IN THIS CHAPTER
Getting acquainted with Live View and Movie modes
Customizing the monitor display
Exploring autofocusing options
Selecting camera settings and taking pictures in Live View mode
Recording and playing movies
Like many dSLR cameras, the 80D offers Live View, a feature that enables you to use the monitor instead of the viewfinder to compose photos. You must rely on the monitor to compose shots during movie recording; using the viewfinder isn’t possible.
In many respects, shooting in Live View mode is no different from using the viewfinder. But a few aspects, such as autofocusing, are quite different. So the first part of this chapter provides an overview of the Live View and Movie mode features and discusses precautions to take to avoid damaging the camera when using either feature. Following that, you can find details on taking still photos in Live View mode and shooting and viewing movies.