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Dark pictures my camera started to take pictures that come out very dark. the flash is on and works, but when you take the picture it is very dark. is this a common problem?

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Check out for the ISO settings !!! it wil help u out in taking bright pictures

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SOURCE: EVEN WITH A FLASH THE PICTURES ARE DARK

Chuck it away, and buy a Pentax. I've had nothing but problems with my A350. Appalling piece of kit where batteries can go 2minutes after replacing them. Disgraceful shoddy kit.

Posted on Jun 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Flash works but timing is off

If your camera is set properly there seems to be bad connection between shutter and the flash and you will have to send it in. I would though look again at the way your camera is set up for flash fotography.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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SOURCE: Flash doesn't work

You may have selected "Flash output" - look that up in the camera settings. In M mode, go to the menu, go to [flash +/-] icon, adjust flash with left and right arrows and press FUNC. You can take test photos while adjusting with the arrows.

Also, the effect of the flash quickly diminishes with distance so if your objects are distant the built in flash is too weak to light them, but the camera has no way of knowing this. In contrary, when not using the flash, your camera adjusts its exposure to the amount of light available (hold the camera steady!)

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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SOURCE: same as posted - picture is way too dark when using flash. Help!

Try a camera reset. Go into the setup menu and scroll to "reset" and follow the on-screen instructions.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: kodak c875 digital camera: flash has stopped

Replacing the flashtube is not something you can do. It requires complete disassembly of the camera and delicate soldering skills. It must be sent to an authorized Kodak repair facility. It will cost a lot.

Posted on Jul 15, 2011

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The problem is that u know the sony hdv xr500x when u put it on the picture is very dark we have tried it under light too put but the picture is still dark


Hello
When you look at your pictures are they dark, murky and hard to see? If you took pictures at a wedding, dance recital, theater performance or any indoor event and they came out dark, read on to learn why your pictures are dark, and how to fix this common camera problem.

Many people take pictures of indoor events, only to be unsatisfied with the final outcome of their photos. Although you may have bought the top of the line film or digital camera, there are a few limitations that you need to know about.
To correctly expose your pictures, you camera needs a lot of light. The compact point and shoot varieties adjust for this when you're outside during the daytime, and usually your pictures turn out fine, right? Well, then how come when you take indoor pictures, they sometimes come out too dark? There are two culprits; your zoom function and your flash.
Most compact cameras today offer a zoom function. When I used to work in retail photography sales, the first feature that consumers would ask for is zoom. People love to get close-up pictures without using their feet. Although zoom does bring your subject matter in closer, it also decreases the amount of light that can get into your camera. Essentially, the more you zoom, the less light your camera can receive, and your pictures will be darker.
So, if your taking pictures indoors, in a dark church, gym or other window-less room it is very difficult for your camera to get enough light to properly expose your pictures.
This is when most photographers decide to turn on their flash. The flash on your camera is a great tool to illuminate dark situations that are in close proximity to the camera. Most built-in flash units are designed to allow the light to travel 8-10 feet away in poor quality light and up to 15-20 feet in brighter situations.
What most camera users fail to realize is that although your zoom function is visually bringing you closer to the action, you flash cannot reach that far to illuminate the subject, and your pictures will be dark.
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Same as posted - picture is way too dark when using flash. Help!


Try a camera reset. Go into the setup menu and scroll to "reset" and follow the on-screen instructions.

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But put it aside and I bought Nissin 622di and it works great in all modes

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checking on the first 2 comments, if there is flash and the pictures are dark - please check the lighting conditions
is it a dark place, fairly lighted or fully lighted

the flash also has a certain range, the subject may be far that the flash cannot reach it

if there is really no flash - it may be a hardware problem, pls contact kodak to arrange repairs
try going to PASM> fill flash too, if still not working - repairs =)

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