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The function of digital cameras that shows a live view from the imaging sensor on an LCD display.

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Shutter half-press to focus possible in Live View mode on EOS 50D?

When not in Live View mode and when the lens is set to AF mode, when I press the shutter button half way on my Canon EOS 50D it causes the camera to auto-focus, as expected. In Live View mode, I have ...
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What are the pros and cons of a viewfinder versus a liveview?

Provided a DSLR has both i.e. a viewfinder as well as a liveview feature. Which one is more preferable for focusing and composition, and why? Is there something which can be done through a viewfinder ...
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Is there third-party software for Canon tethered live-view shooting?

I can use Canon EOS Utility to shoot tethered so that the live-view preview is displayed on the computer screen. However, I would like to know if there is any third-party software (non-Canon) that ...
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Is it possible to get a larger screen for live view, for precise manual focus?

I've been doing some test macro shots lately and it's been a pain to focus sharp. The macro lens already minimizes DoF and makes things hard but I've been thinking of an external screen that I can ...
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Are there any free Windows programs to get a live view for a Nikon D700 in tethered capture mode?

Are there any free Windows programs to get a live view for a Nikon D700 in tethered capture mode? I'm trying to hook it up to my computer monitor for some studio shooting.
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Why don't we get hot pixels when using live view?

Why don't we get hot pixels while using live view mode, but do get then on a long exposure? I read somewhere that they appear due to the sensor being activated for too much time, but then, live view ...
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Why is AF slow in Live View on DSLRs?

Why is AF so slow in Live View on SLRs ? On compacts, the AF works very smoothly and quickly.
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What are the technical differences between using a DSLR viewfinder and live view?

The earlier question What are the advantages of using the optical viewfinder over live preview to take photos on a DSLR? asks for practical advantages of optical viewfinders. But what's the technical ...
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Does every frame of video (or live view) on a DSLR count as a shutter actuation?

From time to time I see questions about shutter actuations on this site and this got me thinking — does every frame of video count as an actuation? Does this means a 10 minute video is "worth" 18000 ...
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Why is depth of field different in live view vs. video recording on my Canon 5D?

I recently got a Canon 5DmkII. This weekend I was at the local high school football field playing with the camera and recording video. I set the camera down on the field, turned live view on, and ...
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Should I be concerned about sensor heat and the development of hot pixels?

Since I shoot a lot of pictures in Live View mode and from time to time I do some short movies, I've developed a paranoid sensation that I'm going to burn the sensor. I'm aware that live view mode ...
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Is it normal that manual exposure does not work on the Nikon D7000 in Live-View?

When in Live-View and Manual (M) exposure mode, I can control the shutter-speed with the command-dial but the aperture does not respond to the sub-command dial. This does not occur when using the ...
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How can I find an affordable D-SLR camera with live view and rotating display?

I am looking to buy a D-SLR camera with a rotating display. The display that I'm referring to is the live view display on the back of the camera, which a few of the D-SLR cameras have and it is ...
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What are the advantages of using the optical viewfinder over live preview to take photos on a DSLR?

Forgive this novice question, I am basically a complete newbie to photography. Really, all I've ever used for most my of short life have been point-and-shoots; I've only recently started to pick up ...
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In live view, why does my aperture open before and after a picture?

On my D7000 in live view mode, taking a picture performs these steps: (Mirror is up, aperture is stopped down.) Shutter closes. Aperture opens all the way. Aperture closes back down. Shutter opens ...
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How to turn off Nikon D5000 live view timer?

I am frustrated with my Nikon D5000. When I click 'Live View', there is a timer by the corner that limits it to 30 seconds only. After that, it automatically shuts off. This is frustrating ...