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"battery doesn't hold power" " I turn it off, light is still on" "can't see any preview picture" "not able to take any picture" "the shutter speed is very slow" "a little click is heard when trying to take picture"

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The premier camera don't hold the power!!
just few pics (7/8) and it's power off....
absolute negative

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