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Pictures nearly black (overexposed )

We always leave it on automatic & have had excellent pictures , no matter what the light or how we move camera.
Suddenly, 1/2 of the 120 pics we took were too dark.
I reset the camera to default in case we had reset any settings without meaning to.
I believe the shots that didn't come out my wife was holding the camera with her fingers over the light sensor. Camera thought it was midnight & we got black photos.
NOW, which part senses the light ? when its on automatic.
Ross the dumbfounded
(non camera people who take lottsa photos)

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Hi! It's weird that 1/2 of your photos were too dark. You didn't mention about the flash. Eventhough it is on auto mode, at night you still need to turn on the flash manually. Normally, it is a curve arrow pointing downward, you need to point your mode selector there. What brand of camera are you using though?

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