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Everything is o.k. except that the camera screen stays dark does not focus when taking pictures

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You may need to switch from EVF mode to LCD Mode.

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your problem is the focusing areas, im sorry that I do not know how to turn it off, the rectangle you see is the area is focusing on, and the darkness is what the camera doesnt focus on, try reading the manual, or turning it off yourself.

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If your device gets covered in water, act fast and rationally, and you may be able to save your device.

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