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Lcd screen does not display viewfinder image

I just bought the camera, and the lcd display only displays the camera setting and menu etc. I can't get it to display the image (viewfinder). If I take a picture, the image is displayed in playback mode, but I can't see what I am shooting on the LCD before I take the picture

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That is normal. Didital SLRs are different in this respect from digital compacts .

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