The status LCD (on the top of the camera) turns on every time you power on the camera. You can use the status LCD to assess the current status of the camera and to change some of the camera settings.
To toggle through the auto focus range, timer mode, and flash mode settings within the status LCD, press the auto focus range button, timer mode button, and the flash mode button, respectively. (These three buttons are located on the top of the camera, below the status LCD). Certain icons will appear in the status LCD to indicate these settings.
This example of the status LCD in Figure 8 (below) shows the locations for the auto focus range, timer mode, and flash mode icons, as well as the indicators for the battery status and the pictures remaining on the memory card:
Figure : Status LCD
For complete lists of the icons you will see in the status LCD when you set different auto focus range, timer mode, and flash mode settings on the camera, consult the HP PhotoSmart 618 Quick Start Guide.