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Blinking red indicator light

After I take a picture, the red indicator light blinks for about 5 seconds during which I can do nothing else. It seems like the camera is storing the photo but is so frustrating. I've tried turning of the preview option but doesn't make a difference. Help!

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Hey pollyannac,
The red blinking light probably means either the flash is recharging, or the camera buffer is full and it is writing files to your memory card which the lcd monitor should read Busy while the camera is writing the files. If it is the flash recharging then you could try using more powerful batteries such as the Canon NiMH AA batteries. If the problem ends up being the camera is writing images to the memory card you could try getting a memory card that has a high write speed. These memory card are usually more expensive, but in my opinion well worth it. I hope this helps!

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Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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