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Nikon d40 motnior blank while taking picture.

Nikon d40 monitor blank while taking picture. photo comes out fine and you can view it in memory after you take it

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Basically its correct, however - The Nikon D40 does NOT have live view only playback of the image.

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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That's entirely correct. Live view cannot work on SLR's whilst the photo is being taken due to the requirement for the mirror and live view sensor to flip out of the way during image capture.

Live view on SLR cameras is a misleading description, it's really a live preview instead.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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You can view pictures in the folder when connected the camera at pc monitor? but cannot take pictures or movies... the LCD stays blank?
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Feb 07, 2012 | Nikon Cameras

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When I want to take a photo, the monitor is blank, rather than showing what I am pointing the camera at. Last time I used it, it was ok... what has gone wrong? Thanks


If the D40 monitor showed you the image while taking the picture, there was something seriously wrong with the camera, which now appears to have fixed itself.

The D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century, giving you the image through the viewfinder. The LiveView capability, allowing you to use the LCD monitor like a point&shoot camera, is a relatively new development, which Nikon introduced with the D3 and D300 a year after the D40.

Dec 17, 2010 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Can't view perspective photo on monitor anymore


I hope you never do see a prospective picture on the monitor before you take it. If you do, there's something seriously wrong with your camera.

May 24, 2010 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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When I plug in my Nikon D40 to my computer and press "view pictures" the only thing that shows up is a white blank page and "Photo Gallery can't open this photo or video. This file format is not...


Are you shooting JPEG or RAW? Check the image quality to find out.

As it comes out of the box, Windows can't read RAW files. If you want to shoot RAW, you can download a codec from http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13869

If you switch to JPEG, just about any graphics program in the world will be able to open your pics.

Feb 09, 2010 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Lcd display not working on nikon d40. When we turn on the camera, and take off the lens cap, the lcd display is black. we can use the viewfinder to take a photo. We can view the image after taking the...


The D40 works the same way SLRs have worked for the past half century. Only recently have dSLRs acquired a "Live-View" capability, where you see the image on the LCD monitor instead of through the viewfinder.

I realize this probably wasn't the answer you wanted to see, but that's the way it is.

Jan 23, 2010 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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How do i view pictures while i am taking them on the lcd screen


You can't. The D40 works as SLRs have worked for the last 50 years. It doesn't have a Live View mode, instead it shows you an image through the viewfinder.

Nov 26, 2009 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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Nikon D40 Monitor blank when shooting picture. Viewfinder OK


while using slr cameras u always see in the viewfinder bcuz slr is a single lence refleime u can see the picture after shoot by clicking on play back option this is a feature of an slr camera

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