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Polaroid a520 doulble flash

Everytime I take a pic, there is a double flash. needless to say, the capture is on the second flash, a 1-2 second delay. I have gone through all the flash and exposure settings. Even on no flash there is a delay for the capture of the photo. The screen does taht temporary freeze on what you think you captured, but it still delayed. Any suggestions?

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Re: polaroid a520 doulble flash

The first flash is to lessen red eye in picture when 2nd flash goes off.

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Cannon a520 5.0 mp polaroid camera manual

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How do I download manual for polaroid a520 5.0 ?


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You'll require Adobe PDF Reader installed on your PC to view this manual. If it is not already installed on your PC, download it free from:

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With Digital photography, any motion of the camera will tend to blur the photos. You'll see double edges in some photos, and plain fussy pictures in others.

The sharpest photos come from cameras sitting on stationary objects while the picture is taken.

Depending on how advanced your camera is, there are a couple of settings you can toy with.

One is the ISO setting which mimics the "Film Speed" exposure rating of camera film measured in as ISO100, ISO 200, ISO 300, ISO 400.
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ISO100 will make a cyclist passing by look like they're standing still.
ISO400 will make a cyclist passing by look like a blur passing by.

ISO100 will have larger dots of colors on the picture, (Low Resolution)
ISO400 will have tiny dots of colors on the picture, (High Resolution)

So, ISO setting is a matter of getting the best picture without the blur; get as close to ISO 100 as you can.

The other setting is Shutter Speed.

Some cameras will allow you to slow the shutter speed down to help get clearer pictures in dark environments, like places with high ceiling lights, or outside after sunset.

Again you want the fastest option available, here the balance is the same as the ISO, bright clear picture versus dark blurry picture, so you want the shortest shutter speed possible.
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On digital cameras it often simply mentioned as the fraction in a menu called shutter speed. The default is often the fastest capable speed.

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Remember it's about capturing the light, so bright sunny days are easy highest speed settings, but shady or indoor environments will take practice and fine tuning.
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