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Dec 26, 2014 04:08 |  #1

Hi I have just got my wife a g16 for Christmas and she is having a little trouble.When using the viewfinder there is no af point displayed or white box to show the edges of the scene,when shutter is depressed the af sound beeps but no af point is displayed.The taken image comes out sharp though.How do we turn on the display so she can see the af point and white box as described in the user manual,it says should be there on half depression of the shutter.Any help most appreciated.
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Dec 26, 2014 04:52 |  #2

Although I do not have a G16, I'm almost sure that, as in other G series cameras, there are no information visible in the optical viewfinder.
All the 'On-Screen Information' described in the user guide (page 191) is available only in the LCD display.


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Dec 26, 2014 05:02 |  #3

Nothing appears in the manual to indicate any adjustment.



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Dec 26, 2014 09:57 |  #4

It is just an optical tunnel view, and is not an EVF, so no information is displayed to include the focus point. I use a Clearviewer (tripod mount) with my G9, and G15 so I have a pseudo-EVF to display everything.

http://clearviewer.com​/ (external link)

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Dec 31, 2014 07:03 |  #5

The G16 is not a DSLR, but it is MUCH more than a point & shoot. I do find the viewfinder pretty useless, I tend to use my G16 like a Point & Shoot using the LCD to shoot with.

For me the G16 fits in when I want to be more discreet. I shoot in RAW and get absolutely great photos with it, but it gets more use when I am at family gatherings or when the BIG DSLR looks a bit intimidating to my subjects. The images it produces can be as good and in some cases better than I get from my 7D, the DSLR's just give me more versatility with the available lens choices, but the G16 allows me to shoot without being so intimidating to my subjects.

Not to mention the portability of the G16 as I can simply slide it into most pockets.


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