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Old Aug 21, 2007, 10:03 PM   #1
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[align=left]The more I read about sub-1000 dollars cameras, the closer the 30D is getting to this limit : 962 USD in Amazon, 989 USD at B&H.

- What is please the best engine for spottingpromotions on the 30D ? Or is this not a politically correct question ? :?
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[align=left]- Would any 30D owner please confirm to me that the AV out of the camera is LIVE, i.e. I can see on a TV the picture BEFORE it is actually taken ?
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Old Aug 22, 2007, 2:45 AM   #2
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No you can't. Definitely not.

If you have very specialist needs that may be a problem, but if you are shooting tethered to a TV or laptop then why do you really need to see the shot before you take it? Surely you take the shot, check, adjust and reshoot. It's not like you're paying for film or anything.

At any rate if that is a feature you really need you now have the Canon 40D which has real live preview from the big sensor that actually takes the picture. I think there is only the 1DMkIII that also has that feature.

I know that some of the Olympus cameras have a live view, but that runs from a different small sensor in the camera. They may have a new model that works the same way as the Canon.


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I know that some of the Olympus cameras have a live view, but that runs from a different small sensor in the camera. They may have a new model that works the same way as the Canon.

Olympus currently has 3 dSLRs with liveview, and a 4th on the way. The first was the E-330, which as you mentioned, had a second sensor for Mode A liveview, and the main sensor for mode B liveview. The Mode A is great for quick use, while Mode B is better for tripod/macro use. The other two Oly dSLRs with liveview are the E-410 and E-510. They have only mode B, which is equivalent to what the 40D is supposed to have. It requires the mirror to be lifted up for viewing on the LCD, then snapped down and once more up for the shot, so it's not very good for quick shooting, but very good for tripod macros. Oly's fourth dSLR with liveview, the pro/semi-pro level E-3, is supposed to be out sometime this fall, and according to all the leaked photos and data, will have a fully articulated LCD screen for liveview, but my guess is that it will still be only mode B.
Another Four-Thirds consortium camera, the Panasonic L1, also has liveview, based mostly on the E-330's design, but it also is only mode B.



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Old Aug 22, 2007, 2:43 PM   #4
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It looks like even the 20Da could do it, with no major hardware difference compared to the 20D, which could not.Too bad.

For your info, shooting from a 5 meters-high pole without a live view is like trying to take ground pics without a viewfinder and check every time you take a pic... A bit akward. Focus is also feasable from the ground, and the ground LCD is very useful on this aspect.

Of course, I could use the Zigview S2, but I would have prefered to save the money for a better lens.

Never mind

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