20 Most Recent Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera Questions & Answers

Um, no. EOS Rebel is a "single lens reflex" camera. The display on the back does not show live image. Use the viewfinder above it. After you take a picture, the picture will show on the screen for a few seconds.

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Sep 01, 2018

Usually there is a menu button that toggles between settings info and live image?

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Jul 26, 2018

In the mode option u select sunrise or sunset noe be carefull while taking the photo the direct sunrays should never hit on your lense get a shade above your lense now try to take the photo without flash

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Jan 09, 2018

Yes - internal damage caused when it struck the table.

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Sounds like the self timer was accidently set.


Using the Self-timer on the EOS REBEL T3i.


The self-timer is useful when you want to photograph yourself or prevent camera shake caused when the shutter is released.
1. Set the power switch to <ON>.
2. Press < > button.
3. Press <Cross Keys> to select the desired self-timer, then press the <SET> button.
: 10-sec. self-timer (The remote control can also be used.)
: 2-sec. self-timer
: 10-sec. self-timer plus continuous shots. After selecting , press <Cross Keys> to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer.)
4. Look through the viewfinder, focus the subject, then press the shutter button completely.
  • You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp, beeper, and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor.
  • Two seconds before the picture is taken, the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster.
With [ ], the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash.
  • After taking self-timer shots, you should check the image for proper focus and exposure.
  • If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button, attach the eyepiece cover. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken, it may throw off the exposure.
  • When using the self-timer to photograph only yourself, use focus lock on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand.
  • To cancel the self-timer after it starts, press the < > button.

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Sep 03, 2017

may be lens VR is weak please dont keep cell phone near camera

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Jun 15, 2017

Sounds like a corrupt card Sometime a format may help but you will loose all the images on the card.

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Nov 26, 2016

You may have the card locked Find the small switch on the card to ensure it is not in the lock position.

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016

Make sure the card is not locked Find the small switch on the card

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016

Set the focus to manual and then infinity. If you have the camera on auto focus at night there is not enough light contrast for the camera focus system to lock onto.

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016

It more than likely needs a repair but if it is an older camera be aware of the cost of repair against replacement

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016

Use the button that has 5 dots in a square then use the wheel to move through the different options

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Sep 02, 2016

Simply access photo from protect menu and un-check the checkboxes.

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Nov 02, 2015

Use the largest screen to get a better idea of the focus. Smaller screens lack the resolution to show a slightly unfocused shot - but it will be noticeable later when printed or viewed on a large screen. Of course, these screens eat battery life - so you can use your optical viewfinder whenever possible.

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Nov 02, 2015

Look at the memory card. SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Sep 28, 2015


We need to rule some things out. Do the USB cables you're trying to use work on other "known to be good" devices? Do not reuse any cable(s) that doesn't work, even if new. Once you have a cable that has been proven to work, try connecting the camera to the USB port on the computer again. Make sure the camera power is OFF while connecting to the computer. Only after connecting should you turn camera power ON again. You can review the whole process starting on page 147 of the manual.

If it doesn't work, it is possible that the ports you're trying to use is either 1) defective or 2) overloaded. Try connecting to a different USB port on one of the computers. If you don't have another USB port, or if it still doesn't work as expected, remove all the devices connected to the USB ports that are not needed to operate the computer. This will lower the amount of power the computer needs to supply to USB devices (some - but not all - computers will flash a message on the screen if there's too many devices connected). Reconnect the powered off camera and try again after turning back on..

If you're still having a problem, suspicion turns to the camera's USB port. Resolving a problem within the camera will likely be the most expensive fix. It took considerable restraint, but I didn't even mention the other solution ;-)

I hope this helps & good luck! Please rate my reply - thanks.

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Jul 20, 2015

camera sd card board is faulty you need to relace new sd card board.

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Mar 12, 2015

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