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Old Oct 10, 2006, 6:09 PM   #1
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Hi!

I have a Canon EOS 350D+EF-S 18-55 II , my question is this: can i see the images in the LCD when i'm thaking a photo? i can only see on the viewfinder, in playback mode lcd works fine.


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Old Oct 10, 2006, 6:44 PM   #2
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Nope. None of the DSLR except one from Pentax(or i may be wrong..some other manufacturer) has live view. Only P&S cameras have this function.

And why cant they have live preview, may be cost is the factor.

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Old Oct 10, 2006, 7:06 PM   #3
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but its strange wy a P&S camera have live preview and a dslr don't, sometimes it's handy to make a better composition when you canĀ“t use the viewfinder.
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Old Oct 10, 2006, 8:15 PM   #4
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olympus e330 is a dslr with live view ---> look <---

the second camera with live view is panasonic lumix l1 ---> look <---
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Apparently, one of the reasons is noise... for live preview, the sensor must be permanently on which means it will warm up and warm sensors tend to be noisier. At least that is how it was explained to me anyway.
There is also the battery issue too, LCD's (well, actually the backlights on them) draw a lot of power from the battery so keeping it on (and the sensor fully powered up) will drain the battery faster.

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Old Oct 10, 2006, 10:49 PM   #6
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There's a large piece of mirror in the sensor's way... That's the price of having a true optical viewfinder.

Instead, you have to put a second sensor on the mirror (or somewhere around there) In order to enable live-action view on the LCD.

It may not be popular enough for Canon or Nikon to implement right now, but I think it'll be an inevitable feature. Probably before in-body IS.
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