> >And by off, I meant the viewfinder as well as the LCD portion. >Sorry for not making that clear. I didn't have this issue >before I sent it in but as soon as I received it back it >started to have this problem.
I'm not doubting you, and I'm not trying to argue, just understand.
Are you saying that you keep the camera up to your eye, looking through the viewfinder, turn the power off, and it takes 5+ seconds for the viewfinder to power off?
I ask b/c I've never looked through the viewfinder immediately after powering off. For all I know it might stay turned on for 30 minutes.
As far as the Sandisk cards having problems: I've never had an issue with a Sandisk card.
You also mention that somebody suggested you format your cards? Don't you do that regularly anyhow? My standard procedure is to download images to computer; card back into camera, and immediately format card.