It's Christmas Eve, and I need my camera to work tomorow night!
Flash will not go on no matter what setting I put it to. I select the flash to come on and when I take a picture, it doesn't flash. Not to mention taking pictures in daylight or inside, they come out really dark. Almost bin time?
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The multiple flashes are the camera attempting to autofocus on a subject that is too dark - it is trying to compensate for underexposure. Are you taking photos outside at night? Another thing to check is your lens. It is possible you have a poor connection between your lens and the camera which may be interfering with the focus and exposure (aperture) setting by the camera. Take and alcohol pad and wipe the contacts on both the lens and the camera body and dry them thoroughly with a lint free cloth. I have seen the oils from finger prints cause problems with contacts like this, so make sure they are clean and if you are in doubt, clean them twice. You should try to pop the flash open and not use the simple exposure settings on the mode wheel. If you are using the "easy" mode - stop. Use the portrait or night exposure setting. The other possibility is the processor in the camera is bad. If you have eliminated all the possible things then the camera is the culprit. I hope you have a warranty if that is the case.
First of all, don't use the flash...it's only good for a short distance. Obviously, you need a fast shutter speed to stop the action. To get this to happen while in auto mode, you will need to set the ISO to a higher number such as 800 or 1600. You will need to take a couple of test shots to find the correct setting.
Shots like this are tough to get with a point and shoot camera.
The best way is to set the exposure around 1/15 or lower, if you can adjust ISO use the highest ISO setting the camera will allow. You will need to hold the camera very still, so a tripod or other solid object to steady the camera with will help lots. Sometimes pushing the shutter moves the camera, so try using the self timer. A tripod with the self timer is the best way to go, and experiment with different shutter speeds. Start with the longest the camera has and go up.
You can also try the flash, but the flash modes that really work aren't available unless you get an SLR.
The flash circuit is your problem 1 of 2 things you can do but if you got it new at christmas it should be under warranty.
get a broke one off of ebay and replace your flash circuit. and risk getting popped by 300 volts from the flash compositor.
send it to a repair company and let them take the risk be leave me I know I bits like a starving dog on a steak bone. Lol it should only cost about 30.00 plus shipping if that's the only thing that is wrong. I repair these all the time. Let me know if I can help you with any thing else.