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Pictures too dark

This camera took really good pictures for a year and a half and now they are way too dark. It doesn't seem to matter if the flash fires or not, although the flash seems weaker to me. Even taking pictures in the full sunlight are dark. I've checked everything I can and as a last resort I reset all the functions and no difference. I love this camera and wonder if I need to have it fixed at a camera shop. I need to get really good pictures in the computer because when I do use a photo program I just can't get good prints on my HP882C DeskJet and if the photos straight from the camera are good, so are the prints although it isn't a photo printer.

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  • Blackbart 4 Aug 20, 2008

    Guess I need a more involved explantion for this problem. I've gone the entire booklet and tried to make this work and it hasn't.

  • Blackbart 4 Aug 21, 2008

    I think it is my fault I cannot fix the problem of dark pictures. I've gone through the manual several times and so far nothingI tried has worked.

  • Blackbart 4 Aug 21, 2008

    I could always set this camera before without too much trouble and I think you are right and this camera needs to be returned to Canon to be serviced. I am sure it is still a very good camera and I really like it. Thanks. Clark

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Try adjusting exposure if you tried it already then take it to a camera shop

enjoy taking photographs...

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In my opinion, its matter of wrong electronic settings of aperture. Please contact Canon service center to perform Camera Adjustment as they have spacial tools and jig to do so.

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If it seems too dark, try to select Auto for WHITE BALANCE, or you can play around other settings on white balance until you get the right amount of lighting on the camera's capture.

In record or view-find mode you press "Up" to change flash modes and press "Down" to change the focus mode. The FUNCtion/SET button gives you access to many settings (white balance, ISO, Color effects, image quality and image size.)

For other fearues and funtion, just click on the link below

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/a540.html

hope this helps.

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    marlon john madrid Aug 21, 2008

    have you tried checking on the white balance.

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To use the backlight compensation-this is when your subject is lit from the back set your flas to On or forced on turn on the backlight compensatio fro your menu settings. You may have to look around in your manual and in your camera menu., but it is there.

Another reason for dark pictures is the incorrect exposure setting. If you are shooting from a standard mode on your camera you can still compensate the exposure. Find it on your camera menu it is usually a little box button with half black triangle and half white. Change your exposure towards the negative.

Good luck to you and please rate the solution.

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    Gayle Ashbach Aug 21, 2008

    Has your problem been solved?

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Dear,
have u checked the brightness option...
check it with others too.

regards,

ask more, if it doesnt help but dont rate it then..

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Just change the backlight and contrast settings in camera .....regarding flash try taking photos with new batteries ...

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