Hi again, I have a brand new Canon Digital Rebel XTi, which appears to be occasionally freezing in mid-shot without any warning. I am a bit worried that I might have a defective something. I would very much like to know if anyone out there has the same or similar camera and has seen the following symptoms as well. The camera appears to freeze in mid-shot: I press the trigger and the camera appears to take the picture, but then it doesn't come back: the viewfinder goes dark (status information disappears) and the LCD stays off even when I take the camera away from my face after the shot. The ON light stays on, even if I flip the power switch to OFF. The picture I am taking sometimes ends up corrupted on the memory card and it has to be reformatted. The problem only happens after extensive use of the camera and is reproducible: once it starts happening, every time I try to take a picture after that, the camera freezes and the only way to turn it off or power it back on is to take out the battery. I did some troubleshooting and I discovered that the problem appears to be strongly connected with the battery, or rather how long it was since it was last charged and the drain on it: it happens sooner if I use my flash a lot. Once it starts happening it keeps happening every time until, in a moment of inspiration, I recharge my battery. Needless to say the battery keeps charging for hours after such an incident. With a freshly charged battery, it works just fine, until several hundred pictures later. When the camera starts freezing, the battery indicator says the battery is full or almost full. I suspect the battery indicator is wrong because the battery often stays "full" even just before the camera dies. Thanks a lot!