Tomlightfield- the M80 will show your pics... that's the one thing that the Moultries are kinda strange on.... when you first open up the door to the cam, it will take your pics (obviously)... wait until the pic is taken (or pics are taken as I have mine on 4 pic burst) and then hit either ENTER or MODE... It's kinda like the cam goes into a semi-sleep mode right after a pic is taken- but not a permanent sleep mode. I can't remember which one I hit ENTER or MODE but it's one of the two. It'll come up with a battery life indicator and total pics taken as well as how many pics your SD card can take up to. Let me know if you have any other trouble or questions and I can help ya out.