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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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Why does the LCD show only black in Live View in manual mode on T3i, until I half-press the shutter?

I am trying to use my T3i in M mode and also use live mode. I don't seem to get an image on the LCD screen unless I press the shutter button 1/2. As soon as I take the picture the LCD screen goes ...
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Is it normal that a 40D produces a continuous noise in Live View mode?

So I just found out how to turn on the Live View mode on my Canon EOS 40D (turns out there's a setting for it, big surprise) and I was pretty surprised to notice that while the camera is in the Live ...
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Apertures required to enable autofocus on Rebel T6s/T6i in Live View?

Your article "What apertures are required to enable autofocus, including cross-type or high-precision focusing, on Canon DSLR cameras?" is most useful. Would the new Canon autofocus technology, in the ...
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Why isn't live view on my D3200 matching the exposure I've set manually?

I have a Nikon D3200 and it was working perfectly in manual mode. I used the live view mode and it previously showed the scene in the way that picture was supposed to be taken. I accidentally reset ...
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Canon 60D live view on screen while connected to tv?

Is it possible to see live view on a Canon 60D while recording, and at the same time get connected to the tv with the AV cable? Because the tv is in the other ROom, so i need to se whats happening ...
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Acquisition in live view, Nikon D3s

I want to acquire consecutive images saying in 1/100 s exposure time in live view mode, i.e. keeping the shutter up the whole time and take e.g. 200 images without closing the shutter in meantime. 1. ...
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Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?

I understand that back in the days when cameras captured images using photographic film instead of image sensors, the SLR design was a major innovation. It let you see through the viewfinder exactly ...
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Why the need for SLR in digital cameras?

Excuse my ignorance but as far as I know, SLR was invented in order to get the photographer to see (through the viewfinder) exactly what image will fall on to the film. In digital cameras the image ...
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How can I have the LiveView of my camera displayed on a TV or Laptop screen?

If I simply plug in my usb HDMI cable to a TV or laptop from my camera is there a setting I need to turn On to switch my LCD screen to my TV or computer? My camera is a Nikon D600. I don't want to ...
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Nikon D5200 - Dark band occurring on right half of liveview and in videos

OK, here's my story. One day, I noticed that the liveview of my D5200 started to exhibit a darker band/ stripe when exposing in low-light environment. Literally the right half of the screen appears ...
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Using Nikon D5300 Live View with a Amscope microscope lens

I have read that Live View on Nikon cameras doesn't work with certain lens but searching through the user manual there is no mention of this. Our research lab is trying to use Live View with Nikon ...
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How to reduce noise shown in LiveView when photographing in the dark?

At night, when I want to take photos, I usually use LiveView to focus instead of the optical viewfinder. So I set my camera on a tripod, go to LiveView and use manual focusing to get the focus. But ...
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Why does changing the aperture cause lag in live view and in videos?

On my Canon 70D there's a considerable lag during the change of aperture when pressing the depth of field preview button. This lag also occurs during video recording, which causes the video to halt ...
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Do I need to cover my DSLR's viewfinder when using the LCD display? [duplicate]

I just read the manual of my camera, and it says that if you are using the LCD display to take shots, you should close the viewfinder with the plastic piece (I don't know its proper name), so the shot ...
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How can I get the flash to work in liveview mode on my Canon 70D? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 70D with a Canon Speedlite 580EX II. This may be a duplicate question, but I can't find the answer. I can't get the flash to go off in live view mode, either the external flash or the ...
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How can I use a DSLR effectively with progressive eyeglasses?

I was prescribed progressive eyeglasses that should see well at three different viewing ranges; at a distance, mid-range, and up-close. Unfortunately I have issues with using the eyeglasses with my ...
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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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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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Is there a way to replicate Nikon D3100 live view on my laptop screen?

I own a Nikon D3100 and I need a way to see the live view of my camera on my laptop screen. There must definitely be a way (I am not just aware of it). I have searched all around the web sites... I ...
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What's the point of a shutter when the sensor is clearly working all the time to provide live view?

Something I don't understand about compact digital cameras is how their shutters work. On the screen at the back of the camera, a preview is constantly shown. I assume this preview is made by light ...
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Disable Liveview timeout

In some situations I want to use the Liveview display of my Canon EOS 1100D (USA: Rebel T3, Japan: Kiss X50) and not the viewfinder. But the display switches automatically to viewfinder after some ...
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Why does my Canon 600D take pictures in live mode but not in viewfinder mode?

My Canon 600D takes pictures in live mode, but when I switch to the viewfinder and press the shutter button it can't take pictures...it gets completely blank...the camera is blocked..and when I click ...
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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 using live view for accurate manual focusing really better?

Commonly I hear of landscape photographers who rely on live view to focus now. The process I use is: Tripod mount the camera Switch lens to manual focus Enter Live View Live View zoom to maximum ...
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Why is taking pictures with screen turned on with Nikon D5300 very slow?

So when I turn the preview mode to ON and try to take a picture, it's taking it very slowly, about 4-5 seconds before the actual picture is taken. And the worst of it, is that it "sounds" like it ...
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Canon speedlites not firing when in Live View

I am having difficulty getting my Canon speedlites (600ex master and two 430ex slaves) to fire when using Live View on my 5D Mark III. I have no triggering problems except when using Live View. I was ...
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Why there is more shutter lag when using live-preview as compared to viewfinder?

I like to use live preview mostly but when I use the viewfinder, the shutter clicks considerably faster. I think is has something to do with the SLR technology, not just settings. Why slow performance ...
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How do I prevent white box(es) (face detection) from showing up on my Canon EOS 60D?

I use a Canon EOS 60D to shoot a separate angle facing the audience at my Church. It works pretty well, except I have one huge issue. Whenever I point it to the audience, a bunch of white boxes start ...
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Why is my Nikon D5100's screen flickering while auto focusing under a streetlight in live view?

Tonight when I took a photo, I found that a horizontal line going upwards in live view while auto focusing. What would cause this?
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Canon 5d Mark III: how to switch off the silent shooting mode in the Live View mode?

The problem appeared after the multi-exposure mode was used on the camera (Mark III). At this moment only the silent shooting modes are applied in the Live View mode (i.e. I don't get the "clack clack ...
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How to make Liveview mode in Canon 450D stop simulating exposure?

On the Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi) camera, Liveview mode always shows the true exposure of the image. If exposure is set too dark (fast shutter and closed aperture), Liveview shows a darker image. If ...
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Is the effect of a fisheye lens visible in an optical viewfinder or Live View?

I live in an area without a camera shop nearby, so I can't see for myself. On a DSLR, is the effect of a fisheye lens visible in the optical viewfinder or do I need a fisheye viewfinder for that? Is ...
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Live view from my laptop

I am an intermediate photographer and I want to shoot some models in a cityscape. I want to frame my shots on my laptop and then shoot the image. How can I do this. Do I need any specific software? ...
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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 isn't my Canon 60D saving images to SD with pics taken using swivel screen/viewer?

My Canon 60D does not save photos to the SD card when I take photos while using the swivel screen/viewer. It happens with different SD cards, so I don't think it is caused by a defective SD card.
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Can I live view my Nikon D3200 via laptop/ tablet etc? [duplicate]

I am wanting to take self portraits using my Nikon D3200 and was wondering is there a way I can stream the live view through a laptop, tablet or some other screen? I want to have the screen facing ...
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Is something wrong with my camera display?

I have a question about my Canon 600d camera display. I got the camera two weeks ago and everything was working perfectly. I was taking photos through display and there was no problem. But today, when ...
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Is it normal for Nikon DSLR viewfinder and live view shutter speeds to differ?

I have a Nikon D600 set up on a tripod in a room with decent light. I've tried using 2 different lenses & when I switch from the viewfinder to live view, and vice versa, the shutter speed is ...
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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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Canon rebel t5 image on LCD

When I push the LCD view display button, if I take pics from the screen--not looking through the viewfinder--it fails to show an image to take the pic. If I switch settings to video it does display ...
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Handicapped shooter needs remote view finder display

I have a physical disability which prevents me from holding my Nikon D-5300 up to my eye so I am forced to use live view but there are many issues with live view. What I am looking for is something ...
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Camera displaying “subject is too dark” message when live view turned off

Last night I was shooting indoor(and dim light) with D3200 and 18-55mm kit lens on. It was set to 18mm, f/3.5 and ISO at 6400, I was able to get pretty nice shots when the live view was on but as soon ...
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How bad is the EVF/LCD lag on the Sony A37?

While searching for info about Sony SLT-A37 shutter lag (good results btw), I also read this question: Disadvantages of electronic viewfinders. There Itai said in a comment about the lag between ...
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The LCD is blank with my 500mm/F8 Nikon mirror lens on my Nikon D200 when I shoot

When I use my Nikon 500 MM mirror lense I do not get a view of my subject through the LCD, I have to use the viewfinder. I would prefer to see the image via the LCD on my D200 before I take the photo ...
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What is the reason of pixelation on Sony ILCE-7?

When I look at the camera display or through the viewfinder of Sony A7 in shooting mode, it shows me a pixelated picture. However all numbers (like ISO, shutter speed etc.) and interface elements are ...
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Why is it harder to focus using LiveView?

I have a Canon EOS 650D with 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. When shooting in LiveView, I find it harder to achieve focus when it's in the dark, and sometimes it can not lock focus despite my touching the ...
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Can I magnify image on Canon 6D while in live view more than 10x?

When I am focusing with precision while in live view I can cycle through 0, 5x and 10x magnification. Is there any way to increase this magnification to more than 10x?
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What are causes for image sensor getting heated? Does Live View cause more heat?

As I have known so far, image sensor gets heated when being exposed to light for longer time. Is there any other reason why an image sensor gets heated? Does heating depends on sensor type (like CCD, ...
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The screen on my Nikon D5100 flickers

The screen on my Nikon D5100 flickers. This is not due to the highlights which have been turned off. The menu and information screens flickers as well... I also noticed that, when displaying pictures: ...
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What are the differences between live mode and quick mode on my Canon 550D?

I am interested in knowing what the difference between the two features is. I don't shoot much using live view since I prefer looking through the viewfinder, but I would be grateful if someone helps ...