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Canon Elph screen dark on daylight shots

Canon PowerShort SD1300 IS. When shooting outside in bright light my screen goes very dark making it hard to see or frame the picture. Any ideas?
Thanks,
Harry

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A common Problem

The camera makers decided to do away with the viewfinder that was found on all film cameras.
That leaves us with only a LCD that we are supposed to use to frame our shots.
But most LCDs are very difficult to see in bright sunlight.
Some camera makers added filters to the LCD or let you make the LCD brighter.
This helps some.
Some expensive digital cameras still have a viewfinder (usually electronic) and a very few have an optical viewfinder.
I suggest you look at a the "shades" that are available.
Here is a list:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=&source=hp&q=lcd+shades+for+digital+cameras&oq=LCD+shade&gs_l=hp.1.2.0l3j0i30l7.4197.13201.0.16934.9.9.0.0.0.0.161.1193.0j9.9.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.Hru4b7bfLXM
They help some.

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Dare we mention "bridge cameras"?

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