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Shutter release I just purchased this camera and while I was taking a photo indoors I pressed the upflash button and eversince then every single button I press on the camera (including the off switch) sets off the shutter release. In addition to this problem I can no longer see though the view finder unless I am pressing the shutter release button and then I can momentarily see through the viewfinder. I have noticed that if I press the shutter release button, it does not allow autofocus and it appears to be taking photos continuously but none on recorded in the play mode. Please help!

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