Questions tagged [live-view]

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

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D5100 auto Lv from HDMI splitter/Switch

I am new to forums and, although I have had my Nikon D5100 for some time and feel I know my way around it pretty well, there is a feature that eludes my knowledge. I am about to embark on some live ...
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is live view or mirrorless suitable for telephoto shots of moving subjects?

I have been experimenting with Live View of my camera (Nikon D5100) to get a feel for what a mirrorless camera would be like, and also because I am wanting to shoot video clips of distant moving ...
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Why is my Nikon D5500 unable to lock focus while using Live View but works fine when using the ViewFinder?

It just keeps trying to find focus. If I press the half-click focus button I hear the motor moving and the numbers on my lens go from smallest to infinity and stop. If I press the half-click focus ...
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Canon EOS 80D live view shut off

When looking at menu options in live view, the screen stays on for only a few seconds. I could not locate how to increase the time
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Why is Live View so noisy and unlike mirrorless shooting?

Why I enter "Live View" on my Nikon D5100, the mirror is locked up and I see a live view of whatever the CCD is seeing on the articulated screen just like a mirrorless system. But when I go to take a ...
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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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How to live feed to a laptop to show what is on a Sony HX60 camera's display?

What available ways are there to output a live feed from the Sony DSC HX60 camera showing what is on its display? For example, can this be done using a cable from the HDMI port on the camera to an ...
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My viewfinder won't autofocus but live view focuses well

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T5 camera and I've been running into an issue lately that I do not know how to solve. The autofocus while using viewfinder does not work at all; I could not even take a photo....
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Nikon autofocus refocuses when using live view

I haven't used live view much, but need to use to for a self service "photo booth" for an event, where I am using the HDMI output so that guests are able to see the composition of the shot and pose. ...
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EOS 700D freezes in live view / video mode, on JPEG conversion, or fast RAW shoots

see update below. all out of a sudden my EOS 700D tends to freeze when in live view or video recording mode. Sometimes the live view shows a still image that's several seconds old and doesn't refresh,...
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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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AI Servo does not support Live View mode for Canon 1DX Mk ii

I've been doing some experiments with my AI Servo Autofocus system in my 1DX Mk ii. Basically, the experiments were intended to help me understand some of the rather confusing jargon used to describe ...
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Long distance (20+ m) control options of Canon 7D Mark II with live view

I am hobby wildlife photographer and I would like to control my Canon 7D Mark II with 50 mm lens from long (at least 20 meters) distance with live view and all focusing functions. A device from which ...
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Focusing issues on live view - Nikon D750 w/ AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

On a heavily used Nikon D750 w/ AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED: When using live vision, ussualy while holding the camera up over my head, autofocus focuses nowhere. This happens right after having ...
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Why does recorded footage and photos get framed wider when you use Live View in the Canon 1300D?

I have been reading the review of the Canon EOS 1300D by The Digital Picture and I came across this As with the T5, the T6 image details in the color block comparisons are very slightly smaller ...
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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 ...
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Autofocus issue in liveview for Tamron 70-300mm

I have been facing autofocus issue with Tamron 70-300mm VC USM lens on Nikon D5300. The camera autofocuses fine through viewfinder but it is not able to autofocus at all in liveview, the lens just ...
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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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Square format on Nikon D750 liveview

I know that the Nikon D850 has a square format mode both in live view and viewfinder, but I'm looking to do the same (or something similar) in my Nikon D750 (which doesn't have these capabilities). ...
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How do I display a histogram in live view on a Nikon D7500?

I just bought the Nikon D7500. I can't find the histogram. How do I get the histogram on my screen? I would like to view it on the live view?
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Is tethering possible with the Nikon Coolpix P520?

1. Summary I can't find, is it possible PC live view for Nikon Coolpix P520. 2. Details I try to scan books, use this device. It would be nice to have feature, that user can to see on PC monitor, ...
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Why is my Canon 70D's liveview autofocus much worse than the viewfinder's?

First of all I came across these questions already: My viewfinder won't autofocus but live view focuses well Canon 600D Autofocus not working when using view finder but working in live-view Why is my ...
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Apertures required to enable autofocus on Rebel T6s/T6i in Live View?

The question "What apertures are required to enable autofocus, including cross-type or high-precision focusing, on Canon DSLR cameras?" is very useful. However, would the new Canon Hybrid CMOS AF III ...
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How to take photo by monitor instead of viewfinder with my new Nikon DSLR?

I am a starter with Digital SLRs and I just bought a Nikon D5100. One thing I can not figure out is how to take photos from the monitor, not from viewfinder. What I can see is the photo information ...
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700D live view depth of field not accurate

I shoot with a Canon 700D and I've just bought myself a Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro lens. I've been loving the new lens but one issue I have is that the depth of field in the live view on the camera's ...
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Olympus E-M10 Mark II - zoom in live view with manual lens

So I’ve got a manual lens for my Olympus E-M10 Mark II, and while I could turn on focus peaking, sometimes I want to zoom in a bit before I shoot. For the AF lens with the electrical contacts, it ...
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Why is Live View overexposed on my Nikon D5600?

I am pretty sure live view was working normally. But for a few days, I realized if I switch to Live View mode, then the images shown in the Live View are so bright that I can't even see the subject (...
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Nikon D500 bracketing wrong exposure preview and histogram

I have a problem with my Nikon D500 (firmware 1.13) I have set up my bracketing to start with underexposed image. I shoot in manual mode. So I turn live view on and set up exposure for first ...
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Canon 600D with problems

This is my first time posting here and my English is also not the best so... I have a really weird problem with my Canon 600D. First, when I take a photo (the focusing sounded normal, mirror sound ...
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Live view underexposed at close focus with Canon 100mm f2.8L Macro

I'm using a Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM on a Canon 600D (T3i) with firmware version 1.0.2. Background When using live view, the camera's exposure simulation seems to automatically account for ...
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how could I duplicate my Nikon D5300 live view on both my PC and camera itself?

I have been looking for finding a way to cast my camera's live view on my computer while I can watch the live view on the camera itself simultaneously. I could not find any solution like using ...
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Canon Live View: How to capture the exact image displayed on the screen?

When enabling the flash (by deploying the built-in, pop-up flash; or by using the hot shoe with an external flash device) the apparent brightness of the image displayed on the LCD monitor (LiveView) ...
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How do I get the live view on my D7200 to show the results of settings changes?

So I'm new to the Nikon D7200, and I was able to find and fix this issue on another earlier version in the movie settings, but I am unable to figure it out on the D7200. I use live view a lot to ...
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How to set up live view finder on Canon PowerShot SX240HS connected to TV screen

I have a Canon PowerShot SX240HS connected to a TV screen via an Ex-Pro Premium replacement for Canon HTC-100 cable (HDMI to Mini HDMI). I can playback images and video I have already taken on the TV ...
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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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Canon 70D Live View stops after some time

I'm trying to set my Canon 70D up in a way where the live view stays active, but I can 't seem to get it right, even with ML installed. I've already set the power settings to never auto turn off, ...
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Is there a way to get an image of the live view?

Is there any way for Olympus OM-D class cameras to store their own live view as an image? For newcomers: the live view is what is displayed on the back of camera on the LCD screen when the camera is ...
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Why do mirrorless cameras have quicker autofocus than SLRs using live view?

With early 2013 cameras, it's generally accepted that using contrast detection autofocus on SLRs (ie live view on most SLRs) is something which is really suitable only for static, or close to static, ...
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Shutter temporarily disables LCD screen

I have a Canon EOS 650D. It's a decent camera, but when using the live view, the shutter release triggers a blank LCD screen. I assume it's designed that way to hide the mechanism in action. Anyway ...
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How do Canon DSLRs detect third party flash equipment?

I have a genuine Canon MR-14EX Macro Lite, and also a much cheaper generic-brand copy. They both work very nicely with my Canon EOS 650D, but the camera knows the difference; and somehow prevents the ...
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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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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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Live view underexposed Canon 7D with vintage zoom lens

This week I went out to shoot the moon. To compensate for my lack of a long zoom lens I used my dads old SOLIGOR ZOOM&MACRO 60-300/f4-5.6 lens for Nikon and a 2x Danubia teleconverter also for ...
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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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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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How to deal with live-view only and flash in dark environments?

I just wanted to take a photo in a dark environment with my EOS M5 (which does not have an optical view finder) and a wireless (no TTL) flash attached. Since I plan to let the flash make everything ...
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Why does using the viewfinder on my Nikon D3200 prevent autofocus from locking and the shutter from releasing?

I just bought the camera less than a week ago and I was happy with it until things went wrong. I woke up one morning to take photos and noticed that when I pressed the shutter button, it didn't ...
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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 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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Purposeful lag between camera to hdtv with hdmi [closed]

Is there a way I can purposefully increase the time between when my camera (Sony HDR-PJ10) sees something and when my tv displays it using HDMI?