Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A640 Digital Camera ?

Lost my manual. My son borrowed it, returned and now I can shut off the flash. I used it primarily to take archival photos of my set designs of productions. The flash washes out colors and lighting. Help


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It may be that your lighting settings on the camera could be off. Try a test shot with each different setting and the flash on to see if this is an issue. Also try performing a factory reset on the camera if you can\012

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