That Blinking Red Light

 

Why does the red indicator light blink, every time I shoot a picture with my compact camera?
Maya Joseph, Bangalore, via email

In a digital camera, the camera first captures the image, processes it, and finally stores it in the memory card. The blinking light indicates that the camera is going through this entire process. To know exactly what the light indicates, it is best if you refer to your camera’s instruction manual.

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