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How to view in the LCD monitor when taking picture.

I just bought an E-500 and can not view what I am about to take a picture of in the LCD monitor. How do I access this feature or is not available.

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Unfortunately with this camera it does not have a live view LCD screen. You will need to shoot all images with the viewfinder and then use the LCD to review them.

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