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Zoom not operating

The zoom does not work. when I try to use it the cammera beeps and there is a symbol on the screen

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Re: zoom not operating

Hey there same thing happened to me, solution go to setup button where it says camera go down to digital zoom turn to on,
then go to setup 1 where it says conversion lens, turn to off solved my problem
hope this helps you.

Posted on May 31, 2008

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