Front Side of Camera
Looking over into the front of the camera, we have our microphone for our movies that we are recording. This is not a stereo microphone, it's just a mono microphone. The camera has two different lens mount alignment pieces depending on the lenses that you mount. We'll talk about those here in just a moment. So, we have EF, which is the standard line up of Canon lenses, and the EF-S lenses, which are designed for the smaller sensor that this camera has. And then there's a little lock pin, and you'll hear that clicking when you get your lens mounted, which I'll do a little demo right now for you on that. 'Cause a lot of people, they get these entry level cameras, it's their first interchangeable lens camera, and they're very scared about taking that lens off. Do I take it off, can I do that? Yes, that's what it's designed for. Let's take a look over a little bit here on the side, so there's a white box on the side of the camera, on the side of the lens, and there's gonna be a white box r...
ight up there. Line up that white box with that white one, and when we get it lined up you're gonna here a real definitive click (lens clicks) and that means you've mounted the lens on, and done so properly. It's very easy to do, get used to doing it. Hopefully you'll be doing it thousands of times in the future 'cause you have all these different lenses to choose from. The sensor in this camera is an 18 megapixel sensor. It's the APS-C size sensor in there. It's got a 1.6 crop compared to the full frame. Our lens release button, that I was just pressing, was right there. We see our mirror for our single lens reflex in there. There are CPU contacts that you will see on the lens and the body, and these need to be able to connect to each other. Make sure they're not obstructed or dirty or broken in any way, that could cause a loss of communication between the body and the lens. We also see a little light on the front of the camera. That's our self-timer lamp. It's also a red eye reduction lamp. It can be something, sometimes, that is a little distracting and that is something you can turn off when you get into the menu system of the camera.