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No display on the LCD viewfinder when taking pictures. It only works to review pictures/videos.

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There's nothing wrong with your camera. The D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century, using a mirror to project the image through the viewfinder. The live view feature is a relatively recent development among dSLRs, previously available only on point&shoot cameras.

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