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Have a DMC-LX3K camera and it takes great pix in the "dark" but most times I find that when set on Automatic the flash seems to overexpose pictures. Am I doing something wrong??

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Nop! Nothing wrong. Try putting a white paper or a handkerchief to diffuse the light coming out of flash.
you are all set.

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