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The best way to take pictures of fast moving objects.

On most digital cameras, the picture button has two positions. When you want to take a picture of something moving quickly, such as a car moving, hold down the 'take picture' button half way, this focuse's the picture. When the object comes past, press it down fully. This way is much quicker than pressing it down fully when the object come along.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa!

Please try to remove the battery and let it sit for atleast 5mins. then reconnect it again. This should reset the system and can resolve the problem.

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