The factory default for the D5000 is to display a just-taken image on the monitor for several seconds. (You can adjust this value from 4 seconds to 10 minutes using Custom Setting c2 (Auto off timers) > Custom > Image review.) Figure 5-12 shows how to turn Image review on and off.
Here are the Image review settings (User’s Manual page 147):
On – Shows a picture on the monitor after each shutter release (default).
Off – Monitor stays off when you take pictures.
Here are the steps to select whether Image review is on or off (see Figure 5-12):
Press the MENU button and select the Playback Menu.
Select Image review from the Playback Menu, and scroll to the right.
Select On or Off from the list.
Press the OK button.
Most of us will leave this function ...