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When I turn my Nikon D40 on, the shooting information display is on the screen. The camera will not take a picture nor can I get this display off the screen. I have tried everything- turned it on and off, removed the battery, pressed reset, etc and nothing will make the shooting information display go away.

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When I turn my Nikon D40 on, the shooting information display appears. I can't take a picture or get the screen to go away.


Three easy ways to return to the standard program combination are to:

1.) flip to a different mode and back to P, or

2.) turn the D40 off and back on, or

3.) spin the rear dial back to its original position.

The *P symbol goes away when you've returned to the standard combinations.

The standard combinations are f/4 at 1/60, f/5.6 @ 1/125, f/8 @ 1/250, f/11 @ 1/500, etc.

A shifted set might use f/4 @ 1/1,000, f/8 @ 1/500 or might use f/4 @ 1/2, f/5.6 @ 1 sec, etc. Don't worry, just flick the rear dial until you get the combination you prefer.

May 21, 2011 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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Monitor screen can not appear photos before shooting


That's the way the D40 works. The monitor is for menus and picture review, not to show images before shooting. Nikon introduced the LiveView capablitily with the D3 and the D300, introduced after the D40. The D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century, giving you the image through the viewfinder.

Nov 27, 2010 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Camera won't show the image on the screen when taking the pictures. I have to use the small view finder to take photos. No image on the display until the photo is taken. How do you sqitch it back to the...


You don't. The D40 works as SLRs have worked for half a century. Only more recent dSLRs (Nikon started with the D3 and D300) have the LiveView capability that lets you handle your dSLR as a point&shoot.

Jun 11, 2010 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Where's the shooting information of d80 in the larger screen?


The Shooting Information screen was introduced with the D40. The older D80 does not have it. Instead it shows almost all of the information in the control panel and/or viewfinder, though you have to delve into the menus for some of it.

Most of the settings you could change via the Shooting Info screen on the D40, you can change by pressing the appropriate button and turning one of the command dials.

The D40 was intended as an introductory dSLR, doing more handholding for new photographers, putting things into visual, menu-driven screens. The D80 was intended as a midlevel camera, allowing faster operation using more buttons. It does less handholding, but once you learn where the controls are, it actually is faster to use. (Okay, that was based on my personal experience, since I've used both.)

May 27, 2010 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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Nikon D40 Monitor blank when shooting picture. Viewfinder OK


while using slr cameras u always see in the viewfinder bcuz slr is a single lence refleime u can see the picture after shoot by clicking on play back option this is a feature of an slr camera

Nov 01, 2009 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Shooting Information Display Screen


While you are play backing your photos, press the up or down button untill the shooting information disapears.

Jan 12, 2009 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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How do I get my nikon d40 to take Black white pictures?


You CAN!!! shoot in b/w with a d40, the only thing is you can't shoot in auto mode it has to be manual , aperture priority, or shutter prioirity. Go into menu - shooting mode - optimize image. you'll find it in there.

Dec 23, 2008 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Nikon D40 Turn camera on, and it used to display the photo I was ready to shoot. Had this feature for a few weeks, now I only get the menu and a black screen How can I get that display back?


If you were seeing the image before you shoot, there was definitely something wrong with your camera.

The D40 does not have a Live View feature. The display is for menus, shooting information, and image review. Not preview.

Oct 15, 2008 | Nikon Cameras

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NO LCD display when shooting with brand new D40 ><


Most DSLRs (like the Nikon D50) don't have live view. In other words, in order to see the picture you must take it first.

About the auto review off, go to menu, "pencil" submenu, and the option is there (scroll until you see it)

With respect, you should read the manual. It's very comprehensive and needed. :)

Jan 04, 2008 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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I see nothing in the Viewfinder...


The camera has a mirror lock up feature for cleaning the CCD sensor. You may have engaged it. Check your manual about this function

Dec 27, 2007 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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