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Canon 400D how do u take the picture through the Lcd not the viewfinder i can not work it out

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Not possible to do that with Canon 400D , 350D, 20D or any of these earlier models ( but it is possible with the DSLRs that are coming on the market this year , which have the so called called 'live view' feature i.e. you can see the image in real time on the LCD monitor with these models ) :

The reason is that , when it comes to DSLR cameras,the sensor which is responsible for creating the picture sits BEHIND CLOSED SHUTTER and so you cannot see anything ( because the sensor sees nothing at this stage, on the monitor before you take a picture.

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This is a Single Lens Reflex Camera
As such it is not possible to take a photo via the LCD.
The image comes into the camera and to the viewfinder via a mirror.
When pushing the button to take the picture - the mirror lifts to allow the image to go to the CCD.
There is no way to change this with this model

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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