This is the link to the site where you will select your camera and print off the form to return it. They will fix it FREE OF CHARGE. If you live in Canada, you will need to do a search for Nikon,Canada and use their link. They are different.
Hi there We had the same problem. There is a recall on the Nikon cooplix 5700 cameras because they all have this problem. Go to the website listed below and you will see a service form, fill it out and ship it off. Within a few weeks you will receive your camera back in excellent working condition. I hope this helps.
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Hi. No you can't shoot by viewing the LCD, only by using the eye-level viewfinder. Some SLR cameras have "live-view", which lets you use either the eye-level finder or the LCD. It really isn't a very good method of shooting with an SLR, as you first have to lock the mirror up, compose your shot, then drop the mirror back down. Using the eye-level finder also blocks out the bright light that makes the LCD difficult to use in sunlight. Hope this helps answer your question.
This may be intentional. Some higher end cameras don't use viewfinders to take pictures, just to review them.
In looking up your camera, it appears that you *can* use the LCD to take pictures.
My guess is that the camera's set up to shut off the LCD when you get the camera close to your eye, to take a picture. Try taking a picture with the view finder from farther away from your face.
It's probably a safety feature so you don't go blind from the light on the LCD.
seems like this is a banding problem. Nikon has issued a service advisory on some of their
Coolpix models including the 5700. So they will fix this issue free of cost. This is an
issue with the sensor. Please contact the nearest authorized service
Had this problem two weeks ago. On the road to recovery, changing the purpose of the function button seems to have helped me - <Menu>, <Set-up1>, <Controls>, <Func.> Change chosen option away from the top one (User Setting). I found the third one down with the flash symbol least confusing. Then <Set> and <Menu> button to escape from the menus.
Having done all this the camera will take pictures again without pressing the lock button. However, I'm not convinced the func. button works as described in the manual. Hope this helps?
NatD, The D50 and indeed most SLR digital cameras [ I have a D40 ] does not allow you to take pictures using the LCD display ... this is by design, you are meant to use the viewfinder and the image you see through it is straight through the lens via a mirror block [ called a reflex pentamirror or prism ]. When the mirror is down such that you can see the image in the viewfinder it is obscuring the sensor [ the bit that takes the picture ] and when you take a shot the mirror lifts and the picture is recorded. Its this reason that DSLR's dont use the LCD to shoot, however there are a few now available that do let you do this, such as olympus, new panasonic one and higher end Nikon and Canon cameras. Hope this explains it without getting too detailed!
at the back of the camera next to the view finder (bottom right hand corner) is a button and icon marked SEL.
pressing this button toggles the lens image from the view finder to the lcd screen and back again.
IF neither view is available then I suspect your camera needs some TLC at a repair shop.
hope this helps.
This appears to be a well known CCD problem, which Nikon acknowledges only for the COOLPIX 3100, 5700 and SQ models.
Nikon denies the CCD problems on the 5400 are related, even though a Google search for this problem returns numerous results which claim the same defective Sony CCD sensor was used in the 5400 as was used in the 3100, 5700, and SQ models.
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