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 focusing options

arrow Taking pictures in Live View mode

arrow Recording, playing, and trimming movies

Like many dSLR cameras, the D7100 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 most respects, the process of shooting pictures in Live View mode is the same as for viewfinder photography. But a few critical steps, including focusing, work very differently. So the first part of this chapter provides a general introduction to Live View shooting and explains everything you need to know about focusing. Following that, you can find details on ...

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