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Blinking hand and exclamation point- less focus

I do not think my camera has fallen, but it now has a warning symbol on it that looks like a hand with an exclamation sign beside it.  At the same time, my camera is not taking good pictures, so I assume the warning is related.  Any idea how to fix this?  Thanks!

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Re: Blinking hand and exclamation point- less focus

I had that same problem for quite some time. Finally tonight I reset the camera on the little button by the memory card. I've taken about 20 shots where I've purposely had my subject moving around and taken the shot (not caring to hold dead still). So far - a DRASTIC improvement. I'm sooooo excited and hope it's a permanent fix!!!

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

Re: Blinking hand and exclamation point- less focus

It's a vibration indicator. My camera has just begun doing it too. It's on P.17 of the manual.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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