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Camcorder is not able to use for recording

When Camera is put in Camera mode, we are able to view the object through the eye lense or no picture is visible on the screen

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Re: Camcorder is not able to use for recording

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I tried to tape last night and I have can not see what I am taking pictures of. YES the lense cap is off. I can access the menu, but can not see a picture.

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