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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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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 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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How do I preview the look of my frame before taking the shot, on the LCD of my D5100 after altering the settings?

I just bought a Nikon d5100 and everything seems to be working pretty fine. Except for the fact that I am unable to preview the shot I'm willing to take. When I turn my LCD it shows me what the camera ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Why Live view slaps the mirror back down when you take the shot as oppossed to leaving it up and actuating shutter curtain?

It is my understanding that in regular conditions when using an SLR camera (No live-view) , the camera lifts the mirror to let the light hit the sensor. But while in Live-View, the mirror is already ...
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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 pan/...
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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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Does live view increases the number of shutter actuations?

Does live view increases the number of shutter actuations? I heard this before and I just see it now here, but that doesn't sound right, does it? I mean in live view the shutter should remain open all ...
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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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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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When focusing in Live View, where is the point of focus?

I use Canon SLRs. When using live view focusing, there is a rectangle which turns green when the focus is achieved. My question is: Is there a single focus point at the center of the rectangle? Or ...
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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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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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Why does the D3100 mirror flip in live view?

Reading around everywhere, some people say the D3100 flips the mirror down and up before opening the shutter again when using live-view, and other people says it doesn't (which would be preferable as ...
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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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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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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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Will extensive use of live-view decrease the lifespan of a DSLR?

If I use the live-view regularly instead of the electronic viewfinder, will it decrease the life span of my Nikon D5100? I want to use live-view for a manual focus lens. As I believe DSLR has some ...
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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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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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Why can't I change my Nikon D3200 aperture in Live View? [duplicate]

I removed the lens to show to the shutter release. While putting the lens back on I didn't place it correctly on the first attempt. Also, when I removed the lens, the camera was on and possibly in ...
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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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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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What is the purpose of Quick Mode focusing in live view?

What is the purpose of Quick Mode (found on some Canon DSLRs) focusing in live view? To me it seems like a bad blend between live view and viewfinder mode that really doesn't cut it. Of course it's a ...
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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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Is there a way to display ISO and shutter speed in live view on a Nikon D5300?

I just bought a Nikon D5300. Is there a way to preview the frame with its ISO and shutter speed (in live view) before taking the picture?
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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 ...