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No flash My camera has been great, but suddenly it will not flash. It takes pictures outside just fine, but it just won't flash. I put in new batteries so it isn't that.I hope someone can fix it.

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There is something wrong with my flash screen. It's Black. Everytime I try to take pictures on My Finepix z fujifil blue digital camera the screen goes black, and when I go to see what I took a picture...

Flash screen? What? You mean even in pictures with flash disabled (and the flash does drag down the electronics in the thing; make a replacement using an LED lamp and circuit if you have a chance) it takes no picture and leaves you with a black LCD? Are you indeed using a good battery (they go bad gradually (depending on the case on how many times you fire the flash!)) New battery first!

Aug 25, 2011 | Fuji FinePix Z10fd Digital Camera

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New batteries are not lasting longer than a day

Battery life can fluctuate greatly from day to day. It all depends on the type of photography you are doing. For example, on one day, you spent the day taking pictures outside in the sunlight, with no flash, and didn't use your camera's screen to review any of the pictures. The next day, you spent the day inside, taking lots of pictures using the flash, zooming in and out on people's faces and reviewing the pictures using the camera's screen.
Features like the flash, zoom, LCD screen and image stabilization (IS) use a great deal more battery life than if you were to not use any of those features. This could explain why it suddenly seems like the batteries aren't lasting more than a day.
However, if your photography habits have not changed enough to potentially affect battery life, there could be an issue with either the image stabilization hardware or the standby mode of the camera. If the image stabilization (a fully mechanical feature) is malfunctioning, it could be activating when it shouldn't be, such as when the camera is on but you aren't about to take a picture.
I would try testing the camera by taking pictures using different camera settings.
  1. Turn off the flash and image stabilization, use the viewfinder instead of the LCD live view mode, do not zoom in or out. Take as many pictures as you can before the batteries die.
  2. Keep the flash and image stabilization on, use the LCD live view mode, use the zoom frequently. Take as many pictures as possible before the batteries die.
With test #1, you should see much better battery life than with test #2. If you still experience decreased battery life either way, there may be a hardware issue with the camera. Should this be the case, contact Canon Support to find out whether or not your manufacturer's warranty covers this problem.

Mar 01, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera

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Flash setting doesn't work

Does your camera gave a small battery in place somewhere that is used to maintain the date and time settings? (it is generally a watch battery type small flat silver disk.) You should not have to reset time and date after each battery change.

Many digital cameras eat up batteries quickly, especially when using the flash alot., that is why it is important to use good quality rechargeables whenever possible.

Jun 19, 2009 | Fuji FinePix 3800 Digital Camera

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Flash works, but no pictures!

Hi there, I know it was a while ago now but I just found your post, the lens on mine broke yesterday but being a student I'm looking for someone with a broken identical camera with spare parts to fix it rather than buying a new one. Did you fix the camera, if not and it is lying around unused I would be very grateful if you would part with it so I can get mine working again.

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Kind Regards

[This is not spam I will delete this post once I find a resolution]

May 26, 2009 | Casio Exilim EX-Z120 Digital Camera

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Blurry bright pictures

1.go to menu go to quality and put in fine. make sure also that your flash is on during the night and your not moving the camera around while your taking pictures.

Oct 12, 2008 | Samsung Digimax D53 Digital Camera

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Over exposure

Hey - have the same problem. All my still pictures are coming out overexposed, no matter what setting I use. Tried resetting, tried new battery, tried new memory card, tried different exposure settings. Nothing fixed it or affected it. However, my movie exposure works great so I can take movies just fine. Are you able to take movies with no overexposure?

Jul 25, 2008 | Canon Powershot SD450 / IXUS 55 Digital...

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Very bright pictures...

Make sure the Exposure Compensation is set to 0. You can find it in the camera menu.

Dec 28, 2007 | Olympus Stylus 710 Digital Camera

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Indoor pictures

Dear Kim


Sony Cybershot works on technology of where is checks the srround light, if light is fine (like in Sun or outside) phots are fine. solution to this either replace flash or put some big light on  while taking photos



Oct 21, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

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