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07-23-2008, 09:17 AM   #1
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Anyone notice this on K20D?

My K20D viewfinder information LED display dims and brightens intermittently when battery charge is 2/3rd down. Anyone with same finding? Is it normal or should I get my camera checked? Thanks.

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Are you sure it is linked to the battery charge indicator?

Normally, the brightness of the leds of the displays is linked to the light the camera measures, the brighter the scene, the brighter the led.
07-23-2008, 05:22 PM   #3
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SAme here. the brightness varies upon the brightness of the scene being viewed.
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My k10D does the same thing. I think it's normal and makes sense as the bright scenes would be harder to read the displays.

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Same thing with My K20D and it is most prevalent when using Spot Metering. The screen shows as either very dark or very bright. There is not much you can do thats just the way the scene was exposed.
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It is varying with the brightness of the scene. Thank you very much. I did not find it in the operating manual. Relieved.
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Even K100D does change the brightness of LEDs in VF accordingly to measured brightness of the scene...
07-24-2008, 05:14 PM   #8
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I too was surprised when I noticed this happening, but now think it's a pretty cool thing to do. Don't know if other systems do this too?

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I wish it went brighter. I can't read the viewfinder display a lot of the time when it is sunny. Makes manual mode difficult to impossible to use.

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