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My nikon D40 is taking dark pictures on P Mode even when the flash is in use, and the white balance is set to auto, but the ISO setting is set to 200 and won't let me go to Auto. The Exposure Compensation is at 0.0 I am running out of options. How can this be fixed?

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    ISO at 200. Flash set, pics still too dark

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Hi,

Check if your shutter speed is not to fast. Try using a longer exposure time.

Cheers

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