Photos in my future
I managed to get the battery charged and figured out how to turn on the camera and set the date. There's too many modes to figure out at once. It appears I can even take short videos but I think tomorrow I can try to just take some auto photos and see if I can figure out how to upload them to the computer.
It may seem I'm taking this kind of slow to the kind of people who just take the camera out of the box and start using it without reading the instructions, but for me this speedy. I'm the kind of person that doesn't even usually take it out of the box for a week so I'm way ahead of schedule.