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The flash pops up, but it doesn't flash

Even when on "Auto," the flash WILL pop up when I hold the button halfway down. It won't flash, though.

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  • Beatlesfan22 Aug 23, 2009

    When I take the actual picture, though, it still doesn't flash.

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It is normal that when you press the shutter button half the flash won't fire because you're focusing on a subject upon pressing the shutter half way

It's just like you are locking a subject upon pressing the shutter half way

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