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Falsh Problem with Power Shot a640

When i keep my camera in auto mode and take the pictures with flash light on , the pictures turn out dark . Pl help me out

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I had the exact same problem. You'll need to send it back to Canon. It'll cost you $87-94, but they'll clean it up, get the flash working, and make it new again. It's a good camera worth getting fixed.

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I think (as some pros say!) it is natural. if you are in dark place and there is some object near your camera, if you use flash, it will light and others go dark! to solve the problom turn the flash off (if possible) or go to night mode or turn slow sync. on (from menu). I hope this helps...

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

  • shyamww Jun 22, 2011

    Operate on the PROGRAM mode (P) and with the slow sync on , everything seem to be fine.

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SOURCE: In AUTO mode, pictures are all dark!

Yes you definitely can,

Turn on the camera.

The mode dial can be turned to any setting.

2. Press the button for longer than 5
seconds.
The message “Reset settings to default?” appears on the
LCD monitor.

3. Select [OK] using the left and right
buttons, then press the button.
The normal screen resumes when resetting is complete.
To cancel resetting, select [Cancel] instead of [OK].

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

SOURCE: digital rebel XS - flash delay

Your camera is set to syncronize the flash on the second shutter curtain. Check your custom functions/custom settings, and disable it. It's called "second curtain sync" or "2nd curtain sync". Nikon call it "Rear Sync".
Hope this helps,
/Chris

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: same as posted - picture is way too dark when using flash. Help!

Try a camera reset. Go into the setup menu and scroll to "reset" and follow the on-screen instructions.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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