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Overexposed exterior shots?

Recent problem with using the camera outside. Photos are a total white out! Seems to be okay with interior shots but even if it approaches a window from the inside the screen flares up. I have been told to change the ISO value, doesn't seem to affect the problem either for better or worse. Not that technically competent so any step by step guide to what may be the problem is much appreciated! Many thanks.

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  • stam2304 May 30, 2008

    the same!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • washed out b Jun 04, 2008

    Actually, all my shots are overexposed - will see if the fix listed onsite will help

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008


    When zooming in it seems only the odd or even lines are to bright.

  • pkambov Nov 09, 2008

    Overexposed exterior shots



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Best Solutionposted on May 20, 2007 By Noggin Rank: Guru Rating: 85.39%, 375 votes Here is the link for the user manual for your camera; Check page 53 (Metering) and try the two different settings to see if you get a change Check Page 43 and 45 (Exposure compensation) and try playing with the settings Check page 44 abd 45 (ISO sensitivity/White balance) and also have a play around If none of this works then check page 103 for reset to default settings instructions. If none of this solves the problem please post again - Hope it helps :) Comment by Noggin, posted on May 20, 2007 ps for samsung tech support on digital cameras you need to look at the global sites, not the US site - don't know why - the link to the global sites are available on the US samsung site. This really worked for set it back to default setting...I had no more trouble! Try it. I removed my memory chip before I did this so nothing would happen to the photos. I doubt it would have any bearing, but I was being precautious.

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All outside shots are overexposed but inside are not

I'm not sure,but double check your settings.Especially the ISO.If it is set too high it could cause that.I can't think of anything else it could be,so good luck and I hope this helps.

Overexposed photos

Alter the ISO rating to 100
Also go to menu and make sure you have the white balance set to auto or outside rather than night or whatever it is set at.

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Pictures are over exposed when outside

You may have the settings wrong. Check in the MENU to see if you have it set to "inside" pics rather than outside.
Also the ISO has a lot to do with the exposure. If the iso is set too low outside sunlight pics will be white or overexposed. Try setting ISO on wheel for various options select program mode button and MENU select ISO 120 or 250. These are are pretty general settings. the flash will only engage inside or outside if the light is low ( like evening) I suspect your ISO setting is at a setting that is incompatible with bright sunlight
Also select White Balance and move it to DAYLIGHT

take a few shots inside and out to see if there is an improvement.

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We have a canon powershot A410 digital camera with 3.2 mega pixels (purchased brand new in fall 2007) and recently, whenever we take pictures outside, they come out completely white (overexposed). The...

Hi there its a chance of sersor damaged. He not able to read the light. Thats why outside image are over exposed. I suggest you visit service center for check or repair the lens sensor.Thanks.


I bought a white filter on eBay, popped this on the end of the lens, set my white balance and HEY PRESTO... exposure is perfect now.

Flash blows out the image!!!

hi ,

it could be possible that the light sensor (the device under the red transparent plastic) in front of the flash is already failing. to test,set the camera mode to auto then cover the sensor with your hand and do some test shots, the images should be overexposed if the sensor is covered, then shoot some photos without covering the sensor, the images should be properly exposed , otherwise it might already be a light sensor failure .

Overexposed photos in otherwise normal settings in casio ex-s500

It is the shutter (or at least it was for me) I found a simple test here:
I repaired it myself, but it took me a whole afternoon and lots of patience.
The hard part is taking the camera apart, once I got to the shutter I just activated it manually so to dislodge any pieces that might have gotten jammed, then placed it back together again and it worked! :).
It's really hard to take apart, it's like a puzzle sometimes, to find which screws are keeping it together. I also had a bit of hard time when it came to put the zoom back together again.
But I guess it beats throwing the camera away.
I'm still puzzled on how the CCD works so that an overexposure would make horizontal overexposed lines, but everything points to that. Fixed shutter, lines be gone.

Pictures overexposed in daylight, visible lines in photos

1. Adjust ISO or ASA 100
2. Adjust AWB Indoor florescent or Bulb while outdoor select sunny or foggy it depends of the place
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