Nothing physically wrong with it as such, but it's far too dark in bright weather making it almost impossible to see. Canon suggest using the optical viewfinder instead, but this is of limited coverage and in any case the LCD is obligatory in some modes e.g. where focal point or metering is multi or off-centre.
Can you suggest anything that would even slighly improve the brightness of the screen? The camera as such is great, but I'm finding this a big disadvantage.
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the image in the LCD monitor will darken in strong sunlight or bright light. This is normal occurrrence in device CCDs and does not contitute a malfunction. This image will not be recoded when shooting still photos, but it will be recorded wihen shooting movies.Read you owner manual and adjust the MENU, according with your o. manual.Otherwise you must go the repair shop God bless you
First, to test be sure you are in Automatic mode. The dial should be on the Green Box setting. If its on other settings its in manual mode and can be set wrong. take a test picture in this mode, If its looking normal, then you were either int he wrong mode or your manual settings were off. But if they are still dark try your ISO settings, if too low a number it will result in dark images. For example ISO 100 is perfect for outdoor daylight, but ISO 400 is better indoors.
Next try the F stop settings and arppreture. If things improve, you have found the issue. This camera is professional grade so it will do exactly what its set to do even if the outcome is not what you want!
Whe all else fails use the menu and reset the camera to factory defaults.
I have a sony cybershot DSC-S650, the LCD was very dark and could not
see anything except if I pointed it at a bright object, everything else
worked ok. I could take pictures but could barely see them in playback
I took it to Sony authorised repair outlet and was told
the CCD was damaged, they charged me USD $55 to repair it (in Quito,
There is nothing wrong with your camera - It is doing what it is meant to do!
The purpose of the flashing areas is to drawn your attention to parts of the image that are over-exposed. In an ideal world nothing would ever be overexposed, but if the image has both very dark and very bright areas, the camera cannot capture both - something has to give! The flashing areas are just to let you know.
If the LCD screen is too bright or too dark, adjust the LCD Brightness setting in the Setup Menu.
If you are shooting photos outdoors in bright light, move the joystick to the icon showing the sun over shaowed area to turn on Outdoor mode and make the LCD screen easier to see in bright light.
I think you should solve the 'washed out' LCD screen issue.
Here's a link to an accessory which might help.
I've tested it on my Olympus E10 LCD screen, (although I don't use it), and I found it very satifactory.
Hope this helps.