Nex-7 screen keeping a going black (turning off) happened 3-4 times today. Common fault?

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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uhligfd Senior Member • Posts: 2,124
Re: Nex-7 screen keeping a going black (turning off) happened 3-4 times today. Common fault?

wcdennis wrote:

I guess you are aware that there is a sensor on the viewfinder that swaps the view from the large scree to the small one when you put your eye to it. On occasion I have had my camera strap fall over this sensor, and make me think the battery has just died. It is very sensitive. Even if you pass your hand near it, the screen will go blank. Just a thought.

Is there a control on the 7 that can turn that action off? Stop that from happening if you wanted it to?

The Alpha DSLRs do that as well and it can be very annoying.

Yes: look into the menu, somewhere on the last screen (in settings, I think it is called (lower right icon)) there is a viewfinder/LCDscreen switch: to either toggle or go with finder only or LCD only.

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