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EVEN WITH A FLASH THE PICTURES ARE DARK

I only have the camera for two months. At first the flash worked well for night pictures but now all night or indoor pictures are dark. No matter how i change the settings i cannot get the pictures to lighten up. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2008

    My camera is also a year old and I used to be able to take beautiful indoor pictures with the flash, but lately the pictures turn out dark or black when I use the flash

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    made sure the flash was working--what now?

  • FranksDC Aug 02, 2008

    I have the Canon Powershot. Indoor pictures come out darker when using the built in flash as aposed to using NO flash. I purchased a very expensive soft-box (strobe flash) because someone suggested that maybe the built-in flash was not enough. Well, the pictures are now DARKER then ever when using the strobe flash. Help! 

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    my prom pictures are extremley dark.I can only see my teeth and my boyfreinds in the pictures how can i lighten them i tried everyhting any help? pleaseee

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In the menu under the the 2nd option, you can adjust flash settings. Under flash control, I switched to the pre-flashttl option and was able to take pictures with the flash after having the same problem.

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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I had the exact same problem and decided that rather than throw it away which would be second.... I took the back off to see if there was anything i could do.
What happened was my cats knocked it over one day and you will see inside there is a battery that is right below the circuits for the two buttoms that control flash and picture. I gave it a little push tighter up to the circuits (they weren't making proper contact) and then after a successful trial shot, put it back together and it is working perfectly. It's amazing to think that a forced movement inside of this device will completely set it off. And I can't even imagine how much money I saved. Knowing full well we don't often get 100% honesty when taking a device in to be fixed. :)

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

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Chuck it away, and buy a Pentax. I've had nothing but problems with my A350. Appalling piece of kit where batteries can go 2minutes after replacing them. Disgraceful shoddy kit.

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Hello Lullee, the culprit is in the flash (electronic) section. Replacement of the module or repair on a component level can be done in Authorized Panasonic Service. Best regards, Arpad

Posted on Dec 24, 2006

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