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Flash takes too long

Why does it take several seconds for the flash to work after you press the button?

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Its all relative. With most of these compact cameras, to conserve power, the camera does not always keep the flash ready to fire at any given second. Firing the flash uses a lot of juice, so if it was always at the ready, the battery life would be reduced to half or less, which would would cause more problems.

When you press the button the camera then tries to cycle up enough flash power that it thinks it will need to light the scene correctly. This will require less time if its in the day and longer if its dark.
Add more time if the battery life is low.

Once you fire the flash and exhaust all the reserve power from the buffer, the camera will need to recycle itself to garner enough power for another flash, this again adds time.

More expensive cameras have better power management and can cycle up faster.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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Solution A.
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before you could take another picture so that camera will have enough time to rest and it
could function normally.
But if the camera was dropped, then it's really causing those kinds of issues like flash will not work properly.

You could still try these steps below:

First, do the POWER RESET:
- Turn off camera
- Remove batteries for a minute
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- Turn on camera

Second, do the MASTER RESET
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- Press on OK/MENU button for changes to be saved
- Turn off camera for a few seconds so that settings will be refreshed

Turn it on and take a picture.
When you want to have just the AUTO FLASH.

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- Press the LEFT/FLASH button until you've seen the
LIGHTNING icon with the Letter A on the leftmost part of the screen
- Try to take a picture by pressing and holding the shutter button
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before you could take another picture so that camera will have enough time to rest and it
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But if the camera was dropped, then it's really causing those kinds of issues like flash will not work properly.

You could still try these steps below:

First, do the POWER RESET:
- Turn off camera
- Remove batteries for a minute
- Reload batteries
- Turn on camera

Second, do the MASTER RESET
- Be in AUTO mode
- Press on MENU button
- Press on the right button until you see SETUP 2
- Scroll down until you see RESET
- Press the right button to pick up on YES or NO
- Press on OK/MENU button for changes to be saved
- Turn off camera for a few seconds so that settings will be refreshed

Turn it on and take a picture.
When you want to have just the AUTO FLASH.

- Rotate the mode dial to PROGRAM
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