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When there is a bright sun I cannot see anything in the digitail viewfinder; the camera has no optical viewfinder.Help!

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  • jijima Apr 27, 2008

    Camera is an 'ADVENT MP71', which has no settings.

  • jijima Apr 27, 2008

    Camera is an 'ADVENT MP71', which has no settings

  • jijima Apr 28, 2008

    Thanks but it does not help I have read manual.

  • jijima Apr 28, 2008

    The camera is an ADVENT MP71.
    I have read the manual but it does not help!
    Photograps taken with a white screen are fine, except I am not sure what I have taken.

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1. Do you get the same problem in regular lighting as well? If you do, it could indicate an LCD chip level problem, and if your camera is under warranty, I recommend you get it replaced.

2. You could try using a "viewing hood" to block out the sunlight,as shown in the pic below:
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You can purchase that online from HERE. I think it cost about $15-20

3.You could even try anti-reflective coating on the lens, although I do recommend the "hood" from point 2 above.

4. If you do not wish to spend $15-20 on the hood, you can try an inexpensive alternative. Take a piece of cardboard and cut it in such a way that one end fits exactly around the digital viewfinder and gradually tapering in to a narrower viewing area. About 2inches depth should be enough. Tape the edges, and voila! you have a hood. Should warn you that this may be a bit of an inconvenience as you will have to hold the hood in one hand and click with the other. But as long as it solves the issue...;)

Unfortunately, there is no other solution, as your camera does not have any other settings. Hope that helps!

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    Swilin Sampson Apr 28, 2008

    The pic below will give you a rough idea on how you should cut the cardboard to give you the "tapering" effect on the board. Well, it could just be a case of trial and error, till you get the correct shape.


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Hi,

Well there is actually no solution to fix this problem all you can do is change your camera.Since this camera has no settings also which can be changed.You can CLICK HERE to check out the forum and the reviews for the best camera with an optical view..

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Hi,

Unfortunately, that is the disadvantage of having only a view finder on an LCD screen. It appears that your camera is not using a transflective screen. What you need to do is get some shade onto the screen so the screen can be seen.

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The light is too bright for your camera or you need to adjust the cameras settings, yes brand and model of your camera would be helpfull.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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  • Ekse Apr 27, 2008

    So the digital view is all white then? basicly the light is too much for the camera.



    What happens to the pictures if you take one even thought you dont see anything? are they all white?



    If there are no settings in the camera, and I don't know, I cant find anything about advent cameras. Just some basic info but noting settings vice / or manual. If you have the manual I recommend you take a look at it.



    Then the light is too much for the camera to handle I supose theres noting I can do or suggest other than going thought the manual if you have it and look for exposure settings. If theres no settings then I supose theres noting we can do.



    Maybe some other expert has more info on this.

  • Ekse Apr 27, 2008

    So the digital view is all white then? basicly the light is too much for the camera.



    What happens to the pictures if you take one even thought you dont see anything? are they all white?



    If there are no settings in the camera, and I don't know, I cant find anything about advent cameras. Just some basic info but noting settings vice / or manual. If you have the manual I recommend you take a look at it.



    Then the light is too much for the camera to handle I supose theres noting I can do or suggest other than going thought the manual if you have it and look for exposure settings. If theres no settings then I supose theres noting we can do.



    Maybe some other expert has more info on this.

  • Ekse Apr 28, 2008

    Then there is noting you can do, the light is too much for the sensor.

  • Ekse Apr 28, 2008

    You can try useing sun glasses on over the camera while takeing a picture. then take them off after you have locked on to your target and shoot. heheh

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Whats the exact model and brand of your camera?

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    Edgar Allan Pagayona Apr 27, 2008

    Hi you will learn something on this site regarding the camera setting.

    Click here CAMERA

    Hope this helps

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