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A Ghost Shadow appears when using the flash

Everytime I need to use the flash (particularly if the background is plain and light in colour) I get a false ghost shadow everytime. Am I doing something wrong or is it the camera? I have tried to use the SCN functions and if the light is insuffient, without the flash, the image comes out blurry.

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You can turn down the intensity of the flash using the flash+/- in the menu

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