Good day!

My 70D turns off after 30 minutes in live view and I can't do anything about it. I turned off Auto Power Off feature, but it still does it. Any other tips, please?



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It's explained on page 217 of the manual - seems like Live View shooting will stop after 30 minutes no matter what (it is said that the display turns off without saying anything about the sensor, but most probably the sensor itself turns off too).

I guess it's a safety measure to prevent damage from overheating to the sensor and to save battery.


http://www.tested.com/tech/photography/44445-why-digital-cameras-have-a-30-minute-video-recording-limit/ I think this is connected to this topic somehow. You could use the Live View as a hack for a camera that would record longer so it is limited.

  • \$\begingroup\$ This is talking about Live View, not video shooting. These are unrelated issues. \$\endgroup\$
    – Philip Kendall
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 12:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ No it isn't as you could use the live video feed for recording on a separate device. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 12:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ Why would somebody use a different device to record images from low-res video feed of a live view, when they have a camera that they're trying to use to anyways? \$\endgroup\$
    – scottbb
    Commented Jan 18, 2017 at 15:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ @scottbb they would a use a video recording device to bypass the 30min limits for video. It makes sense actually for video. \$\endgroup\$
    – kazanaki
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 1:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ @PhilipKendall, maybe they are not unrelated. If Canon wants to make sure that nobody will use an external video recorder to bypass the built-in video limit, it is fairly possible. \$\endgroup\$
    – kazanaki
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 2:00

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