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Flash doesn't work right

When taking pictures in any mode, the flash is either too bright or doesn't work at all. Any suggestions to correct this? Thanks

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First step would be to reset the camera in the setup menu - reset settings and setup parameters - turn camera off for about 15 seconds then back on and take a snapshot in simple mode (heart icon) on the mode dial. If the picture turns out problematic it could be a flash or image sensor issue - if it comes out fine then it was an issue before with the settings - possibly the ISO sensitivity.

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