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Flash not working

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I have a hand symbol apppearing in the LCD screen when I try to use flash in dimly lit object. I keep on pressing but my flash is not coming. Does this mean that there is some proble with the flash?

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The hand sign means that with your current settings, the camera predicts that you will not be able to hold it still long enough, your flash might be in a mode where it does not flash or not very brightly, look in your manual for flash settings, then max the flash out on your camera

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