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Monitor does not stay on

I have set the monitor to turn off after one minute of inactivity, so it should turn on with the camera, but the monitor only turns on for the 3 seconds of image review after taking a picture.

I don't mind using the viewfinder, but seeing what my settings are onscreen is useful.

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The LCD monitor screen at the back of the camera does not display a live picture like many point-n-shoot digitals. It only displays after the pic is taken. Use the LCD on the top cover to check your settings. Please leave feedback if this helps.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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