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SX740 HS starting up when it shouldn't


I have recently bought a SX740 HS and am finding that it powers up when I have not hit the "on/off" button. I might take it out of its case or out of my pocket to find that its on already.  At first, I thought maybe I had forgotten to turn it off, but actually it comes on if the "play" or "wifi" buttons are hit. I have a soft case and even through this, the buttons can be hit and the camera turned on. It's a drain on the battery, so I'd like to stop this happening.  Is there any way to change the settings so that it only comes on when I hit the "on/off" button on the top of the camera, and not any on the buttons on the back? Any help appreciated!


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Hello RosFL,

These buttons are used to power the camera for other purposes, like reviewing images without having to extend the lens or establishing a WIFI connection without having to extend the lens. There is no way to disable that unfortunately.