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The camera will not expose pictures properly; they are underexposed inside, or overexposed outside. The exposure adjustment feature is set in the middle or neutral mode. Changing the iso does not help. This occurs in all modes throughout the camera.

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It sounds like the light meter in the camera itself is probably broken and needs to be taken to a repair shop. Try using it in manual mode until you can get it fixed.

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