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I've tried my p72 and....

Hiya ppl! I went to camp last week and took piccies with my p72. Im pretty pleased with the results. But, there are some questions i need to ask and if someone can help me with it, it would be very very helpful! 1. From the time I press the shutter button, it doesnt shoot straight away, does it? I realise it flashes some flashes first for a couple of second then it shot. This isn't always convenient as I lost some precious moment because of this :( 2. My battery indicator doesnt indicate right. Sometimes it indicate the battery is half full, but when I turn it off and turned it back on again, it indicate the battery still full. Why is this?? And when will I know if the battery is almost flat or not if the indicator show it wrong? 3. Is it alright to turn it on and off often? Coz I didnt bring any extra battery so I want to save the battery. Besides when I dont use it for a while it will turned off automatically, so I have to turn it back on again anyway. 4. Apart from those, p72 was great. I took heaps of pics and it turned out great. Cheers! Nikita

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Re: I've tried my p72 and....

I own the p72 too. It's much faster at taking pics when you manually set the distance ( 'program'-> focus). Turn also the red eye correction to off. Turn the screen off when you are not using it, it will save the battery. Turn also the 'power save to off if it shuts down too fast, and set the screen as dark as possible. It's a great camera, you 'll learn fast how to use it !

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Re: I've tried my p72 and....

You may have the red eye reduction setting set to "on"......this will flash a series of flashes to try to condition the pupils of the subjects in your photos - you can shut that off in the setup menu....Even with that off your Sony is going to send out at least 2 flashes as it send one to meter the light in the scene and then another to take the picture. Turning red eye off though will help. Are you using rechargeable MiMH or Alakline batteries? If you are using regular alkalines then your battery meter may "wig" out on you as I beleive it is calibrated for NiMH and their voltage. You may actually be hurting your battery life more by turning the camera on and off so much! It takes quite a bit of power for startup and you will drain the batteries faster by turning it on and off. You will be better off just leaving it on in a lot of cases.

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