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Dark or Bright images

In poor lighting, with the flash turned "on" or "auto", the pictures that I take are either dark (can't see a thing) or way to bright (like a deer in headlights with highbeams). I attempted to reset the camera, but that did not fix the problem. Any ideas?

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It might be that (sometimes) the battery is not strong enough to quickly charge the flash and you take a picture when it is not yet able to flash at the power level it needs to. This may be that the battery is weak and/or you try to take a second picture too quickly after the last flash.
On other occasions (when the images are blown out, I.E., overexposed) you are probably too close to your subject and are not using a reduced power flash setting. Experiment with a well-charged battery. Without reducing the flash output you will allways get this overexposure if you are a few feet away from the subject

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