Viewing Images on Computer Screen

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Gordo, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Gordo

    Gordo Guest

    I have a Nikon D80. OS is both Vista and XP, all updates installed. I would
    like to connect the camera to a computer via the USB cable and view the
    image the camera is viewing on the computer screen in real time. Can this be
    done? And if so, what should I do. I should mention that the computer would
    also be connected to a projecter to show to a class of new digital camera


    Gordo, Sep 27, 2009
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  2. No. Because the sensor doesn't see anything and therefore can't caputure
    anything as long as the mirror is closed.
    You are looking for a web cam. Or maybe those new-fangled cameras with
    live view although I don't know if they will pipe the live view to the
    USB port.

    Jürgen Exner, Sep 27, 2009
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  3. Gordo

    Paul Furman Guest

    I think there may be a video-out jack receptacle to show the menus or
    photo review after shooting with histogram... whatever is on the LCD
    screen. My D200 has that though I never used it, I think it would have
    to plug directly into a TV or the projector in this case. Remote control
    software with a computer would be a different scenario and would not
    show the actual LCD screen, it would be better but not the same.

    Paul Furman

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    Paul Furman, Sep 27, 2009
  4. Gordo

    Wilba Guest

    The Canons with LiveView (e.g. 450D, 500D, 40D, 50D, 7D) all do exactly what
    you want using the supplied remote control software.
    Wilba, Sep 28, 2009
  5. Gordo

    Wilba Guest

    No, they are all digital SRLs. I don't know anything about Canon compact
    Wilba, Sep 28, 2009
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    BetterInfo Guest

    Nearly all Canon Powershot P&S cameras provide this capability (except for
    the latest releases, Canon stopped supporting remote capture). I much
    prefer to use the freeware Cam4You Remote software for remote viewing and
    capturing. Its capabilities and features beats the pants off of Granite Bay
    Time Lapse or PSRemote, as well as greatly surpassing Canon's own support
    of remote viewing and capturing software.

    See this list of Canon Powershot (P&S) cameras supported by Cam4You Remote:

    Now if you want to get even more automated the SDM version of CHDK even
    allows you to automatically download photos from Powershot cameras taken
    with CHDK scripts (Av/Tv/Focus-bracketing, time-lapse, HDR, etc.) to your
    computer as needed.
    BetterInfo, Sep 28, 2009
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