Having problems with your Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera ?

Flash busy signal

\015 I just bought a Canon Rebel XS. When taking several pictures, one right after the other, the "flash busy" signal comes on and it won't let me take any more pictures for several seconds, until the flash recharges. Is this normal? Is there any way to continue to take picutes, even if it has to be without the flash.I hate missing the perfect shot of my children while my flash recharges.\015

Answers :

This is perfectly normal, the flash uses short burst of electricity that are stored in a large state capacitor. This has to be recharged after so many pictures. You can go as fast as the SD card will allow even if the flash is charging, simply close the flash and continue taking photos without it, no effect apart from loss of some illumination depending on the conditions.
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