A55, double-flash shooting on auto mode at night - why?

Started Sep 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Lelly Regular Member • Posts: 302
Re: 5 month old query solved - A55, double-flash shooting on auto mode at night - why?

Here was my initial enquiry as to why my daughter's A55 seemed to take two photographs with blurring:

Lelly wrote:

My daughter's A55 takes two photos with about 2 secs delay, with or without the flash, day or night. H-DR has been tuned off as has red-eye. Any idea as to what setting is causing this?

I had many possible solutions, thanks to the respondees. My daughter returned home with the 'errant' A55 recently and I checked her settings, and found the solution. It turned out that she was using very slow shutter speed and the 'double exposure' noises she was hearing were in fact, the shutter opening then closing with a 2 second delay or so in between. No wonder the pictures were blurred!

Case closed, M'Lud.

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