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My Nikon d40 is all of a sudden taking dark pictures

Camera was fine last couple of days now its all dark

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  • rcatli Dec 28, 2008

    Sorry after a normal picture on auto or any setting, the photos are all dark in the "display" doesn't matter distance or lighting

  • rcatli Dec 28, 2008

    Sorry after a normal picture on auto or any setting, the photos are all dark in the "display" doesn't matter distance or lighting

  • rcatli Dec 28, 2008

    The screen is dark can see photo it does take picture i have the lcd set to +2.  previous 20 pics were fine

  • rcatli Dec 29, 2008

    you can make out the images, but the photos seem like pictures are taken without a flash, as well as, even in a well lit room the photos on the lcd screen are dark with the back grounds almost black in a well lit room

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    I have the same problem. It has nothing to do with exposure. It happened once before and my husband was able to fix it but he cant seem to remember what he did. It did it again today. I remember fooling with the Shutter speed/aperture and ISO settings. I dont know what I did wrong.Help!

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    All Pictures are coming out almost black. Even with everything set to Auto. And there is no setting for Exposure compensation when the camera is shooting auto mode. 

  • plux Mar 15, 2009

    I have have a d200 and sometimes have the exact same problem. Set to program, no exposure compensation. I observed the top LCD screen displays an error message when this happens (err25, I am not sure about the number...). Most of the times swithing off/on solves it.

    I expect it is either a software or mechanical error (between lens and body).\



  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    All of the sudden, even with the camera set to full auto, in the light of day, all photos are super dark like they were taken at night with no flash...weird.

  • Silvanus May 11, 2010

    Is there a small sqaure with +/- in displayed on the screen?

    If so, you may have inadvertently selected exposure compensation. This adjusts the basis exposure control by a number of stops e.g. -3.0. This would give the result you are experiencing.

    Exposure compensation is "remembered" even when the camera is switched off.

    To fix, on the Nikon D40, you can choose between Simple and Advanced in the Set-up mode. You must be in Advanced menu mode. Go to the set-up mode and choose Exposure Compensation and reset this to 0.0.

    I don't have a D40 but a colleague at work does. I have a D70 and a D200.

    I hope this fixes your problem.

  • jcdill
    jcdill May 11, 2010

    Can you describe how dark? Can you still make out the image, it's just darker than it should be?

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Silvanus is correct - I have a D200 and often by accident adjust the exposure bias dial when taking the camera out of my backpack resulting in dark shots. I bet this is your problem.

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