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When I go to view photos on camera I have a white balance type screen over the top of the image, how do I get rid of this, driving me mad! If I magnify image it goes away but it's a big pain!

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I assume you're talking about the histogram or one of the data screens. Press cursor-up/down to cycle through the different views of your image. Once you find one you like, it'll stay on that view until you change it again. See the "Photo Information" section of the manual (page 100 in my copy). If you need a manual you may download a copy from here.

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

  • Janelle Ferrell Jan 06, 2013

    Thanks so so so much, all fixed. Janelle

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Push the "up" or "down" arrow on the 4-way button (right of the screen) until the info disappears

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Press up or down on the navigation dial. A couple of presses and you'll be back to normal.

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The feature you are referring to is called "Live View mode".

This is NOT available on the Nikon D80, and was only introduced on the D90, which is available now.

Live View mode allows you to use the LCD screen as your view finder instead of using the eyepiece, but unfortunately, this feature is not available in your model.

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SOURCE: OPTIMIZE SCREEN STAYS ON WHEN VIEWING PHOTOS

reset the master settings

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SOURCE: LCD viewing monitor has "optimize image" screen on it

Press up/down on the multiselector to cycle through different views of the image.

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