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LCD screen flashes

The LCD screen on my Nikon D40x flashes when it displays images that have bright light/reflected flash in them.

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There is nothing wrong with your camera - It is doing what it is meant to do!

The purpose of the flashing areas is to drawn your attention to parts of the image that are over-exposed. In an ideal world nothing would ever be overexposed, but if the image has both very dark and very bright areas, the camera cannot capture both - something has to give! The flashing areas are just to let you know.

It's covered on page 52 of the manual.

Matt

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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