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Display always shows photo exit data over the preview - can't turn it off

When I try to view a picture I just shot or when I try to review previouslytaken pictures it always shows a square of picture info over the image (with Camera name, fstop, metering focla length etc..) I can't for the life of me figure out how to turn it off I thinkit may be broken on that mode. Otherwise the camera works perfectly. It didnt' alway do this. Anyway, thansk so much for your help!

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  • nikot May 21, 2008

    Wow, that worked thanks - I guess it must have save that sessing from the last time I pressed up or down with nav button. Thanks so much for your help!

    Nik


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Try pressing the up or down navigational button, that will change the preview mode.

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