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Wont speed up even with new batterys

I have had this camera for about a year and have never had the speed of the camera slow down except when it needs new batterys. Well now even with brand new batterys in when you take a picture it takes it a good 10to 15 seconds before the camera will even snap the picture and then about another 15 seconds before its ready to shoot the next one> I cant figure this out does anyone have a suggestion or an answer. Makes it kinda of hard to take a picture and capture the moment when you have to pray that no one moves until the camera is ready to move the shutter. Thanks in advance for your help.

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The shutter button features a two-stage action. Wont  speed up even with new batterys - shutter_button.gif Pressing Halfway Pressing halfway automatically sets the exposure, focus and white balance.
The indicators light or blink as follows.
Upper Indicator
" Green: Metering complete (two beeps sound)
" Orange: Flash will fire
" Blinking Orange: Camera shake warning / Insufficient exposure
Lower Indicator
" Yellow: Macro Mode / Manual Focus
" Blinking Yellow: Focusing difficulty* (single beep sounds)
* When the indicator blinks yellow, lock the focus before shooting.

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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