550d and videoing

Started Jun 19, 2010 | Discussions thread
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550d and videoing
Jun 19, 2010

I had a Canon SX1 IS prior to my 550d and video recording was no problem.

I've just upgraded to the 550d and today was my fist go at videoing with it while out in the city on a sunny day.

To be honest unless I am doing something wrong I found in near impossible.

Problem 1 was I couldn't see the screen in the bright light especially as the fixed screen could not be articulated to have a perfect angle.

Problem 2 was I had to to hold it at head height which is uncomftable and makes you look like a goon in order to see the. Screen

Problem 3 was that problems one and two made it impossible for me to judge a good manual focus.

Am I doing something wrong ? I am off on holiday shortly and was going to use it for HD recording. I think I might take my SX1 off bay and take that.


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