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Samsung nv10 - bad image unusable

When using the nv10 in the dayligh the images are messed up. If I go in a dark place and use the flash, everything is ok. But in the dayligh the images have lines all over and are too bright. You cannot see what is the picture about. Tried everything. All options, rest.. nothing works.

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Re: samsung nv10 - bad image unusable

I phone up customer services and they said that the problem is likely to be mechanical, therefore, the best thing to do is to send it in to them to the address on the back of the instruction manual with a covering letter explaining your problem. You have to include a proof of purchase (such as a receipt/bank statement/confirmation email) and don't include any accessories when you send it (eg. cases, memory cards) by recorded mail.
Hope this helps, missjessd

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Make sure u are using the auto setting. the nv10 has a very powerful manual setting that if you are interested in maximizing your creative photography and having alot more control on how the pictures come out i would recomend picing up a book at your local book store. i learned Alot from a book my friend let me barrow called K.I.S.S. Guide to Photography by John Garrett a book like that will explain to you why there is soo much light in your picture and how to correct the problem. i have an nv10 try this. when u are on auto on the top right of the screen there will be two things u can chenge dark to bright and warm to cool. also make sure you dont have the macro set to on. i hope i helped

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