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Flash My sony cybershot 7.2 used to be great but now it seems that the flash and shutter are at different speeds so I cannot take any flash photos, can you help

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Re: flash

Put the camera into Manual mode
Set shutter lower than 125
Set Aperture wide open(small aperture number).

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I have a sony cybershot DSC-W210 and just recently the flash wont work when its on any mode to take a picture it has the flash symbol on the screen flashing and the code E:91:01 underneath also flashing...

i have a sony cybershot DSC-W210 and just recently the flash wont work when its on any mode to take a picture it has the flash symbol on the screen flashing and the code E:91:01 underneath also flashing its takin pictures as normal just without the flash it wont let me change the settings of the flash at all

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Hi Jim,
Have you tried resetting all settings on the camera? On a Sony camera, it is called "initialize". The initialize setting is found by going to the menu, and tabbing down until you find an option called either "reset settings" or "initialize settings" and then confirm it.
Many times that will fix the issue, in case something has either been enabled/disabled on accident, or the software is sticking (which happens from time to time)

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If you are in Manual Mode and you set your shutter speed too higher (ie above 250th sec) the shutter blind passes over the sensor when the flash goes off causing a dark section in the photo. Lower the shutter speed to get a better sync. Some camera's default sync speed is 1/60th of a second and sometimes user adjustable.

Remember the longer the shutter speed, the more light will register in the photo. Also boosting the ISO will help extend the flashes range and also record more ambient light for a more pleasing and balanced photo.

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Built in flash units on digital cameras are only meant to be used out to a distance of 6-12 feet. When taking photos of events ie graduations, sporting events, concerts you need to do two things. 1). Change the ISO setting on your camera. This is the same as the old film speed ratings the higher the number the more sensitive the camera becomes. try ISO 1600 or above in low light. 2) You have a mode setting, set it for the type of lighting that is in the space you are in, incandescent, flourescent or whatever, it's easy to do. and finally 3) Turn off your flash! When your flash is on your camera closes up the aperature and takes the picture at a higher rate of speed in anticipation of reflected light off of nearby objects, so your pictures will be darker and blurrier with the flash on.
Even high grade professional flashes only work out to 20-30 feet so they won't help you. Read your cameras manual on taking pictures in low light conditions. It will give you all of the above in great detail. You have a great camera but you need to learn how it works, don't give up on it.

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Blurred motion photos

Sorry, I didn't get those pages. You can set the shutter speeds for the higher settings using the M or S mode on the camera. You can also adjust the ISO settings to increase the light sensitivity for proper exposure at the higher shutter speeds. I would shoot a few test shots before the action starts to see if any adjustments are required.

The built in flash on the camera won't be of much help in a large room like a gym. It only has a effective range of about 10 feet.

I laugh every time I see the flashes going off at a large sporting event with folks in the upper seats firing away....

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This has been a complaint on all of the Sony ''W'' series of cameras. They seem to do very well outdoors. Indoors is another matter. Under low light and flash conditions, the camera selects a slow shutter speed. This means you must hold the camera very steady or use a tripod. Here are some things to try: 1. Take a photo and instead of looking at the LCD, look at the body of the camera and your forefinger. Make sure that you are not causing the camera to dip downward on the right side with you press the shutter button. You should squeeze the shutter button between you forefinger and thumb. 2. Under low light and flash conditions always use the viewfinder instead of the LCD to frame your subjects. When holding the camera to your eye, make sure it is lightly touching your face. You head is steadier than two outstretched arms. If you can lean against a wall or something solid, do that too. 3. Under all conditions, use the two step shutter press. Press the shutter button half way down, then reframe your subject. Then press the shutter button the rest of the way down. That how the pros do it.

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