Missing a Live Histogram


Is it possible to view the histogram before clicking the picture, in the live view mode?
Suhas Panday, via email

Unfortunately neither of the cameras you own have the option of live histogram. This was, in fact, pointed out in our reviews as one of the very few lacunae of both these cameras. In the absence of a live histogram, we suggest that you rely on the in-built camera meter reading and bracket your exposure by 1/2 or 1/3 stops. It would also help to shoot in RAW instead of JPEGs. It will allow you to recover substantial details in featureless highlights or shadows.

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