Question about Canon Cameras
I have tried every setting imaginable. Even outdoor pictures in bright light are dark and grainy. THis camera used to take amazing pictures.
Posted by Anonymous on
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
learning to use light metering correctly can have its challenge.
the manual will guide you on how to set up to read light from the subject. spot metering a dark area will cause general overexposure, or a washed out look. spot metering a bright area will cause a dark image. if you are on spot meter and shoot two people standing together against a bright lit background, your meter will see between them if they are centered, and read all that bright background, setting the camera to a less sensitive combination of aperture / shutter speed, resulting in a dark image. use field averaging meter setting and be sure you are metering the subject and not the background. try shooting a wall that is fairly clear of other colors and uniform it light hitting it, you should have a correctly exposed image. since it works in other modes (at least 1, anyway) then it is unlikely you have an exposure compensation issue. that is the only other non defect issue that would cause your problem.
once you confirm that you have these settings correct and still get a dark image, its time to have it serviced.
Posted on Dec 24, 2007
The grainy effect has to do do with the ISO setting, try adjusting that. A higher ISO is generally better for darker conditions. I have noticed that this camera frequently takes grainy images.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
no my friend it is not ur sis fault !
actually it is a known CCD Problem thousands are facing these days see the link
ur camera will be completely OFF in few days after full Failure !
But dont worry u can get it repaired free of charge postage paid from CANON directly even if u are out of warranty and not on list of service advisory just call them bcoz it is a manufac fault see the link call canon in ur region and go rate me FIXYA for help
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500
Posted on May 10, 2009
Most likely something bad has happened. It out of warranty, usually its 5 years. This is a pro job, getting to anything inside a lens is a very special job. There are a number of places to send it out. Check http://www.acecam.com/srindex.html and write to one or two of the places for estimates. It could be $150 or more plus shipping and taxes. A new one is about $400+, you could check around the many on-line camera stores for a used one. Could be a simple electronic part or the iris blades are bad.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
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