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Re the D3300, battery is full, screen comes on, but goes off after 5 seconds, Why?

This is a brand new camera, never been used, so I am still trying to figure it out, have looked at numerous instruction videos, but nobody covers what is wrong when the screen automatically switches off.

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That's probably because nothing is wrong. If you want a longer screen time-out, you can set it in the menus.

The camera is designed to be primarily used by viewing though the optical viewfinder. Not only will this generally give you a better look, the camera is more stable when pressed against your cheek than it is held out at arm's length.

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