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sounds you may have to replace the batteries, but try taking out the battery from the camera and press the power button for about 10 seconds. Keep it turned off without the battery for 5 min then reconnect the charged batteries
With a charged or fresh battery in the camera, make sure your lens is clean and default all your settings to factory default. Take a couple of test pictures. If that doesn't fix a point and shoot with a charged or fresh battery, the camera is probably defective.
50 pictures is way more than I get from this camera per battery charge. It draws 500mA when on, and 1000mA of current from the batteries when charging the flash so battery life will be short.
It also has a design flaw that says low battery and shuts off even when the batteries are 95% charged.
Be aware that rechargeable NiMH batteries self discharge at a rate of about 1% per day. They have a strong Amp-hour rating but need to be freshly charged.
IF the camera won't turn on at all when trying NEW 1.6V Lithium AA's (those are the strongest AA's made) or freshly charged 1.2V NiMH batteries and you know they are charging up to at least 1.35V per cell (they charge above their rating) then the camera itself has a problem.
Even if you get it to work, this is one of the lowest quality camera's made. I have quite a few decent camera's and I've never seen anything like this one, it's rated for 5Meg but has less resolution than an old 2Meg Canon. I paid $39 for it new on 3-2010 and I sent it back because it has no purpose since it can not take a clear picture.
Sorry but the only solution with this camera is to get something better (Canon, Sony, Nikon).
My guess is that your camera is current set to take pictures in RAW mode, as opposed to the more less memory eating JPEG format. In Laymen's terms, RAW format pictures require much more memory than JPEG ones do and can dramatically reduce the buffering speed of your camera. The main purpose or advantage of RAW is that it allows one to have more editing capability, after the picture is taken. Not sure how fast you took the 10 pictures, but I would suggest you check the settings and make sure it is set to JPEG format.
Hi, That is a possibility but in most cases the camera's are just very very greedy and eat the power like a starving dog. The best way around this problem that i have found (my camera does the same) is to purchase plenty of batteries, preferably Duracell Alkaline as they seem to last, also refrain from using the flash when you don't need it as the flash really does eat the batteries, this will conserve power and you'll get a little more life from them.
if you work on zoom. / flash & preview too often, they will eat into your battery life much more than just regular use. Also, if the batteries are old (more than 1 year) - high chances that they are at the end of their life span by now.
If you have used this camera more than three months Try changing the battery. Before using fully charge the battery. Let the battery consumed in your camera fully then you charge again. Otherwise the battery life will reduce. Try this option before trying any other option.
In the cameras menu try finding the reset feature. once it is reset test it out also check to see if the cameras flsh is working if it is and then the batteries are dead then it has a bad flash compasitor because it has to charge up and release the charge to the flash but if the compasitor nevr fully charges it keeps tring to charge it and the batteries drain fast. It can be repaired. Hope this helps.
The recycle time using flash gets worse pretty quickly if you are using the onboard flash. The delay is pretty much inversly proportional to the remaining charge in the battery. I.E. the less charge, the longer the time. This happens with any camera.
You might check the time with fresh batteries (or freshly charged) and then after maybe 20 shots or so. I would not find 5 seconds atypical, but 10 seconds sounds like you are pretty close to dead battery.
If you get 10 seconds at the start of a fresh battery, then you may have a problem. Also, capacitor charge time can vary from capacitor to capacitor and a 1-2 second variation between camera flash units, either onboard or off board is probably normal. Age of capacitor can also have an effect.