Hi, I have a D3100 and was excited when I read in the manual that I could take a photograph while recording a video in live view. However, whenever I try this it stops the video recording. Am I doing something wrong or is it just not possible?
#1. "RE: Can I take a picture while recording video?" In response to Reply # 0
If it's like the D5100, they say you can "end video mode with a picture" by fully depressing the shutter while recording a movie and it will end video recording and snap a picture.
There is a way to get copies of frames from your videos though... check your manual for "Editing Videos during playback". The D5100 uses the AE-L /AF-L to edit a movie while viewing it and one option is "save selected frame".
I hope that leads you in the right direction.
----- New Nikon D5100 owner with Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens and ME1 mike
#2. "RE: Some yes - some no" In response to Reply # 0
You can take a picture, which stops video recording, and then start video again. This enables a mix of high quality still images and lower quality video. Video can be edited so, depending what happens whilst a still is being taken, the gap in recording can be edited out.
Photography is a bit like archery. A technically better camera, lens or arrow may not hit the target as often as it could if the photographer or archer does not practice enough.