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Canon® EOS Rebel XSi/450D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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The Canon EOS Rebel XSi’s Business End

The back panel of the Rebel XSi (see Figure 2.7) bristles with more than a dozen different controls, buttons, and knobs. That might seem like a lot of controls to learn, but you’ll find, as I noted earlier, that it’s a lot easier to press a dedicated button and spin a dial than to jump to a menu every time you want to change a setting.

You can see some of the controls clustered on the left side of the XSi in Figure 2.7. The key buttons and components and their functions are as follows:

  • Viewfinder eyepiece. You can frame your composition by peering into the viewfinder. ...

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