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Nikon D40 The lightest reas of my photos flash on and off while viewing the LCD

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    After taking a picture and viewing on the camera,all light or white areas flash white to black.

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Hey timrowan,
What you’re seeing is your playback mode is set to highlight, which flashes all the highlights (bright areas) of your images that are overexposed. If you don't like this viewing option you should be able to change your viewing mode by pressing mutiselector button to the right or left until you get to normal viewing. I hope this helps!

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Posted on May 22, 2008

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