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Only takes pictures without the flash

My camera is fairly new, and all of a sudden will not take pictures if you have the auto flash/red eye flash on. it will only shoot without a flash at all. everything else is functioning fine. ack! please help.

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Re: only takes pictures without the flash

If this newish - Then check out the manual thoroughly to make sure you have missed nothing. Then go to Canon Technical Support on the Web site. If it is a component failure as I think it kay be you will get a free replacement from Canon or the vendor

Posted on Jul 10, 2007

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I have olympus fe 4010 camera and I can't take a picture when flash on. Any idea to slove it?

Although it is difficult to understand what you mean, I will try to help you.
The camera does not know a setting with flash on. The options you have is flash auto, red eye, fill in and flash off.
So if you want to use the flash, chose flash auto, or fill in. When you are in a dark room, and making portraits, us the option red eyes. When you have the camera to full auto, you don't need to worry about the flash, because when the camera thinks there is not enough light it will flash automatically. When you chose flash off, and it is too dark the camera can't focus and can't shoot a picture.

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How do i turn the flash off

Welcome to FixYa.

The FORCED OFF mode is the setting where flash is not activated in any recording condition. this mode used when taking pictures in places where the use of the flash is not permitted.

There are other 5 different mode/setting in using photo flash.

1. AUTO - flash automatically activated according to the recording condition.

2. AUTO/Red-eye reduction - flash is automatically activated according to the recording condition. It reduces the red-eye phenomenon by triggering the flash before actually recording the picture. After that, the flash is activated for actual recording again.

3. FORCED ON - use the when your subject is back-lit or under fluorescent light.

4. FORCED ON/Red-eye reduction - use this when you set the camera to PARTY MODE

5. Slow sync./Red-eye reduction - use this when you take pictures of people in front of a dark background.

I hope this solution will help you. Just send us you comments or suggestion if this solution was helpful.

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How do you turn the flash off so I can take pictures where a flash cannot be used?

Press Right on the cursor button (marked with the lightning bolt icon) to switch the flash setting. Your choices are AUTO, AUTO/Red-eye reduction, Forced ON, Forced ON/Red-eye reduction, Slow sync/Red-eye reduction, and Forced OFF.

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Camera flash

No worries, I think I can help you with this one.
I believe that if you are using your Samsung Digimax in either "Auto" or "M" mode you will only have the options of "red eye flash" or "no flash". BUT HOWEVER, if you select the "Prog" mode on the dial on top of the camera, you will have 4 flash options - "red eye flash", "auto flash", "slow flash" or "no flash".
I hope that this helps!

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you can change it to no flash by when your taking a picture press the right arrow

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There is a "quick" button located on the back of the camera just for flashes. It is the first button to the right of the power button and it looks like a crooked lightning bolt arrow that points down. If you are in any picture taking mode, push this button and it will toggle you through each flash option, auto, red eye (eyeball symbol), flash (same symbol as the button, this mode will make the flash work everytime you take a picture), red eye and flash, and no flash (careful, in this mode you have to allow for the camera to focus, the lens will stay open a long time in a dark atmosphere -- if you don't hold the camera still you will get a blurry picture).

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Red Eye

If the red-eye reduction is turned on, and you can verify that the pre-flash is functioning, you may need to think about shooting technique. With ultra-compact cameras, the flash is necessarily placed close to the lens. This is the worst design possible to avoid red-eye. To reduce red-eye as much as possible, ensure the red-eye reduction system is turned on (and functioning properly), and get close to the subject. I mean "physically" close, not just close by zooming. Use as little zoom as possible. If the subject is small, move closer, without relying on the zoom lens to make the subject appear closer.

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Red eye

RED EYE is caused by the sudden flash from your camera and the eyes reflex reaction to the sudden light. So what the red eye reduction does is to double flash to counter the reaction. You can try adding an external light source to to your subject. in addition to the following procedures for your camera in the manual, the indicator location on page 64 Flash On Flash Off Red-eye reduction C REC modes on page 52, Snapshot; pg 64, have the flash fire automatically when required (Auto Flash) * Turn off the flash ... recording with flash, reducing the chance of red-eye in the image (Red- eye reduction) In this case, the flash fires automatically; Also, be aware of the following: The approximate effective range of the flash is shown below. Wide Angle Optical Zoom: Approximately 0.4 to 2.9 meters (1.3´ to 9.5´) (ISO Sensitivity: Auto) Telephoto Optical Zoom: Approximately 0.4 to 1.6 meters (1.3´ to 5.2´) (ISO Sensitivity: Auto) * Depends on zoom factor

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Red eye

Find the flash mode menu on the camera (keep pressing the button with a lightning flash on it) until you find the anti-redeye mode (has an icon that looks like an eye). Try page 71 of the manual ( This works by firing a rapid series of low power flashes for a second or two before taking the picture. These cause the subjects' pupils to contract in response to the light, creating a smaller window on the retina when the main flash comes. A.

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