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No. The only way to look at the scene before taking a picture is through the viewfinder.

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SOURCE: Use LCD instead of view finder in Nikon D40

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.

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SOURCE: Nikon D40 won't take a photo

Remove the lens cap...

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SOURCE: image screen on nikon d40 won't stay on

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

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SOURCE: When viewing photos some white areas blink black on the lcd.

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.

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SOURCE: When viewing a picture through the viewfinder,

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.

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Manual for NIKON D40 DIGITAL slr


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Jan 23, 2011 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera

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My nikon d40 is not showing live screen view nor i


I realize these aren't the answers you wanted to see, but the D40 does not have any live view capability, nor does it shoot video. Nikon intended the D40 as an entry-level dSLR, with a minimal feature set. In fact, they didn't introduce the video until the D90, introduced more than two years after the D40. The least-expensive Nikon dSLR with both of these capabilities is the D5000.

Jul 22, 2010 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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How to take a picture using display instead of view finder


I don't believe there is. Nikon call it Live View in other models, but its not mentioned in the D40 user manual.....

here's the full manual, if you'd like it.
http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/NIKON/D40-_E

Feb 28, 2010 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Nikon d40 motnior blank while taking picture.


That's entirely correct. Live view cannot work on SLR's whilst the photo is being taken due to the requirement for the mirror and live view sensor to flip out of the way during image capture.

Live view on SLR cameras is a misleading description, it's really a live preview instead.

Dec 11, 2009 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera

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Image screen on nikon d40 won't stay on


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.

Jul 01, 2009 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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I have a Nikon D40 I have been able to use the LCD montior for all view. I can't seem to get it back on.


If you have beena ble to use the monitor for preview, something was wrong with your camera since Nikon never designed it to do that.

The D40 does not have a Live View capability.

Sep 19, 2008 | Nikon Cameras

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D40 I was able to see throw screen to take pics now i can't


You are lucky for that period !!!!!. Because Nikon D40 don't have that live view option.

Apr 24, 2008 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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