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Canon 6D Users Guide:
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Live View Settings   top

You get to these menus by turing the Live View lever up to the Live View (silver camera back) icon, press MENU and click to the two items to the right of the first four CAMERA icons. These are also red, just like the CAMERA icons, but look like camera backs, not fronts.

There are two camera-back icon menus: LIVE VIEW • and LIVE VIEW ••.

These settings apply only to Live View shooting. To get to the MOVIE menu, you do the same thing, but instead move the Live View lever down to the MOVIE icon, which then replaces these LIVE VIEW menus with MOVIE menus.


LIVE VIEW •        top

Live View shoot.

This is set to ENABLE by default.

Set it to DISABLE if you don't want Live View popping up if you hit the LIVE VIEW button by accident.


AF method

This set how autofocus works, only while in Live View or movies.


Grid display

This allows you to place a rectangular grid over the image on the rear LCD as a help in keeping the camera level.


Aspect Ratio

This allows you to crop the image to other aspect ratios (shapes).


Expo. Simulation

This allows you to see the effects of various exposure settings on the Live View screen.

If disabled, the LCD will try to show the best image it can, even if you've set the Canon 6D to make a deliberately dark or light image.


LIVE VIEW ••        top

Silent LV shoot.

These are different ways to attempt to make the 6D work more quietly as you shoot. Try the different modes if you're curious.


Metering timer

This sets how long the light meter stays on each time you tap the shutter in Live View.


AUTOFOCUS settings       



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