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Hand Icon I just bought the Canon SD850 IS & am familiarizing myself with it. (or trying to) As soon as I inserted the memory card an icon showed up at the bottom of the LCD. It looks like a hand in the "stop" or "halt" postion. It stays there even when all of the other data on the screen is turned off. I cannot find an explanation for it in either owner's manual. Can you plese tell me what it means?

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  • mahina11k Jan 19, 2009

    Not only do I have the same hand icon problem, but my display is black other than the icons, menu, etc. The flash is set to auto. Pushing the disp button does not work; it only beeps. The indicator lights never flash when you turn it on. When I take a picture it turns out as black as the display when viewed on the computer. It's new out the box!

  • albertsonfam Mar 08, 2009

    I also have the hand icon problem and I have had this camera for 6 months without this problem. Darntoothysa is wrong about the light factor. I tried to take a picture in normal daytime sunlight and even that does not work. I also changed memory cards but the hand persists. Nothing about it in the owners' manual. Help!?!

  • larry-video Mar 22, 2009

    Our Canon Powershot SD 850IS is showing a hand icon in the bottom right corner. We did not notice this before, have had the camera for about a year. I can not find anything in owners manual.The camera seems to be working fine. Any Ideas

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    When I turn on the flash, the hand icon is still there.



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It means there it not enough light to take a picture without it being blurry and you should switch the flash on. Try setting the flash to Auto and you should be fine.

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