I have been using my D7000 and 18-200mm VR II for almost 3 months. Mostly I use the viewfinder when taking photo. But I also want to use the Live view to take picture here and there too.
The problem I have in the Live view mode is that the focus seems to be much slower than in the viewfinder. But I guess that's normal.
The major problem that I find it very annoying and hopelessly useless is that once the camera focuses, and I press down the shutter, it takes almost a second to take a photo. The sound I hear is like something inside the camera is "slooowly" moving/sliding. Then, the monitor goes dark for a second before showing an image.
This occurs virtually in every mode (M, P, A, auto without flash), every ISO setting, and every shutter-speed range (I try from 30 to 1/8000)
But when I switch to the continuous (L/H) mode, the camera can take photo kinda quickly (but may be not up to 6 per second) while the screen goes totally dark during the shutter pressing.
I'm not sure if this is normal for D7000 or any DSLRs. I came from the point-and-shoot world.
And I apologize for not using proper photography terms as I don't really know how to explain this incident.
Are there any videos that show how D7000 is supposed to perform (in terms of shutter speed and sound in Live view mode) I could refer to? I tried to search on google and youtube. Nothing really came out.
Thank you very much. I'd appreciate your help!!