Question about Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

1 Answer

The zoom only extended intermittently

Hi, The zoom only extended intermittently, then not at all."LensError" message permanant. Camera unusable. This problem occurred when turned on unintentionally, while in the case where zoom could not extend. The design of this camera left the switch very exposed with no locking mechanism to compensate. Therefore, a "zoom jam" is likely to happen. (This same thing happened the first time only 4 months after it's purchase, Nikon, itself, repaired it wth no charge. But even though I've been aware of this potential problem and handled it with care for 2 and 1/2 years, it happened again. Please check to see if Nikon has recognized it's culpability and will support this repair. I will do the same thing, but Nikon is notorious for it's non-response and may be more receptive to your inquiries.) Thankyou, Irene

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 513 Answers
Re: The zoom only extended intermittently

Its going to be hard for nikon to ever admit culpability over this problem, since many forms of miss use that is not an outcome of this specific design flaw may result in the same "LensError", which is a very common failure. Admitting culpability will cost them too much. This is not to say that it's not their fault... and if you go with your claim to a Nikon service center they might accept the truth of it, and atleast give you a discount on the repair, or offer better conditions on an upgrade. They don't have to, but once in a while you catch them in a good mood. Good luck!

Posted on Mar 02, 2006

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...
3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I couldn't open the camera. when im trying to open it it shows and error message on screen "zoom did not operate correctly...."


Digital cameras with shutter covers sometimes jam, keeping teh cover from retracting and the lens from extending. That is what is giving you the message. You may be able to assist it by gently pushin it open when you turn on the camera. Key phase there is "gentle". Do not force it open as you may permanently damage it. If the motor is locked up or the lens cover still refuses to open, take it to a camera shop for service.

Dec 23, 2014 | Digital Cameras

1 Answer

E:61:00 on display window


Hi there:
E 61 00 Difficult to adjust focus Inspect the lens block focus reset sensor
E 61 10 Zoom operations fault Inspect the lens block zoom reset sensor
E 62 00 Steadyshot function does not work well. Inspect pitch angular velocity sensor
E 62 01 Steadyshot function does not work well. Inspect yaw angular velocity sensor

The simple solution to fix that error message was to the let the lens fully extend and give the lens a good whack. Possibly this error message for this means, that the auto focus motor was past the maximum set point.

This may sound crazy and this has not happened since I did this but here is what I did to get rid of that error message. I have not had that problem since but here was my steps:
• Turn the camera off
• Hold the camera face down over a hard surface (Like you are going to take of your desk) with only about half an inch above the surface.

OR reference the video files below for an alternate method.
• Turn the camera on
• Let the lens extend into the hard surface, don't let it extend all the way. Mine retracted slightly and then tried to extend again (let it extend the second time).
• Lift the camera away from the hard surface and notice that the error message is gone.
• Take pictures of your favorite things.

Here is the first alternate method (AVI format)
Here is the second alternate method (AVI format)

Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I`ll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.

Nov 20, 2012 | Digital Cameras

1 Answer

E:61:00 on display window


Hi there:
E 61 00 Difficult to adjust focus Inspect the lens block focus reset sensor
E 61 10 Zoom operations fault Inspect the lens block zoom reset sensor
E 62 00 Steadyshot function does not work well. Inspect pitch angular velocity sensor
E 62 01 Steadyshot function does not work well. Inspect yaw angular velocity sensor

The simple solution to fix that error message was to the let the lens fully extend and give the lens a good whack. Possibly this error message for this means, that the auto focus motor was past the maximum set point.

This may sound crazy and this has not happened since I did this but here is what I did to get rid of that error message. I have not had that problem since but here was my steps:
• Turn the camera off
• Hold the camera face down over a hard surface (Like you are going to take of your desk) with only about half an inch above the surface.

OR reference the video files below for an alternate method.
• Turn the camera on
• Let the lens extend into the hard surface, don't let it extend all the way. Mine retracted slightly and then tried to extend again (let it extend the second time).
• Lift the camera away from the hard surface and notice that the error message is gone.
• Take pictures of your favorite things.

Here is the first alternate method (AVI format)
Here is the second alternate method (AVI format)

Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I`ll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.

Nov 20, 2012 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W110 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Finepix j27 When the camera is turned on "Zoom error" message appears and lense is stuck in an extended position. When the power is turned off, the lense remains extended. Do you know how...


hi, Zoom Error occurs when there the lenses are not able to move and something is obstructing the movement like some dust or sand grains etc., to dislodge the obstructing particles try tapping the lense side corner of the camera on a table top lightly (not too hard please, as the lense and autofocus combination is quite fragile) a couple of times in switch off mode and trying to power on after every 2-3 taps.

or you might send it out to a service centre, the charges are generally just the serviceing charges as no new parts needed.

hope this helps
cheers

May 05, 2011 | Digital Cameras

1 Answer

I am getting a message E18


The E18 error is an error message on Canon digital cameras. The E18 error occurs when anything prevents the zoom lens from properly extending or retracting.[1] The error has become notorious in the Canon user community as it can completely disable the camera, requiring expensive repairs.

In this link could check additional details: e18error.com

Hope helps (remember tp rate this answer).

Mar 29, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital...

1 Answer

Won't take pictures when zoom


Hi,
Most common problem in al the digital camera's. Slide motor start malfunction and the massage appears"Turn off the power and on again". In this situation you have to replace slide motor or lens block assembly, And your camera work fine again.
Thanks for using fixya.

Jun 27, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Lens will not retract


It sound like a problem with the zooming mechanism (lens would not retract or extended) Press the power button on and hold it down while extending and twisting the telescopic zoom lens. It might fix your problem. In any case it could not make it worse. Good luck!

Sep 11, 2007 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Super Zoom


In addition to the optical zoom, this camera is equipped with a super zoom and digital zoom for taking telephoto and wide-angle shots. The super zoom and digital zoom cannot be used at the same time. Super zoom is used to extend the optical zoom up to 14× magnification. However, the resolution is automatically fixed at 1600 ×1200. Digital Zoom is used to extend the maximum optical zoom to approximately 40x. However, pictures taken with the digital zoom may appear grainy. Camera shake is likely to occur at these higher magnifications, please see “camera shake” question for further details on this.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-770 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Super Zoom


In addition to the optical zoom, this camera is equipped with a super zoom and digital zoom for taking telephoto and wide-angle shots. The super zoom and digital zoom cannot be used at the same time. Super zoom is used to extend the optical zoom up to 14× magnification. However, the resolution is automatically fixed at 1600 ×1200. Digital Zoom is used to extend the maximum optical zoom to approximately 40x. However, pictures taken with the digital zoom may appear grainy. Camera shake is likely to occur at these higher magnifications, please see “camera shake” question for further details on this.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-765 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera Logo

56 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Digital Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

92772 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3283 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Nikon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...