Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I bought a used canon xs from craigslist. I think a hard lesson learned already. Anyway the camera appears to be in great condition. The problem is whenever I take a picture it does not come out right. The colors are way off. Some colors look fine, blue will come out beige, gray or green. This is with the flash indoors or outdoors with just normal light and the camera on full auto. I called canon and they said it sounds like the sensor is going bad. Just wondering if anyone has any advic


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The experts at Canon are probably right. But, check the white balance and make sure it is on "auto WB". Go into the camera menu and find "reset" to get the camera back to factory default settings. If it still doesn't work, then you probably need a sensor replacement which can be expensive...maybe more than you paid for the camera.
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I bought a used canon xs from craigslist. I think a hard lesson learned already. Anyway the camera appears to be in great condition. The problem is whenever I take a picture it does not come out right. The colors are way off. Some colors look fine, blue will come out beige, gray or green. This is with the flash indoors or outdoors with just normal light and the camera on full auto. I called canon and they said it sounds like the sensor is going bad. Just wondering if anyone has any advic


The experts at Canon are probably right. But, check the white balance and make sure it is on "auto WB". Go into the camera menu and find "reset" to get the camera back to factory default settings. If it still doesn't work, then you probably need a se ... Digital Cameras

I have a canon digital rebel xt with a speedlite 200e flash. The flash is not working in full auto mode, although the built in flash is. I have replaced the batteries in the flash and the ready light comes on. I have also reset the camera settings to default. Any ideas?


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I purchased DMC-FZ28 k August 2008. I am not a photographer and used iAuto function and other preset modes. The pics come out "flat" "dull" and lack vibrance and color depth. This is made more obvious when pics are compared to other pics I have taken (older Canon powershot camera) and pics taken by others using their less expensive cameras. This has been this way since new and applies to all sorts of pics - inside, outside, light, flash, etc. I have tried various settings, experiment


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I'm trying to charge my Canon battery for my Rebel XTI camera. I have a Canon Battery Charger for LC E5. The Battery pack is LP-E5. The battery fits into the charger and a red light comes on. It doesn't flash. It remains constant. I've had it in the charger for 4 hours, and it doesn't turn green. Is the battery fully charged if there's a constant red light and no green light? Thank you.


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My Canon 40D locks up when I click the shutter and the blue printer light next to the menu button is flashing. All the LCDs go blank and all functions stop working . Originally I was using a vertical grip and it still would not come on when I took the batteries out but after I detached the grip the camera did come back on . Now I'm not useing the grip and I still have take out the batteries and re-insert and turn back on camera to make function work again. Everything looks normal but the same th


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My camera turns on to the blue Canon screen, but the lens does not come out.The green light flashes, but the the buttons are not responsive. Then the camera turns off. I have changed the batteries, etc.


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I have a canon digital ixus 55 however on auto mode the shots are coming out blury even with flash and i can only seem to get a clear photo on digital mode however this does not allow me to use flash so when i want to take photos in darker lights it proves a problem!! help if u can! also a few times the camera would shut down only displaying a small number in the corner of the screen E18 but i don't no what this means.


The E18 error happens on Canon cameras usually when the lens is jammed when extending. The error is so (in)famous that it has it own website where you can find help and advice on how to fix it. You can view the site by clicking the link underli ... Digital Cameras

I have an 350d canon--recently I PURCHASED AN OFF SHOE FLASH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS TO GIVE ME BETTER CONTROL OF LIGHTING. HOWEVER--THE CAMERA FAILS TO RECOGNIZE THE ADDITIONAL FLASH SYSTEM---AND ALL THE SHOTS ARE ON THE BLACK SIDE!! LUCKILY--I HAVE A PROGRAM TO CORRECT THESE PROBLEMS. MY PROBLEM--SHOULD I BE SHOOTING IN THE "A" PROGRAM OR THE FULL AUTOMATIC MODE??


Use the Full Automatic mode that will be better..\015\012\015\012Hope that helps....... ... Canon Digital Cameras

I have a samsung S85 camera that fell in a sink full of water for only a split second. I removed the batteries and left it to dry out but it does not work. It comes on but a red light on the left side of the LCD screen flashes and the camera does nothing. Can it be fixed? Is the screen bad now?


Sadly, as an ultra budget model which was selling at about £60 before it was discontinued, repairs simply aren't a viable option; the camera was never designed to be repaired in any case.After water damage it's either going to work ... Samsung S85 Digital Camera

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Hi\015\012the problem that causing this is:\015\012there is some pressure to the lens\015\012\015\012did it fell?\015\012probebly there is a fault in the lens \015\012\015\012sorry cant help\015\012\015\012good luck ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 Digital Camera

I have a Canon EOS 40D camera. We are having problems with using an external flash. The pictures always come out extremely dark with the external flash. The flash seems to work fine, it flashes brightly. The pictures look fine using the built in flash. The flash is a Promaster but we tried a Canon flash and it did the same thing. The camera store we bought the camera and the flash from says it looks like a synchronization issue and that it is a hardware problem with the boot. Their sugges


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I have a Canon A85 camera that I purchased new about 8-9 years ago. Lately, the pictures are very blurred and have a 'pinkish' /magenta overtone - the actual colors do not come through. I've changed flash cards but have not had any success with any remedies. Is this unit junk or can it be repaired with minimal cost? Thanks, Bob J


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Hi thanks for coming to FixYa. To solve your problem do this:\015\012Find the two buttons with green dots next to them on the top right of the camera. They are the +/- and the AF buttons. Hold them both down for a few seconds. The top lcd will ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

Smoke comes out from the camera flash light area


Why it gives smoke when i use canan 920 is ... Canon Digital Cameras

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My CoolPix L10 camera display will not turn on - it sometimes will work as a video recorder, but I cannot get the display to come one. A red light just above the menu button will flash and then go off and the on light flashes. The camera is only about a year old and used to work great. Please help!


Change the battery..........................................sodeep ... Nikon COOLPIX L10 Digital Camera

Camera Crashes My Kodak Camera sometimes comes on but then it crashes straight away. Other times the light flashes green and then flashes red and it doesn't come on. There is no memory card in there and I use Duracell Batteries. Help if possible


Hi\015\012\015\012best is to use rechargable NIMH batteries of atleast 2200MAh or above\015\012\015\012the red flashing light is a low batt indicator\015\012\015\012cheers\015\012pls rate if it was any help ... Kodak EasyShare C533 Digital Camera
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