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Wondering if you could take a delayed picture with a canon powershot A 540, would like to set it so I can get the whole family in the picture

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Press the FUNC/SET button. Use up/down to select Drive Mode (the rectangle, third item from the top). Use left/right to select the desired delay and press FUNC/SET. Start the self-timer by pressing the shutter release button as usual.

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

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    Press the FUNC/SET button. Use up/down to select Drive Mode (the rectangle, third item from the top). Use left/right to select the desired delay and press FUNC/SET. Start the self-timer by pressing the shutter release button as usual.

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SOURCE: Canon PowerShot A450

Read the Manual -
The camera may not have this facility of course

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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there are some settings that can help with this (check out red eye and flash settings). The best solution I have found is to press the button down half way. The view finder will try to frame the picture, and then press the button all the way down. This 1) Eliminates Red Eye 2) Increases picture speed 3) allows for the "perfect" moment because you can leave it at half pressed for as long as you like, and 4) Allows you to take rapid fire pictures if you don't depress all the way.

Hope that helps

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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This is either a "stuck shutter" or "CCD image sensor failure". If the latter, Canon will fix for free (more details later). First you need to check if it's a stuck shutter problem.
To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.
If movement is seen, then it's likely a failed CCD, for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.

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Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a

Posted on May 16, 2010

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SOURCE: How do you set the timer delay to take a picture

From the menu, select Drive Mode (third item from the top) then one of the self-timer options. Start the self-timer by pressing the shutter release button.

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From the menu, select Drive Mode (third item from the top) then one of the self-timer options.

To start the self-timer, simply press the shutter release button.

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