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Can I View Images to be Photographed?

Hi friends. I have Nikon D70 SLR camera. I want to know: Can I see the image on the monitor of the camera which is to be taken? That is, without using viewfinder, can I use camera monitor before taking the picture? Thanks in advance.

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5/15/2004 8:42:33 PM

Dave Cross   Hi Venkata. The D-70 is a "real" SLR - with a mirror and a physical shutter in front of the sensor (just like a film SLR). This means that the sensor is covered until the shutter opens to take the picture, so you can't use the LCD as a viewfinder like you can with the point-and-shoot cameras. If you want to take pictures without looking through the viewfinder, you have to learn how to point the camera at your subject, a lot of guesswork and practice :-)Of course, the trade-off is that the sensor of the D70 is far bigger and therefore much less noisy than the smaller fixed-lens cameras. In other words, it takes better pictures.

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5/16/2004 9:03:19 AM

Venkata    Hi Dave,
Really thank you very much for your detailed explanation for a new one like me. Thanks a ton once again.
BTW...please let me know what is the excellent camera point-and-shoot bar on brand and prices. Please let me know your opinion and advice.

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5/18/2004 9:48:08 AM

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