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Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D For Dummies by Julie Adair King, Robert Correll

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Chapter 1

Getting Up and Running

In This Chapter

arrow Preparing the camera for its first outing

arrow Getting acquainted with camera features

arrow Viewing and adjusting camera settings

arrow Setting a few basic preferences

If you're like many people, shooting for the first time with an SLR (single-lens reflex) camera produces a blend of excitement and anxiety. On one hand, you can't wait to start using your new equipment, but on the other, you're a little intimidated by all its buttons, dials, and menu options.

Well, fear not: This chapter provides the information you need to start getting comfortable with your Rebel T5/1200D. The first section walks you through initial camera setup; following that, you can get an overview of camera controls, discover how to view and adjust camera settings, work with lenses and memory cards, and get our take on some basic setup options.

Preparing the Camera for Initial Use

After unpacking your camera, you have to assemble a few parts. In addition to the camera body and ...

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