Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera ?

Hand Icon I just bought the Canon SD850 IS & am familiarizing myself with it. (or trying to) As soon as I inserted the memory card an icon showed up at the bottom of the LCD. It looks like a hand in the "stop" or "halt" postion. It stays there even when all of the other data on the screen is turned off. I cannot find an explanation for it in either owner's manual. Can you plese tell me what it means?

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It means there it not enough light to take a picture without it being blurry and you should switch the flash on. Try setting the flash to Auto and you should be fine.

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