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Can not view through theLCD while taking pictures

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I am also a newbie. I had the D60 for two months, and i can not figure out how to view my object while taking the picture. I can view after with no problem. I there a button somewhere? Help!!!

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No, you are not missing a button. The D60 does not offer 'live view' like the compact digital cameras.
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