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Canon EOS Rebel T1i/500D For Dummies

Get to know the external controls and all the functions of the exposure modes on your Canon Rebel T1i/500D digital camera and you’re on your way to taking great digital photos!

The Canon Rebel T1i/500D Digital Camera Layout

Here’s a guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your Digital Rebel T1i/500D. The lens shown in the digital camera below is the Canon EF-S 18–55mm IS (Image Stabilization) model sold with the Rebel; other lenses may vary. Controls marked with an asterisk have multiple functions.

Back of the camera.
Back of the camera.
Top of the camera.
Top of the camera.
View of lens controls.
View of lens controls.

Exposure Mode Quick Guide for Your Canon Rebel T1i/500D Digital Camera

Use this table for a quick explanation of your Canon Rebel T1i/500D camera’s exposure modes (you select these using the Mode Dial on top of the digital camera). Control of picture-taking settings depends on the exposure mode. Some are fully automatic, and others let you precisely manipulate exposure, color, and focus.

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