What Is the LCD Screen on Your Digital Camera?

Learn about the LCD screen on your digital camera from commercial photographer Dan Bracaglia in this photography lesson from Howcast.

Another nice feature of digital photography is having the LCD screen on the back of your camera. This allows you to instantly see the photo that you shot, corresponding exposure data relating to it; and in addition, as digital cameras have gotten more and more complex there are more and more options, more menus to go through.

Instead of having those be tactile buttons or analog, they can be neatly organized on the back of your camera and just kind of broken down like that.

Unlike film days, where everything was physically on the camera and to see your photos you’d have to wait a couple of days for processing and printing, digital photography just makes the whole process a whole lot easier, thanks to the LCD screen.