Learn How to Adjust the Aspect Ratio in Live View


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Aspect ratio

The ratio of the width to height of your image is defined as its aspect ratio. For example, your HDTV has a different aspect ratio than what your camera shoots. With its 16:9 aspect ratio, your HDTV shoots a wider image than the 3:2 aspect ratio of your camera. If you have a point and shoot camera it probably has an even narrower aspect ratio 4:3 which incidentally is the Aspect ratio of standard definition television. When you're shooting JPEG images you can choose something other than the camera's native 3:2 aspect ratio.

If you're in Live View the camera will show you guidelines for that chosen aspect ratio. To alter aspect ratio go into the menu and over here in the fourth shooting menu come right down to aspect ratio. You can see my default is 3:2. I'm going to set it to 16:9. This is the same as what you'd find on an HDTV. So if I pick that and leave my menus, now you see I'm still seeing my full 3:2 full frame image, but I've got guidelines showing where by ...

Aspect ratio
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Aspect ratio provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5)

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