Re: overexposed pictures and white horizontal lines
Have the same problem here. I found the problem caused by the broken ribbon cable that connecting the lens shutter, lens cover motor to the mainboard of the camera. No luck finding the replacement part so far. If anyone know where to get the part please post it here. Thanks.
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It seems to me that the camera is overexposing the images.
First make sure that the 'ISO' is set to a lower value such as 100 or 200. Also ensure that the Exposure Compensation (+/-) is set to '0'. For this, you might need to put the camera on 'P' mode.
You may have the exposure compensation settings overexposing you images. Since it compensates without affecting the image prior to shooting, you won't see it until after the image is taken. Check that and the flash exposure compensation too.
Yes, there is a setting called exposure compensation, which you may have altered. Try switching the camera back to A (Auto) mode, and see if that fixes it. In the manual setting modes, exposure compensation will look like this: http://images.digitalcamerainfo.com/images/upload/Image/new/Photokina08/Canon/sd880is/photos/Canon-sd880is-menu-functionset-375.jpg Make sure that you haven't set the exposure compensation to +2, for example. It should usually be set on 0.
What mode are you shooting in? if in manual, your shutter speed is to slow and your photos are probably overexposed. or if you are in one of the program modes you probably have exposure compensation turned up very high. so turn down your exposure compensation down by holding the button that has a plus and a minus on it and turn so that it is set to 0
It is the shutter (or at least it was for me) I found a simple test here: http://www.mydc.com.tw/repair/knowledge_en/casio-exilim-ex-s600-overexposure-t17.html 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.
It sounds like the camera exposure system is out of whack and may need to be serviced. You may want to ensure that exposure compensation is set to 0. Check one of your overexposed images with the display in the 'Detailed Display' mode (two lines of information at the bottom of the LCD). If the second item on the top line is not ±0, the exposure compensation is not at its default value. To set, put the camera in M(anual) shooting mode. Press the Exposure/White Balance button until you see a scale along the bottom of the LCD from -2 to +2. Use the left or right button to set it at 0. If the value is already at 0, you will probably need service.
The camera fails to control the flash output automatically due to the high intensity of Macro ring flash, causing the image to be over-exposed. Please set the camera as below to prevent a undesired result. Camera and Flash Settings - Set the sensitivity to ISO 100 using the function dial of the camera. - Set the flash metering of the camera to Pre-Flash TTL from the recording-mode menu. MACRO RING FLASH 1200 - Set the camera exposure mode to A or M mode. - Set the aperture to f/6.7. - Attach a ND filter x4 (0.6D) to the camera lens. MACRO TWIN FLASH 2400 - Attach a diffuser to the flash tube units. In case the flash tube and the subject is too close, eg. Not using the arms, set the camera exposure mode to A or M mode and the aperture to f/6.7. A subject at minimum distance may still be overexposed. Use exposure compensation to obtain the best result.