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Picture Problem When I push the button to take a picture, the red light comes on and then the screen says "recording" for a quick second and then goes away and the flash never comes on. Technically, the picture is taken, but it never took a picture this way before. Also when I try to change the quality of the picture, a letter "M" flashes at the top of the screen and doesn't allow me to change it. Any advice will be appreciated! Thank you!

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Re: Picture Problem

Your probably in "Burst" mode. Press Menu to select back to "Normal" from "Burst".

Posted on Aug 30, 2007

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Re: Picture Problem

Has this camara got Movie mode . If so is it selected to movie and not photo check your manual

Posted on May 07, 2007

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I just had this issue with my camera (my 15 year old son solved it for me ;-) ).

The viewfinder was active in "record" mode and the LCD was "active" because you could see a little back light but no image. The "playback" mode would let me review pictures in the LCD though so I know it is capable of showing information.

If you push the display key/button a couple of times you can see the picture move from the viewfinder to the LCD and have just a picture and or a picture and information.

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