Hmm...I can't find a software control either. When the flash is down there is a cross through the lightening mark in the upper left portion of the screen, and when I press the flash button and raise the flash the same lightening mark in the upper left has no cross through it. Do you have the same mark? Does the flash button have no effect upon the mark?
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Do you mean your subject's eyes are showing "redeye"? This is a common problem with cameras that have the flash very close to the lens. Almost every photo editing program has a tool to remove red-eye. Check your computer to see what you have installed.
In the future, most cameras have a red-eye flash setting which shoots a short flash before the main flash to close down the pupils in your subjects eyes to eliminate red-eye. You could also turn up the lights in the room...sometimes that helps.
Almost certainly the pictures are dark and blurred because the flash doesn't work. These cameras are not worth repairing, generally, so either just use it in daylight or get another one - and don't buy Sanyo. Canon, HP, Panasonic, Samsung are better.
You can purchase a simple hot shoe mount slave or a pc corded slave. Do you know what a slave is? Most cameras have a flip flash on the camera. You can use this to fire your off camera flash. Most flip flashes are so low in power as compared to your SB800 that the flip flash will cause very little exposure effect to the image. Now there are things to consider, such as if you are outside in bright light a slave has more trouble detecting a flash. If you are indoors you need to at least have the off camera falsh localised to the flip flash and the slave in direct view of the flash. Some slaves are more sensitive than others. the great thing is with digital you can experiment all you want. Back in the day using film was costly, a lot of bracketing and guessing and time consuming. Why do you want the flash off the camera? What is your subject? I have usually found a bounce card on the flash or off a ceiling or wall effective for people. If you are lighting an indoor scene it is understandable to use off camera lighting.
i think your problem is that you are not flipping open the flash... the flash doesnt automatically flip open... and the blinking red icon in the lower left just means that since there isnt enough light, the camera will spend a bit longer to allow more light to enter the lens, hence you need to keep the camera steady and not shake it... hope this helped
I have intermittent problems of this type too. Occasionally I get a blank screen in the display mode.
Does the red light on the back of your camera flash while the screen is dark? Mine does.
It is beginning to bug me a lot. It may be because I got my camera wet in the past (and hence I have broken my camera), but I doubt that would result in a partial failure.
I think that the Xacti HD1/HD2 has issues a bit like a blue screen of death on an old Windows computer when faced with storage problems.
I.e. it works but crashes sometimes when it cannot store to its storage medium.
These things work for me
1) Turning the power on and off via the button underneath the screen.
2) Removing and re-inserting the SD card. 3) Turning the power on and off by removing the battery.
4) Using a different (and faster?) SD card. I am still using my HD2, but I am finding that I must attempt solutions 1-3 about once a day.
It could be because the card I have been using recently is not fast enough. The HD2 accepts both SD and SDHC cards. My SDHC card (which is newer) seems to result in fewer problems, either because the SDHC format is more suited to the Xacti HD2 or becaues the SDHC card I have is faster that then SD card I have. I suspect problems with the speed of the card. I am using cheap SD cards.