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Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?

Is there any significant benefit to having an SLR mechanism in a digital camera? Particularly in terms of a benefit that's large enough to make up for the liability of adding a mechanical part ...
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Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?

And with a digital camera, you don't need a hinged mirror as you can show the user exactly what light will be captured by just routing the sensor output to an LCD display. This is the reason for the ...
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Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?

Don't forget a major drawback that EVF's require power to compose, and are much harder on batteries if you spend a lot of time with the screen on. Also, as previously mentioned, because of delays, it ...
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700D live view depth of field not accurate

The camera usually keeps the aperture open as wide as possible while framing the shot. It is only closed to the setting you dialed in when the picture is being taken. This allows for a brighter ...
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Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?

Another disadvantage of using the sensor to generate a near real time preview in lieu of an optical viewfinder is the requirement to keep the sensor energized continuously. In addition to the ...
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Why is Live View so noisy and unlike mirrorless shooting?

On a DSLR, when you use the viewfinder, the mirror is lowered, and a secondary mirror reflects some of the light to phase-based AF and exposure sensors at the bottom of the camera. These are accurate ...
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How to deal with live-view only and flash in dark environments?

Unlike many entry level cameras (which have no way of disabling exposure simulation) the EOS M5 is more of an advanced camera and Canon has provided an option to disable exposure simulation. (see page ...
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Is it normal that a 40D produces a continuous noise in Live View mode?

With some image stabiliser lenses this is normal. Just like when you hold the trigger half pressed, the IS keeps running. If the IS motors are audible, the noise will come from the lens continuously.
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Why is live view so dark when I'm shooting with strobes?

You need to turn off exposure simulation in live view. Exposure simulation can only show you what the image would look like without flash, because the flash burst isn't in the scene until you take the ...
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Why is Live View so noisy and unlike mirrorless shooting?

It's because on a (Nikon) DSLR, live view is part of the video stream with rolling shutter. This stream is usually not in a raw format and is typically reduced resolution. Some Nikon's have a "silent ...
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Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?

Perhaps it's that I wear specs and can only see the end of my nose, but isn't one of the most obvious advantages of an optical view finder that you can actually see the image in daylight? I'm a D80 ...
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Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?

Also there is problem, that the LCD on the back of camera does not have the resolution of main chip. So it shows you inaccurate image in much lower resolution, than would be then taken. Also the range ...
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Canon 70D turns off after 30 minutes in live view

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 ...
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Canon Live View: How to capture the exact image displayed on the screen?

That image is bright because it is boosted electronically. You don't really want to have that image, as it's extremely noisy. It only looks (somewhat) ok on the camera's LCD because you can't really ...
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Why is Live View so noisy and unlike mirrorless shooting?

Because in the Nikon D3x00 and D5x00 series, as well as many previous entry level Nikon DSLRS and pretty much all Nikon 35mm film SLRs, the same mechanical motion actuates the mirror assembly and the ...
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How can I preview exposure and autofocus with flash in a low light studio?

You simply cannot preview the exposure of light that does not exist at that moment. You had modeling lights on, which is about the best you can do. You do not have to use such a dimly lit studio ...
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Why can't I change my Nikon D3200 aperture in Live View?

We can't change f-stops in nikon d3200 in live view mode because when the mirror is lifted up the aperture-setting lever stops working. It works fine in viewfinder mode since the mirror is down. Just ...
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How do I get the live view on my D7200 to show the results of settings changes?

Nothing. The Nikon implementation of Live-View is not Exposure-Priority in photo mode. Inexplicably they actually have an Exposure-Priority Live-View for video but not for stills. This is a major ...
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is live view or mirrorless suitable for telephoto shots of moving subjects?

The suitability of live-view and mirrorless camera options for use with long telephoto lenses comes down to ergonomics, practice, and context. The biggest factor is likely how you're viewing, ...
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Why can I not shoot as sharp as I see on live preview?

I don't think sharpness is the issue in the first shot. I think the predominant issue is it's comparatively dark, under-exposed, and has less specular highlight and colour-push as you see in your live ...
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Connect S7000 to an external monitor for real-time view

How can I switch to "shooting" mode to have the real-time image on my TV? According to the manual, you can't. The manual for the S7000 gives no indication that live view mode is supported over HDMI, ...
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Live view of moon underexposed Canon 7D with vintage zoom lens

If you've got Live View set to "exposure simulation" but the camera is unable to communicate with the lens you'll have issues. That is because "exposure simulation" needs to know 1) at what aperture ...
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How do Canon DSLRs detect third party flash equipment?

At a very generic level: There's a small microcontroller in the flash. The CPU in the camera talks to the microcontroller in the flash. If the camera gets the responses it's expecting, it treats it ...
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Is there a way to get an image of the live view?

Hmm... There is the solution but it looks strange. All OM-D cameras have HDMI output. So you have to connect your camera to TV or another device with HDMI input. 1. My TV does not allow to to take ...
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Why does recorded footage and photos get framed wider when you use Live View in the Canon 1300D?

It isn't actually the live feed that gets widened, but the resulting photo: It appears that the live view does not display the full frame as recorded, just as the viewfinder only provides 95% ...
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EOS 700D freezes in live view / video mode, on JPEG conversion, or fast RAW shoots

I have recently had the same problem (also 700D, bought in 2014). Everytime I switched to the Live View my camera froze (either to a freeze frame or the pixels you have) and I could only mend the ...
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Live view underexposed at close focus with Canon 100mm f2.8L Macro

I'm risking answering this, so go light. I have a WORKAROUND, and a manufacturer solution, but the solution can only come from canon or hacking your firmware This is an interesting question, THANK ...
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Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?

Also consider low light and long exposure scenarios - at ISO 100 f8, the live preview is going to show you a pitch black screen - which makes it pretty difficult to frame and focus! Your eye through a ...
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Why does using the viewfinder on my Nikon D3200 prevent autofocus from locking and the shutter from releasing?

Assuming there's nothing wrong with the camera itself (possible), there are a few settings to check. Hit the Menu button, go to the Setup menu (third icon), and select the Buttons item. There should ...
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Olympus E-M10 Mark II - zoom in live view with manual lens

I have previous version of this camera (Olympus E-M10), but I think there is no big difference in LiveView mode and using non-native lenses between E-M10 and E-M10 Mark II . You have two ways: ...
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