When trying to take a photo in auto mode or the scene modes where flash is needed, I press the shutter release button half way, my built in flash will pop up. However, when I press the shutter release button all the way down, the camera will not take a photo. The flash also does not flash. The indicators in the viewfinder show that the subject is in focus. I do NOT see the flash ready indicator displayed. My battery is fully charged.
When I use the M, A, S, P mode and try to use the flash, it also does not work. I push the flash button to manually pop up the built in flash, but when I try to take a photo, the camera will not take a photo and the flash will not flash.
I have no problems taking photos using the no flash auto mode.
Is this a problem with my flash or something with my settings? I tried to reset the camera to factory settings (both shooting menu and set up menu), but this did not correct the problem. I have had this camera for four years and I don't remember when this problem started since I don't usually use the flash. Thanks for any help!