Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

When I take a picture outside all i get is white. If I take a picture inside it works fine. Or I can take a video and it works good. Got any help?


Answers :

Sounds like you are using it in manual mode with a large aperture and\015\012slow shutter speed. If so try switching it to auto mode (at least for a\015\012start).

Check your settings. Is the picture solid white or simply very\015\012overexposed. Try taking a picture outside but in a very dark shaded\015\012place.
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\015\012See if there is an auto setting and try it. Check also for an indoor/outdoor setting.

Hope helped with this.
Hi,

The procedure is for setting your white balance. This tells the camera what white looks like and when the setting is off, you may experience off color, washed out, or tinted pictures.
Instructions:

Step1

Turn your camera on and make sure the dial isn't set to any of the choices other than a preset Canon setting. Any setting between the green box and the "M" on the dial should work. If you're accustomed to working in Manual mode, feel free to do so for this exercise, but you may want to start with a more basic mode if you are just learning how to use the camera.

Step2

Take the lens cap off your lens and take out your white balance card. You can either buy a card specifically made for setting white balance from your local photography store. If you do not have a card, you may use a white coffee filter.

Step3

Hold your white balance object in front of your lens making sure to hold it at an angle that does not create shadows. It's also important to take your test picture under the same conditions you plan to take the other photos. Setting a white balance outdoors and then walking inside where there is not much light and taking a picture doesn't produce accurate results.

Step4

Focus on the white balance card using manual focus. When the white object fills the center of the viewfinder, take a picture.

Step5

Select the "Menu" button on the left side of the camera's screen. Scroll to the second camera setting menu and then down to the "Custom WB" option. Press the "Set" button. This opens the pictures stored on the camera's disk.

Step6

Scroll through your pictures and select the photo you just took of your white balance object.

Step7

Press the "WB" key. This is the lowest key on the right-hand side of the camera's screen with the other quick-control functions. Scroll over until you can see the custom white balance option. Press the shutter button down halfway to select.

Step8

Take pictures with your new custom white balance setting. You should notice when you review the pictures the colors appear more true to what they looked like when you took the pictures. This is because you have told the camera what white looks like where you are shooting. With this method you can reduce the amount of post-processing you need to do with your photos.


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