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LCD SCREEN IMAGE IS DIM BUT ??

All the Menu items and the Vivitar images are very bright on the screen.
I am truly puzzled.

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  • jimconn Feb 16, 2008

    BY IMAGE I MEAN THE PHOTO I AM TRYING TO TAKE

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I think that you are going to need the book for this one! If the image is bright on the screen but the image comes out dark, it might be in the settings. First, try to put the camera back to factory settings and try again.

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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