera manufacturer. All camera vendors offer some sort of support site online--some more helpful than others--where you can find FAQs, PDFs of user manuals, driver and firmware downloads, and more. The better sites have big knowledgebases that you can search or forums you can post questions to for support. Here's a quick linkfest to get you to your camera's support site quick!

Canon Digital Camera Support

Panasonic Digital Cameras Support

Sony Electronics eSupport Nikon USA Photography Digital Tech Support Center Fujifilm Support and Contact Center: Digital Cameras

Olympus Product Support for Digital Cameras

Kodak Digital Camera Support

Pentax Imaging Self-Support

Samsung Digital Camera Support Center Casio Worldwide Digital Cameras Support

You can also search or post a question in a number of support forums, such as:

DigitalCameraReview.com's Digital Camera Forums and Discussion

Digital Camera Resource Page's Manufacturer Specific Forums

Digital Photography Review Discussion Forums

Steve's DigiCam's Forums

CNET Digital Cameras Forum

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