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There could be several reasons.

The camera isn't focused. Adjust the focus.

The diopter is not set properly. Some cameras have a viewfinder diopter adjustment. This is similar to putting eyeglasses on the camera. Just as things will look blurry to you if you look through someone else's glasses, the viewfinder will be blurry if the diopter is not set properly for your vision. I wish I could tell you how to adjust this (or even whether your camera has it) but since you didn't bother to specify the model of your Olympus camera...

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SOURCE: Canon S1 IS view finder / LCD monitor black out

This is a defective CCD that Canon is repairing free of charge. Go here for details: http://www.usa.canon.com:80/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=223&modelid=8044&keycode=2112&id=29819

Posted on Nov 27, 2006

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SOURCE: View finder blurry/black - images blurry with rainbow horizontal lines

I have the same problem but, I think I have found the solution. just go here: http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=DSCF717&news_id=118

Posted on Aug 14, 2007

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SOURCE: whats wrong with my viewfinder?

I don't have my camera with me, so I may be off on the exact placement, and I hope I'm not telling you something you already know and the problem is worse, but on the left side of the viewfinder itself is a tiny dial that adjusts the focus. Just look the the viewfinder and play with the dial to adjust to your eyesight.

Posted on May 13, 2008

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SOURCE: new canon powershot S51S/

There is a little knob to the left of the viewfinder called the diopter adjustment. Turn that.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony DSC F717, screen and view finder now show

Please take a look at the symptoms listed here, and see if it's what you're experiencing.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?mdl=DSCF717&news_id=161

Sony had a certain issue with the CCD chip on this camera. If it's this issue, they'll fix it free plus $20 until March 2010.

Posted on Dec 25, 2009

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