04-05-2021 05:39 PM
Hey there, smart people!
So, after many months of them being O.O.S., I was FINALLY able to get my hands on an R5 as a replacement for my aging 5D MKIII. With that, having a rear touchscreen is a brand new option for me.
So, is the question in the SUBJECT above even possible?
After trying a few different search term combinations, I could not find that this question had been asked here previously ... and the manual is, well a Canon manual and quite stingy with its secrets.
I ask as it would be MUCH easier to choose a focus point from the rear screen, than having to reach the front of the camera and move an Auto-Fucus point with the camera controls.
Thanks for any info!
All the best!
04-06-2021 01:54 AM
Thanks for checking in with us!
I have not seen an HDMI recorder or monitor that can transfer touchscreen information to the camera. Since that is the case, I suggest that you enable dual screen outputs for camera and HDMI device using the corresponding option in the menu under HDMI DISPLAY. Then make the adjustments on the camera screen before turning your attention back to the HDMI device.
04-07-2021 04:56 PM
Thank you for getting back to me. I apologize as it seems I was unclear on my desires on this issue.
What I want:
What I have:
Here is what the menu item suggested provides:
Being able to perform this action will same me a great deal of time and frustration.
Thanks again for any assistance you can render!
04-09-2021 06:22 PM
Did we hit a brick wall, on this one?
I do not think what you want is possible. HDMI output is a video output. The HDMI output is not related to how the HYBRID camera shoots stills.
There are multiple ways to implement tethered shooting, and use a larger screen. You can use Bluetooth on an IPad running the Canon Connect Utility to remotely control the camera when shooting stills. You can also connect via USB to devices that can run Canon Connect.
04-09-2021 08:06 PM