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Image in playback mode is flashing from white to black

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You're seeing blown-out highlights. These are the portions of your pictures that have been overexposed so much that they've gone pure white, losing all details. This is generally considered a bad thing and the camera is warning you of that. This does not mean that it's a bad thing in your picture; the camera has no way of knowing what effect you're trying for. The proper fix is to reduce exposure to bring back the details in the highlights. This runs the risk of losing details in the dark areas as they go pure black, but that's generally considered not as bad. After all, we don't expect to see things in the dark.

That was the long answer. The short answer is: press up/down on the multiselector to cycle through the different views available.

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Your camera has a defective CCD imager. Please return the camera to Canon in New Jersey and they will replace the CCD at no charge to you. This is a known issue and should be covered under extended warranty. Good luck my friend. Joe Weibel customelectronics.org

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SOURCE: Image flicker when viewing pictures in playback mode

You have the camera in Highlights mode.. while in playback use the up,down,right,left pad press it up and it will go through different displays like what settings you had the camera in when you took the picture then there is a graph screen... after that one is the highlights display which is what you have it on. Push up one more time to have it on regular playback mode. The manual explains this much better than I just did. If you have the manual you should check it out if my instructions dont help.

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You're seeing blown-out highlights. These are the portions of your picture that have been so overexposed that they've gone pure white, losing all details. This is generally considered a bad thing, but as the camera doesn't know whether you're deliberately going for that effect, it's merely warning you. The proper fix is to reduce exposure (the easiest way is by using exposure compensation) so as to bring back the lost details. This runs the risk of losing details in the shadows as they go pure black, but this generally isn't as bad as losing details in the highlights. We don't expect to see things in the dark, after all.

That was the long answer. The short answer is to repeatedly press up/down on the multiselector to choose a different view of your picture.

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