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Sony DSC W50 Camera - Trouble with Flash

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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  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    I'm having the same issue. It used to be that my camera would take great pictures without even messing with any of the settings. I would just leave it on auto flash and everything worked fine. But now, it seems I only get 3 kinds of pictures: they are either TOO bright with almost everything completely whited out, it's too dark (even though the flash still went off), or everything just takes on a yellowish-orange color. I've tried tweaking the iso settings and ev but it doesnt help at all and isn't the issue. No one ever uses my camera except for me so I know someone couldnt have screwed with anything and I'm just at a loss. I should mention that this problem only arises while indoors as it still takes decent pictures outside with sufficient light.

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Hi, 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.
cheers,

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