I've been shooting Nikon for a number of years. I started with a D40 then moved up to a D7000 and a D610 after that. I shoot in full manual with no issues. A friend asked me to take a look at his parents D3300. He said that they "pushed some buttons" and now everything is either too dark or too bright. No problem- I figured they had adjusted the exposure compensation and said I'd be happy to take a look at it. Well- I'm eating my words. I'm stumped. In auto, if the camera uses the flash (test shots taken indoors in good daylight but the camera still thinks it needs the flash) the images are almost entirely overexposed. (Whole image is white with very little identifiable objects). If I turn it to auto without flash, it's underexposed (iso automatically set by camera, shutter speed too high for correct exposure.) A variety of test shots in numerous lighting yields the same results- the camera is drastically overexposing images with the flash. In program, shutter, aperture, or manual mode, the exposure compensation seems to be working correctly, allowing me to adjust as needed. Can anyone offer any suggestions as to why the camera is getting it drastically wrong in auto modes but allowing me to get it correctly manually and how to correct it? Resetting everything hasn't helped either. I'm stumped.