So I just got a new Canon Rebel T6, but I dropped it. Almost threw it to be more precise. In short, I have arachnophobia really bad, there was a huge spider on my camera when I picked it up, I threw my camera away from me and ran. When I picked it up nothing seemed to be damaged, it turned on, but when I went to take a picture, the beep that comes after the click was slowed down to half a beat, and my picture came out blurry. So I read through the manual, and switched the dial on top of my camera to a setting that sets the camera to default, and it works fine on that, but now I can't use close-up or sports or any other settings on my camera, and the default setting always has the flash on. Any advice? UPDATE: I went through all the different modes on my camera, and I found that it lags on Night Portrait, Sports, Culinary, P, Flash Off, and Landscape. I did try factory settings twice, and it didn't work. I honestly am at a lost right now.

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    \$\begingroup\$ 1. Don't throw or drop your camera in the future. 2. What settings did you select? What are you doing to try to select the other settings? \$\endgroup\$
    – xiota
    Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 6:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ There's no setting on the mode dial that says, "default." What setting is the dial set to when it works? How bright is the light when you are trying to take a picture? Indoors? Outdoors in full sunlight? \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 7:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ You likely got the camera in 'Tv" mode with a slow speed. Does the camera work in "P" mode? \$\endgroup\$
    – xenoid
    Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 13:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MichaelClark I turned the dial to Scene Intelligent Auto. I would say pretty bright because the flash is always on when I have it on this setting. I'm not exactly sure. I just got this camera so I'm still learning all the different modes. \$\endgroup\$
    – S. Char
    Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 19:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @xenoid No it does not work in "P" mode. I've noticed that whenever the flash is on, like in Scene Intelligence or Portrait, that it works, but with other modes, the beep is slow and my picture comes out blurry. \$\endgroup\$
    – S. Char
    Commented Nov 12, 2018 at 19:50

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Did any button get visibly moshed in? That tends to get them stuck in a pressed-down state, which is really good at confusing electronics.

Also, fire the camera without a lens, on a slow speed, and observe whether the mirror seems to be working as expected.

Also, check if any kind of self timer or multiframe NR/HDR/bracketing mode got accidentally activated.

Also, if you haven't done so yet, try using another lens - a partially jammed lens could delay exposure in multiple ways.


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