Why the major difference with live view ?

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Why the major difference with live view ?

I've come to learn that when I'm setting up a scene, and I switch my camera to live view, the image it shows me is always very vibrant, and contrasty (much the same as what I shoot for in my PP later) but then I actually take the shot, and its WAY less vibrant, and not near the contrast...... again, until later when I start doing my HDR processing and color and contrast tweaks.

This is with my 6D btw. Maybe its different with other cameras ?

Also, the thought crosses my mind, maybe a lot of purists are doing there very best to keep an image looking exactly as it did right out of the camera.... but the camera actually failed to capture all of the color / contrast that the scene offered in the first place (as evidenced by live view) and so instead of correcting for the cameras failures, they just go along with it ?

Or am I completely wrong and live view is just less accurate in the first place ?

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