Sometimes when I use my camera (not too often) the picture comes out perfect - just the right amount of light, etc. Most of the time though, the picture comes out real dark - sometimes it comes out almost whited out. I have tried every different setting possible - but, the problem still persists. I can take outdoor pictures without any problem - so, I am guessing the problem has to do with the flash. The camera is just a little over a year old and I do not feel like buying another - any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Sony DSC W50 Camera - Trouble with Flash
I guess you are using the automatic mode ( not the "P" mode).
You should enable flash only when there is insuffient light.
If you use flash in broad day light, your pic will be whited out.
If you dont use flash in dark or low light, your pic will be dark or very dark.
So, when it comes of dark, try enabling the flash.
If its still dark, increase the flash compensation (the eV value).
If its still dark, increase the ISO number.
Hope these help.
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I've had my dsc w50 for about 2.5yrs and its just started the same milarky! Go to menu, set up 1 and re-initialise, it cleared for me then came back again. Went through the same process just now and error has gone for time being, although I think the flash is on its way to heaven. Some pictures are dark and others completely white out!!
Taking it in to the sony shop tomorrow to see if they can lend any advice - I hope it doesn't mean a new camera as I've not over used it....
The CCD element has been a great problem in this camera along with a faulty iris in the lens. I would return the camera to the Sony facility in Laredo, TX and let them know the exact symptom you are having. I see many of these cameras being repaired as a "courtesy" because of the widespread problem.
Good Luck to you!