How can I make the viewed image (in sunlight) on my Nikon Camera LCD brighter?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Is this a DSLR or a compact camera? \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Jul 22, 2015 at 15:41

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One solution for this is to use a hood.

It's basically a black box that you place on your display. You look into it through a little eye piece that often also magnifies.

Take a look at what's available at B&H for example.

As you can see, making the image brighter is not a good solution. It will eat up more battery while still being unable to compete with the sun.

Instead, make the surroundings darker.

If you understand that principle, you should be able to even create a DIY solution with a bit of cardboard that's probably more compact and a lot cheaper than the commercially available hoods.

  • \$\begingroup\$ The eyepiece is to allow you to focus on the screen with your eye just 2 inches or so away, while keeping the hood compact. This would still be required if you made one yourself. Not sure where you would find one though. \$\endgroup\$ Jul 29, 2015 at 18:15

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