Question about Olympus Camedia C-3020 Zoom Digital Camera

1 Answer

Dark pictures Ive had the C-3020 for 4 years. The indoor pictures are always dark. Sometimes but not always if I hit the flash button it helps.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,985 Answers
Re: dark pictures

You did not say what sensitivity setting you had the camera set at- the higher the sensitivity the lighter the picture. Actually- all the image information is there so all that needs to be done is to edit the image lighter in a graphics editing program[You did say whether or not you import images to a computer] Come back back with more info on what you do with the images.

Posted on Apr 28, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

For several years my C-3020 zoom camera has worked fine. Suddenly, now when I take a picture, the picture leaves when I snap the shutter. Always before the picture remained on the screen so I could see if...

In the camera menu, there should be a setting for "review" to allow you to set the number of seconds the picture remains on the screen. Also, you can always review the pictures you've taken by pressing the review button on the's usually a button with an arrow that points to the right.

Jan 21, 2011 | Olympus Camedia C-3020 Zoom Digital Camera

1 Answer

The problem is that u know the sony hdv xr500x when u put it on the picture is very dark we have tried it under light too put but the picture is still dark

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.
Hope it helps, if so do rate the solution

Dec 21, 2010 | Sony Digital Cameras

1 Answer

A630 Indoor pictures are too dark in Auto, Flash

try using night mode indoors. otherwise, simply get into setup and go back to factory settings, and use AUTO mode. hope it helps

Oct 07, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Pictures too Dark

Try resetting the camera. Go into the setup menu and find "reset".

Sep 21, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Z740 cannot focus on long-distance indoor shots

Have you tried changing the mode? ie portrait, closeup, macro etc?

Jun 19, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Dark image....even using flash.

The problem here is likely the auto setting. Put it to sunny, clear day instead of indoor picture and you should be ok. Also, point it at neutral colored objects when you take the picture and allow it time to adjust by holding the button in partway before depressing it fully.

Jul 26, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Picture Quality

You should check that your camera is set to auto. If you press the function set button in the middle of the camera and the go across to auto. This may help. Also, your flash may not be working correctly. Hope this helps

Apr 12, 2007 | Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital...

2 Answers

Pictures out of focus indoors

Maybe your camera has a problem with flash unit. Replacing the flash unit can solve the problem. Part number of the flash unit is: A7113088A. If you need more help, please advice. Arpi

Mar 17, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P93 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Too dark or too right pictures

Hello ycohen, replacement of the flash unit part number: 147960111, will cure the problem. If you need more info, please advice. Arpi

Feb 11, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

3 Answers


try using the night shot it will go slower but it works well for dark pleases

Dec 17, 2006 | Aiptek MPVR Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Olympus Camedia C-3020 Zoom Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

61 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Olympus Digital Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

94198 Answers

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

574 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you an Olympus Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides