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Auto exposure not working

The image on LCD or viewfinder is almost white when recording in sun light. Trying to adjust manually using AE Shift button (auto exposure)which allows me to compensate for overexposed scenes it works and I get a good shooting. As soon as I turn back to auto I have the symptom I described before. Can you help me?

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Re: auto exposure not working

Hi, how long have you had your camcorder? my reason for asking is that i have the same model, and recently had to send it back to Canon who were recalling camcorders with image problems as there were a batch of faulty CCD cards Good luck

Posted on Jun 19, 2007

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