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Busy Signal when taking pictures

After I focus the lens, and I am ready to snap the photo there is a delay. The screen goes black and there is a "busy" signal with a hand and a line through it. This causes a delay, which then causes many blurry pictures. Please help!


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Re: Busy Signal when taking pictures

A few possible causes:

1) You have a slow memory card. Borrow from someone one of newer fast SD cards and test it in your camera. Take your card to a store that sells cameras, and try shooting with their cameras to see if you get the same delay.

2) Slow camera. The only solution here is to update. Many camera review sites give timing how long it takes a camera to write an image to a card.

3) Camera settings. If you are shooting in low-light situation, camera takes longer shots. There should be a warning icon about this. Easy way to deal with this is to use a tripod, to put camera on something solid. Check for "Slow Synch" setting - set it to Off if you don't know what it is.

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