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When I take a pic all I get is bright light

Every pic I take latley look like I am looking into the sun so bright that you can't see the subject. there is a symbol on my screen that I haven't ever noticed till now but I don't know what it means it looks a battery ans has the letters intwith an arrow it is at the bottom left of the screen I can't find my manuel and don't know what to do to get it take good pics again. Help wdrawdy

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  • defry Nov 18, 2008

    the photo i take is too bright, i think its called overexposure, not sure, but i take pics in normal light and this happens.

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Sounds like your lens shutter is not closing. This results in very bright pictures(overexposure). I suppose it could be a shutter speed setting. Look around in the camera setup menu for a "camera reset" or "initialize" command.

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