Chapter 4

Exploring Live View Shooting and Movie Making


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.

remember Note: In figures in this chapter, data on some screens may appear differently than it does on your monitor. In the figures, some data displays against a plain black bar, but on your screen, it’s superimposed over the image. In some cases, this also applies to data at the top of the screen. The difference is due to the technology we use to capture the image that the monitor displays; for reasons that we won’t bore you with, ...

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