Having problems with your Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera ?

Stops taking pictures for no apparent reason.

\015 After about 10 pictures it stops taking picture. Camera auto focuses but wont take picture. Tried about an hour later and worked fine.\015

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My guess is that your camera is current set to take pictures in RAW mode, as opposed to the more less memory eating JPEG format. In Laymen's terms, RAW format pictures require much more memory than JPEG ones do and can dramatically reduce the buffering speed of your camera. The main purpose or advantage of RAW is that it allows one to have more editing capability, after the picture is taken. Not sure how fast you took the 10 pictures, but I would suggest you check the settings and make sure it is set to JPEG format.
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