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Blank LCD screen when shooting upright/portrait

When shooting outdoors in bright light the LCD screen goes completely black if I turn the camera on its end, i.e. shooting 'upright' or 'portrait'. Turning it back to landscape the image returns.

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I had the same problem. Sent to Ricoh as a warrantee claim. They apparently updated firmware and problem has gone.

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