Tip & How-To about Cameras

After each photo shoot, prepare for the next one

After each photo shoot:
1) transfer all photos to computer
2) format memory cards in the camera that they are used in.
3) charge all batteries
4) check lenses for dust and such. Clean as necessary. Use air if possible. If not, use something designed for the purpose.

The next time that you go on a photo shoot, you will be prepared with freshly formatted cards, and fresh batteries.

There is nothing more bothersome than not having enough memory cards for photos.

Another tip.
Use smaller capacity memory cards, this way when, not if, they fail, you will not lose all of your precious shots. Keep cards numbered, and have a pad and pen in your camera bag, with the subject of photos for each card. Also, keep your camera's manual in the bag, for a quick reference when you are out in the field.

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i was taking photos and evertime i took a photo i turned it off,(i was on a plane) and then went to turn it on again, and it opened then lens opener (two black things) and then beeps 2 times and turns off, then i put it on charge and the orange light comes on and wont charge, HELP! bran new!


Hi there please follow the steps and let me know the result.
1. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine . Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec .. in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.
i hope it will gives you success

Jan 20, 2011 | Samsung WB550 Digital Camera

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Memory card is full and when I plug in the USB cord and turn on the camera I get a message that my device is not connected or is busy, or that it contains no pictures!!


Causes of memory card corruption
  • Turning off a camera before an image is completely written to the memory card.
  • Removing the memory card from a camera while an image is being written to the card.
  • Removing the card from a memory card reader while files are still being transferred to a computer.
  • Batteries conking out as files are being transfered directly from the camera to a computer. Note: always make sure you have fully charged batteries before transferring images.
  • Removing the card from a card reader while folders and files from the card are open on a computer.
  • Opening, deleting, renaming or moving files on the card while its contents are open on a computer.
  • Using a memory card which has not been formatted in the camera. Use the delete/erase function when needed, however a card should be regularly formatted.
  • Formatting a card in a computer instead of the camera.
  • Inserting a second memory card into a card reader before closing and removing the first when viewing images on the card from a computer.
  • Taking photos when camera batteries are nearly empty.
  • Taking photos too rapidly so the camera can not complete writing one image before starting the next.
  • Continually shooting and deleting, shooting and deleting images when the card is full.
  • Letting a memory card get too full before downloading the images to a computer or storage device. Cards that are too full may overwrite the card headers.
  • Using a memory card from one camera in a different camera without formatting it in the new camera first.

Feb 28, 2008 | Cameras

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in photo mode the camera viewfinder go's off but the lense does not retract, in viewing photoes mode it works perfectly


Hi there please follow the steps and let me know the result.
1. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine . Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec .. in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.
i hope it will gives you success.

Jan 18, 2011 | Fuji FinePix 2800 Zoom Digital Camera

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I have fully charged the battery. Sometimes I can turn camera on and lense operates but no vision on screen and not able to take a photograph. but other times the lense will immediately retract. If lense will not retract I have to remove battery and return to retract lense. Whatever I try the camera will not take a photograph. I have changed settings etc. I have transferred photos to computer but camera will not allow me to review contents in its memory. I have had this camera for some years and wonder if it is time to replace it against the cost of repair.


Hi there please follow the steps and let me know the result.
1. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.
2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.
3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck
4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.
5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine . Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec .. in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.
i hope it will gives you success

Jan 14, 2011 | Pentax Optio SV Digital Camera

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The camera says that the memory is full but it only have 3 photos my memory card is empty how to back up the photos into memory card. I cant find it in menu tool. Please help me. Thank u very much.


Hi there,

Well you can try transferring Photos from the memory card to the computer by using a card reader, after transferring the photos just format your card by computer, for more help how to format the card please follow the below steps -

1. Insert your memory card into your card reader then insert the card reader to the computer USB port.
2. Open up 'My Computer'. You should see it under the list of available drives.
3. Check its contents first to make sure that you have the right drive.
4. In 'My Computer', right-click on the drive and choose 'Format'.

Once the process is completed, take the memory card out and insert it into your Digital Camera and try taking pictures again........ If further you have the same problem then you can try to reset your camera to default settings. also make sure you select the memory card to save the captured photos.

Please post comments if you need more help or information......

Good Luck!!

Thanks

Dec 29, 2009 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Digital Camera

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