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Re: Powershot pro1 viewfinder show blank white
Hi When the LCD screen is open the viewfinder will switch of and when it is closed the viewfinder will switch on. You can switch between the two by pressing Monitor select button to the left of the Eyepiece (Viewfinder). as you look at the back of the camera.
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I'm not totally sure of your question or concern but let me attempt to show some light on what it is I think you are asking. The Canon PowerShot S51S is a huge step up from a pocket point and shooter, this is a very powerful camera with features that would make some Pro camera whimper. So to the problem I think you are having. The camera is fitted with an optical viewfinder but the image you are seeing isn't "Through the lens" in fact it's a digital image of what the camera sees and therefore will not appear clear to your eye. The image will look a little grainy and slightly out of focus. If the in focus indicator is showing your image is focused then take the picture as long as the focus indicator light is on then the picture will be in focus. The problem you are experiencing is compounded if you wear glasses. This is one place where you need technology to rule. I know what you are feeling believe me because I still have problems with a digital viewfinders. Right now I use seven different cameras one of them has the digital viewfinder and it just make me stop and think then rely on the in focus indicator. Hope this was a help but as long as the camera is functioning properly you have no concerns. By the way you have chosen a great camera for creative photography. Happy Holidays from Robert in Canada
Sounds like you accidentally pressed the DISP (Display) button on the back of your camera. This manually turns the screen on and off in picture taking mode to save battery power. You could then use the optical viewfinder in its place. To turn it back on, just the DISP button one more time.
if ur pics are also blank as ur viewfinder when u see them on pc then it is a
CCD FAILURE !
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Hi Have you turned the mode lever to the point at the setting that looks like a little camera, some thing like [O].
Try This: 1. Turn the Mode lever to [O] 2. Press the function button. (Found to the left of the eyepiece/viewfinder) 3. Use the up and down buttons to get to the setting you want to change (found on the dial to the next to the LCD screen). 4. When you get to the setting you want to change use the right arrow to enter and make the change use the left to go back to the main menu.