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Old Nov 14, 2011, 10:27 AM   #1
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Hi,
I'm new to the forum here. Just got a brand new HS20 last week and I am starting to spend some time trying to get familiar with it.

Yesterday I was outside taking some photos of my dog and I was using the flip screen at an angle so I could hold the camera low, closer to his level. There were some times when I was trying to set up shots and focus the camera that the LCD screen intermitently went completly black for a few seconds and then came back on. Is this something I should be concerned about? Was it a case of operator error - did I do something wrong or do you think something may be wrong with the screen? It did not exhibit this problem when it was tucked into it's normal position and it only happened intermitently when I had it extended.

Has anyone else had this happen?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi,
I'm new to the forum here. Just got a brand new HS20 last week and I am starting to spend some time trying to get familiar with it.

Yesterday I was outside taking some photos of my dog and I was using the flip screen at an angle so I could hold the camera low, closer to his level. There were some times when I was trying to set up shots and focus the camera that the LCD screen intermitently went completly black for a few seconds and then came back on. Is this something I should be concerned about? Was it a case of operator error - did I do something wrong or do you think something may be wrong with the screen? It did not exhibit this problem when it was tucked into it's normal position and it only happened intermitently when I had it extended.

Has anyone else had this happen?

Thanks in advance!
Tony
Hi shiek,
I think you'll probably find you have your hand near the viewfinder sensor, which will automatically switch the screen off and the viewfinder on

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Old Nov 14, 2011, 2:29 PM   #3
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G'day sheik aka tony

I'd say that tony (2) has got it on-the-button
Also - in the setup menu is a time-out option to power off the viewfinder after 2-5 minutes to save battery power. You might also like to look at this option as well

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Thanks guys for your help. You are right. It was me - not the camera. I'm glad it's not a malfunction! My original question seems a little funny now that I know what the problem was!
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Thanks guys for your help. You are right. It was me - not the camera. I'm glad it's not a malfunction! My original question seems a little funny now that I know what the problem was!
Done it myself,
When I first got the camera it gave me a fright as well thinking it was faulty..
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hey tonysturn, just checked out your "stuff". You are one of those rare guys who have an "eye" for pictures. Very good stuff!
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hey tonysturn, just checked out your "stuff". You are one of those rare guys who have an "eye" for pictures. Very good stuff!
Well thanks Cresho, that's a really nice thing to say ....
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The question may seem dumb to you now but you had the question and asked it The way I look at things like this is maybe someone else will have same question or have learned something from my post. Don't sweat it at all. I have an HS20 now as back-up camera and I love it. I am sure it will bring you many happy photographic memories in the near and far future.

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