Having problems with your Nikon Digital Cameras ?

I'm suddenly having an issue w/ my new D3000. When shooting, the image doesn't show on the screen. It does appear after shooting for review, but when taking the photo, the screen is black/grey. I haven't had this happen before and don't know if it's a body or lens issue. Help!!

Answers :

If you've really been seeing the image before taking the shot, then there was something seriously wrong with your camera which now appears to have fixed itself. The D3000 doesn't have the LiveView feature. The screen is for the menu and reviewing images you've already taken.
Hi Kimberly,

I found this from Kenrockwell.com



The D3000 is the first Nikon DSLR to have caught the \012Curse of Canon: you need to press the PLAY button to get full control of\012 your images while under review after having just shot them!
\012 \012

If a review image pops up, to get to the other \012images, you have to press the left-right controller. The dial won't \012work, unless you've hit PLAY first.
\012 \012

But wait: even worse than Canon, if you hit PLAY \012while the image is up right after it's been shot, the D3000 thinks you \012want to make the image go away, and turns off the screen! Instead, you \012have to tap the left-right button, after which the dial now works.
\012 \012

Once you get this figured out, each image comes up quickly.
\012 When the image pops up right after shooting (review), you can \012zoom simply by pressing the (+) button, better than Canon which always \012demands you first press PLAY. Sadly, you still can't jog back and forth \012among other zoomed images unless you first hit PLAY twice, or if you \012press a left-right button before you zoom. (If you hit left-right after \012you zoom, it scrolls inside the same image, duh.)

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That ought to do it! I hope this helped & good luck!

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