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Viewfinder While on our first vacation with this camera, the image in the viewfinder suddenly became blurry. The pictures turn out fine. The image in the LCD is clear, but I prefer to take pictures through a viewfinder. I can't make heads nor tails out of the user manual, the print and images are minute and refers me to other pages I can't see or understand.

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    When I try to shoot using the viewfinder, the image I see through the viewfinder remains out of focus, whether or not in reality the subject actually is in focus. In other words, the resulting photograph can be utterly clear and sharp, BUT when I am shooting, the viewfinder image remains blurry. Yes I have cleaned the viewfinder with a soft cloth. Thoughts? Advice? Thanks!!

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There's a little scrolling wheel to the left of the viewfinder; move it up or down until the image is clearest.

Posted on Jun 03, 2007

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This situation happened to me as soon as I opened my new camera. Put a note about this in the "Getting Started" booklet.

Posted on Jun 20, 2007

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