Knowing the Basic Parts of a Digital SLR
All dSLRs share a number of common design elements. For example, the grip is always on the right side. All have an LCD monitor on the back and a viewfinder that you look through. After learning a little bit about them, you should be able to pick up any dSLR without being totally intimidated. The following illustrations of a typical consumer-level model dSLR from Canon show you the basic parts of most dSLRs.