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

I know this has a simple solution, but this is my first digital and I am a litlle "slow". When I review my pictures on the camera, certain areas of the pictures flash 'black.' Sometimes the black patches are across a face and other times it is around other objects. I do not remember it doing this when I first started using it.


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You're seeing blown-out highlights. These are areas of your photo which have been overexposed and lost all detail so they are pure white. This is generally considered a bad thing, and the camera is warning you. It's only a warning, since the camera doesn't know what effect you're trying for. These areas will come out pure white in the resulting photo when you look at it on the computer (and/or when you print it, obviously).

The correct fix is to reduce exposure to bring back the details. This may lead to losing details in the shadows, but that isn't considered to be as bad. After all, we don't expect to see things in the dark.

That was the long answer. The short answer is to repeatedly press up/down on the multiselector to cycle through the different views.
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