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The monitor display is black, I want to view the shot I am taking with the monitor not the viewfinder.

When I turn the camera on the info display comes on the monitor, when I press the shutter 1/2 way the monitor turns black. It used to show the image of the shot I was taking, now I have to use the viewfinder to see what I am taking a photo of...I want to hold the camera away from my face.

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Rotate the Live View switch located just above the circular multiselector.

Full details are in the "Live View" section of the manual (beginning on page 37 in my copy).

Posted on Sep 28, 2012

  • Kathe Marion-Gallant Sep 29, 2012

    Thanks, the LV works for 1 shot. I've not needed to do that, had it for 1yr.

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SOURCE: My Nikon D60 monitor is dark...no image preview,

No, you have done nothing wrong. The D60 does not have the preview function on the monitor like the compact digital cameras. Nikon gave that function a name. It is called 'Live View'. The newr models like the D90 do have that feature. You can read further about your D60 here: www.digitalcamera-hq.com

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