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Pictures a very overexposed. Inside I can shoot without a flash at 400 ISO and they come out right. Outside they turn white. Also the shutter speed won't register. I can set it at 125 or even 500 and it comes out at about 1/30 or 1/60 of a second. Lower shutter speeds are actually lower. This happened a day after I cleaned my sensor. Could that be the problems?

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Have you set the 400 ISO, or do you have the camera on Auto ISO?
Go back to your setup menus and set the Sensitivity to the lowest ISO value possible.  Now set the White Balance to Auto. Exit the menus.
Now set the camera to P for program. In effect, you have turned the camera into a point-and-shoot dimwit. It should now take reasonably well exposed shots indoor and outdoor.
If the shutter speed does not register on the body, you should put the dial on Tv and see if you can alter the speeds.  Remember, not all finctions are available for all dial settings.

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What shutter speed(s) are you using? What happens when you use a faster shutter speed? In the S and M modes you are responsible for setting the shutter speed, and you can set it to anything within the camera's range.

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This seems to be a software problem with your camera. Your camera should, if on AUTO mode, automatically expose your photo accurately. Try half pressing the shutter button (used to take pictures) while outside to adjust focus and exposure, then press the button fully to take picture. If your camera cannot adjust to take a properly exposed picture (not bright white), then it is possible that the shutter speed is stuck on a too high speed, outside daytime shutter speed should be fast (1/1000 sec). Or if your shutter speed adjust accurately, it could be the aperture if the aperture is not small enough for daylight shooting. This is likely a software problem. Try adjusting your settings manually and see if the picture turns out!

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Make sure the ISO is set to the lowest number or even to "auto ISO". The best way to avoid these lighting problems is to adjust your aperture settings, your shutter speed and your film speed when shooting. Additional details about thus sibject could find in the Samsung_S500_Owners_Manual in section about Settings & Mode.

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For normal exposure, set the ISO dial to 400. Meter normally, adjusting the shutter speed and/or lens aperture until the green LED in the center lights up.

For dark pictures, you want to underexpose about two stops. One way is to meter as above, then stop down the aperture two stops (larger F/numbers) or increase the shutter speed two stops (larger number) or a combination of the two. Alternatively, set the ISO dial to 1600 and meter normally.

For light pictures, you want to overexpose about two stops. Meter normally then open up the lens two stops (smaller F/numbers) or slow the shutter speed two stops (smaller numbers) or a combination. Alternatively, set the ISO dial to 100 and meter normally.

You can also experiment. Over/underexpose one stop, then two, then three, then four, and even five. You might want to take a notebook with you and write down what you're doing. Record both the setting and how many stops over/under it is. When you get the film back, you can refer to your notes and see what happened.

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I have the hand Icon and canot get it off- I am sure that is why my pictures are not shooting nicely - this is the only different thing I have now from before


The hand icon is just a warning that the shutter speed used for the current photo is rather slow so it's warning you that it will probably be blurry due to you moving the camera "during" the shot.

It needs more light to fire the shutter faster. If it's fast, then the chance of you moving during the shot is reduced.

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1. Turn on the built-in flash. That will set the shutter speed faster automatically to about 1/60th of a second. Or

2. Get outside where there is more light. Or

3. Use a camera tripod to hold it steady. Or set the camera down on a flat surface, aim it, and then use the built-in self timer to take the shot for you. The shot will then be clear even if it's a long exposure, unless your subject itself is moving. .

4.. Last resort you can turn up the ISO speed on some models of camera's. This increases CCD noise (static) in the photo but also increases the shutter speed by 50% with each step up, from ISO 100 to 200 for example. All better camera's have this option such as Nikon and Canon. I leave the ISO set low to 80 or 100 to get the clearest shots and use a tripod if necessary when the shutter speed is slow due to dim lighting. I shoot even at midnight and use a 15 second exposure to get the shot and it works great.

Be aware that "Auto" modes will often turn the ISO up too far such as 800 or 1600 and yes that does get the shutter speed up higher but it makes it too grainy to use.

Note that newer higher end camera's like the Canon S90 or the G11 can shoot at ISO 200, 400 and higher with little noise. The S90 also has a lens rated at f2.0 which is 2x faster than almost anything else out there right now. So your chance of a good shot with the S90 is much better than with most other camera's when dealing with marginal lighting such as indoors.
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Next time post what model of camera you have.

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Alter the ISO rating to 100
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You may have the settings wrong. Check in the MENU to see if you have it set to "inside" pics rather than outside.
Also the ISO has a lot to do with the exposure. If the iso is set too low outside sunlight pics will be white or overexposed. Try setting ISO on wheel for various options select program mode button and MENU select ISO 120 or 250. These are are pretty general settings. the flash will only engage inside or outside if the light is low ( like evening) I suspect your ISO setting is at a setting that is incompatible with bright sunlight
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Also select White Balance and move it to DAYLIGHT

take a few shots inside and out to see if there is an improvement.

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I have two possible solutions:

First, are you shooting with the flash up or an external flash connected to it? If so, the camera likely needs to synchronize at 1/200 or slower otherwise it won't be able to take a full photo. As a safety feature to prevent that, many new cameras just restrict the ability to pick a faster shutter speed.

Second, if its not related to the flash, it might be related to the mode you are using. Turn the camera off the automatic modes and put it on an all manual setting. Change the ISO to 400 or so, got outside and aim up at the day's sky, put it on manual mode and then adjust the shutter speed. Open up the aperture on your lens all the way (turn it to the smallest number). Now adjust the shutter speeds. It should be able to go past 200 now.

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