Simple Canon Rebel XS Question

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  1. jason1998

    jason1998 TPF Noob!

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    When in full auto mode with the Canon Rebel XS does the 2.5 inch LCD on the back become disabled? So you must use the view finder when in full auto mode?

    I'd like to get this camera but it would annoy my wife if she had to use the view finder to always take pictures in full auto mode.
     
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    That would take a feature called live view.

    I don't belive the XS has that. You can always check at Canon U.S.A
     
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    I can confirm it does have live view as I have the camera, however I find it very annoying to have on.
     
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    tjones -

    Can you answer me this, when in "full auto" mode can live view be seen on the 2.5 inch LCD???

    thank you
     
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    I remember a day when ALL cameras used a view finder.
    :er:
     
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    bitter -

    I remember those days too however this would allow my wife to compose photos on the LCD, just like she can on a compact camera, which she is used to.
     
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    Live View is only available in the "creative" zones... i.e. the manual settings. It is not available in the "basic" zones i.e. automatic settings.
     
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    Isn't there something funky about live view as well. Like you can't auto focus or something. I remember checking it out, and thought it was crap, and never used it again.

    To the OP, Your wife might want to get used to the viewfinder, or stick with a point and shoot. Once you put some heavier lenses on the body, you have more stability issues holding the camera out away from the face. Holding the camera to your eye is an additional point of stabilization. Your wife will experience more blurry pictures because of "camera shake" at lower shutter speeds using live view. If your wife has poor vision, you cannect correct for that to a degree using the the little diopter adjustment beside the eyepiece.
     
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    I was curious after reading this post, so I got out my camera...

    Yes it is possible.

    In the second Settings Menu, you have to go to Live View Function Settings, and Enable it (which had been mentioned).

    When in full auto mode (P), press the "Set" button the camera. The LCD will then show you your photo :)

    Enjoy.
     
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    It has live view and I use it all the time. Thats how I shot my pano so I didnt have to have my eye on the view finder.

    Its a good feature for the XS on AUTO
     
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    Which may explain why your image is blurry.
     

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