Having problems with your Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens ?

LCD screen I want to view my subject through the LCD screen before taking my picture. I am only able to view through the view finder like a regular 35mm. Is this not possible?


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Correct, Since the camera is an DSLR, there is no way for the sensor to have a 'preview' of your subject. The mirror reflects the image and the shutter is closed, covering the CCD sensor until you take a picture.
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