Let's take some pictures
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Let's take some pictures

Okay, now that you've sat staring at your camera for a while and have killed the time by reading a couple more online reviews on it, let's put the charged battery in and actually turn the thing on.

You'll be prompted to go through and set the date and time, which is advisable - when you go to put the photos on your phone, computer or the internet, the 'date taken' is a common method of keeping your images organized. If you notice any odd (read: buggy) behavior from the camera, go ahead and check the manufacturers' website to see if there have been any firmware updates - and they'll have easy instructions for installing them.