D5600 Can't see the readout in the viewfinder in bright light

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR' started by Bennettskaya, May 17, 2018.

  1. Bennettskaya

    Bennettskaya

    54
    Jan 13, 2006
    Edinburgh
    I am almost at the point of sending the camera back. It's a problem I didn't see in the few days I had the camera here in the UK before going to Hungary last week. I bought the camera as a holiday carry-about. The shots are fine - no issues there.

    But I absolutely could not see the shutter speed and aperture readouts in the viewfinder in bright sunlight. These are critical bits of information and can't see them clearly.

    I could point the camera at the ground and pick up the aperture information, but that wouldn't tell me the shutter speed for the scene.

    And I could look at the readout in the LCD, but I keep my eye to the viewfinder - it's how I shoot.

    Is this a problem anyone else has seen? Is there a way to increase the brightness of the display?

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  2. Shutter speed and aperture should show in the viewfinder (items 9 & 10 in this image):

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  3. Page 263 of the handbook:

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  4. Bennettskaya

    Bennettskaya

    54
    Jan 13, 2006
    Edinburgh
    Thanks, I can see the aperture. shutter speed, and ISO in the viewfinder. The problem is that they are dim and fuzzy. There wasn't a physical copy of the handbook in the box, and I had no idea it existed. I found it online and downloaded it. I adjusted the diopter in the viewfinder. I thought I had it set correctly, but I followed the instructions on page 340 and it looks better. Next step is to try it in full sun. We had a red sky this evening, so tomorrow could be a sunny day.
     
  5. Good to hear! Keep posting :)
     
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