Yes you may be correct. I thought about this myself after I had posted. So will try it out.Just to clarify however, the freeze does not show on the lcd during recording,(or at least I have never witnessed it), but it does show during playback. Yes, I would say it is a specific period of seconds that it happens and the camera does have a snapshot facility, though I have never used it. However, I think the snapshot takes a 4-5 sec. still, but I'll check that out also. Btw, checked out the rocket cleaner link, but the reviews on it were not very favourable, but thanks anyway. Also thanks in general for your help.