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11-09-2009, 03:32 PM   #1
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I just bought a K20D. My first DSLR. It's going to take me a minute to figure everything out, but I noticed something strange last night when I was shooting some pictures. I'm not sure if this is normal or if I've changed a setting or something without knowning it when exploring all the features. When I play back the pictures to view them the dark areas are flashing in yellow. It's as if the camera is showing me the areas that are under/over exposed. Is that normal? And if so, is this the only mode to view photos in or is this a feature I can turn off?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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i think its similar to discussed here. take a look. https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/78977-pentax-k-7-l...-question.html
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It's shadow and highlight blinkies - check your users manual for how to turn these off - it's on a playback menu setting on the camera.
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On my K200d, which has a similar menu structure (IIRC) is:

Menu->Playback->Playback Display->Bright/Dark area [ ]

Check it for yellows, uncheck for not yellows.

Hope this helps!

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I like the blinkies. They help to tell whether or not you have a good exposure. If you have blown highlights in an important part of your photo, you may want to retake it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
I like the blinkies. They help to tell whether or not you have a good exposure. If you have blown highlights in an important part of your photo, you may want to retake it.
So do I! But I only use em for the instant review. I've got it turned off for ordinary playback.

@bmoore013: Blinkies in Instant Review:
Menu->Playback->Instant Review->Bright/Dark area []

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