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Pictures are all white when using the flash

All pictures taken in doors are all white when using the flash. This started about two days ago. We are novice users and simply keep the camera in AUTO mode. My wife swears that she didnt change any of the settings. Matter of fact i didnt think any of the settings in AUTO mode could be changed on this camera. Anyway, when the flash is used in any setting including AUTO the picture is white. You can make out the outlines of the images in the picture so you know that the picture took. The camera takes great pictures outside even when the flash is used. The camera takes great pictures inside when the flash is not used and the lighting is ample. It seems as if the flash setting is too strong, if that is possible. But again, i thought that this cameras' AUTO mode didnt allow for settings to be modified. Looking at the pictures already on the XD card i can see a point in time 2 days ago where a good picture was taken using the flash and then 2 hours later when the next picture was taken and the picture is white.

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Re: Pictures are all white when using the flash

It seems that the shutter of your camera is having a problem with. normally whin it gets stucked fully open it creats such problem. you need a help of a repairer.

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