General Live View Shooting Precautions
- Do not point the camera toward an intense light source, such as the sun or an intense artificial light source. Doing so may damage the image sensor or the camera's internal components.
- When you shoot at high ISO speeds, noise (such as dots of light and banding) may become noticeable.
- Shooting in high temperatures may cause noise and irregular colors in the image.
- Live View shooting over an extended period may cause high internal temperatures and affect image quality. Exit Live View shooting when you are not shooting.
- If you shoot a long exposure while the camera's internal temperature is high, image quality may decline. Exit Live View shooting and wait a few minutes before shooting again.
White  and red  internal temperature warning icons
- White  or red  icons indicate high internal camera temperature, caused by factors such as extended Live View shooting or Live View shooting in hot environments.
- The white  icon indicates that the image quality of still photos will decline. Stop Live View shooting for a while and allow the camera to cool down.
- Shooting at low ISO speeds instead of high speeds is recommended when the white  icon is displayed.
- The red  icon indicates that Live View shooting will soon stop automatically. Shooting will not be possible again until the camera cools down internally, so stop Live View shooting temporarily or turn off the camera and let it cool down a while.
- Live View shooting in hot environments over extended periods will cause the white  or red  icon to appear sooner. When you are not shooting, always turn off the camera.
- If the camera's internal temperature is high, the quality of images shot with a high ISO speed or long exposure may decline even before the white  icon is displayed.
- In magnified view, the shutter speed and aperture value will be displayed in red. If you take the picture in magnified view, the exposure may not come out as desired. Return to the normal view before taking the picture.
- Even if you take the picture in magnified view, the image will be captured with the image area of the normal view.
Live View image
- Under low- or bright-light conditions, the displayed image may not reflect the brightness of the captured image.
- Although noise may be noticeable in Live View images under low light (even at low ISO speeds), there will be less noise in your shots, due to differences in image quality between Live View images and captured images.
- The screen may flicker if the light source (lighting) changes. In this case, stop Live View shooting temporarily before you continue shooting under the light source you will use.
- Pointing the camera at different direction may momentarily prevent correct display of brightness. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting.
- If there is a very bright light source in the image, the bright area may appear black on the screen. However, the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area.
- Under low light, bright [: Disp. brightness] settings may cause noise or irregular colors in Live View images. However, the noise or irregular colors will not be recorded in the captured image.
- When you magnify the image, the image sharpness may look more pronounced than in the actual image.
- Some Custom Functions are not available in Live View shooting (some settings have no effect).
Lens and flash
- If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer and you set the Image Stabilizer switch to , the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. The Image Stabilizer consumes battery power and may decrease the number of available shots depending on the shooting conditions. When the Image Stabilizer is not necessary, such as when using a tripod, it is recommended that you set the Image Stabilizer switch to .
- Focus preset is available in Live View shooting only when using (super) telephoto lenses equipped with this function released in and after the second half of 2011.
- Modeling flash is not available when a Speedlite is used.