Depending on the mode with which you are shooting, overexposed pictures can normally be corrected by simply adjusting a few settings.
First, if you are close to your subject and have not already done so, try shooting without the flash.
If shooting in AUTO, Shutter Priority (S), Aperture Priority (A), Program (P), or one of the scene selection modes, decrease the exposure compensation. Although the camera automatically chooses the exposure value when shooting with these modes, sometimes certain lighting can cause the camera to select an insufficient setting. In these situations, you can override and lower the exposure value if necessary.
When shooting in the Manual (M) mode, you have even more flexibility for correcting white, overexposed pictures. Try doing one or more of the following:
- Use a lower ISO setting like 100 or 200.
- Increase the shutter speed.
- Close the aperture of the lens by using a higher f-stop number.
Something else to keep in mind is the metering mode you are using; the metering mode is a method the camera uses to measure the brightness of a subject. You may want to consider using a different metering mode.
- Multi segment: This mode divides the whole screen into multiple segments to measure light. It is suitable for general shooting, including shooting into direct sunlight.
- Center weighted: While emphasizing the central area of the screen, this mode measures the average brightness of the entire screen. If you shoot directly into the sunlight or the subject is not in the center of the image, you may need to use exposure compensation.
- Spot: This mode measures light only in the spot metering circle in the center of the frame. It is suitable for shooting a subject with strong contrast.
NOTE: If model-specific information is required to complete any of the recommendations in this solution, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product.