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Dark Pictures Before taking the picture, the image in the view screen looks fine. After I push the shutter button, the flash goes off and the picture is taken, but the pictures come out very dark.

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  • zapatista Jul 23, 2008

    Before taking the picture, the image in the view screen looks fine. After I push the shutter button, the flash goes off and the picture is taken. All of the pictures come out very dark.

  • zapatista Jul 23, 2008

    Still didn't help. Pictures still coming out dark.

  • zapatista Jul 23, 2008

    Reset setting and adjusted the exposure control, pictures still dark.

  • zapatista Jul 23, 2008

    No rejection just didn't know someone would respond immediatley. Still the same, pictures are dark. Could it be coordination of flash and shutter are off. I took a picture in daylight and it came out fine.

  • zapatista Jul 23, 2008

    Yes, that didn't help.

  • zapatista Jul 23, 2008

    That's my thoughts. I just took apicture outside with daylight and it came out perfect. Went inside and the picture came out dark.

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This is very much related to the timing of the shutter activation and the flash firing since its okay to shoot outdoors. calibration may solve this, i will try to find som info about it then post it here for everyone else.

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Hello zapatista,

I found this on cannon's website, so it should work.
If it dosent let me know and i will find other solutions for your problem.

"**Exposure Control**

*Exposure Compensation*

The settings can be adjusted in 1/3 stops in the range -2 to +2. Adjust the exposure compensation to a positive value to avoid making the subject too dark when it is backlit or shot against a bright background. Adjust the exposure compensation to a negative value to avoid making the subject too bright in night shots or when shot against a dark background."

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    Santiago Vallejo Jul 23, 2008

    zapatista let me know if this helped/didnt helpes,


    and if there is anything else we can do for you

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    Santiago Vallejo Jul 23, 2008

    Did u already try to increase the iso?


  • Santiago Vallejo
    Santiago Vallejo Jul 23, 2008

    Zapatista, 


    acording to your last post,

    Does the pictuers taken when there is enough external ligh, also show up dark? or only the pictures at night, possibly due to a flash synchronisation

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    Santiago Vallejo Jul 23, 2008

    Zapatista, are the pictures very dark, or just darker than the LCD screen?

    because it could also be that the brightness in the LCD is too high and your pictures are really normal.

    By the way, could you transfer your pictures to the computer, or print them and see if they are actually darker?

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    Santiago Vallejo Jul 23, 2008

    Okay,

    Zapatista, try this,

    take a picture of something indore. Make sure to have the tarjet 50cms (or less) away from the camara.

    Try that and let me know what results do you get.

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Also, make sure you are not using the self-configured settings. If you expect to point and click, the camera needs to be set for normal auto setting.

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Try reseting the camera back to default settings, there should be a function for that in the menus or a small reset hole somewhere in the camera.

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  • Ekse Jul 23, 2008

    did you try my suggestion? Very fast rejection and no comments?? whats up?

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