Canon PowerShot SX410 IS Black Manual (en)

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Shots are out of focus.
 
Press the shutter button halfway to focus on subjects before pressing it 
 
Make sure subjects are within focusing range (= 243).
 
Set [AF-assist Beam] to [On] (= 79).
 
Confirm that unneeded functions such as macro are deactivated.
 
Try shooting with focus lock or AF lock (= 110, = 116).
No AF frames are displayed and the camera does not focus when 
the shutter button is pressed halfway.
 
To have AF frames displayed and the camera focus correctly, try 
composing the shot with higher-contrast subject areas centered before 
you press the shutter button halfway. Otherwise, try pressing the shutter 
button halfway repeatedly.
Subjects in shots look too dark.
 
Raise the flash and set the flash mode to [ ] (= 117).
 
Adjust brightness by using exposure compensation (= 99).
 
 
Use AE lock or spot metering (= 100, = 101).
Subjects look too bright, highlights are washed-out.
 
Lower the flash and set the flash mode to [ ] (= 54).
 
Adjust brightness by using exposure compensation (= 99).
 
Use AE lock or spot metering (= 100, = 101).
 
Reduce the lighting on subjects.
Shots look too dark despite the flash firing (= 58).
 
Shoot within flash range (= 242).
 
Subjects in flash shots look too bright, highlights are washed-out.
 
Shoot within flash range (= 242).
 
Lower the flash and set the flash mode to [ ] (= 54).
White dots or similar image artifacts appear in flash shots.
 
This is caused by light from the flash reflecting off dust or airborne 
particles.