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Remote Viewing LCD

Every point-and-shoot digital camera has a LCD screen on the back of the camera to view what the lens is viewing and so forth. Is there a way to view that visual information in a second screen or a foot or more away from the camera using the USB or audio/visual cable or other cable device? In real time?

Have you ever separated the LCD from a digi-cam for remote viewing? Is that possible without destroying the camera?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Scott Bruce
Mon, 10 Jul 2006 11:05:56 -0700

I know most digital cameras allow remote viewing through the A/V cable. But the purpose is for viewing the pictures that have already been shot on your television. I don't know if any digital camera allows you to see what the lens ses, in real-time, on tv.

Canon's digital SLR cameras allows you to control image capturing operations through the USB port on your computer. The software is called Remote Capture. But you can't see through the lens in real-time.

Technically, it is possible to extend the LCD screen away from the camera. But, because of surface mount technology (SMT), it is generally difficult for home hobbists. Of course, you'll have to find a suitable camera first.

Chieh Cheng
Mon, 10 Jul 2006 14:32:46 -0700

I have taped my old 995 to the eye piece of a D70 with useful results, but just barely. Also cumbersome even on a long arm mount. But it made a shot possible with the 12mm via live laptop image and Capture 4. Any thoughts on a smaller, more suitable low cost 'eye piece' camera for a D70 or D200?

H. Lane
Tue, 29 Aug 2006 15:02:16 -0700

Sorry, should have said "live TV mage" of 995 shot of D70 screen; D70's Capture 4 was on laptop. A bunch of gear, but I would really like to make this work in a smaller package until Nikon gives us a live output off a SLR.

H. Lane
Tue, 29 Aug 2006 15:59:52 -0700

This is an old thread, but I have a kodak C743/703 and I have successfully connected the video out to a tv and have taken some photos. I know for a fact this camera does the job.


Fri, 01 Aug 2008 04:53:12 +0000

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