Having problems with your Canon EOS 30D Body Only Digital Camera ?

Lcd panel I've just bought a new canon eos 350d and the lcd panel will not show the image of what I am taking a picture of. I can take a picture, and display it back on the lcd panel but just not display what is in the viewfinder when I want to take a photo. Have I got a setting wrong somewhere or is the camera faulty? thank you!


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SLR's don't show what your seeing through the view finder on the LCD. That is a function on point and shoot cameras, not on SLR's.
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