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Old April 13th, 2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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How to enable continuous LCD overlay display on GH3

The status overly on the GH3's LCD display and viewfinder times out after a few seconds and goes away. This is a problem in some shooting situations. Has anyone found a way to disable this function? This would be a reasonable feature if it could be selected in the menu but it's a major pain for it to be permanently enabled. This wasn't a problem on the GH2. There are many improvements on the GH3 that I really like but this 'improvement' is a real pain.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #2
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I've researched this. Currently there is no way to disable it. The reason for it, is that the screen is OLED (which is known for burning in pixels if displayed for a long period of time). This 'feature' is designed so that there will be no burning in on the viewfinder.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 09:34 PM   #3
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Thanks, that explains a few things. I really don't like to be surprised like this.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #4
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Yeah I think it caught a few people by surprise. I would have just opted for a regular screen rather than OLED if they had to do something like this. To me though, it's not too big of a deal - though I see how it can affect others.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 08:20 AM   #5
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Re: How to enable continuous LCD overlay display on GH3

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I've researched this. Currently there is no way to disable it. The reason for it, is that the screen is OLED (which is known for burning in pixels if displayed for a long period of time). This 'feature' is designed so that there will be no burning in on the viewfinder.
If this was a valid justification, then why give us an intervalometer? If I leave my camera on a tripod pointing at a fairly static scene, that image is going to be burned in.

It should be our choice!

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