Having problems with your Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens ?

Why does the scene i'm looking at not show on the lcd screen until i've already snapped the picture?

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Because this camera does not have a Live Viewing option like all smaller point and shoot cameras have. To give you a live view on the LCD would require the shutter to be open constantly. Only some DSLR cameras offer this function which requires a second sensor in the camera. You are best using the manual viewfinder anyway as it will result in better pictures and you can determine focus better too.
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