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Everything black and white through viewfinder

When i look through the veiw finder everything is black and white why is this.

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Re: everything black and white through viewfinder

It is supposed to be. That's just how these cameras work.

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When in video recording mode LCD screen and viewfinder are black when the lens cap is off.

It could one of a few problems:

1. The viewfinder is pulled out and "PRIORITY" is set to "FINDER".

Push the viewfinder back in or set "PRIORITY" to "LCD".

2. The LCD monitor's brightness setting is too dark.

Adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor.

3. If the monitor is tilted upward 180 degrees, open the monitor fully.

Download the manual for more info:
JVC GR D290 Manual

Jan 19, 2014 | JVC GR-D290 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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There's an insect in the viewfinder... IHow do I remove it?

There is lock on black portion of view finder push it and turn it anti clockwise it will open and use hand blower n clean it

Mar 06, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV103 Digital Camcorder

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Viewfinder and LCD screen only show black and record black

If camcorder shows old recorded tapes picture with correct colors in LCD but does not show live view in camera mode to record new movie then its ccd imager chip failure.
And if camcoder shows live view and old recorded tapes in its eye piece view finder but does not show any thing in LCD the its problem of broekn/ cracked flexible wire between lcd board and main board of camcorder.
Let me know your finding with bit detail to provide you solution/ helpful info.

Nov 18, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC30 Mini DV Digital...

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The image in the viewfinder is now black and white and the LCD screen doesn't work

iam very sorry that you have this problem.When an LCD screen of DSRPD170P stops working it means that you have to get a replacement LCD screen. The replacement requires a qualified technical person. if you have such a person , then here are the details for ordering the LCD screen parts:
A-7078-956-A PD-217 board complete.
8-753-209-13 ACX500ENA
1-517-931-21 Tube fluorescent cold cathode.

Please note that the viewfinder of the DSR PD170 camera is always manufactured and supplied as black and white (not colour) so this is not a fault!

Oct 08, 2009 | Sony Dvcam DSR-PD170 DV Digital Camcorder

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MY Hvx 200 Is totally Black when I turn it on. the display and playback of my old footage works fine but the picture is totally black. any Ideas When I switch the camera on, the view finder is totally...

You should go into the menu, camera settings and set the evf to on. EVF stands for electronic view finder. This can be set to be on when the lcd is open or closed. CAreful, if the evf is set to on and you point the viewfinder towards the sun, it will burn white marks into the viewfinder and ruin it.

May 09, 2009 | Panasonic AG-HVX200 Mini DV Digital...

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Veiw finder is blurred wen i look through it closeley,but far away its fine pls help

Under the veiwfinders eye peice is a small switch! look in veiw finder and adjust switch to focus and it will clear up for you!
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Jan 21, 2009 | Sony CCD-TRV238E Camcorder

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What is a Veiw Finder

It's where you find a view of what the light coming through the lens. Today's consumer camcorders place the viewfinder center-rear usually with a rubbery piece around the end as an eyepiece/cup. Many units shut off the image to the eyepiece if the flip-out LCD screen on the side is used.

Jan 15, 2009 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV68 Camcorder

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LCD Screen and view finder are distorted


Sorry about delayed reply as I just saw it.

Its known problem of ccd imager in Canon ZR85 camcorder and ccd imager needs to be replaced.

Canon will repair your camcorder free of cost as per announced scheme for ccd imager issue.

Click Canon CCD Advisory for details, how to get free repair.

Good luck.

Nov 23, 2008 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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The view finder does not wotk

Try pulling out the eyepiece, it will reveal a switch that controls the focus, it maybe the problem, good luck

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No picture on lcd & view finder

PLease see for more information on this i have had the same problem, faulty CCD image processor chip.

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