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David Busch’s Canon® EOS Rebel® XS/1000D: Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Chapter 2. Canon EOS Rebel XS/1000D Roadmap

One thing that always surprises new owners of the Canon EOS Rebel XS is that the camera has a total of 496 buttons, dials, switches, levers, latches, and knobs bristling from its surface. Okay, I lied. Actually, the real number is closer to two-dozen controls and adjustments, but that’s still a lot of components to master, especially when you consider that many of these controls serve double-duty to give you access to multiple functions.

Traditionally, there have been two ways of providing a roadmap to guide you through this maze of features. One approach uses two or three tiny 2 × 3-inch black-and-white line drawings or photos impaled with dozens of callouts labeled with cross-references to the actual ...

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