First day of field trials of D7000 on Saturday. What a great camera. My question is...is there a way to retain the eyepiece view when you go to "live" camera or video? I am used to shooting video with eyepiece?!?! Thanks.
#1. "RE: D7000 Movie and Viewfinder" | In response to Reply # 0jbloom Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004Mon 04-Feb-13 04:40 PM
No, because the mirror, having been raised, no longer reflects the scene into the viewfinder.
The solution is to use one of the several third-party products that attach to the LCD screen on the rear of the camera and provide a viewfinder function. For example:
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#2. "RE: D7000 Movie and Viewfinder" | In response to Reply # 1
#3. "RE: D7000 Movie and Viewfinder" | In response to Reply # 0
A DSLR is the wrong type of camera to choose if you want to use the viewfinder in Live View or Video mode - the mirror has to flip up in order for light to reach the sensor, and that completely disables the viewfinder.
A "compact system camera" like one of the Panasonic or Sony NEX ranges gets around this by having an electronic viewfinder which can be used at all times.