Having problems with your Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera ?

Can't take good pictures with new Canon Rebel xsi

\015 I just bought a Canon Rebel xsi digital camera for my Dad. Whenever we take a picture (on the auto setting), it uses the flash and the resulting picture is completely washed out. If I put the camera on the "P" setting, the flash is not used and the camera takes about 15-20 seconds to write to the memory card and then results in a 100% white picture.The memory card is a brand new San Disk 2 GB SD card that I low-level formatted with the camera. What's weird is that when you use the auto setting it writes to the memory card in less than 1 second but the resulting pictures are washed out when they are close up subjects. Everything works fine on auto when the subject is far away.Can anyone help with the washed out pictures and the 15-20 second write time/white picture problems? Thank you.\015

Answers :

I hate this camera too.
You will need to read the manual. I f you have a basic\015\012understanding of how ISO, shutterspeed & Aperture width\015\012combine to determine the 'right exposure.
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\015\012Try this:
\015\012Set the camera to Av (aperture priority mode). Half press the shutter\015\012button and see the light meter indicator to see how well exposed your\015\012shot will be. For most cases you would be aiming for a value of 0\015\012(properly exposed). The metering mode determines what part of the frame\015\012is used to compute the correct amount of light. For starters begin with\015\012pattern metering. Try and aim for a shutter speed of 1/125 or more if\015\012you are using the 17-55 mm EF-S f3/5-f5.6. Try and shoot at 40 mm F/5.6\015\012(in Av mode this can be set by rotating the dial near the shutter\015\012button.
\015\012All the best
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