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Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera - SB flashing and cannot take picture

Hi I am trying to take a picture but the red SB comes up on the display - I am not the normal user of the camera (he is off sick) and cannot find the manual. Couldnt find reference in the online manual, can you assist me with why I cannot take a photo please? Is it a battery problem - I charged it earlier as well?
Desperate Dan!

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Re: Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera - SB flashing and...

Not to buy a Nikon Coolpix anymore.
This is a very bad camera. I had this same error last year. The camera was sent to Japan once, returned to me and worked for six months.
Now is the same problem: SB light in red doesn't let me take pictures in light conditions when flash is needed.
So, you'd better think in buying a camera, not Nikon, please.
Havana, Cuba

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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