Exploring Live View Photography and Movie Making

In This Chapter

arrow Getting acquainted with Live View mode

arrow Customizing the Live View display

arrow Exploring Live View and movie autofocusing options

arrow Taking pictures in Live View mode

arrow Recording, playing, and trimming movies

Like many dSLR cameras, the D5200 offers Live View, a feature that enables you to use the monitor instead of the viewfinder to compose photos. Turning on Live View is also the first step in recording a movie; using the viewfinder isn’t possible when you shoot movies.

In many respects, taking a picture in Live View mode is no different from regular, through-the-viewfinder photography. But a few critical steps, including focusing, work very differently when you switch on Live View. So the first part of this chapter explains everything you need to know about Live View focusing as well as other Live View basics. Following ...

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