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Flash not working

The camera works fine witht he flash off but will not work at all with the flash on or in automatic. It also comes up change the batteries after a few minutes.

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    I am having the same issue. I can take photos with the flash setting to "off" but cannot take any photos if I have the flash on. I have tried everything. I think the flash has burned out.

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    I am having the same problem - if I have the dial turned to portrait the flash will work but on any other setting it will not work

  • grig Dec 19, 2007

    I am having the same issue. I can take photos with the flash setting to "off" but cannot take any photos if I have the flash on.

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You need to power it with rechargable batteries. with the MAH being no less than 2000. I bought a charger which came with 2batteries for less than a tenner

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3. Slow Syncro, this mode slightly delays the flash and is used to lighten up the background more the foreground. The indicator looks like the lightning bolt with SL next to it.
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