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Camera Mode stuck

Turn on camera - mode selection switch does nothing - flash indicator is flashing yellow - appears to be stuck in night mode

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How do I turn flash on and off?

The multi selector is the round control on the rear of the camera with the OK button in its center.
The flash mode button is the top button on the selector, it has a lightning flash icon.

Press the flash mode button on the multi selector.
Highlight the desired mode and press the center of the multi selector.

The flash modes are:
AUTO; Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
AUTO WITH RED-EYE REDUCTION; Reduces "red eye" in portraits.
OFF; Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.
FILL FLASH; Flash fires whenever picture is taken. Use to "fill-in" (illuminate) shadows and back-lit subjects.
SLOW SYNC; Flash illuminates mainsubject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture background at night or under dim light

The selected flash mode icon appears at the top of the monitor.

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Nikon d3100 stuck on flash mode

What do you mean by flash mode?
Have you read the manual how to use the camera?
If nothing from there helps, try connecting it via USB and check if there is firmware update. If even that doesn't help, try acessing menu and doing hard reset from there.

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My samsung ES90 didnot flash night and day

With the round dial on the back of the camera, you can select different things. One is the flash. Press on the left side t chose the flash mode with flash on. If you used that button once, for selecting class of, I'm not sure the default value will come back after you switched of and on the camera.
It also could be you did select a certain shooting mode. Some modes, don't use flash, unless you selected it.

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I can not change settings, for example, no flash to flash. When I go to take picture "Digital Macro" appears momentarrilly on display.

You're in the macro mode. Macro mode is for close-up shooting, and the flash is disabled in this mode.

Set the camera to the shooting mode (set the mode switch to the camera position). Press the FUNC/SET button. Use left/right to select a different mode and press FUNC/SET.

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How do you turn off the flash on samsung sl202

When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, pressing the LEFT button makes the cursor shift to the left tab. When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the LEFT button operates as the FLASH ( ) button.  Selecting the flash mode 1. Select a desired Recording mode, except the [Movie] mode and the [DIS] mode. 2. Press the Flash button until the desired flash mode is displayed on the LCD monitor 4268flashicon.jpg The flash does not fire. Select this mode when capturing images in a place or situation where flash photography is prohibited. When you capture an image in poorly lit conditions, the camera shake warning indicator ( ã ) will appear on the LCD monitor.

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Canon eos 400d mode dial does not select modes

Looks like you need to take this to a camera store and have them check it over. I don't know of any setting that would cause what you describe.

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Red dye reduction

You can find your manual

You find how to disable red eye function on page no: 63 in that manual.

For quick reference i am giving the details briefly,

The flash modes are as follows:


Automatically fires in low-light and backlight conditions.


This mode significantly reduces
the phenomenon of “red-eye”
by emitting about 10 preflashes
before firing the regular
flash. This mode works the
same as the auto-flash except
for the pre-flashes.

To change between flash modes:

1 Press the (flash) switch.
● The flash pops up.
2 Press the / (flash mode) button
repeatedly until the desired flash mode
indication appears.
● The flash mode changes ,
● If / is not pressed within 2 seconds after the selection screen is
displayed, the selection screen disappears.
● To de-activate the flash (Flash Off mode ), push the flash back into the
3 Press the shutter button halfway.
● When the flash is ready to fire, the
(flash stand-by) mark lights.
4 Press the shutter button all the way.
● The flash fires.

Hope my info solves your problem,
Thanx for using fixya,
Good Luck.

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Night pictures

a) Place the camera on a tripod (or a steady surface - e.g. a chair)
b) Select P mode
c) Focus and take the shot.

Most probably, with the above settings, the camera will select a longer exposure without flash, lighting the scene properly (i.e. making it appear as night, as it should be). However, know that this will also create motion blur of moving subjects (the kids, in this case). If you want to avoid this, you must use flash in slow sync mode. Press repeatedly the flash button, until you see the "slow" indication on the screen (where the flash info appears, down left). Again, the camera should be on a steady surface.

If your pictures are again too bright, it means that the Exposure compensation is for some reason set to +. Use the appropriate button (check the manual if you don't remember which one it is) to fix it

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Olympus Stylus 710- no flash mode

I;ve been on the internet all morning researching the same problem. It appears it's a curcuit related problem with the flash. As of know, haven't got a solution other then buying another camera or taking paictures in manuel mode without flash.

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Well you probably cannot- the tube or the capacitor have malfunctioned. Try the Vivitar Tech Support team in their website - but I guess it is new camera time unless it has warranty left.

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