Question about Nikon D50 Digital Camera
I just recently bought a Nikon D50 and I have to use the viewfinder to take pictures. The LCD Display is not working to take pictures. It only shows images I've taken. Is this a setting or is something wrong with my camera?
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!
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
Seems to me that someone didn't do research before purchasing an expensive camera.
The Nikon d40 is an SLR, point and shoot camera.
There is no "live view."
That means that you HAVE to look through the eye piece to focus and take pictures.
That's why you paid so much money for it, because there's no digital sensor between your eye and the subject.
The LCD screen is only there for the purpose of viewing the pictures after you've taken them.
I suggest you learn about a camera before you buy one you know nothing about.
Posted on Mar 21, 2008
Lcd is not work
Posted on Jan 04, 2008
Hey Ambelina...I suggust you BITE ME...you condescending troll.
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
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