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My Canon 300D SLR will turn on, and led display comes up saying battery is full and yet when you go to take a photo you cant see anything but black through the lens.

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Obvious Questions, but you didn't supply the information.....:

1. Is the lens cap off?
2. Are you looking through the viewfinder? You will *NOT* be able to use the LCD screen as a viewfinder.

Otherwise, there is always a light path through the lens to the viewfinder, so....

1. Have you tried a different lens?
2. Have you checked the mirror is down?

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Unfortunately it is not possible to preview the picture on the camera's LCD screen before you take it.

The 300D is an SLR camera. What this means is that as light comes in through the lens it is deflected by a mirror (which sits in front of the sensor) up to the viewfinder. When you take a picture, the mirror flips up out of the way and a mechanical shutter opens, exposing the sensor to the incoming light. Because the mirror and shutter are in the way of the sensor, it is not possible to have a 'live preview'.

Compact cameras (which do allow you to preview the image on the LCD screen) work in a different way. They have a completely separate viewfinder, and they do not have a mechanical shutter - The signal from the sensor is simply switched electronically between the LCD screen and the memory.

On the plus side, although you might not be used to using a viewfinder, you will find the image you see is a lot bigger and a lot brighter that those you get on a compact camera.

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The camera is fine. Since it is an Single Lens Reflex (SLR), it is not possible to use the LCD screen to compose your pictures. Canon answers that here: CanonUSA


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