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Dark pictures from kodak cx7430

The pictures have been very dark lately, i have tried different flash options but nothing seems to works.

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  • carmst1 Dec 23, 2007

    Our CX7430 flash is firing, but photos are too dark. We've adjusted exposure compensation, put in new batteries, adjusted all settings as described in the manual, but nothing is working. We never had this problem before. Also, the ISO is set to 400.

  • jasonmoss May 23, 2008

    Same problem, same camera, I think its the CCD as suggested by someone.

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Is your camera set to auto mode? I'm not sure if the CX7430 has manual settings or not, but try making sure its on auto.
Its possible the lens or the CCD (the device responsible for actually taking the photo) is going bad.

This guy - Darntoothysam has a CCD assembly as a low cost fix, 15 dollars.
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