Exposure Compensation value

This option, also detailed in Chapter 5, enables you to produce a brighter or darker image than the camera's autoexposure meter thinks appropriate. If you applied exposure compensation when you take a picture, the compensation amount appears to the right of the f-stop during playback. Otherwise, this area of the display is empty. Figure 4-10 The most basic Playback mode displays your image with minimal shooting information. Figure 4-10 The most basic Playback mode displays your image with...

Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus

Canon Rebel T1i Example Viewfinder

Perched on the top-right edge of the viewfinder is a tiny black knob, labeled in Figure 1-4. Officially known as a dioptric adjustment control, this knob enables you to adjust the magnification of the viewfinder to mesh with your eyesight. Viewfinder adjustment knob Autofocus point Viewfinder adjustment knob Autofocus point Figure 1-4 Use the little knob to set the viewfinder focus for your eyesight. Figure 1-4 Use the little knob to set the viewfinder focus for your eyesight. Adjusting the...

Changing the Drive Mode

The Drive mode enables you to tell the camera what to do when you press the shutter button record a single frame, a series of frames, or record one or more shots after a short delay. Your camera offers the following Drive mode settings, which are represented by the symbols you see in the margin Single This setting, which is the default for Creative Auto and all fully automatic modes except Portrait and Sports, records a single image each time you press the shutter button. In other words, this...