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It is useful when making pictures from unusual positions: Overhead (e.g. in a crowd) Near the ground (without having to lay on the ground yourself) Self portraits (if the display can be flipped 180°) It can also be used to make shots from hip height without raising awareness of the subjects (they may think you are reviewing photos or changing settings, ...


I use my camera's LiveView display only when I also need to use its tilt-feature. Otherwise the rear screen is nearly useless to me. These situations come up for example nearly every time I use a tripod, and especially when I aim the camera up towards sky (stars) and it soon becomes physically impossible for me to get a good look in the viewfinder, or even ...


I find it difficult to frame a self-portrait with a flip-around LCD screen simply because, from five or ten feet away, it's so small. I may be able to roughly tell if I'm in the frame, but not always. It might help with the arms'-length selfie, but I'd rather use a lightweight phone for this than an SLR. Having an articulated screen makes composing and ...


You're looking for c2: Auto off Timers in the Custom Settings Menu. This is explained on page 160 of the Nikon D5100 Reference Manual — not to be confused with the abridged User's Manual, which leaves out most of the details. It sounds like you are looking to change Auto meter-off, which Nikon describes as the time the "information display remain[s] on when ...


When you hold a camera with a viewfinder to your eye, your arms are close to your body and it's easy to hold them steady. If you are using the rear screen for composing your photos (in Live View on a DSLR, or in normal view on a mirrorless camera), and you lift the camera to be able to see the back correctly, you now probably hold it out in front of you by ...

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