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Frequent Contributor
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎05-04-2013

battery flashes red when taking movie? sx280

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in shooting mode on the sx280 it shows a full battery - when i go into movie mode the battery flasshes red - why is this - please assist.  [Mod note - removed email address (for your safety) - please see FORUM GUIDELINES].  canon sx280.  thanks.

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-01-2013

Re: battery flashes red when taking movie? sx280

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I have the same problem.  (see my post - a little more detail)

 

Anyone else?

 

http://forums.usa.canon.com/t5/PowerShot/SX280-battery-life-shooting-video/m-p/22489 [Mod note- inserted link for convenience of community]

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-05-2013

Re: battery flashes red when taking movie? sx280

Yes - also having this problem.  Hopefully it can be fixed soon.

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-07-2013

Re: battery flashes red when taking movie? sx280

My spouse and I are both having this problem (with 2 separate cameras). It only comes on when you either switch into movie mode or press the movie button, and stays on until you power down and turn it back on, when it decides there's no problem after all. Please fix this, Canon.
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎05-04-2013

Re: battery flashes red when taking movie? sx280

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I called Canon and they said they need someone to send in a camera that has this issue to be able to know what's going on. They told me they have the sx280 there and theirs doesn't have the battery issue.

 

I took mine back and ordered another one in hopes that it will be okay. We'll find out. I do trust that Canon will find a solution but boy what a hassle!

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-07-2013

Re: battery flashes red when taking movie? sx280

I have the same issue, and this is being discussed in another thread on this forum too.

 

Just now, movie mode was working fine, UNTIL I used the zoom. Then the battery icon began flashing. As before, I exited movie mode, turned the camera off and then on again, and the battery icon was normal.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎05-08-2013

Re: battery flashes red when taking movie? sx280

Same exact story here. I am questioning the replacement rather than just returning it for a refund. I'm holding out hope. Perhaps this is a common problem with all high performance digital cameras? The fact Canon said they haven't heard of this is total BS. Be curious how your replacement turns out. Hmmm. Is poor battery life a deal breaker or not? So frustrating, especially when you intend to use it for video often. Please post your experience with your replacement!
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎05-04-2013

Re: battery flashes red when taking movie? sx280

Yes, I will post about my replacement however I won't receive it until next week.

 

Also I don't believe it's a short battery life issue. It's that the battery icon flashes AS IF it's low when shooting video, when it actually isn't low.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 124
Registered: ‎10-12-2012

Re: battery flashes red when taking movie? sx280

Hi everyone, we are listening and will provide an update as soon as information becomes available.

Thanks for your feedback and participation in our forum.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎05-10-2013

Re: battery flashes red when taking movie? sx280

They do not need to have a camera sent in. Any employee with this camera can prove the point in 10 minutes of replicating the dozens of posts on thisissue

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