How to Change the Live View Auto-Off Timer on a Nikon D5600

By default, the Nikon D5600’s Live View will turn itself off after 10 minutes. You can bump that up to a maximum of 30 minutes.

Nikon D5600 Live View Auto Off Timer
Nikon D5600 Live View Auto Off Timer
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By default, the Nikon D5600’s Live View will turn itself off after 10 minutes. You can bump that up to a maximum of 30 minutes.

On the D5600, you can find this setting under:

Custom Setting Menu (pencil icon) > C Timers/AE Lock > Auto off timers > Custom > Live View > 30m

Nikon D5600 Live View Auto Off Timer

Nikon D5600 Live View Auto Off Timer

Nikon D5600 Live View Auto Off Timer

Nikon D5600 Live View Auto Off Timer

Nikon D5600 Live View Auto Off Timer

How to Keep Live View Active Longer Than 30 Minutes

There isn’t a built-in way in the camera’s settings to disable the auto-off timer or set it to longer than 30 minutes.

If you need to keep it active longer than that, it’ll require some manual intervention. But not much. You can press any button to reset the clock. The two buttons I find most convenient and least likely to risk interrupting the video stream are:

  • exposure compensation button (+/- near shutter)
  • AE-L/AF-L button on the back

You can also lightly touch the shutter with a half-press, but that risks throwing off the focus.

1 thought on “How to Change the Live View Auto-Off Timer on a Nikon D5600”

  1. If I use SnapBridge with my Nikon 5600, can I use my phone to reset the timer by adjusting exposure or some other setting?

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