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Cannon Powershot SD 870

I have the Canon Powershot SD 870 and I am having a problem when in the flash in Auto mode, the pictures turn out with a dark background when in Auto mode and the flash does flash. What is wrong? I am not happy with this camera, I also have alot of red eye problems even with the red eye reduction on.

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You can change it to no flash by when your taking a picture press the right arrow

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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In AUTO mode, pictures are all dark!


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Turn on the camera.

The mode dial can be turned to any setting.

2. Press the button for longer than 5
seconds.
The message “Reset settings to default?” appears on the
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3. Select [OK] using the left and right
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To cancel resetting, select [Cancel] instead of [OK].

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