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When i take picture at day light in auto or manual mode the picture becomes white.But without sunlight it is ok.I keep the default settings but no improvement.What can be the solution?

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Possible that the CCD/imager is weak or damaged.
If you can shut off camera for a day and swith on to show that it has improved then it is quite possible that the imager is faulty.
You will need the service of Canon to confirm and estimate.

Posted on Aug 28, 2010

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