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Hi I have a new

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I have a new Nikon D40x. Every time I change the settings such as single point metering and focus the system reverts to nearets point focus etc. Is this a fault or is there a way of stopping it going to the default settings when it is switched off.
Also the image too dark; warning message obscures the program setting symbol on the screen so it is impossible to see what program setting the wheel is at in the dark.
Regards
Lyn

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  • lynfawcett Apr 05, 2008

    HiNattamai

    Thanks, I will try that. Nice to hear from you

    Regards

    Lyn

  • lynfawcett Apr 05, 2008

    Hi Nattamai

    I have tried your solutions, but there must be a fault with my camera as the settings all revert to detault when the camera is switched off.

    Also looked through viewfinder and can see the settings, however the program setting symbols for auto, macro, night time etc do not show in the viewfinder and in low light the warning for low light obscures these symbols on the screen. My problem is that if I want to take a night time shot I can't see the symbols on the wheel or on the screen to let me know that I have set the camera for a night time shot.

    Regards

    Lyn

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.The settings will be saved if you entered and give OK

Once the main battery is removed for an extended period of time, the time and date settings will be reset to the default setting, and an icon will start flashing in your LCD monitor to notify you that the time and date has been reset.
Through the eye view finder you can see the settings detail.

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