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Problems with my camera's flash...

For some strange reason, my camera's flash has gone CRAZY....there's no such thing a balanced flash, it overexposes the image or under; you can take a picture on good light, 2 times without moving and one will be overflashed and the other dark o even black.....on sunny places or places with good light the camera works fine but whenever the flash kicks in, the pictures are a mess....i'm currenlty in beijing, any tipos of what to do with this camera?

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I have the exact same problem and reviewed the owner's manual and there doesn't seem to be any luck. Clearly the flash seems out of sync and the red eye reduction doesn't seem to work properly as well. I think I'm stuck sending mine back to Sony.

Posted on Jul 02, 2007

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I think the lens block bit sluggish and not in sync. The only alternative is to check with any good repair center. I can help you with original spares when you need them for any SONY Camera Part.

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Well if you have time and the camera manual with you check out the settings to make sure you have not missed anything. You could also check out the Fuji Tech Support at the Website Not much else you can to unless you can find a repairer- after all you re in the land where they are all made.

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