Control Panel

Usually found only on higher-end cameras or, conversely, very inexpensive models that don't have an LCD viewfinder, the control panel (see Figure 3-6) is a small grey screen on the top of your camera (or sometimes on the back above the LCD), which continuously displays lots of information, such as exposure settings, the battery status, the flash mode, the number of frames left, and so on. Most of the same info is also displayed on the LCD (when it's turned on and in the proper mode), but it's always visible on the control panel. Sometimes, there's a nearby button, for briefly illuminating the control panel.

Digital Camera and Digital Photography

Digital Camera and Digital Photography

Compared to film cameras, digital cameras are easy to use, fun and extremely versatile. Every day there’s more features being designed. Whether you have the cheapest model or a high end model, digital cameras can do an endless number of things. Let’s look at how to get the most out of your digital camera.

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