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SETTINGS Pictures are too light or white. How do I set it right?

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You can try changing the brightness setting on the camera or if you havnt checked yet, what mode are you in? if none of this works, try changing the film(if you dont have a digital camera) or make sure you arent in a bright environment. you can also look in the manual to find out how to adjust it if you still have the manual.

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Firstly I'd try Resetting the camera to default settings by using the settings menu .
>Menu >Settings >Reset default settings

This should eliminate poor settings as a suspect for the problem.




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