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Too much white

When takin a picture outside, there is no coulor (or hardly any) but white

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  • anjiee Dec 26, 2008

    my camera has the same problem. white lines appear when viewing the picture using the LCD. it seems like the cams overexposed. I restored all the settings. but it wasn't solved.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    mines's the same` in daylight or under a light it's too bright with lines too

  • Chingtan71 Jan 23, 2009

    in daylight or under a light it's too bright with lines too



  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    my Canon A460 had the same problem to. the solution is wont work !!!

  • jodioosthuiz Jan 30, 2009

    When I take a photo .... i check it in the displays and its either white or pale orange colour.... please help:o(

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    I have the same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    The camera works fine indoors and at night. But outdoors, it produces white images. Exposure compensation is set to zero but still nothing works.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    whenever i take a picture, the pic comes out very bright with faint lines, but the video looks perfect

  • kaushikahmed Feb 21, 2009

    There is nothing but white in outdoor photos.What can i do?

  • sivasithara Mar 09, 2009

    when I take a picture in the morning time it comes nothing but white and if in the night time its working perfect.
    When I take video its working perfect.
    What to do?


  • sivasithara Mar 09, 2009

    I tried but same repeats again

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

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  • cutedhimple May 07, 2009

    too much white

  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    so do i

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It sounds like you may have accidentally changed the shooting mode to manual mode, with settings appropriate for darker scenes (e.g. indoor) which produce over-exposed shots outside. Check that you are shooting in a regular shooting mode, and also make sure that exposure compensation has been disabled or reset to 0. You may need to refer to your camera manual for details on how to operate these settings. Let me know if you can't find your camera's manual, and I'll look for one online.

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