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Image playback if i photograph indoors , ie any photo that might have an ornament or a tin or at the tv , parts of the image have small flashing or blinking parts in it like xray type blinks i am not a great photographer i just bought this to upgade my 350d tell me this is not a fault please

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Are you saying that part of the picture displayed on the camera screen flashes black? If so this is normal as far as I have read. It shows there is too much light on that part of that image. You can alter it not to show it flashing.

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