No picture is taken when shutter release button is pressed
All other features seem to be working fine, but pressing the
shutter release button does not take a picture. Auto focus
works on half press of shutter release, but nothing else
occurs when fully depressed. New batteries, new photo card,
went through set up again, tried all settings. No joy. Any
Re: No picture is taken when shutter release button is...
Just confirming that taking the battery out and tapping the base of the camera very gently seems to have corrected the problem. I am slightly worried though as I have started glamour photography and a model costs quite a bit. What happens if camera doesn't work. Would really like to know the reason for the glitch.
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Are those NiMH batteries? Have you tried resetting the camera? If no standard way, just take out batteries for a few minutes, the more the merrier, let the tension build, and replace them.
Try tapping on the lens area, it might loose something up.
Best I can do, know it aint much ;]
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On page 28 of the advanced features manual from your camera, it explains how AF works. Focusing should happen while you press the shutter realise button half way down. Depending of the light, contrast and subject this can take from half a second to sometimes twice or three times as long. When in focus, you hear a beep and see a green light on the display. Then you can make the composition (or fine tune the outline of your picture) and then you press the button fully. The compact camera does work different from a DSLR. If you are user to a DSLR, you have to learn the compact, because it needs more time to focus, because the focus system is completely different.
Are your pictures properly exposed and are they sharp or are your pictures degraded? Is that 1/3-second you describe a delay between the time you push the shutter release and the time the picture is taken or somthing else? Check to make sure you're in the proper shutter release mode (slider switch to right of the mode dial). Also, your self-timer may be turned on. Your camera allows you to set a 2 or 10 second delay from the menus. If it is set to 2 seconds and turned on, it might seem like a 1/3-second delay. If that doesn't help, you camera is covered by Nikon's warranty. Contact Nikon Service at 1-800-NIKON-US (1-800-645-6687) 9AM-8PM EST, Monday to Friday.
This information will be on page 40-41 of your user manual. If you do not have it, send me an email to LBrown18062@hotmail.com. 1. Choose a continuous shooting mode. Press the progressing camera button to display continuous shooting options. Press selector < or > to highlight the desired option and press MENU/OK. 2. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 3. Pictures will be taken while the shutter button is pressed. Shooting ends when the shutter button is released, memory is full, or the selected number of shots has been taken.
Using the self-timer Use the self-timer when you want to be included in a picture, or to ensure a steady Shutter button press. Place the camera on a tripod or flat surface. 1 In any picture-taking mode, press the Info button to turn on the shortcut icons. 2 Press to highlight the self-timer icon. Press to choose a setting: 10 seconds- A picture is taken after a 10-second delay (so you have time to get into the scene). 2 seconds- A picture is taken after a 2-second delay (for a steady, shutter release on a tripod). 2 shot- The first picture is taken after a 10-second delay. A second picture is taken 8 seconds later. 3 Compose the scene. Press the Shutter button halfway, then completely down. The camera takes the picture/pictures after the delay. Use the same procedure to take a 2- or 10-second self-timer video, but press the Shutter button completely down.
1 In any Still mode, press the button repeatedly to choose: 10 seconds?A picture is taken after a 10-second delay (so you have time to get into the scene). 2 seconds?A picture is taken after a 2-second delay (for a steady, auto-shutter release on a tripod). 2 shot?The first picture is taken after a 10-second delay. A second picture is taken 8 seconds later. 2 Compose the scene. 3 Press the Shutter button halfway, then completely down.
I was taking pictures, then when I pressed the shutter release button, it took a long time. Then the error message came up. I tried pressing the shutter release button again, nothing happens. Still the error message. Please help me
if you see no reation of the pressing of the button i.e. no focusing, no error message nothing , then most probably a simplest problem , the shutter release button may not be working for few reasons :
1) defective switch.
2) defective flex cable.
3) camera exposed to some physical jerk or dropping resulting into disalingment between inner switch and the shutter release button.