i know that title sounds pretty stupid but please take a look at the image that was taken (Nikon D3000): enter image description here

Anybody have an idea what could be wrong?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Is this just on the LCD, or is it in the final RAW/JPEG as well? \$\endgroup\$
    – Philip Kendall
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 10:36
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    \$\begingroup\$ Does the number change when you change the aperture? \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 11:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ To be clear, does the image in your question show a photograph taken by the affected camera, or a photograph of its LCD screen? \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 18, 2017 at 8:32

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Assuming this is only on the LCD screen (it is in this case, I can see part of the viewfinder in the top of the photo), then it may be image burn from using the screen to display shooting settings. You could try taking an underexposed photo in manual mode, eg with the lens cap on, and see if you see it on the screen. Does it stay in the same place if you zoom in on the image on the camera screen? If it does stay in the same place, then it's likely to be image burn This sort of thing was far more common on old CRT type televisions. Also check to make sure that it isn't in the image when you export it to your PC.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Indeed, while screen burn is much more associated with CRT and Plasma displays, it can happen on LCDs too \$\endgroup\$
    – Muzer
    Commented May 18, 2017 at 10:33

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