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Brightness I recieved a fuji finepix f420 digital camera for my birthday last year, and up until now it has worked fantastically, ive got some great pictures at football matches and concerts etc. However, recently, i have started using the camera outdoors, and have been having problems with very bright pictures. I was recently climbing snowdon, and wanted to take some shots. It was a sunny day, with no clouds. However, the sun was directly behind me, where i believe it should be. After taking the photo, i realised that the photo on the screen was almost completely white, with only vague outlines of the people in the photo. The surfaces around me were not reflective at all, they were mainly dark rocks, and so this couldn't be the problem. Also, i tried changing the exposure variance settings, which had little effect, and the white balance settings, which i set to the sunlight default, which had no effect. i am a little stuck to say the least. Please can anyone help, or give any tips such as how to reduce the shutter exposure time, to eliminate this problem, as i would like to use my camera on holiday in very sunny conditions and am worried i won't get any pictures. Many thanks for your time.

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  • spmcallister Sep 19, 2008

    When I take a picture with my FinePix F31fd every photo produced is too bright and unusable. It is almost as if light is getting into the camera. I have checked flash, which is OK.

    I would very much appreciate some advice, as up until this fault the camera has been fantastic.

  • jrmb Apr 08, 2009

    I have a Fuji FinePix F420 and my photos are way to bright in normal conditions...very frustrating...can anyone please help...Thank you!



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Kindly provide me with contact details of your repair centre in New Delhi, India. I have fujifilm f420 finePix digital camera and facing problems inusing it.


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It's possible your camera's iris was stuck open. I imagine you had the camera in a pocket or other warm place and you've decided to take some shots. Perhaps the simple matter of pulling it out of a warm place into a chilly and damp atmostphere has caused a little condensation to form on the iris and made it stick. The same can happen if you carry the camera in a trouser pocket. The mere fact that you are climbing can cause you to sweat and again caused moisture to form. Also taking your camera from inside a nice warm house into to wet outdoors will cause the same problem and sometimes even fog up the interior of a viewfinder or lens. Did your camera come good again later? BMW

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