Question about Cameras
Posted by Anonymous on
No. The only way to look at the scene before taking a picture is through the viewfinder.
Posted on Oct 26, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
That's because the Nikon D40x does not have Live View. Up until a couple of years ago, no DSLR's had live preview, due to the design of a DSLR over a point and shoot, as it has a pentamirror arrangement that effectivly deflects the light path to the viewfinder and only to the sensor when the internal mirror is raised. Early live preview models from Olympus had the world's first Live View system by flipping the mirror so that the picture preview could be seen on the rear monitor. Most manufacturers now incorporate Live View into most of their models but most Nikon consumer models do not as yet, apart from the newly relesed D90. The D40 and D40x are two year old designs and therefore do not have the more "modern" specs of say the Olympus E520 or Canon EOS450D. Most photographers trading up from a compact to a DSLR are surprised when they cannot use the monitor in the same way. However for most aspects of DSLR photography Live View is not something that is used all the time, low down shots, macro perhaps being the most convenient use, but for general photography there is no substitute for framing through the viewfinder, that's what we've been used to doing for over half a century! Besides as pointed out previously a DSLR is often too heavy to hand hold at arms length especially with a long lens.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
You have a short in your button board in your camera or a bad button board. Send into Nikon to repair. You can also look on Ebay for the part if your technical skills are up to self repair.
Posted on Jul 02, 2009
This is becasue those flashing areas are over exposed highlights. Reduce you exposure compensation a stop to capture those white areas. Increase your shutter speed or use a smaller aperture (f-stop) to let in less light. When you loose highlight detail in a digital image it is hard to reclaim back on a computer program.
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
I'm going to assume you're actually talking about viewing pictures on the monitor on the back of the camera and not in the viewfinder. If I'm wrong, please post a comment and say so.
You're looking at blown-out highlights. These are the portions of your pictures where you've lost all detail due to overexposure. Those portions of the picture are solid white, with no shading. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though often it is. You can correct this by using exposure compensation to reduce exposure.
That was the long answer. Here's the short answer: Press up/down on the multiselector to cycle through different views of your picture.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
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