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Sounds like the self timer was accidently set.


Using the Self-timer on the EOS REBEL T3i.


The self-timer is useful when you want to photograph yourself or prevent camera shake caused when the shutter is released.
1. Set the power switch to <ON>.
2. Press < > button.
3. Press <Cross Keys> to select the desired self-timer, then press the <SET> button.
: 10-sec. self-timer (The remote control can also be used.)
: 2-sec. self-timer
: 10-sec. self-timer plus continuous shots. After selecting , press <Cross Keys> to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer.)
4. Look through the viewfinder, focus the subject, then press the shutter button completely.
  • You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp, beeper, and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor.
  • Two seconds before the picture is taken, the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster.
With [ ], the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash.
  • After taking self-timer shots, you should check the image for proper focus and exposure.
  • If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button, attach the eyepiece cover. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken, it may throw off the exposure.
  • When using the self-timer to photograph only yourself, use focus lock on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand.
  • To cancel the self-timer after it starts, press the < > button.

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Sep 03, 2017

All you need to do is set the camera to shutter priority other non-automatic mode, hold the flash shut and hold the flash button next to the lens opening. You'll hear a motor and a click and it should latch shut.

Canon EOS 7D... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017

may be lens VR is weak please dont keep cell phone near camera

Canon EOS Rebel... | Answered on Jun 15, 2017

Bit off the wall, this, but have you thought of trying another card ?

Canon EOS 600D... | Answered on Jun 11, 2017

Put the camera in a bag of rice to dry it out, rice will absorb any remaining liquid, after 3-4 days remove it and see if it works, if no joy, then a new camera is in your future.

Canon EOS 40D... | Answered on May 19, 2017

Possibly corruption of the card - if you are sure the images are backed up, then format the card.

Canon EOS 40D... | Answered on May 17, 2017

A camera is a very complex device so any internal damage would need a proper repair, it may only be a disturbed internal problem but with fiddly screws and the need to keep dust free a good repair place is needed.
As for you just check and refit any items you can like a card or battery etc, if new and bought with a credit card there may be an insurance on it or you can call on or contents policy maybe, as there are lots of policies on new items for a short time in respect of damage claims.
If a cheap cost to purchase and not worth the cost of repair then auction on ebay to recover some money.

Sorry, hope that helps you decide..........

Canon EOS 400D /... | Answered on May 08, 2017

Check the metal tabs inside the notable rails as they need to touch the upper part of the rails to allow built in flash to work
Use a micro screwdriver to push the tabs up to the rail
GENTLY as that was what was wrong with my canon digital body

Canon EOS 60D... | Answered on Apr 27, 2017

I'm sorry but I think you need to have it checked by a pro.

Canon EOS-20D... | Answered on Apr 23, 2017

The external flash mount (hot shoe) has a small sliver of metal which when the external flash gun is slid on pushes it down to tell the body to not use the pop-up flash and some times the sliver doesn't return fully up to contact the underside of the hotshoe

Canon EOS 60D... | Answered on Apr 05, 2017

If this happens with different lenses then I think you've got a repair job on your hand. If it only happens with one particular lens then it may be the lens.

Canon EOS 5D... | Answered on Feb 02, 2017

Have a look in the manual - some cameras have this as a 'fail-safe' in case people forget and leave them unattended. There may be a way to disable this 'function' in the menu system.
Just looking at an answer to another similar query for this model, you may also need to disable 'automatic shutdown'.

Canon EOS 40D... | Answered on Jan 11, 2017

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