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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D by Christopher Grey

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Making Pictures

THE BASIC ZONE

Your Digital Rebel offers two options for creative photography, easily accessed via the Mode Dial. The first, the Basic Zone, distinguishes the various functions by icons and can be used “as is” to create great images the very first time you use the camera. Using any of the Basic Zones means the camera will make decisions for you. For first-time users, the Basic Zone is a great place to start.

None of the Basic Zone modes allow changes in white balance, exposure compensation, or exposure beyond what the camera’s processor says is correct. Instead, each mode is preset to what a photographer would typically ...

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