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Canon 400D, Auto setting, images too dark

We've had our canon 400d for quite some time and rarely use it as when attempting to take quick snapshots using Auto setting, the pictures are ruined every time as they are too dark. I've heard this is a common problem with this model but don't know the solution?

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    jamo297 May 11, 2010

    This camera is usually very reliable. Are the pictures dark only when viewing on a computer screen or when viewing on the camera LCD? What results do you get if you print out pictures using the flash card in a processing machine in a store etc.? Do you have a polarising filter or focal extention on the lens? What make and type of lens are you using?

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Automatic settings are not useful in all conditions. The built in flash is not good over 20 ft. Under low light conditions, an external flash is better option, but it costs additional too. Remember that shooting under low light conditions is always a difficult task. By the way, I don't know about such common problem in Canon XTi

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