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Canon EOS 70D For Dummies by Julie Adair King

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4

Exploring Live View Shooting and Movie Making

In This Chapter

arrow Getting acquainted with Live View and Movie modes

arrow Customizing the monitor display

arrow Exploring autofocusing options

arrow Selecting camera settings and taking pictures in Live View mode

arrow Recording and playing movies

Like many dSLR cameras, the 70D 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 ...

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