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Canon Powershot A75 - Problems with flash

I just bought my Canon Powershot A75 not long ago and have been taking lots of pictures and videos.

1. One thing that ha sbeen bothering me is that whenever i take pictures of people close by, the flash just sort of whitens up the image of the person. is there a way to solve this?

2. I wonder if it's possible for me to take videos longer than the default 30 secs.

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Sure, turn off the flash. I don't use mine. My camera will

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still take the picture OK, but the shutter will be open longer. Thus, movement must be avoided. I find the flash totally washes out colors.

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Some cameras will let you adjust the flash output.
Check you owners manual for such an adjustment.

Your camera has a Night Scene setting. It uses a slow-sync for the flash. See if that helps.

One solution is to step back from the subject and use the camera zoom to reframe the subject.

Movie mode length is controlled by the camera manufacturer and is limited because they encountered problems when trying to exceed the specified limit.
i.e. they ran out of buffer space shortly after 30 seconds.

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If you're using a macro setting, you can't

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step back. The camera will no longer be able to focus on what you're trying to photograph.

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kiddpeat: i agree with you.. the colours would seem to sort of dissipate. But i guess turning off the flash would work as an alternative. However, movement do seem like problem so i guess the hands need to get used to being still. ANyways, i'll try stepping back a bit b4 taking photos. Thanks! =)

snapshot2: yeah.. i've tried adjusting the flash output and by default, it's already at it's least. At night scene, the camera's sensitive to movement. Anyways, thanks for the info on the movie mode length. =)

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Tripods are highly recommended plus a subject

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that's not moving. Also, don't move the camera after releasing the shutter. It may still be open. I've ruined many pictures by moving the camera after I release the shutter.

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