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Dark photos Hey- I've got the powershot 530 and it's about 2 yrs old. new battery, and i reset all default settings but it's still taking really dark pictures even with the flash on. just started happening out of the blue, and it used to take perfect shots.

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First open the cover of the power shot and take photo

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