Having problems with your Nikon D40x Digital Camera ?

Is it possible to use the lcd in stead of the viewfinder

\015 Hi I'm thinking about using a D40X underwater, which is not easy if you have to use the viewfinder. Is it possible to use the LCD screen in stead like in a compact digital camera???\015

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No, since the camera is a DSLR, there is no way for the CCD sensor to have an image until you take a picture. The shutter covers the sensor until you actually take the shot.
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