Most very small cameras have a limited flash range.
The flash on the ixus40 has a maximum range of 3.5 meters (11.5 feet), if you are not using optical zoom.
The flash on the ixus40 has a maximum range of 2 meters (6.6 feet) if you are using optical zoom.
The pictures you are getting with flash are probably normal for that camera.
Hi everyone,i got this serious prob which i hope ixus 40 owners, or experienced photgrapher can help..
i jus owns a ixus 40..still a newbie..
The photo i took indoor or places lighting is not as bright, the person tends to looks bright but the background wil b totally dark...not clear...
if i don't use flash the photo wil not b clear n not as "lively"...
i tries all potrait, indoor,auto setting, everythin with n w/o flash...but stil not as good..
but once in awhile can...
if i use manual it overexposed..
is it due to my camera no good or is there any special settin i mus use??
So damn piss off with this prob..hope u all can help..