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Nikon d60 does not allow me to view image whilst taking a picture

My nikon d60 monitor does not alliow me to take a picture by using it rather than the viewfinder - it is totally blank however the monitor does display the shooting mode information. I can't find any help in the user's manual. Any suggestions

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The D60 does not have a Live View capability. The monitor is used for shooting info, menus, and image reviews. It cannot be used to display the image while shooting. You must use the viewfinder for that, unless you connect the camera to a computer using the Camera Control Pro software from Nikon.

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