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Camera wont take a picture

Hi my camera will no take a picture any more, unless the flash is truned ooff or it is in avery bright pointing at a light area, It may have been knocked the other day now it turns on normally but in the upper right corner a redlightining bolt flashes when i hold the button to take a pic it will focus, th green foucs indicator comes on but it will not snap a pic, then i thought maybe if i set teh flash to a different setting but nothing unless i trun it right off, im hoping that i may have changed some settings but i cant reset them and really would like to take some pics. thanks for any help Will

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Re: camera wont take a picture

Well u have the flash system with a problem that can just be solved replacing the mainboard. therefore you can´t do much.

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I love my camera, but most of my pictures turn out blurry in places, unless the subject is standing perfectly still.

Hi. When parts of the subject are moving it is normal for the subject to tend to be be blurred in those places. Blurring is minimised if you take pictures in bright light because the 'exposure' (the time needed for the sensor to collect enough light to take the picture) is less. Also the 'sensitivity' of the sensor can be increased by reducing the ISO setting in the menu so that the sensor needs less time to take the picture. However ISO settings higher than 200 tend to more and more make the image a bit blotchy. The 'aperture' is also relevant and F2 (wide open) lets in more light than say F5.6 (narrower), so helps to reduce blurring too. Mainly you rely on bright light to minimise blurring if the subject moves, but there is also a 'sports' scene mode which might help. Indoors, you more often need to use Flash to get a good picture by providing more light, but flash does not usually reach far enough to have much effect out of doors, unless the subject is close by. In 'auto' mode the settings look after themselves but have a good look at the Instruction Manual and experiment with 'manual' settings to find out how the camera works and read a few beginner's aricles to make things more interesting. Most of all have fun! Regards

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FLASH LIGHT BULB of my DSC H1 digital camera HAS BLOWN

You need to replace flash bulb board of DSC-H1 as shown in below image. (item # 304) Part number is as follows..
It is available in Part Store.
Replacement of ST-14 board (flash bulb board) requires expertise and solder work.

Jul 28, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H1 Digital Camera

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Olympus 1010 takes too bright of a picture

check the digital image stabilization, turn it off
or reset the camera thru the menu

Mar 11, 2009 | Olympus Stylus 1010 Digital Camera

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After reseting the dsc w50, becouse of e .91.01., flash is not working

hi worked for me , remove battery take apart, discarge the capistor i think 320 volt DO NOT SHORT THE CAP !!!when dead voltage on cap ,turn on reset all camera and try good luck

Aug 31, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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When taking pictures inside my DX4530 camera cannot gather enough light so that I can see the pictures.

This is a characteristic of many of today's digital point and shoot cameras. The little flash only reaches out about 5 or so feet, and unless you can supply an external source of light this will continue. One cause is taking pictures with light in the background, always try to have existing light come from behind the camera, thus lighting the subject.

Aug 07, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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I think my flash is too bright?

Make sure that the exposure compensation is at zero. If that does not work, make sure that the flash is on automatic brightness. Check the manual if you do not know how to do either one of these.

Apr 11, 2008 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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Bright flash on caplio R3 digital camera

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES there is a solution if that is the r3 thing. There is a menu button and the menu button has four arrows around it right??? Yeah, well, press the arrow pointing west to change the flash's power. And if that doesnt work just press the up button instead and that should bring you to a menu or something where you can change what kind of picture the camera will take. At least, thats what i think...

Mar 10, 2008 | Ricoh Caplio R3 Digital Camera

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Red Eye

Does your camera's flash have a redeye reduction mode? It should tell you in your camera's manual. Some cameras use a pre-flash method which causes the flash to fire several times in succession before firing the shutter in order to give the subject's eyes time to adjust to the bright light.

Redeye is actually caused by the flash being too close to the camera's lens. That's why you see professional photographers using a flash attached to their cameras by a cable so they can move it away from the lens. Because you have a compact camera, there is no way to change this flash to lens distance.

You might also try just turning the flash off. Unless you are taking pictures in a very dark area, you may find the results to be very satisfactory.

Dec 26, 2007 | Fuji FinePix A500 Digital Camera

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My picture is too light (overexposed).

If you're using the forced flash setting, it may be too bright. Try setting the flash to Auto. If you're facing a bright light source, you may need to shoot your picture from a different angle. Use Image Expert to adjust the picture's brightness, as described on page 9-4. Set user mode to Manual and adjust the camera's exposure setting.

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