cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Canon 80D Touchscreen and HDMI out

slipperyduck
Apprentice

Hi,

 

I just recently purchased my canon 80D to add to my collection. HF-R40, G40 (and some other older non-video DSLR cameras).

The touchscreen is amazing, its is seriously the TOP feature followed by Dual-pixel autofocus etc etc etc.

 

But I'm stumped as to why the touchscreen switches off when you connect HDMI monitor/TV for reviewing for live-viewing.

I use my little 7" portable screen on my other "cheap" consumer video cameras, but to find it switches off my 80D touchscreen is a big mis-step.

 

for the life of me, I cannot find an option in the menus to address this, unless someone knows of something i need to switch on/off that leads to switching the option on somewhere....

 

Will this be fixed in an up-and-coming firmware update? I personally see this as must-have fix especially for video which i believe is the drive behind this camera.

12 REPLIES 12

jrhoffman75
Legend

I am guessing its a battery power saving feature.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

Waddizzle
Legend

In order to drive both the camera screen and generate an external signal would require two sets of video output circuitry, which increase the cost for a feature most users seldom need.  When you plug into the port, the signal to the screen is re-routed to the port.

 

[EDIT]  Oh, yeah.  I'm guessing, too.  Smiley Wink

--------------------------------------------------------
"The right mouse button is your friend."

redrum2nuf
Apprentice

did they ever fix this cuz this cuz it super sucks

 


@redrum2nufwrote:

did they ever fix this cuz this cuz it super sucks

 


There is nothing to fix.  Some cars have roof racks and some do not.  If one car does have a roof rack, or even have one available as an option, is that a design flaw?  No, it is design intent.

--------------------------------------------------------
"The right mouse button is your friend."

Maina
Apprentice

It's just bad. I've been wondering how they expect us to focus without monitoring it. The 5D has it.

Waddizzle
Legend
“It's just bad. I've been wondering how they expect us to focus without monitoring it. The 5D has it.”

How? Easy. Many monitors have focus peaking.
--------------------------------------------------------
"The right mouse button is your friend."

[quote]

“It's just bad. I've been wondering how they expect us to focus without monitoring it. The 5D has it.”

How? Easy. Many monitors have focus peaking. [/quote]

 

Yes, but unless you have a manual focus lense you cannot selectively focus, the touchscreen turns off and since the 80d is touch to focus on the touch point, you can not focus when attaching an exernal monitor.


@slipperyduck wrote:

 

Yes, but unless you have a manual focus lense you cannot selectively focus, the touchscreen turns off and since the 80d is touch to focus on the touch point, you can not focus when attaching an exernal monitor.


If you want a manual focus lens, the set the AF/MF switch on the lens to MF.  If you want to know how to engage the autofocusing features, I suggest that you read the instruction manual..  I am too lazy to read it for you.  Sorry.

--------------------------------------------------------
"The right mouse button is your friend."

sxs9825
Contributor
Try using the other type of cable port that it has.
Works for me.

Announcements
01/18/2023: New firmware version 1.1.1 is available for EOS R6 Mark II
01/09/2023: Help ensure your autofocus is properly aligned with a Canon Precision Alignment
01/03/2023: Welcome to CES 2023!
12/08/2022: New firmware version 1.0.5.1 is available for EOS C70
12/07/2022: New firmware version 1.7.0 is available for EOS R5
12/07/2022: New firmware version 1.7.0 is available for EOS R6
11/22/2022: New firmware available for EOS R3, EOS R7 and EOS R10
11/16/2022: We're thrilled to be ranked among the Best Employers for Veterans in 2022 by Forbes.
08/31/2022: New firmware version 1.1.1 is available for RF 70-200mm L IS USM
08/09/2022: New firmware version 1.2.0 is available for CR-N 300
08/09/2022: New firmware version 1.2.0 is available for CR-N 500
07/14/2022: New firmware version 1.0.1 is available for CR-X300
06/10/2022: Service Notice:UPDATE: Canon Inkjet Printer continuous reboot loop or powering down
06/07/2022: New firmware version 1.3.2 is available for PowerShot G7 X Mark III
05/31/2022: Did someone SAY Badges?
05/26/2022: New firmware version 1.0.5.1 is available for EOS-C500 Mark II
05/26/2022: New firmware version 1.0.3.1 is available for EOS-C300 Mark III
05/10/2022: Keep your Canon gear in optimal condition with a Canon Maintenance Service
05/05/2022: We are excited to announce that we have refreshed the ranking scale within the community!
04/26/2022: New firmware version 1.0.1.1 is available for EOS R5 C
03/23/2022: New firmware version 1.0.3.1 is available for EOS-C70
02/09/2022: Share Your Photos is back!
02/07/2022: New firmware version 1.6.1 is available for EOS-1DX Mark III
01/19/2022: READY FOR ANYTHING EOS-R5 C
01/13/2022: Community Update. We will be retiring the legacy profile avatars on 01/20/2022. Click this link to read more.