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You should be able to take the camera off of the FULL AUTO mode (the green square) and put it on "P" mode (program mode), which is full auto except for flash. Then if you keep the flash open it should always use it.
Yes it is. On the dial button where you choose the shooting mode there are a few for absolute beginners like : portrait, landscape, macro, sport, ... Just set your cam to one of those and you're ready to go. But on the same dial button you can access advanced modes where you have to set the parameters for taking a picture. Any SLR camera will make better picture than a normal compact cam. Check prices of canon, sony, samsung, panasonic and other competetive slr's. My personal favourite is canon, but then again - it's all matter of choice ...
Depending on the type of interchangeable lens you have mounted on the camera, there may be a switch on the lens barrel for choosing between auto-focus or manual focus. The N55 also will not auto-focus with the newer Nikon AFS lenses such as those used with the Nikon D40 digital slr. Finally, there was a service bulletin on the N55 back in 2005. Nikon discovered a problem with the auto-focus and fixed it for free, but there may have been a time limit. Here is a link to more info about that:
there is no problem with your cam for sure.
you must have changed the setting of the cam
adjust the shutterspeed and the aparture. and your problem will be solved... or
dont keep the cam on manual mode.. keep it on automatic settings and it should work.
also check out this link to learn more about how to use aparture and shutterspeed..... http://www.learnslr.com/slr-beginner-guide/digital-slr-learning-guide/av-mode-aperture-priority
cmhennings, If you haven't found out by now mode settings are: M = Manual A = Aperture S = Shutter P = Program If you are looking for a manual or just a camera manual in general check the public library photographic section to learn more about film cameras, you may find a N65 book randy320sgi
Sounds like you have been shooting in one of the manual modes, make sure if you have been trying different F-stops to change the aperture ring back to it's auto position (red numbers F-22 usually) to align with the white dot on the lens. That way the camera and lens can agree on the amount of light needed and how much the shutter will open to allow light in. The camera won't take the shot if it is way off (kind of a safety). Use the viewfinder to learn what combinations the camera needs for a particular shot so you can be familiar with the speed and aperture settings, try them in one of the manual modes and you will be pleasantly surprised with the results. Soon you won't shoot as much in auto mode.
snoopytwo, jmv23 & guests, Sounds like you have been taking photos in both auto & manual modes, make sure your f-stop is set at the range it needs to be to allow enough light for the camera to take the photo. Since the lens and the camera communicate, if the lens is closed down & not allowing enough light the camera will not take the photo - does that make sense - Look at the metering in auto mode and see what the camera says the conditions are for a specific lighting condition check to see if the lens has a aperture position for Auto, usually a dot on the lens ring to align with a setting in red or green (likely a F-22) depending on the make of lens, that has been moved to some place in the middle and not returned while trying other manual settings so the shutter won't release because the camera is told by the lens there is not enough light or slow enough shutter to take this picture. randy320sgi