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

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LCD Panel Readouts

The Rebel XSi does not have a monochrome status LCD, like the one found on the top panel of the EOS 40D, and underneath the back-panel color LCD as the original Digital Rebel and Rebel XT did. Lacking this auxiliary information display, the XSi uses the generously expansive 3-inch color LCD to show you everything you need to see, from images to a collection of informational data displays. Here’s an overview of these displays, and how to access them:

  • Image playback displays. When the XSi shows you a picture for review, you can select from among four different information overlays. To switch among them, press the DISP. button while the image is on the screen. The LCD will cycle among the Single image display (Figure 2.15); ...

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