You should find this roadmap of the functions of the SL1’s controls more useful than the tiny black-and-white drawings in the manual packed with the camera, which has dozens of cross-references that send you on an information scavenger hunt through dozens of pages. Everything you need to know about the controls themselves is here. You’ll find descriptions of menus and settings in Chapters 3 and 4.
Figure 2.1 shows a front view of the Canon SL1 from a 45-degree angle. The main components you need to know about are as follows:
■ Hand grip. This provides a comfortable handhold, and also contains the SL1’s battery.
■ DC power access cover. You’ll find an opening under this small ...