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Can't take picture with monitor off?

When I have the camera's monitor LCD off (to conserve battery) the camera will not take a picture. What is going on?

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Re: Can't take picture with monitor off?

When the camera is in "Continuous AF" Focus mode the camera will take a picture whenever the shutter release button is pressed, wether or not the subject is in focus.

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Re: Can't take picture with monitor off?

When the LCD display is "off" the focus mode is automatically switched to "Single AF" mode (since there is no way for the user to confirm that the proper subject is focused) and unless focus is locked the camera cannot fire. When the camera is in "Continuous AF" Focus mode the camera will take a picture whenever the shutter release button is pressed, wether or not the subject is in focus. You can take a photo with the monitor off, but the camera will have to lock focus before it can fire and will not respond as quickly as with the monitor on.

Posted on Aug 30, 2005

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