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My indoor pictures are too dark

I have the flash on but my indoor pictures are still too dark

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  • Dianne Bundrick Dec 20, 2008

    normal distance. if it is close it will still be too dark. It`s like the flash isn`t doing right ????

  • jcdill
    jcdill May 11, 2010

    How far away is your subject in these indoor pictures?

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None other than checking out the manual to see if it is actually switched on.
If it turn out to be a component failure . then that's it ,no repair only replace camera

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

leepania
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SOURCE: my kodak easy share indoor pictures look fine when

Are the pics fine when printed?
If so I wouldn't worry about it since KODAK no longer repair this cam. model, but instead recommends an exchange.
You can get an exchange to a brad new model for the same money as a regular repair, but if you're happy w. your model then you might want to live w. a darker LCD. You can adjust the brightness of the LCD within Cam. Settings.

Contact KODAK:
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=14563&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=3490

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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When you look at your pictures are they dark, murky and hard to see? If you took pictures at a wedding, dance recital, theater performance or any indoor event and they came out dark, read on to learn why your pictures are dark, and how to fix this common camera problem.

Many people take pictures of indoor events, only to be unsatisfied with the final outcome of their photos. Although you may have bought the top of the line film or digital camera, there are a few limitations that you need to know about.
To correctly expose your pictures, you camera needs a lot of light. The compact point and shoot varieties adjust for this when you're outside during the daytime, and usually your pictures turn out fine, right? Well, then how come when you take indoor pictures, they sometimes come out too dark? There are two culprits; your zoom function and your flash.
Most compact cameras today offer a zoom function. When I used to work in retail photography sales, the first feature that consumers would ask for is zoom. People love to get close-up pictures without using their feet. Although zoom does bring your subject matter in closer, it also decreases the amount of light that can get into your camera. Essentially, the more you zoom, the less light your camera can receive, and your pictures will be darker.
So, if your taking pictures indoors, in a dark church, gym or other window-less room it is very difficult for your camera to get enough light to properly expose your pictures.
This is when most photographers decide to turn on their flash. The flash on your camera is a great tool to illuminate dark situations that are in close proximity to the camera. Most built-in flash units are designed to allow the light to travel 8-10 feet away in poor quality light and up to 15-20 feet in brighter situations.
What most camera users fail to realize is that although your zoom function is visually bringing you closer to the action, you flash cannot reach that far to illuminate the subject, and your pictures will be dark.
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