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Old Jan 5, 2008, 8:27 AM   #1
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I am so frustrated with the flash rebound time on this camera, and lose many indoor shots. Any suggestions or maybe a comment on a better all around digital camera. Thank you.
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Old Jan 5, 2008, 10:05 AM   #2
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One of the problems with your camera is that the flash is fairly weak (common to most compact cameras). Therefore, most of your shots are probably taken at or near maximum output, which requires a longer time to recharge. Another problem is that your camera is powered by two AA batteries. Those which have four AA's usually have better flash performance (at an increase in camera size).

If flash performance is very important to you, consider a camera that has a hot shoe, which will enable you to add an external flash unit, with its own power supply. There are aftermarket adapters which permit adding an external flash to some cameras which do not have a hot shoe.

If you really like your existing camera (other than flash performance), Canon has a flash unit for your camera, which would more than double your flash range.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/367068-REG/

However, the recycle time is around 7.5 seconds at max output.

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Old Jan 5, 2008, 10:30 AM   #3
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Hun, What a comprehensive response, thankyou very much. I appreciate the information and will look into the external flash. Makes more sense than buying a new camera. Aloha!
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