Viewing on Computer Screen

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Mo F, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Mo F

    Mo F Guest

    I have seen photo sessions where it appears that the digital camera
    viewfinder picture is showing on a computer monitor screen either before the
    shot is taken or immediately after but without having to re-set the camera
    settings to picture-viewing via the USB socket. Is this a feature only of
    top-end pro cameras or something that can be activated in high-end consumer
    cameras such as The Sony DSC-R1?
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    Mo F, Dec 19, 2008
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  2. You can do that with the mid-level DLSR Nikon D90. Plug it (not a
    USB connector) into a TV and whatever you're seeing on the camera's
    rear LCD screen is fed to the TV (including your menus and shooting info,
    if you're in that mode); I assume with the proper graphics card in the
    computer it would work there, too.
     
    Blinky the Shark, Dec 19, 2008
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  3. Mo F

    Paul Furman Guest

    It looks like the answer is no for that model:
    http://www.google.com/search?q="remote+control+software"+"Sony+DSC-R1"&btnG=Search&hl=en&sa=2
    There are some third party programs so who knows...

    Also check for a video out plug, and in the manual for that option as
    described by other replies.

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    Paul Furman, Dec 20, 2008
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  4. Mo F

    Mo F Guest

    Thanks guys. I had never even thought about the video-out socket....and
    there IS one on my Sony R1 so the mystery is solved. One of these days I
    might just get around to RTFM!.
     
    Mo F, Dec 20, 2008
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