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Flash won't work when it's cold outside. Camera shuts off by itself.

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How cold? Most rechargeable batteries will not work properly much below 0 degrees Centigrade. If it is much colder than that, it is likely that the batteries are shorting out and the camera is not getting enough current.

Try keeping the camera warm until you use it (under clothing, in a pocket etc.)

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