01-19-2023 12:56 PM - edited 01-19-2023 01:04 PM
I'm coming from a Sony world and there is one feature that I can't find to work with my Canon R5 that I did with Sony.
I would like to shoot stills with Canon R5 and show the images that i've taken (or what i'm seeing through the camera) from the external monitor with HDMI. Now it seems that I can only see everything only from TV but I can't use my cameras viewfinder or LCD screen at all when TV is connected. It works with video but not with stills. Why?
I wish Canon would add this feature because I really do need it while shooting with some clients. I have external monitor Atomos Shinobi and it was so easy to use it as a "mirror" to show the results.
I don't wanna plug and unplug the HDMI cable all the time to get this work. Any suggestions? Carrying extra laptop all the time and using Canon apps isn't really handy.
01-21-2023 05:17 PM
Currently, the EOS R5 does not provide the option for using both displays (LCD and external HDMI display) when the camera is in the photo shooting mode compared to how it's available when the camera is in the video recording mode.
In the meantime, I can submit your feedback to our engineers for consideration and may be incorporated in future releases. Please note that decisions to incorporate a particular camera design are made by our engineers and product designers in Japan, based on a number of factors. Consumer demand, technological limitations, and customer feedback are all taken into consideration.
01-21-2023 05:58 PM - edited 01-21-2023 06:05 PM
Thank you for the quick reply. I would really appreciate if you could forward my wish to the engineers/dev team to look out for. What I have been reading online forums and Facebook conversation now there are also other people who are eager to have this function enabled as well to the still photos menu (not only for video) as it is useful in many cases to have dual monitor/display setup (camera+monitor) even with stills. I was little surpriced that it was not on my R5 when changed from Sony. Anyway, beside that Canon R5 is best there is. Thank you!
01-22-2023 09:04 AM
You can provide feedback to Canon by visiting the Canon Homepage and at the bottom amongst the various links, click on "[+] Feedback" and then select "PRODUCT" from the popup window.
01-22-2023 09:06 AM
Thank you 🙂
01-22-2023 04:34 AM - edited 01-22-2023 04:37 AM
Here are few reasons why I like to have this function to be enabled:
02-23-2023 10:58 AM
Hi Natalya. I would like to express my interest in having this function on the R5 as well. I am a studio photographer, and I use live view on an external HDMI monitor to set up shots, and help my stylist see what they are doing on set. I do however need to look through the viewfinder at times to recompose or to capture action that is happening on set, and for me, seeing the external monitor is not always possible, due to scrims and flags on set blocking the view from the camera. I would greatly appreciate if Canon could enable this feature in future software updates, so that I can use the LCD and EVF while being connected via HDMI to an external monitor, similar to when the camera is in video recording mode. Thanks
02-23-2023 11:36 AM
Refer to the link and instructions I provided earlier in order to provide Canon with your feedback.
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