Question about Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Digital zoom not working

That is about as clear as I can get. I put the camera in the display mode that uses the viewing screen on the camera. It used to show a meter when I got past the normal zoom and into digital zoom. Now it no longer goes into the digital zoom. I did have the CF card problem which I solved by resetting the camera back to factory settings and it has taken 1000+ pictures with no problem except for the zoom.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 130 Answers
Re: Digital zoom not working

Digital zoom is in the menu and must be turned on to activate it. When you use the zoom it takes 2 opperations to function. First opperation is to zoom all the way in then the camera should stop. This is the limit of the optical zoom. Then you let off the zoom button, and hit it again and then the digital zoom will start. Digital zoom is just a gimic if you learn how it works its not doing anything different then you can do in photoshop. All digital zoom is doing is like cropping.

Posted on Apr 24, 2006

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Zoom on nikon d5100

In either mode, you're zooming by turning the zoom ring on the lens? In live view mode, if you zoom in by pressing the magnifying glass button, all you're doing is zooming the display, not the image itself.

Feb 26, 2013 | Nikon D5100 Digital Camera with 1855mm...

1 Answer

When i push the shutter button on my Av100 camera,it show me Image previwe screen.also when I push zoom in button,it also gave me the same screen.Bcoz of that,i can't get me.

I do not know any solution so far but try this if you want to use your camera like normal:

1. While in view/gallery mode, press and hold the view/gallery mode button.
2. press the shutter halfway. it should take you to shooting mode. remember to hold the view/gallery mode button.
3. use the camera as normal as long as you do not let go of the button.

to go to view/gallery mode:
just press the shutter button halfway from shoot mode without pressing other buttons.

I hope this helps.

Jun 27, 2011 | FUJIFILM FinePix AV100 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I get (have) a black screen when I put my camera in the on position to take picture/video. I can view all pass picture/video, If I switch mode to view. when I switch the mode to take picture or video I...

Try hitting the display button(the small TV resembling icon in the bottom right of the camera). You may have accidentally pressed it while using your camera and caused it to turn off your display.

Mar 07, 2011 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-M1 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Hello please help in live view mode when i press the button to zoom 0x/5x/10/ the pic is very close in my LCD question is that when i am at 5x or 10x when i want to see my pics i have taken in...

The zoom button merely zooms in on the display. It magnifies a portion of the picture so you can get a better look at what you're about to photograph. LiveView or otherwise, if you want to zoom, you have use the zoom ring on your lens (assuming you're using a zoom lens in the first place, of course).

Nov 07, 2010 | Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i Digital...

1 Answer

Pic screen is fuzzy tried cleaning the lense still not clear

This may help you, try using the Preview feature on the LCD screen.
The LCD screen Preview feature was not used to take a picture in Close-Up mode. Always use the Preview feature in Close-Up mode to confirm focus and to frame the subject properly. If the Preview feature is not used, the LCD will not display an accurate view of the subject.

Apr 04, 2010 | Kodak Easyshare CD82 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Canon 500d Screen won't display object to be shot

First of all, the live view mode will work only in creative zones, that is from mode P. P, Tv, Av, M modes. Put the camera into one of these modes and push the Set button that is located behind the camera, amidst the four direction buttons, and you're live! Also note that to autofocus here, you should use the zoom minus button, a button with a star beside it.

Jul 10, 2009 | Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i Digital...

2 Answers

LCD Screen Black/Blank. ? ? ?

Perhaps you have quick view turned off in the setup menus. There's no way the CCD is the problem as the camera takes pictures.

Feb 09, 2008 | Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera

1 Answer

Optical / Digital Zoom

Press the "T" for telephoto and get closer to the subject. Optical telephoto zoom is like using a telescope to get closer to the subject before taking the picture. With optical Telephoto zoom you can maintain the full resolution and quality. After you have used all of the optical Telephoto range, the camera will continue to enhance the image with Digital Zoom. This enhances the image inside the camera by reducing the resolution and expanding fewer pixels to fill the same image space. Use the "W" Wide-angle button to back-up away from the subject or get a bigger area into your picture. You can even ZOOM IN on a picture in the playback mode for a better look at the details. Turn the Mode Dial to Playback, then press the "T". Use the Enter button to move around the display area. Press the middle of the ENTER KEY to see your images in thumbnail view and / or scroll through several images at one time to find a specific / special image quickly.

Sep 11, 2005 | Toshiba PDR-3300 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Telephoto images

The D-630 has a 3x optical zoom and a 4x seamless digital zoom. In order to use the digital zoom, press the OK/MENU button on the back of the camera. Press the right arrow key to access the Mode Menu. The first setting under the CAMERA tab is DIGITAL ZOOM. Press the right arrow key to highlight this setting and then press again to select ON. Press the OK/MENU button to set the DIGITAL ZOOM to remain ON. When you press the zoom button with the T on it, a zoom indicator will display on the right side of the LCD. The W represents a wider area of view as you zoom out, and the T represents telephoto as you zoom closer to the subject. When the zoom indicator is in the red zone, you are using the digital portion of the zoom. images taken in the digital zoom will appear “noisy” or “grainy” which is normal when using the DIGITAL ZOOM.

Sep 01, 2005 | Olympus D-630 Zoom Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera Logo

248 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Digital Cameras Experts


Level 2 Expert

246 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers


Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides