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A630 Indoor pictures are too dark in Auto, Flash

Canon A630 Indoor pictures are too dark in Auto, Flash seems to work but picture looks like no-flash . I have two of these cameras, both have this malfunction which occured several months apart

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Try using night mode indoors. otherwise, simply get into setup and go back to factory settings, and use AUTO mode. hope it helps

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: CANON Rebel RTI Outdoor pictures are dark

learning to use light metering correctly can have its challenge.
the manual will guide you on how to set up to read light from the subject. spot metering a dark area will cause general overexposure, or a washed out look. spot metering a bright area will cause a dark image. if you are on spot meter and shoot two people standing together against a bright lit background, your meter will see between them if they are centered, and read all that bright background, setting the camera to a less sensitive combination of aperture / shutter speed, resulting in a dark image. use field averaging meter setting and be sure you are metering the subject and not the background. try shooting a wall that is fairly clear of other colors and uniform it light hitting it, you should have a correctly exposed image. since it works in other modes (at least 1, anyway) then it is unlikely you have an exposure compensation issue. that is the only other non defect issue that would cause your problem.
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turns out that the camera is faulty and I've sent it for repairs to get a new part

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SOURCE: Canon powershot A630 blinking flash graphic

You have to unscrew the left side of the camera (if you're looking at the back of the camera, the side that is right beside the flash). Then, at the very top, with a tiny screw driver, just gently tap the black flash compartment and it should work after that. I've had the flash problem twice in the past year and both times I got it to work again by taping on it. Hope it helps!

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: the flash on my canon powershot a630 stopped

in a word you dont!!! drop it into the shop they may fix it at price,
but if you open it up the flash capacitor inside could realy bite you
or,,, maybe even kill you??? my pall once tuched this capacitor and he had his arm in a sling for a month, the jolt he got off it "riped his are mussels to bits!" he was very lucky,,, he lived!!! be warned!!!

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you turn off the flash on a canon a630

Press the button at the back of the camera designated with a lightning symbol. When you pressed it once, it will give you an option for lightning bolt which means flash ON and to turn it off, select the lightning bold with line through it.

Posted on Apr 17, 2010

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How do I turn off the flash for the canon powershot a630?


First of all, the flash can not be turned off in "Auto" mode. You can turn it off in any mode other than Auto. Would recommend Program "P" mode, which is very similar to Auto, but allows you to modify certain minor items such as flash and white balance.

Rotate your mode dial to "P", then press the button on the back with the "lightning bolt" icon. Press until the lightning bolt with a slash shows up on your LCD screen. The flash is now turned off in Program mode. Try taking a picture.

Remember, if in low light conditions you'll need to keep the camera extra steady without flash to get a clear picture. Recommend placing the camera on a table or chair (or even better, use a tripod), then using its autotimer to snap the picture.

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

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Canon powershot A630 blinking flash graphic


You have to unscrew the left side of the camera (if you're looking at the back of the camera, the side that is right beside the flash). Then, at the very top, with a tiny screw driver, just gently tap the black flash compartment and it should work after that. I've had the flash problem twice in the past year and both times I got it to work again by taping on it. Hope it helps!

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No flash in auto mode


Try a mode other than auto, and turn off the flash. Then try taking a picture. Did it work? If so, then your flash is either burned out, or the flash safety circuit thinks that the camera is open. If the flash is burned out, then professional repair is required, as a flash change-out is not trivial (Call 1-800-OK-CANON). However you mention the flash works sometimes, so a totally burned out flash tube is unlikely.

It's more likely to be only a break or bad connection in the safety circuit. Many Canon cameras use some of the screws in the camera case to serve as a means of detecting if the case is open (and thus disables the flash to prevent shock). Examine all the screws around the perimeter of your case. Are they all there and tight? If not, tighten loose screws and try moving and replacing any missing screws with one of the others that are still there.

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go to the menu & open setting file.properly check the settings of auto mode

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Dark image....even using flash.


The problem here is likely the auto setting. Put it to sunny, clear day instead of indoor picture and you should be ok. Also, point it at neutral colored objects when you take the picture and allow it time to adjust by holding the button in partway before depressing it fully.

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