Live View and Movies

Cameras like the Canon EOS 80D are loaded with killer features. And, by killer, I mean that new capabilities found in digital SLRs have virtually killed off whole categories of cameras, such as high-end, point-and-shoot cameras that lack interchangeable lenses or superzoom optics, and, in the future, camcorders. Who needs a camcorder when your digital SLR can shoot full HD 1080p video and stills?

Live view has been around long enough that it’s becoming old hat for some, but, we have learned, it was really just a precursor to one of the 80D’s deadliest killer features—full HD video shooting. Indeed, the opening montages of Saturday Night Live were all shot using Canon cameras, so you can see that movie shooting with your ...

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