Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

Using the LCD as a viewfinder, how to set camera for?


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You don't. The D40x works as SLRs have worked for half a century: you frame your picture through the viewfinder. Only more recent dSLRs have the LiveView capability.
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