Canon PowerShot SD400 User Guide (en)

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2. Pressing Fully
Pressing the shutter button down fully activates the shutter and causes the 
shutter sound to play.
Shots cannot be taken while the flash is charging.
AF-assist Beam
• The AF-assist Beam will sometimes emit when the shutter button is 
pressed halfway to assist focusing in certain conditions, e.g., dark 
conditions.
• The AF-assist Beam can be turned off (p. 53).
For example, if animals are your subject, turn off the beam when 
shooting in the dark to avoid startling them.
However, please keep in mind the following facts.
- Turning the AF-assist Beam off or shooting in dark places may
make it more difficult for the camera to focus.
- The red-eye reduction lamp may emit when the flash is set to 
,
 or 
 even if the AF-assist Beam is turned off.
Press the shutter button fully.
While the image is being recorded to the SD 
card, the indicator blinks green.