Having problems with your Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera ?

Is the lcd screen only used to view pictures that have already been taken?

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The XSi has Live view on it but only in non-auto modes, just press the set button to activate it and the start button to focus. Also make sure it is turned on it the menu.
Yes. If you want to see what you're going to shoot on the screen, you need to get a camera with "live view".
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