Very disappointed with Canon T4i (650D) - over-exposed/washed out pictures

Started Dec 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Interesting how taking photos has progressed
In reply to 10s, Dec 12, 2012

10s wrote:

you will see a "live simulation" of the ending photo just the way the camera plans on taking it, and you can see whether there is an issue with white balance or exposure. Be sure the histograms are displaying as well, which you can do by cycling through the options with the INFO button (assuming your T4i works like my T3i).

That's how it works on T4i too. This is a good tip to prevent unexpected results and helps you to quickly learn taking control over manual settings, getting immediate feedback regarding the effects on the image. Canon implemented what-you-see-is-what-you-get in liveview that is really helpfull for beginners and experiences people alike. Maybe this should be advocated as THE reason P&S upgraders should first buy an EOS-M - to climb the leaning curve. Fortunately the T4i also has it (plus a very good viewfinder).

Regarding liveview focus: in my experience the T4i is fast enough for the kind of images I saw in this thread (it is exceptionally precise and quite responsive in daylight using a fast lens like the EF-S 18-135 STM). Don't be put off using liveview because of some negative sentiments regarding liveview AF. It actually works quite comfortable indeed. Just try it!

Live View would not have been of much use for the OP's photos.  All were shot in bright sunshine which makes it very hard to utilize the back LCD.  The histograms might have been visible but LV EXP SIM would not have shown much out in the sunshine.

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