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The LCD screen

From: Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5)

Video: The LCD screen

On the back of my camera, I've got this nice big 3 inch LCD screen. You've already seen how it can flip out, and move around. When I'm in Auto mode, it gives me some fairly simple status information. I can see first of all that I'm in Auto mode. Next, it tells me what the camera is controlling in Auto mode; Auto-focus, Brightness, Flash, Color Tone, those are all set according to what the camera figures out from its analysis of my scene. I get some other simple status information down here. I get a Battery Readout. I have a fully charged battery. I'm shooting in JPEG mode at best quality, and I can also see that I've got approximately room for 482 shots on my card.

The LCD screen

On the back of my camera, I've got this nice big 3 inch LCD screen. You've already seen how it can flip out, and move around. When I'm in Auto mode, it gives me some fairly simple status information. I can see first of all that I'm in Auto mode. Next, it tells me what the camera is controlling in Auto mode; Auto-focus, Brightness, Flash, Color Tone, those are all set according to what the camera figures out from its analysis of my scene. I get some other simple status information down here. I get a Battery Readout. I have a fully charged battery. I'm shooting in JPEG mode at best quality, and I can also see that I've got approximately room for 482 shots on my card.

This little square here indicates that I'm shooting Single Shot mode. When I press the shutter button, it's only going to take one shot. If I want, I can change that to a Burst mode by either pressing this button right here, and this gives me some other options that we'll look at later, or by pressing the Q button, I get to the same menu. That's really the only thing that I can control in here other than Image Formatting and we'll look at Image Format later. Other than that, I don't get a lot of status information because Auto mode is meant to be a fully automatic mode. If I want more control, I'll switch to a different mode, and when I do that, I'll start seeing more status information on here and we'll cover that when we talk about each of those modes.

Now, the screen can be kind of bright when you've got your eye up to the Viewfinder. You will be able to see this out of the bottom of your eye and particularly if you're shooting in low light, it can be kind of blinding. So when you half press the shutter button to take a shot, the screen actually goes off to save your eye. So sometimes when you're trying to compose, if the screen is bothering you, just press the shutter button in half way, and that'll turn the screen off giving you the chance to compose. Once you've figured out what your shot is, you may want to let go of the shutter button and then half press it again to get the camera to meter and focus, but just know that you can turn the screen off and on by half pressing the shutter button.

Also, if you're shooting self-portraits, you may want to know that when you flip the screen out and face it forward like this, the image on the screen reverses. You get a mirror image. So this image that's pointed that way now looks correct to whoever is looking at it from over here. So again this is good for self- portraits or even just for portrait shooting, if you want your subject to be able to see exactly the framing that you've got.

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Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5)

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  1. 5m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 27s
    2. What is an SLR?
      2m 39s
    3. How to use this course
      1m 53s
  2. 22m 33s
    1. Basic camera anatomy
      2m 39s
    2. Attaching a lens to your camera
      2m 36s
    3. Batteries and media cards
      2m 44s
    4. Powering up
      2m 38s
    5. Menu navigation and factory defaults
      4m 1s
    6. Setting the date and time
      1m 31s
    7. Setting the language
      1m 7s
    8. Formatting the media card
      2m 48s
    9. Holding the camera
      2m 29s
  3. 21m 23s
    1. Setting Auto mode
      4m 14s
    2. The viewfinder display
      5m 31s
    3. The LCD screen
      2m 15s
    4. Autofocus basics
      2m 38s
    5. Lens controls
      1m 17s
    6. Flash in Auto mode
      1m 26s
    7. Image review
      2m 28s
    8. Image playback
      1m 34s
  4. 21m 14s
    1. What Program mode does
      1m 57s
    2. Exposure compensation
      2m 15s
    3. Metering revisited
      1m 57s
    4. Changing ISO
      2m 51s
    5. Program shift
      2m 30s
    6. Image format and size
      4m 21s
    7. Creative Auto mode
      2m 20s
    8. The Info button
      1m 17s
    9. The Quick Control button
      1m 46s
  5. 6m 21s
    1. Manually selecting a focus point
      2m 33s
    2. Focus modes
      1m 19s
    3. Manual focus
      2m 29s
  6. 7m 30s
    1. Auto white balance
      1m 54s
    2. White balance presets
      2m 7s
    3. Manual white balance
      3m 29s
  7. 8m 56s
    1. Drive mode
      3m 16s
    2. The self-timer
      2m 19s
    3. Remote controls and Bulb mode
      3m 21s
  8. 19m 38s
    1. Metering modes
      2m 19s
    2. Exposure lock
      56s
    3. Aperture Priority mode
      2m 50s
    4. Depth-of-field preview
      2m 11s
    5. Shutter Priority mode
      2m 23s
    6. Manual mode
      2m 46s
    7. Auto exposure bracketing
      2m 34s
    8. Auto lighting optimizer
      1m 59s
    9. Peripheral illumination correction
      1m 40s
  9. 18m 0s
    1. Metadata display
      3m 2s
    2. LCD brightness
      52s
    3. Rotation
      1m 4s
    4. Rating images
      1m 43s
    5. Applying creative filters
      2m 6s
    6. Protecting and deleting images
      3m 26s
    7. File numbering options
      2m 51s
    8. Creating folders
      48s
    9. Copyright information
      2m 8s
  10. 4m 55s
    1. What is a scene mode?
      1m 8s
    2. Scene modes and image formats
      3m 47s
  11. 6m 34s
    1. Fill flash
      1m 2s
    2. Flash exposure compensation
      1m 52s
    3. Red-eye reduction
      1m 36s
    4. Night Portrait scene mode
      2m 4s
  12. 6m 59s
    1. Picture styles defined
      2m 7s
    2. Selecting a picture style
      1m 38s
    3. Adjusting predefined styles
      2m 20s
    4. Monochrome picture styles
      54s
  13. 13m 53s
    1. Activating Live view
      4m 42s
    2. Focusing in Live view
      5m 31s
    3. Aspect ratio
      1m 35s
    4. Live view's drawbacks
      2m 5s
  14. 12m 55s
    1. Configuring and activating video
      5m 17s
    2. Focusing
      4m 6s
    3. Exposure control
      2m 11s
    4. Movie playback
      1m 21s
  15. 15m 6s
    1. Custom menus
      2m 11s
    2. Custom functions
      1m 31s
    3. Exposure level increments
      1m 0s
    4. ISO expansion
      1m 8s
    5. Long exposure noise reduction
      1m 9s
    6. High ISO speed noise reduction
      1m 46s
    7. Highlight tone priority
      1m 53s
    8. AF-assist beam firing
      56s
    9. Mirror lockup
      1m 17s
    10. Shutter/AE Lock button
      2m 15s
  16. 4m 37s
    1. Camera and sensor cleaning
      1m 4s
    2. Operating conditions and temperatures
      2m 9s
    3. Firmware updates
      1m 24s
  17. 23s
    1. Goodbye
      23s

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