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Sony DSLR-A700H User’s Guide User's And Troubleshooting Manual Page 151

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A picture taken with the flash is too dark.
If the subject is beyond the flash range (the distance that the flash can reach), the pictures will
be dark because the flash light does not reach the subject. If the ISO is changed, the flash
range also changes with it (page 64).
The bottom of a picture taken with the flash is too dark.
The picture was taken with the lens hood on. Remove the lens hood when the built-in flash is
used. With some lenses, the bottom of the picture may become dark even without the lens
hood (
step 5 in "Read This First").
The flash takes too long to recharge.
The flash has been fired in succession in a short period. When the flash has been fired in
succession, the recharging process may take longer than usual to avoid overheating of the
The date and time are recorded incorrectly.
Set the correct date and time (page 122,
The aperture value and/or shutter speed flash when you press the shutter
button halfway down.
Since the subject is too bright or too dark, it is beyond the available range. Adjust the setting
Excessive light appears in the image.
The picture was taken under a strong light source, and excessive light has entered the lens.
Attach a lens hood.
The corners of the picture are too dark.
If any filter or hood is used, take it off and try shooting again. Depending on the thickness of
the filter and improper attachment of the hood, the filter or the hood may partially appear in
the image. The optical properties of some lenses may cause the periphery of the image to
appear too dark (insufficient light).
The eyes of the subject come out red.
Activate the red eye reduction function (page 110).
Get close to the subject, and shoot the subject within the flash range using the flash (page 65).
Dots appear and remain on the screen.
This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded (page 8).
step 4 in "Read This First").


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