Question about Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens
You're seeing blown-out highlights. These are the portions of your pictures that have been overexposed so much that they've gone pure white, losing all details. This is generally considered a bad thing and the camera is warning you of that. This does not mean that it's a bad thing in your picture; the camera has no way of knowing what effect you're trying for. The proper fix is to reduce exposure to bring back the details in the highlights. This runs the risk of losing details in the dark areas as they go pure black, but that's generally considered not as bad. After all, we don't expect to see things in the dark.
That was the long answer. The short answer is: press up/down on the multiselector to cycle through the different views available.
Posted on Oct 14, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Shooting mode will not operate
Your camera has a defective CCD imager. Please return the camera to Canon in New Jersey and they will replace the CCD at no charge to you. This is a known issue and should be covered under extended warranty. Good luck my friend. Joe Weibel customelectronics.org
Posted on Feb 28, 2007
Mine had the same problem (except the stripes are horizontal). I sent it to Canon and sure enough it is the CCD problem that many of these have. The good news is that it is covered under a recall and Canon will fix it free, including the shipping.
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
You have the camera in Highlights mode.. while in playback use the up,down,right,left pad press it up and it will go through different displays like what settings you had the camera in when you took the picture then there is a graph screen... after that one is the highlights display which is what you have it on. Push up one more time to have it on regular playback mode. The manual explains this much better than I just did. If you have the manual you should check it out if my instructions dont help.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
You're seeing blown-out highlights. These are the portions of your picture that have been so overexposed that they've gone pure white, losing all details. This is generally considered a bad thing, but as the camera doesn't know whether you're deliberately going for that effect, it's merely warning you. The proper fix is to reduce exposure (the easiest way is by using exposure compensation) so as to bring back the lost details. This runs the risk of losing details in the shadows as they go pure black, but this generally isn't as bad as losing details in the highlights. We don't expect to see things in the dark, after all.
That was the long answer. The short answer is to repeatedly press up/down on the multiselector to choose a different view of your picture.
Posted on Jan 25, 2011
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