What is "LCD Backlight OFF option"?

Started Mar 31, 2021 | Discussions
pawn Veteran Member • Posts: 3,119
What is "LCD Backlight OFF option"?

Hi

It looks like the 1.3.0 firmware added "LCD Backlight OFF option".  For those who upgraded, what does this option do?

Thanks

Duy

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tkbslc Forum Pro • Posts: 17,214
Re: What is "LCD Backlight OFF option"?

pawn wrote:

Hi

It looks like the 1.3.0 firmware added "LCD Backlight OFF option". For those who upgraded, what does this option do?

Thanks

Duy

I don't have one, but based on the description it would turn off the LCD backlight - presumably to save battery.

I used to have a Nintendo gameboy with no backlight and it relied on external lights to see the screen.   If you were in a well lit room, the screen looked great  If not, you couldn't see it.

Psqld
Psqld Junior Member • Posts: 41
Re: What is "LCD Backlight OFF option"?

It’s an option to use the LCD the same style as on a DSLR. So by default the screen and EVF are off. When moving your eye to the EVF it will turn on the EVF and the screen stays off. It sort of simulates DSLR usage. But when pressing the review button or menu button and you do not use the EVF it wil show that on the rear screen, just like when using a DSLR.

In previous version you only had the option to completely turn off the back screen and then the EVF was always on and menu and review of photo’s was also handled by the EVF. Or the backscreen was always on with a liveview or your settings screen and went only off when using the EVF.

This new option is much nicer to use and probably will also save some battery because EVF and screen are off more often.

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