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Old Dec 30, 2004, 9:47 AM   #1
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I HAVE A PS400 DIGITAL CAMERA THAT I AM HAVING A PROBLEM WITH RED REDUCTION. I HAVE THE RED REDUCTION FEATURE SELECTED AND STILL HAVE MAJOR RED EYE ON ALL PICTURES TAKEN INDOORS. CAN YOU PLESE HELP?
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Old Dec 30, 2004, 10:19 AM   #2
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Robby- Who makes your Camera? That info always helps.

Red Eye is caused by the light reflecting off the back of the eyeball.

Animals generally have "green eye".

A light lined up with the eyes - as when people are looking straight at the camera, produces this effect.

That is why there are all kinds of red eye reduction features on cameras. Many of which do not work very good. Much oof the correction is done in the various software applications available.
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Old Dec 30, 2004, 10:24 AM   #3
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CANON IS THE MAKER. SORRY
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Old Dec 30, 2004, 10:49 AM   #4
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the CA-PS400 is a battery charger right?
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Old Dec 30, 2004, 11:54 AM   #5
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NO. ITS A DIGITAL CAMERA. POWERSHOT 400 IS WHAT IT STANDS FOR
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Old Dec 30, 2004, 12:06 PM   #6
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oh i see .. ok... maybe you mean the S400 then. Yah..I think that this one has a built in flash, and has no provision for external flash. So the best thing to do is to probably get as close to the subject as possible, and don't use so much zoom/magnification. And use the red-eye reduction feature of the camera, and tell the subjects to look directly at the camera just before the shot is taken.
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Hey Robby - Now I found it. The S400 is a slick little camera. Canon has had a lot of success with their ELPH series.

Try this : Get a friend (a real friend) - have them look directly at your camera - shoot
Now have them turn, say 10°, -shoot again. Repeat several times.

Review your shots on your computer - find out where the redeye ends. This will give you a rough idea of how to setup a better shot to diminish redeye. Otherwise post production is your best solution.

On smaller cameras the location of the flash is often offset to the side of the lens and that can work against you, as you have already found out.

Give it a try and let us know what you come up with.

Good Shooting !
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