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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Re: Camera will not take photo
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:
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so go into playback which is the blue button with the triangle. this is where you can view all you videos and photos. now in the left hand corner a video icon will appear when you selected a video rather than a photo. one you have done this press the "set button" which is the middle button on the directional pad and now you should see some controls come up on the screen, simply press the set button again and now your playing back video.
Ah yes! you have pressed the display button. Turn the camera on and you see the icons in the display, look for the Disp button and press it, the display will cycle through its modes icons, black, image and icons.
I think the "busy" part can be put down to the camera performing a function or recharging the flash. The red icon I THINK shows that the camera is focussing.
With the last model it worked so that you could half press the button to focus on something (eg a fast moving pet) and then once your pet stopped moving your could fully press the button to take a photo and the focus distance would remain the same.
The battery life indicator is only visible for a few seconds when the camera is first turned on. I believe it is in the top-left-hand corner of the display. It should be a horizontal picture of a battery, which is a solid-white when fully charged, and clear (outlined only) when the battery is getting low. If you don't have any indicators on the screen, press the "display" button to activate the icons.
I think you must have pressed the EVF/LCD button which changes the review area to inside the tiny view finder.. the EVF/LCD button is found on the back of the camera at the top left hand corner.. it is a little silver button. Hope that helps.. :)
The symptoms you're describing could be caused by either the "Fireworks" special scene selection mode, or manual mode with too much exposure compensation. Look at your mode selector (back of the camera, upper left hand corner). Is the mode set to the still image setting (pointing at the liittle red camera)? Or is it set to special scene selection (SCN)?
If you are unintentionally in SCN mode, to get it out of "Fireworks", just turn the mode selector dial to select "still image" (pointing at the little red camera). Or you can also select an SCN mode more appropriate for outdoors. Just turn the dial to SCN, press the FUNC button, then press the left/right arrow buttons to select Portrait, Beach, Snow etc...
But if your mode selector is already in still image selection, then check to make sure that you're not in "Manual" picture mode. Turn the mode selector dial to "still picture mode" (pointing at the little red camera), then press the "FUNC" button. Now look at the bottom of the screen. If it says "Manual", press the "left" button controller once to select and put the camera in "Auto" still picture mode.
The webcam ability you get by using the round button on top of the camera with all the icons, between the flower icon (macro) and the Printer icon is the webcam icon. Press it and you get the Little red movie icon on the display window, upper left hand corner. If you then press the button where you take pictures the red icon in the display window will start to blink. This is an indication of that your webcam is working and is in motion. How long time your movie is going to be all depends on the memory card.
The webcam ability sucks up a lot of battery power. Hope that helped!