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Camera will not take photo

I press button to take photo and this little red camera icon pops up in the left hand corner of the display screen and blinks or flashes and then the orange light is on and underneath that the yellow light is flashing. I have only had this camera 8 months please help . Thank you for your time with this problem. Canon PowerShot A560 7.1 Mega Pixels 4x Optical Zoom

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I don't know which shooting mode you are in, but the red shaking camera icon indicates that based on the settings that your camera is in, you may experience camera shake (which is your image stabilizer or "is" in action). The yellow blinking indicator light means that your camera is having a hard time achieving proper exposure and that the shutter speed with be slowed down to reach a proper exposure. Extending the shutter speed means that you are at risk for camera shake (i.e. blurry image).
Solutions for this are:

  • increase ISO
  • use a tripod
  • use flash
Hope this helps!

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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