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How to turn off "highlight" image display on D-80

Over exposed highlighted areas flash on image playback - need to find out how to turn this off.

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Hi there,
This happens when you accidentally press the up or down button when viewing images on the playback. If you press up or down a few times it goes to a screen that looks like normal playback but with the flashing highlights.
All you need to do is press up or down until it goes back to the normal screen.
Hope that helps!

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