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Shooting Pictures and Movies with Live View

In This Chapter

arrow Exploring Live View menu options and photography

arrow Shooting and focusing in Live View mode

arrow Using the Quick Control menu to shoot pictures in Live View mode

arrow Recording and previewing movies

arrow Taking pictures while recording a movie

Photographers who own point-and-shoot and mirrorless cameras use the LCD monitor to compose their pictures, which has some definite advantages. For instance, you can place the camera close to the ground and compose an image through the monitor, or hold the camera over your head to do the same. Digital SLR (single-lens reflex) owners didn’t have this option until a few years ago when the Live View mode feature began popping up on digital SLR cameras. And fortunately for you, your EOS 7D Mark II has this option. Live View mode adds lots of benefits to shooting, including what-you-see-is-what-you-get. However, Live View mode has a few disadvantages as well. To use Live View mode, you hold the camera in ...

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