Having problems with your Canon EOS-20D Body only Digital Camera ?

Rear lcd screen black in shooting mode but works fine in playback

\015 I recently picked up a 20D body used in good condition. The rear lcd display works great in playback mode but is black in shooting mode. Is this an operator error somehow or is this in need of repair? Or is this simply a "feature" of this camera that you have to use the viewfinder to shoot a picture instead of looking at the back screen?\015

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Solved the problem by going to the Canon product support site. It seems that there is no problem at all. The way the camera is designed is the problem. To be able to use the rear display lcd as a view finder, the camera needs to be able to lift the mirror to allow the sensors to pick up the image and display it on the screen. The 20D does not have this abilitiy. Apparently some later models do allow you to raise the mirror. It was this feature on those models that led me to believe that the 20D should do this too.
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