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Lcd screen The Lcd screen on my olympus sp 500 uz comes on when I turn on the camera but the image is not normal. What I see is a color negative image. All the colors are reversed. I tried removing the batteries and card and reinstalling 12 hours later. No good, same problem.

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Re: Lcd screen

That is an effect that can be had by internal software in the camera, like my Sony. Just get in there and turn off "negative" Youll probably see Sepia, solarize, B/W and negative as other choices.

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