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Canon SD600 I used my camera to take pictures of fireworks and I noticed that afterwards, all the photos I was taking outside in daylight were turning white. If I take pictures in the dark, they turn out perfect, and low light pictures are fairly normal except anywhere where there is a light source (lamp, window, etc) the color is streaky and orange. This particular camera has no way to adjust the aperture settings and I am considering taking it to a shop to have it looked at. Is there anything I can to to fix this? If not (which it's looking that way) will a professional be able to do something for me without having to buy a new camera or spend tons of money fixing it? If you can help in any way, I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm lost without my camera!

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  • Miss_Katie Feb 07, 2008

    Thanks for the help. I did what you explained and still have the same problem. From what I've read online, it definitely sounds like a problem with the aperture staying open too long (just like you suggested, too!) but I can't find any option that will adjust it back to normal. This particular model doesn't have a way of doing it manually, as far as I can tell. If you know how to fix this and could explain it, I would really appreciate it, especially if it will save me a trip to a camera store!

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It sounds like you may be in a low light mode. Put the camera in record mode, and then press the set button (in the middle of the up down left right keys). You probably want the camera to be in automatic mode (or A). If this doesn't solve the problem, my next guess would be that you somehow made it such that the aperture stays open too long. This takes some explaining and I don't have my SD600 infront of me at the moment to go through the menu and explain it. But if the first thing i explained doesn't work let me know and i'll go through it with you. There is definately no need to waste your money by going to a professional...it sounds like it is just a settings thing, not a hardware failure

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