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LCD screen I want to view my subject through the LCD screen before taking my picture. I am only able to view through the view finder like a regular 35mm. Is this not possible?

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  • patches333 Mar 13, 2008

    If I would have known this camera was like this I would not have purchased. Maybe. I do like the choices of using the settings as the old 35mm. We have become comfortable with the LCD screen and do not think about our settings and what they mean. I was told by Canon that there is a new slr camera coming out in April called the SXi and it will have the ability to view through the LCD screen. The cost of this new camera without the len will be around $800-$900 dollars. Canon said it will more than likely drive down the cost of the XTi. I am tempted to send my XTi back and wait for the XSi. Not sure what I will do.

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Correct, Since the camera is an DSLR, there is no way for the sensor to have a 'preview' of your subject. The mirror reflects the image and the shutter is closed, covering the CCD sensor until you take a picture.

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