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SEND YOUR QUES­TIONS TO TECHSPERT@NEWS.COM.AU I have a Pen­tax Op­tio S6 dig­i­tal cam­era, and­when­tak­ing a photo in sun­light I can­not see what I am cap­tur­ing due to the glare. I must take pot luck and then view the re­sults later. Is there a dig­i­tal cam­era avail­able with­out this prob­lem? The prob­lem you have iden­ti­fied is wide­spread, un­for­tu­nately. It’s a prob­lem in­her­ent to LCD screens. As these screens re­quire a back­light to op­er­ate, too much light at the front of the screen sim­ply cre­ates glare. It’s worth comb­ing your cam­era set­tings for a way to boost the screen bright­ness to com­pen­sate for this ( though this will con­sume more bat­tery). Al­ter­na­tively, you could in­vest in a dig­i­tal cam­era with a mov­ing LCD viewfinder or an op­ti­cal viewfinder.

JEN­NIFER DUD­LEY-NI­CHOL­SON

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