Very very bright pictures outside and lines thu the inside ones
I have a Cannon Power Shor 7.1. It is brand new. When I take pictures outside, they are all flashed out, so bright, I can barely make out an image. When I take them inside, there are lines thru them and the are not clear at all and it looks like the flash was also taken. They are on the bright side also. I am very frustrated. I am on vacation in Bangalore India and cannot take pictures. I bought the camera because it is suppose to be one of the best. It is not in this case. Is there some place here where I can take it? Please advise or help me. Thanks to whoever answers me.
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Hey there uncle ed,
you have a problem with your cameras exposure. you should also disable nightmode if this camera has it.
usually when we take pictures outside, the camera is in auto focus and auto exposure mode so that you'll not get pictures that are too bright and unrecognizeable...but this is not the case with your camera.
please check with the camera settings about exposure and please check the manual that is with it since its still brand new.
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this is a normal occurrrence in devices containing CCDs and does not constitutes a bad functions. (tHIS image will not be recorded when still photo, but it will be recorded when shooting movies. Remember the in the LCD monitor will darken in strong SUNLIGHT or bright light.
Image quality using default factory settings is awful. Colors are
over-blown, faces are washed-out, and highlights are cropped. People on
the internet compained that there is no brightness control -- there
is..but its hidden in a menu. Press the Setup button on the remote and
move to the "System" settings. I've found these settings produce a
fairly correct balance of color, detail, and brightness: * Brightness=5 * Contrast=1 * Saturation=2
A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.
I have an A310, and really like the quality of the pictures and videos it takes. But what you describe is not unusual for this particular model camera. Lag between shots in bright sunlight is usually minimal, but may be very pronounced in darker conditions. It's caused by inefficient and slow charging of the camera's flash capacitor.
There's nothing you can do to modify the design of the camera to change this. But you can try to minimize this some by using batteries with higher power rating. Alkaline batteries will not work very well in this camera, even if brand new. Would instead recommend that you consider rechargeable NiMH batteries. They run about $7 these days for a package of four. But they'll save you big bucks in the long run. Look on the package for power rating of 2,500mah or better.
Try lithium batteries or rechargables in the 2500mah range,to me they seem to work best in a flash.
If you use alkalines,use a well known brand.But with alkalines,as they loose power it takes longer for the flash to recycle.
Also the monitor might need to be calibrated or adjusting brightness and contrast.
Mine sometimes does the same thing,I just use Photoshop to adjust it.
learning to use light metering correctly can have its challenge. the manual will guide you on how to set up to read light from the subject. spot metering a dark area will cause general overexposure, or a washed out look. spot metering a bright area will cause a dark image. if you are on spot meter and shoot two people standing together against a bright lit background, your meter will see between them if they are centered, and read all that bright background, setting the camera to a less sensitive combination of aperture / shutter speed, resulting in a dark image. use field averaging meter setting and be sure you are metering the subject and not the background. try shooting a wall that is fairly clear of other colors and uniform it light hitting it, you should have a correctly exposed image. since it works in other modes (at least 1, anyway) then it is unlikely you have an exposure compensation issue. that is the only other non defect issue that would cause your problem. once you confirm that you have these settings correct and still get a dark image, its time to have it serviced. good luck mark
hi, Just a guess,under the power button, inside the the flip[ down cover is a light dimmer,you can turn this on and off,in advanced settings under video,a flash light will trigger the sensor to see if it works the dimmer,if not it could be that circuit or your power supply needs work,I hope this helps!