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Images I seem to get yellowish images and images that are really dark even when I put the flash on. The flash seems weak, almost defected. But then in the next series of shots it will work and the picture will come out just fine. All of this in the same setting with the same subject and everything else a constant too.  Help please, it seems like I must be doing something wrong either that or my camera is broken. P.S. it is brand new Amber

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No that isn't it but I am not offended. The flash in fact looks like it goes off but at 10% of the full strength. I had other people try to take a picture to see if the same thing happened to them and it did and I saw them, they did not have their hands over the flash.

Anymore suggestions?

Thanks,
Amber

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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Please don't take offense, but the following should logically be tried first. Notice that the location of the flash is very close to where most people would hold the camera. Try taking some photos, but pay attention to where you would naturally place your fingers. Was it near or over the flash? If so conciously try to keep them away from the flash and then compare your pictures. Has the problem been corrected?

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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    Amber, your camera is relatively new. If less than a year old Canon should repair this for free under warranty. Here's the warranty for your camera, and recommend calling them directly at 1-800-828-4040 or 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666):



    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/contro...



    Also just noticed that you're not the only one apparently having problems with the SD1000 flash. Usually Canon is very helpful and will make it easy for you to ship back your camera for warranty repair. Bring the following up with the Canon rep only if they are not helpful or if your camera is out of warranty (this could be a common defect with your model that they might be willing to repair regardless of warranty):



    http://www.fixya.com/support/t383085-fla...

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