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MY camera seems to be overexposing all pictures taken , so that I can not take outdoor photos at all and can only take photos inside if I close the drapes and block all natural daylight. It seems as if perhaps a settings button has been accidently hit or something...NOT SURE but I do not see how to fix it.

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  • pbedford Oct 03, 2009

    How do I check ISO setting? I went to the menu and do not see anything that indicates the ISO setting.

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Hello, the problem that you explain could easily be caused by an improper "ISO" setting. When you go to your camera's menu, look for the ISO setting and put it back on "auto". It's probably on 800 or higher now, which will cause everything to be overexposed.

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    collegetutor Oct 22, 2009

    I believe that you are not looking in the right menu area. Those camera have a menu on the side of the viewing screen when its turned on. It's possible that you have 'on screen' menu turned off and you are looking in the system menu instead of the settings menu for current photograph. Turn on "on screen' display or menu and once you do that you should see your options for the current photograph, such as whether to turn on your flash or not and whether to focus for macro or infinity distance, etc. I hope this helps a bit more. Those camera menus can be a bit daunting at first, especially if you don't have the manual. But the manual should be available for download from the Support pages of the Kodak website under the model number of your camera. Have you tried that?

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