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 Cameras For Beginners

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Although we usually tend to think of the digital camera as the best thing since sliced bread, there are both pros and cons with its use. Nothing is available on the market that does not have both a good and a bad side, but the key is to weigh the good against the bad in order to come up with the best of both worlds.

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