I have read the numerous problems people have been having with the A70 which appears to be CCD fault, however I have a problem with mine which as yet I cannot cure. The batteries are fully charged, I turn it on and I get all the icons on the screnn , i.e auto, redeye, etc, but I cannot get or take a picture the screen remains grey. A little later a small icon appears on the scren albeit for a short while which tells me the battery pack needs changing ? I replace with new batteries and still nothing. has anyone experienced similar problems,? or is there a way to fix this irritating fault. Al in all the camera is wonderful with greta pics and so many functions one can get lost with what it has to offer. please, please help.