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Nikon D40 - Flashing black on the light/white areas of inside & outside pics

I have a Nikon D40 and I am having trouble with parts of the pictures flashing black. It's usually on the white or bright areas. Doesn't matter if the picture was taken inside or outside. This did not start happening until last week. The lower right of the viewing screen is showing "highlighted". I must have accidently pushed a button or something for this to start happening and I can't get it to stop. It is effecting all my pictures now even the ones that are on the disc from Christmas. How do I get the flashing to stop.

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It sounds as if you have changed the viewing setting so that the camera highlights over-exposed/highlight areas of the image.

While playing back images, press the multi-selector (4 way cursor) up or down to cycle through the various options.

This should be explained on page 51 of the cameras manual.

Hope this helps.

Matt.

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

  • Kell Le Jul 16, 2011

    Oh thanks Matt! I did the same thing and I don't know this camera well yet!!

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