Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-17-2009, 11:43 AM   #1
Junior Member
IsabelleRibeiro's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 26
Live View on computer with the K-7?

Not sure if this is the correct place of the forum to post this at, sorry if it isn't!

I was wondering, is it possible to set up live view on a laptop with the K-7? Not necessarily shooting tethered, but simply a live view on the laptop screen (that I would hook up to a large monitor, most likely). This is for a workshop I will be doing on Saturday, figured it'd be a cool thing to do.

I know that if you hook up the camera to a TV for example, you can see the live view on the screen. How would you go about doing this with a computer?

My laptop has a HDMI port. Would that be the only way? (I'd have to buy a mini HDM cable to hook it up to the camera).

08-17-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
Damn Brit

Thread moved to DSLR discussion.
If you're not sure in future Isabelle, post in Everything Else and a Mod will move it if necessary.
08-17-2009, 12:34 PM   #3
Veteran Member
rormeister's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 626
Try sending a PM to JCPentax. He was/is on the Pentax road tour and was using some setup because we watched everything the K-7 was doing as he demo'd the menus. I don't know if he was just using the USB cable or the DVI output.

Last edited by rormeister; 08-17-2009 at 12:35 PM. Reason: or
08-18-2009, 01:27 PM   #4
Junior Member
IsabelleRibeiro's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 26
Original Poster
Thanks, I messaged him!

08-18-2009, 03:18 PM   #5

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Millstone,NJ
Posts: 6,491

Scroll down the page in this link:

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, computer, dslr, hook, laptop, live, live view, photography, screen, view
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Live view: K-x, K-r WMBP Pentax DSLR Discussion 8 09-18-2010 04:51 PM
AF in Live View with K-7 Kameraten Pentax DSLR Discussion 11 08-12-2010 09:15 PM
Live View - Not getting use to it Rudi Pentax DSLR Discussion 27 11-23-2008 06:56 PM
Program for direct view on computer screen? StarDust Photographic Technique 3 11-22-2008 11:38 AM
Another use for Live View Peter Vesuwalla Photographic Technique 4 03-06-2008 11:26 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:57 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]