Live View Shooting (Photos) with the Default Settings (EOS REBEL SL1 / EOS 100D)

Article ID: ART142036 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Live View Shooting (Photos) with the Default Settings (EOS REBEL SL1 / EOS 100D)


You can shoot while viewing the picture on the cameras LCD monitor. This is called "Live View shooting".
This page describes how to shoot still photos using the Live View function in default settings.
For details on how to change settings to enable Live View shooting, please refer to the related information section.
During Live View shooting, do not point the lens toward the sun. The sun's heat can damage the camera's components.
If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor, camera shake can cause blurred images. Using a tripod is recommended.
Icons used on this page:
<>:Live View shooting button / <>: Cross key / [] [ ] [] []: AF point / : JPEG Large/Fine
*The icons and markings indicating the cameras buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

1. Set the camera's power switch to <ON>.

2. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>.

3. Press the <> button. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.

4. Select an AF point.
  • When a face is detected, the <> AF point will appear over the face to be focused.
  • If multiple faces are detected, <will be displayed. Use <> to move the <> frame over the desired target face.

  • You can also tap the LCD monitor screen to select the face or subject. If the subject is not a face, <> will be displayed.
  • If no faces are detected or if you tap the LCD monitor but do not select any face or subject, the camera will switch to [FlexiZone - Multi] with automatic selection.
  • If the subjects face is significantly out of focus, face detection will not be possible. You can prevent this by setting [Continuous AF] to [Enable].
  • An object other than a human face may be detected as a face.
  • Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture, too bright or too dark, or partially hidden.
  • The <> may cover only part of the face.

5. Press the shutter button halfway to focus.

  • When focus is achieved, the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.
  • If focus is not achieved, the AF point will turn orange.

6. Press the shutter button completely.

  • The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor.
  • After the image review ends, the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically.

7. Press the <> button to end the Live View shooting.
  • The images field of view is approx. 100% (with the image-recording quality set to JPEG ).
  • In Creative Zone modes, you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button.
  • During continuous shooting, the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots
  • You can also tap the subject on the LCD monitor to focus and shoot. For more information, please refer to the cameras Instruction Manual.
  • You can also use a remote controller (sold separately) for Live View shooting.

Changing the AF Mode to Use the Live View Function to Shoot Still Photos and Movies (EOS REBEL SL1 / EOS 100D)



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