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I have the above camera but all photos come out alot darker than real life, i have tried all flash options but nothing works. it is even worse at night when the picture is basically just black. I have had the camera 18 months and it has been like this as long as i remember.

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Hey neilhowie,
I would make sure that your subject is within the range of the flash which for wide angle shots is 8 feet, and for telephoto shots is 9 feet. Another suggestion is to make sure auto exposure has been achieved by holding the shutter button halfway down until the green light appears and then take the image. Another thing you could try is to increase the exposure compensation. Nighttime photographs are difficult no matter what camera you are using so make sure your mode is set to nighttime, and of course your flash coverage would be the same as mentioned above.

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