20 Most Recent Fuji FinePix S3000 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


Without having someone inspect the camera in person, it sounds as though a fault/defect has developed with the lens focus mechanism...that's about the only thing on this camera that's likely to make such a noise.

The first thing I would check is any focus options you have set in the menu. For example, is the camera set to continuous focus? That could keep the lens motor going constantly. If available, see if you have an option for spot focus or manual focus and if so, try setting it...that should, in theory, turn off the focus mechanism (and eliminate the noise).

If that solution don't help, unfortunately it may simply be time to replace the camera. The Finepix S3000 is an older 3.2 mp camera, which by today's standards is something of a dinosaur. Used, they're only worth $50 or less (I've seen a couple for as little as $15), so they're not really worth much effort at repair. Fuji makes some fine cameras, however like so many modern electronic devices today, they're simply not designed for longevity.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Apr 04, 2016


Try buying very high quality recharable batteries. You might have low quality batteries and the camera eats the battery up quickly.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Dec 27, 2013


Unfortunately there is no single, easy answer to this problem. Most likely it is an electrical short of some type but the real problem comes in finding where that short is. Are you experiencing any other problems or noticed any other changes in the behavior of the camera?

To be perfectly honest this camera is a fantastic model (I have dealt with many of them and have a deep respect for most Fuji cameras) but it does have a few years behind it now. Not that every older piece of technology should be tossed away but it may be time to consider a newer model (if you can). I also noted that there are many for sale on the various auction sites for extremely low prices, if you really want to stay with the same model.

You could take it in for service to have them locate the short but the cost of this is prohibitive based on the price of a used camera (as mentioned above) or a current model.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Oct 22, 2013


The date and time (and a lot more) are stored with every picture in its EXIF metadata. Any photo viewing/editing program should be able to display this data. To print this data, please consult the documentation for whatever program you're using to print your pictures. Depending on the program and printer you may print the date on the image, in the margins, or on the back.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Dec 30, 2012


The date and time (and a lot more) are automatically stored with every picture in its EXIF metadata. Any photo viewing/editing program should be able to display this data. To print this data, please consult the documentation for whatever program you're using to print your pictures. Depending on the program and printer you may print the date on the image, in the margins, or on the back.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Dec 30, 2012


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Dec 30, 2012


You don't need any special software.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program such as Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Dec 30, 2012


I had the exact same problem, it would shut off after trying to turn it on. The door to the memory card has very small tabs on it that push in some kind of sensor inside the camera when you shut the lid. It starts up when I push in the sensor.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Nov 17, 2012


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


If you need to buy a card reader, they can be had for a minimal cost at just about any electronics or office-supply store.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Jun 26, 2012


The power switch is located around the shutter release button.
You may download a copy of the manual here.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Feb 21, 2012


Hi,

Checkout this tip about digital camera error messages


Lens Errorfix for Digital Camera

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Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Aug 24, 2011


Try cleaning the battery contacts with a pencil eraser or some fine sandpaper. Also, try new batteries, anyway. Sometimes you might get dead ones and not realize it.

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Jul 01, 2011


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on May 14, 2011


Do what the pros do to avoid this very problem....use a card reader instead of the camera. typrice_184.jpg

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Apr 29, 2011


Consider NOT using a driver.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Apr 23, 2011


Hello,

Do you hear anything when the camera is turned on? Perhaps you're just not seeing the display on the View Panel? When you flip a tiny switch, which I've done accidentally, it turns off the panel display so that you can only look through the view finder. Each camera is different, so be sure to check your manual to locate this switch.

After you turn the camera OFF. You may also want to check your battery placement. One incorrect placement will cause the camera to be "dead". Also look into the battery compartment to make sure a battery has not leaked on the leads. If you can't see the metal on any of them you may want to carefully clean it using a small Q-Tip or a pencil eraser. If you use an eraser be sure you get all the left over residue out of the chamber afterwards.

You've probably already tried these things, but hopefully it will help to get your camera working again.

Good luck!
--Sandy

Fuji FinePix... | Answered on Apr 22, 2011

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