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Is it possible to use the lcd in stead of the viewfinder

Hi I'm thinking about using a D40X underwater, which is not easy if you have to use the viewfinder. Is it possible to use the LCD screen in stead like in a compact digital camera???

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No, since the camera is a DSLR, there is no way for the CCD sensor to have an image until you take a picture. The shutter covers the sensor until you actually take the shot.

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Can I use the LCD monitor (rather than the viewfinder) when taking pictures ? If so, how do I set the camera to do this?


No, you can't. Nikon didn't introduce the "LiveView" capability in their dSLRs until the D3 and D300. The older D40x requires you to use the viewfinder.

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How can I get the subject to show up on the lcd screen on my nikon d40, so you don't have to look through the viewfinder?


hi there, Nikon D-40x hasn`t supported Live View mode while taking a picture... LCD functions are just for review purpose and setting the camera only

hope this reply will help

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Using the LCD as a viewfinder, how to set camera for?


You don't. The D40x works as SLRs have worked for half a century: you frame your picture through the viewfinder. Only more recent dSLRs have the LiveView capability.

Jun 07, 2010 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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Why wont the image come up on my LCD on the D40 when i turn on the camera


Because it's not supposed to. The LCD on the D40 is for menus, shooting info, and image review. It takes pictures the same way SLRs have done for half a century, allowing you to view and frame through the viewfinder. Only more recent dSLRs (and not all of them) have the Live View feature allowing you to use the LCD instead of the viewfinder.

May 05, 2010 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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I took pictures from my nikon d40x but all photos are displayed black in lcd. Would you know how to fix this error?


If your LCD screen works normally as a viewfinder and lets you review photos then your shutter is likely stuck in the closed position. If the display is black in all modes your LCD display is bad. Unfortunately, there is no safe DIY fix for either problem. The camera will require professional repair.

Nov 15, 2009 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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There is dust on the viewfinder of my Nikon D40x.


I'd take it to a "good' repair station for that. It may not be in the viewfinder , but on the sensor, and that is very touchy. When I bought mine, I put the zoom lens on and have never taken it off cause of dust.

Jun 15, 2009 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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Do we have option to take pics through LCD in Nikon D40X?


Hi. No you can't shoot by viewing the LCD, only by using the eye-level viewfinder. Some SLR cameras have "live-view", which lets you use either the eye-level finder or the LCD. It really isn't a very good method of shooting with an SLR, as you first have to lock the mirror up, compose your shot, then drop the mirror back down. Using the eye-level finder also blocks out the bright light that makes the LCD difficult to use in sunlight. Hope this helps answer your question.

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NIkon D40X LCD not displaying


Push ring circling OK button to up or down positions and LCR display will change showing info or image. 

Dec 03, 2008 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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Viewfinder


The shutter remains closed on a DSLR until you take a picture. There is no way to preview an image that does not exist yet.

Being stuck with the tiny viewfinder as earlier cameras had is a good thing. Holding a camera out from your body will give mixed results due to your movements. You will get better results with the traditional method

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Nikon D40X, no picture on lcd when trying to take a photograph, o.k. when picture is taken.


conorp, not on a D40. This camera does not have the "Live View" capability.

Feb 28, 2008 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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