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Old Jul 25, 2010, 4:40 AM   #1
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Just bought my Canon 1000D and sometimes i get 'Busy' displayed after taking a pic and can't take more til it goes out. Might be less than a 2nd of sometimes more.

Only taken indoor pics at the mo.

What does it mean? Is it because of the memory card / flash or what?

Did Google it and i see that some people have had faulty cameras with 'Busy' on etc. Just wanted to see what you guy think of it.

Sorry for noob question.

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Old Jul 25, 2010, 8:18 AM   #2
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It's probably because of the flash capacitor recharging.
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Old Jul 25, 2010, 10:38 AM   #3
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So, nothing to be worried about?
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Download link to the manual for your camera:

http://files.canon-europe.com/files/...0D_EN_Flat.pdf

See page 58 on using the built in flash.

If the flash recycling is causing it you'll see a lightning bolt (universal symbol for the flash with most cameras) by the word busy.

You'll have the same problems with other cameras when taking flash photos, depending on range to subject, lens brightness, flash capacitor used and more.

The longer the flash burst length, the more it will drain the capacitor. So, for a full power flash, you may need to wait in between shots for it to recharge. For a lower powered flash like you may get with closer ranges and/or wider aperture settings and/or higher ISO speeds; you may be able to take more than one photo before a pause, depending on the camera and flash; with faster recharge times.
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Many thanks indeed. I looked through manual but i am an noob!!
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