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Canon 7D/5D Mark II - hot LCD?

 
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Mar 09, 2011 23:25 |  #1

Guys, new to the forum. Love the amout of topics covered here!

To my question: After months of saving, I can finally afford the 7D, and with a bit more saving, the 5D Mark II. That discussion is for another day!

So, reading the user guides for both cameras to get a feel for the controls etc, I notice a warning in both stating that using Live View mode can cause the screen to get very hot. I understand this is common for gadgets, but can anyone tell me how hot they actually get in reality, and can it become a problem to the point where you would need to let it cool down etc.

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Mar 10, 2011 08:08 |  #2

I use live view often enough on my 5D2, and the LCD has gotten warm to the touch, but nothing overwhelmingly hot. And I have only noticed it when I have live view on for a good stretch of time, which doesn't happen all that often, except when I am playing with movie mode.

Day to day use, it has never gotten to the point of concern for me.


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Mar 10, 2011 08:29 |  #3

Welcome! It gets warm but nothing to be alarmed with. Selecting which camera will depend on what type of photography you will be performing. I only use my 7d for birding or sports for anything else I use my 5DMII. In some instances I use the 5DMII for sports as long as I use the AF center point and if I don't need to trigger a burst of frames.
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Mar 11, 2011 18:04 |  #4

Thank you guys. I am planning on using movie mode lots and was slightly concerned about putting the camera near my face after long video use. You have allayed any fears I may have had about this.

Now to decide what camera!




  
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Mar 13, 2011 14:22 |  #5

If you are planning to do movies you don't have to get the camera that close to your face. I certainly can't see the LCD from a few inches from my eyes. If you are planning to follow the action with your camera then you need to buy a larger LCD so you can see if your camera still is in focus. If its stationary then you zoom, focus, hit record and let be until you hear cut. The one thing you will need are batteries and memory.


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