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Dark Images At some point, the images from the camera became very dark in automatic mode. Previous to that, the images were perfect. I have checked all settings many times and changed back to default settings. Nothing has seemed to work other than to change mode to "P" and set for extra exposure. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    hi got the same issue.. exactly the same..

  • rahuliyer Apr 27, 2009

    I've got exactly the same problem. Years of beautiful images, then suddenly the images went dark and grainy. I've reset the camera settings to default...no luck.
    :(


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Even in automatic mode, camera still lets you pick what ISO to use. If ISO-Auto is OFF in camera menus, this can give some dark images. Press and hold ISO button and rotate command dial to give a higher ISO, or turn ISO-Auto on in camera menu with crayon icon. Also note that the camera saves exposure compensation setting for each mode,

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Seems to be a common theme here. This is the second post I've found describing the same issue, and I have the problem too. I'm going to send mine back.

Posted on May 24, 2008

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