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Faulty internal viewfinder readout of camera settings when speed is set above 1/80 second.

Nikon D40x internal viewfinder does not show the camera settings correctly when the speed setting is above 1/80 sec

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  • pj32378 May 23, 2009

    For shutter speeds below 1/100 sec the viewfinder displays the correct f stop, speed,  and number of photos remaining, no battery indication. At 1/100 1/125 and above the viewfinder displays rubbish. This is the same for both 18-55mm kit lens and 55-200m lens. Is this an hardware problem, or can the firmware be reset?

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Here's a link to a firmware upgrade for the 40x. It doesn't specify exactly what issues it fixes. http://help.nikon.ca/app/answers/detail/a_id/16418/kw/40x%20firmware/r_id/116679

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2) Internal LCD wrong and needs to be replaced.
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Using the LCD as a viewfinder, how to set camera for?


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from: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/D40X/D40XMENUS.HTM
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Best of luck!
Nick Chapman http://ChapmanIT.com

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Seems like your problem on greyish/blurry viewfinder is caused by the camera getting water logged. Get your cam cleaned by Nikon.

The flashing red light usually happens if you have this indicator set in the camera. This may not necessarily be an error.. just a setting that you have put in place in your menu.

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