Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare C743 Digital Camera ?

Flash takes too long

\015 Why does it take several seconds for the flash to work after you press the button?\015

Answers :

Its all relative. With most of these compact cameras, to conserve power, the camera does not always keep the flash ready to fire at any given second. Firing the flash uses a lot of juice, so if it was always at the ready, the battery life would be reduced to half or less, which would would cause more problems.
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\015\012When you press the button the camera then tries to cycle up enough flash power that it thinks it will need to light the scene correctly. This will require less time if its in the day and longer if its dark.
\015\012Add more time if the battery life is low.
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\015\012Once you fire the flash and exhaust all the reserve power from the buffer, the camera will need to recycle itself to garner enough power for another flash, this again adds time.
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\015\012More expensive cameras have better power management and can cycle up faster.
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