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Canon what is the red flashing camera in the lower left hand corner when the button is pressed?

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It should also have two red hands gently cupping the camera from below. It's just telling you that you're in a low light situation. With the current mode setting of the camera (night scene, no flash, etc...) you'll need to hold the camera extra steady to avoid a blurred picture.

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