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Camera wont take pictures with a flash

My camera is in portrait mode and the eye icon on the screen of the camera when i go to take a picture flashes red and never takes the picture. Help me please

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  • riah2009 Oct 31, 2008

    when you cut my camera on the eye icon is on when you try to take the picture it flash red but dont never take the picture

  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    When I take a picture in any mode and the flash is on when I press the capture button the flash icon flashes red and never takes the picture

  • funkeymonkey Nov 12, 2008

    mine does the same thing no matter what mode it is on. i will have the flash on and i go to take a picture the icon flashes red but will never take the picture. but whaen i turn the flash off it works perfectly but the pictures come out all blurry.

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    i am having the same exact problem as all the people above...and this just happened out of the blue....ive had the camera for almost a yearrrr

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    my camera will only take pictures if the flash is turned off

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    Yeah it sucks. I reformatted my cam, and reset it. Still no luck. I don't know what the freakin deal is.

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Try reformatting the camera. Take the memory card out first or else you might lose all your pictures.

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How do I turn flash on and off?


The multi selector is the round control on the rear of the camera with the OK button in its center.
The flash mode button is the top button on the selector, it has a lightning flash icon.

Press the flash mode button on the multi selector.
Highlight the desired mode and press the center of the multi selector.

The flash modes are:
AUTO; Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
AUTO WITH RED-EYE REDUCTION; Reduces "red eye" in portraits.
OFF; Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.
FILL FLASH; Flash fires whenever picture is taken. Use to "fill-in" (illuminate) shadows and back-lit subjects.
SLOW SYNC; Flash illuminates mainsubject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture background at night or under dim light

The selected flash mode icon appears at the top of the monitor.

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HI, I have nikon L110 and when i click pictures without flash in portrait mode and auto mode it takes long time to display on screen after clicking the pictures .. but when i use flash it comes quickly ....


It takes the same amount of time after the picture is taken for it to appear on the screen. Without flash there's less light and the camera requires more time to collect enough light and take the picture.

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I have a Panasonic DMC-TZ4 camera. I am on vacation and my settings got changed. I do not have the manuel with me. My flash won't work for indoor pictures and I do not know how to change the settings. Help


One of the buttons on the back has a lightning bolt icon. In picture taking mode, press the button and watch the screen....it will cycle through auto flash, red-eye flash, flash off, etc.

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I don't see why people love this camara... I usually have it on portrait mode because any other mode will make my pics blurry. When I have it on portrait mode when i take my pics it flashes twice (i dont...


In portrait mode the pre-flash helps prevent red-eye in your pictures. You can set the flash to do this in other modes. As far as improving your pictures, are you pressing the shutter button half-way and allowing the camera to lock in the focus (it will beep) before pressing the rest of the way or do you just press the button all the way every time hoping to get lucky?

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Camera fails to flash every time we take a picture


1.Turn off the camera.
2.Install a set of new or fully charged batteries into the camera. then turn it ON
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4.Take a picture. [If flash still doesn't work contact Kodak support line 1 800 235 6325 (23KODAK)]

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Flash player don't work?! please help.


Sorry, but your question is confusing: Flash Player is an Adobe product which allows online video streaming. Your DSC-V1 is just a camera and neither has nor needs Flash Player.

Perhaps you're confusing it with the camera flash used to provide light when taking photos? If the flash is set to "on" it should usually pop up and fire except when the camera is set to certain scene modes (see below). The other flash settings are "off" (no lightning flash icon) and "slow" (the letters SL appear next to the lightning icon). The only other icon which can appear next to it to the left are the scene modes. These only appear when the mode selector dial is set to "SCN" and there are six of them: beach mode (palm tree and beach icon); snow mode (snowman icon); portrait mode (a pair of heads and shoulders icon); landscape mode (mountains in a picture frame icon); twilight portrait mode (crescent moon and a head and torso icon); and twilight mode (crescent moon icon). Of these, only the last one prevents the flash from firing even if switched on.

You can learn more about these by clicking this link to the Sony website which has a downloadable .pdf manual. The scene modes and what they do is explained on pages 63 & 64.

I hope that you've found my answer to be of use and in return ask only that you return the favour by rating my answer. If your problem remains unresolved then please explain clearly what you'd like to know in a comment and I'll try again: I've been using a DSC-V1 regularly since 2004 so there's not much about it which I'm unfamiliar with.


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Outdoor portraits


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