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Stuck On Metering Modes

Hi, I do not have great knowledge when it comes to cameras, but I own a ixus 700 and the metering mode icon is on and no matter what i press i cannot get the green box that indicates focus to come on and then the flash to work. At the minute I have to turn the flash off to take a photo but the pictures are not good. My 2 year old daughter had the camera for about 30 seconds and this is the result, please help!!!

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That's not such a big problem
may be your camera settings are fumbled
try different settings

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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http://www.vivitar.com/files_products/1033/ViviCam_F124_Camera_Manual.pdf

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HI i have a canon ixus 700 it still take great pictures but when i try to use the flach on the camera it wil not take a picture please can you help


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