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Flash when taking a picture using the flash, the camera takes too long between taking pictures. an orange led flashes for several seconds then it is ready to take another picture. I guess th flash charge time is taking to long even with new batteries.

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Hi, I have the same camera and the same problem. I have tried digital camera batteries and rechargeable batteries and just plain duracells, and they all give me the same results. As a feature on this camera it has image stabilization and auto focus and thats the problem, geek squad told me. This camera takes good pictures but DONT buy it if you want fast or action pics. Its nothing that you're doing wrong or anything, its just and unconvenience of the particular camera

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Are you still using alkaline batteries? If so, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in a digital camera. Some may even have problems just powering startup of the camera or charging the flash. Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. Retailers sells these for around $7 for a package of four (about $15-19 for the batteries with charger). Keep in mind they'll save you big bucks in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may slap yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.

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