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Nikon D3300 Digital Field Guide by J. Dennis Thomas

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Chapter 7: Working with the Live View and Video Modes

Live View and high-definition (HD) video are standard on all current Nikon dSLRs. When the D3000 was released, the video mode was left out so you had to buy the next model up to capture video, and while the D3100 added video, it was pretty much fully automatic and not truly high-definition. Now with the D3300, the video mode is actually more full featured than with any of the professional models. With the D3300, Nikon adds full 1080p video at 60 frames per second (fps) for seamless integration of slow-motion shots into footage shot at 1080p 30 fps. More importantly, the D3300 allows you to set the exposure manually for full control over the appearance and quality of your videos. As a result, the D3300 is much more viable as a dedicated HD video camera than many of its predecessors.

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Using Live View mode, you can take your eye away from the viewfinder to compose your images on the 3-inch, high-resolution LCD monitor, which can help make it easier to get more interesting angles.

Live View Mode

Live View mode (9781118143216-liveview2.tif) is simply a live feed of what is being projected through the lens and onto the sensor. This live feed can also be used to produce a video. To enter Live View mode (), press the Live View button () to activate it. The Live ...

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