Question about Nikon D40x Digital Camera

1 Answer

Flash doesn't work

I dropped my camera and now my auto flash doesn't work and there is a delay in the picture taking when I push the shutter release button. Pictures sometimes come out blurry especially if the subjects on in motion.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 137 Answers

Check the flash settings.. it just might be on 'Slow or Rear' flash mode. good luck!

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i get my camera from having a time delay between flash and actual picture


This is a common situation with compact point&shoot cameras. Between the time you press the shutter release button and it takes a picture, it has a lot to do. It has to find the subject and focus on it, meter the light and set the exposure, perhaps set the white balance, and other things. Larger, more powerful (and more expensive) DSLRs have more powerful processors and additional hardware to speed up the process.

One way you can reduce this shutter lag is to press the shutter release button halfway to focus and meter before you need the picture. Keep the shutter button pressed halfway until the action hits its peak, then press it the rest of the way.

Jun 29, 2012 | Polaroid Digital Cameras

1 Answer

How do i get my camera from having a time delay between flash and actual picture


This is a common situation with compact point&shoot cameras. Between the time you press the shutter release button and it takes a picture, it has a lot to do. It has to find the subject and focus on it, meter the light and set the exposure, perhaps set the white balance, and other things. Larger, more powerful (and more expensive) DSLRs have more powerful processors and additional hardware to speed up the process.

One way you can reduce this shutter lag is to press the shutter release button halfway to focus and meter before you need the picture. Keep the shutter button pressed halfway until the action hits its peak, then press it the rest of the way.

Jun 29, 2012 | Polaroid i531 Digital Camera

1 Answer

When I am using the flash in any mode other than auto, there is a 1 second delay after I hit the shutter release button. Why?


Hi.
this delay happens due to your Flash adjustment.You may have changed it to "SLOW FLASH" accidentally..
go to MENU and find 'Flash set up' sub menu and than cancel 'Slow Flash ' mode..
than you flash will fire again as usual , normal mode..
Hope this helps! Take care and please Remember to rate/vote and give me
4 Thumbs Up for me to continue for Helping out the Community :)
Thanks

Jul 19, 2011 | Nikon D50 Digital Camera

1 Answer

The flash of my sx30 doesn't work, when i open the flash it was detected that the flash is open but the the problem is when i'm going to shoot even i press my shutter it doesn't take any...


hion flash defuser unit up position, it doesn't allow to take picture. This means technically flash circuit is continuously sending charging signal causes blocking shutter release.( but not all of model, it is depend on model of camera.). Like this case, it is obvious that either a fuse brown or charge controlling pcb defective. I recommend you send to your local repair shop or canonUSA. They would charge around $45 to165 depend on what they really want to charge.

Jun 05, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

The flash is not working.... when you put the flash on, a red dot is blinking , & the shoot button is sluggish


The blinking red light means that the flash is charging. All compact digital cameras have a delay when the shutter release button is pressed. Press it halfway down to autofocus, then all the way down when you are ready to take a picture.

Feb 03, 2010 | Sony Digital Cameras

1 Answer

There is a delay from when I push the button to take a pic and the actual pic of a second maybe. How to get pic in the moment?


The delay is caused by the flash charging. Put the camera in Program mode (P on your dial). This is similar to Auto, but you can turn off the flash. Press the button with the lightning bolt by it until you see the same icon but with a slash through it in your LCD screen.

Now keep in mind taking pictures this way will often result in blurry pictures because you're overiding both the Autofocus (by pushing all the way down on the shutter instead of first half way), and the flash (you may need to keep the camera extra steady in low light situations).

Nov 15, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

2 Answers

D300 long shutter delay


are you using mirror lock-up or live-view feature?

Jun 02, 2009 | Nikon D300 Body Only Digital Camera

1 Answer

Flash doesn't work


don't drop a D80. wrap the fabric clipped onto the camera (say for hanging around your neck, which is a bad idea because of heat.) around your wrist two to three times, EVERY time you use it.

Jan 20, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

1 Answer

Delay in taking pictures


Shutter release button has two positions. Auto focus function activate first when u press butten halfway(u can see a focus indicator icon with beep sound).Now if u press it some more, camera will take snap at earliest .So pl confirm the subject to be focused by keeping the button half way pressed then press it some more at the right moment.Also cancel the red eye reduction function when u r using flash because it creates more delay .

Nov 26, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Very long shutter release delay


This is weird, usually shutter delays are caused because camera is trying to focus first, it really shouldn't happen after pre-focus. do you have a manual focus mode? if you do, try it and see if it works. if you dont, I would still suspect it some kind of focusing problem, but unfortunalty i have no idea how you can fix it yourself.

Mar 10, 2006 | Canon EOS-20D Digital Camera with 17-85mm...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon D40x Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

76 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Digital Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96576 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Nikon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...