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I find that even in a reasonably well lit room my camera struggles to pick up a clear image and always appears to be a lot darker than in real life. I would assume that on automatic setting this shouldn't be the case. Is there a way to solve this problem?

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  • LeSavant Aug 05, 2010

    What kind of camera?

    Are you shooting with or without flash enabled?

    Have you read your user manual about shooting in low light conditions?

    Does the camera take good pictures in daylight?

    Does the camera allow you to make "manual" settings?

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Try bigger ISO-setting (in a well lit room 400-600 and darker even 1600). Also try to fix the exposure according to the darker parts of the room.

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