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Trouble with Capture Menu

My camera flash is not working and have discovered i must change the settings by the Capture Menu and choosing the "Scene" option. However, when i try and choose this option it will not let me and instead of being highlighted as blue is instead grey. i also cannot choose the "EV" option or the ISO option. Please help!!!

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Tech support at Vivtar may have some help to offer Perhaps a reset to default setting may exist. have you checked the manual? It does seem to be a firmware failure of some sort in which case if of a recent purchase a year or less- a little over they may offer to replace it. But repiar as such is not going to be an option.

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I have a Kodak Easy Share CD82. What do the designs on top of the dial mean there is one red design What does that mean?


In order, starting with the "P"
P - Program - Access to more manual settings than Smart Capture mode.
"hand" - Blur Reduction - Reducing blur caused by camera shake or subject motion.
"VIDEO" - Capturing Video with sound
(red colored camera) - Smart Capture - General picture taking - it offers excellent image quality ad ease of use. The scene is analyzed for other content and for lighting. You can choose the best picture size and aspect tatio for your needs - just press the Menu button and choose picture size.
"Flower" - Close up - Use available light instead of flash, if possible.
"Sport" - Subjects that are in motion.
"SCN" - Scene - Point-and-shoot simplicity when taking pictures in practically any situation.
You can download the PDF file by Googling your camera make and model. I'll try adding it here with the link. You might have to copy and paste to your own browser.
Hope this helps. Mike
[PDF] KODAK EASYSHARE CD82 Digital Camera resources.kodak.com/support/pdf/en/manuals/urg01070/CD82_xUG_GLB...
KODAK EASYSHARE CD82 Digital Camera Extended user guide www.kodak.com For interactive tutorials: ... Use power-saving features (see Using the Setup tab, page 28).

Sep 25, 2015 | Kodak Easyshare CD82 Digital Camera

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Hello, I have a sony DSC-T70 and I cant change the flash options. i should be able to select the flash icon and choose my flash setting, but the only setting is no flash. I really want my flash to work...


hello

Have you consulted the manual in this?

http://129.33.22.12/release/DSCT70.pdf

pages 15 to 18

But in any case I beleave you first need to set your camera into the PROGRAM AUTO mode
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Let me know if you need more assistance.

May 01, 2008 | Cameras

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My polaroid iS2132 won't change settings when I turn the mode dial/Can't set the intelligent scene mode.


When you put the Mode dail to the SCN mode, It will enter the last used Scene mode. THEN press the MENU button to select other scene mode.
Don't turn any dail. Use the navigation controls left and right from the OK button, to move through the section. Press OK button to save and activate the selected scene mode.
Success

Nov 17, 2013 | Polaroid IS2132-BLACK 16MP 21X Zoom...

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Manual that came with camera does not explain symbols for setting the mode. Amazing! What do M, A,S,P, N and SP 1 and SP2 stand for? the only things I understand are Auto and Panorama.


M stands for 'Manual mode'. This is the mode wherein you set your shutter speed and aperture setting. A stands for 'Aperture Priority'. This is the mode where you set the aperture or opening of the lens and the camera sets the shutter speed. The lower the aperture number setting, the more light penetrates the lens, a faster shutter speed is needed. This setting is usually used for portrait scenarios. S stands for 'Shutter priority'. This is the mode where you set the shutter speed and the camera sets the aperture. The higher shutter speed number, the lower aperture number is set by the camera to accommodate more light into the lens. This setting is usually used for capturing moving objects like cars. P stands for 'Program Mode'. The camera takes care of different settings except for the aperture and the shutter speed. You get to choose combinations of aperture and shutter speed settings that will not change the exposure of your scene. This is like a combined 'A' and 'S' mode with different combinations. N stands for 'Natural Light'. The camera tries to make use of available light. This is ideal for indoor use when flash is prohibited or when you just want to capture the ambiance of the scene. The camera sets a high sensitivity setting to handle low light conditions. The drawback of this would be grainier pictures. SP1 and SP2 stand for Scene Position 1 and 2. This is like a memory setting for most commonly used scene settings. For example, you can assign SP1 for landscape mode scene and SP2 for night mode scene. You have 13 scenes to choose from in your camera, 2 of which you can assign in SP1 or SP2. The default setting for SP1 is Portrait mode and for SP2, it is Landscape mode.
Hope this helps.

Apr 15, 2011 | Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera

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My pictures are blury and I am tired of it.


First make sure you're on Auto mode (press SCENE and choose AUTO mode)
Use permanent flash by pressing UP until the flash logo gets selected, then press OK.
Also, if you don't want to use the flash, put the flash on AUTO and press menu, go to "Set up", scroll to "Anti-shake AE" and set it to "Auto", press OK to save settings and try taking pictures again.

Nov 09, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera

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It seems like most of my indoor pictures are either dark or has a redish color to the pictures. I took pictures on the auto settings for the scenes. Then I tried the party scene. But all seems pretty dark....


Make sure your options are reset to factory default just to make sure some option has not been changed by accident, like white balance or others, then make some test shots. If that doesn't correct the problem, here are some more suggestions.

I am not sure what you are taking photos of, portraits, the entire room, etc. However, I would try a manual setting with and ISO of around 800 for a few frames, then try the museum setting in the scene menu. See what the results of those are. Also try the portrait selection for items or people that are fairly close. You have to be sure you have read your manual and became familiar with the camera. Most people that have reviewed your camera's model have stated it is pretty good in low light, but the flash is somewhat weak. Light is the secret to good photographs with a standard point and shoot. The camera you have has quite a few good options and should work fairly well in low light if on the correct setting.

Mar 22, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX S570 Digital Camera

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Flash does not work


Please note that:

1. You can not use the Flash when the Camera is set to Burst or Multi Burst mode.

2. You can not use the Flash when the ISO or Twilight mode is selected in the Scene Selection.

3. You can not use the Flash when mode dial is set to Movie.

Also try these steps and check:

4. Ensure that the battery is fully charged and the flash is turned ON.

Please set the Landscape mode or Snow mode or Beach mode in the Scene Selection and check if the flash is working.

5. Try initializing the Camera and check if it works normally.

NOTE: Initializing the Camera will reset the settings of the Camera to the factory settings including date and time. It will not delete any data saved in the Camera.

6. Please press the Menu button on the Camera. Then, select the SETUP menu and select the SETUP 1 option of the Camera. Then, select the Initialize option to OK.

7. Try to power reset the Camera and check if it helps to resolve the issue. I suggest that you reset the Camera by removing the battery from the Camera and inserting it after 1 minute.

8. If the issue still persists then the Camera requires service.


Good Luck!!!!!!!

Oct 26, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730 Digital Camera

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Flash wont work, settings are on for flash, and the multiburst is switched off.


Please note that:

1. You can not use the Flash when the Camera is set to Burst or Multi Burst mode.

2. You can not use the Flash when the ISO or Twilight mode is selected in the Scene Selection.

3. You can not use the Flash when mode dial is set to Movie.

4. Ensure that the battery is fully charged and the flash is turned ON.

Please set the Landscape mode or Snow mode or Beach mode in the Scene Selection and check if the flash is working.

5. Try initializing the Camera and check if it works normally.

NOTE: Initializing the Camera will reset the settings of the Camera to the factory settings including date and time. It will not delete any data saved in the Camera.

6. Please press the Menu button on the Camera. Then, select the SETUP menu and select the SETUP 1 option of the Camera. Then, select the Initialize option to OK.

7. Try to power reset the Camera and check if it helps to resolve the issue. I suggest that you reset the Camera by removing the battery from the Camera and inserting it after 1 minute.

8. If the issue still persists then the Camera requires service.


Good Luck!!!!!!!

Oct 09, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S700 Digital Camera

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Flash is not working


1. You can not use the Flash when the Camera is set to Burst or Multi Burst mode.

2. You can not use the Flash when the ISO or Twilight mode is selected in the Scene Selection.

3. You can not use the Flash when mode dial is set to Movie.

Please set the Landscpe mode or Snow mode or Beach mode in the Scene Selection and check if the flash is working.

4. Try initializing the Camera and check if it works normally.

NOTE: Initializing the Camera will reset the settings of the Camera to the factory settings including date and time. It will not delete any data saved in the Camera.

5. Please touch the HOME and select the SETTINGS menu in the Camera. Now, please select the MAIN settings menu. Please select the INITIALIZE option under the MAIN Settings 1 menu.

6. Try to power reset the Camera and check if it helps to resolve the issue. I suggest that you reset the Camera by removing the battery from the Camera and inserting it after 1 minute.

7. If the issue still persists then the Camera requires service.



Good Luck!!!!!!!


Oct 08, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300 Digital Camera

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How do I turn off the date option?


Go to the Capture Menu. In the Capture menu, you can determine the conditions you would like to choose such as Size, Quality, Scene, EV, White Balance, ISO, Color, Saturation, Sharpness and Date Imprint. Press the MENU button and then scroll through the options. Choose "Date Imprint" option and then change it to OFF so that the Date will not be showed on the captured image. If you want the manual just download it from this site "http://www.retrevo.com/support/Vivitar-5100-Digital-Cameras-manual/id/200bh832/t/2/". Hope it helps.

May 31, 2009 | Vivitar ViviCam 5100 Digital Camera

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