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Canon Powershot S400 take blown out outdoor pictures

My canon S400 take washout (way overexposed picture) on sunny days either in automatic or manual mode even with a -2 ev compensation. However, indoor with flash work perfectly indoor. I can't find any similar problem on the web, is this a new problem? Please help!

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The onlything i can sugest you try is to reset the camera. Im not sure how to do this other then to remove the rechargable battery and the button battery. Its a little round silver disk looking thing. Let it sit over night and see if it resets. Have you tried snapping a picture from every mode? TV,AV,SCN,Manual and Auto? Do they look washed out on your computer? Can you take a picture at 640X480 (S) and upload it so i can see what it looks like? Post a link to the image.

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