View Full Version : help - need to clear screen to see image

10-20-2006, 01:39 PM
just bought a new olympus digital slr, e-500 and haven't used it yet. but, can't get the screen clear to see images before shooting. only can see a gray screen with lots of print on it. can any one help me clear this! your help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

The Mangler
10-20-2006, 01:57 PM
I've never used that camera before, but I've never seen a dSLR that showed an image before you take the picture. You have to look through the viewfinder for that. ;)

Someone else will know, but I think the reason they don't have the 'live preview' is that the sensor would get too hot.

David Metsky
10-20-2006, 02:18 PM
The Olympus E-330 is the only DSLR that has live preview. All other DSLRs (including your E-500) do not have this feature for a variety of technical reasons. This is one of the major differences between a P&S camera and a DSLR. That may change over time, but for now, you will need to use the optical viewfinder to take pictures with this camera.