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How do you leave the camera shutter open whilst taking a photo?

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That is not possible...??? the camera has a shutter for a reason.

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I set my camera to Manual setting but it takes blur photos. I am beginner and I don't know how to properly set the camera good for Manual setting. Any good setting for Manual? I will set that on m


The first number is the shutter speed and the second is the aperture. The two factors control the exposure.

The shutter speed (in this case 1.3 seconds) is how long the shutter is open to allow light to pass through the lens and strike the image sensor. The longer it's open the more light passes through. If there's not much light, like indoors or at night, the shutter needs to be open longer. A fast shutter speed can "freeze" motion, useful for things like sports. A slow shutter speed allows the subject to blur, useful for things like running water.

The aperture (in this case f/4.5) is a measure of how wide the lens opening is. The wider the opening the more light comes through. A smaller opening produces more depth of field.

The two work in tandem to achieve proper exposure. An oft-seen analogy is filling a bucket with water. You can turn the tap on all the way and fill it quickly, or just crack it open and let it take a long time filling drop by drop. Either way the bucket eventually fills up, but the two pictures may look very different.

I suggest you visit your local library and take a look at some introductory photography books. They will discuss the impact of shutter speed and aperture in much more detail than I can give here.

Aug 09, 2012 | Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera

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I want to take star photos, how do I keep the apiture open (with a shutter cable) I tried but it doesnt stay open!


Set the mode dial to "M". Turn the command dial to set the shutter speed to "B". The bulb setting leaves the shutter open as long as the shutter button is held down, or fifteen seconds, whichever comes first. Unfortunately, that fifteen-second limit is much too short for good star trails. This is a limitation of the camera; there's nothing you can do about it.
This is a common problem with point&shoot cameras, even the advanced models. They're okay for 98% of the photographic situations you might encounter. But for the other 2% they either can't do it at all or make you go through hoops to do it. Just about every DSLR has a bulb mode that keeps the shutter open as long as you hold down the button (or better, yet, between two presses on a remote control unit so you don't even have to touch the camera), or until the batteries run out (and in those cases you can use auxiliary battery packs or just plug the camera into line power).

Apr 27, 2012 | Fuji FinePix S7000 Digital Camera

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Shutter will not open every time i take a photo. The photo always comes out black on the view finder


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

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I have Canon PowerShot A460 .When i capture a picture it look utterly bright both on Camera Screen and in PC. It flashes both in night mode and in day light or sun light. I 've reset all the functions...


I suspect that your shutter has stopped working. When you take the photos in good light, the shutter stays open causing total over exposure. I bet if you take a photo at night in a dimly lit place with flash, the photos would be fine as this does situation does not rely on the shutter.

Jul 24, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera

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Can't take any photo with my Canon S3IS any more. The view finder and the screen is black when I try to take some photo but I am able to see all photo that is already on my memory card in the view finder...


Look into the lense while setting the shutter speed at a half second or so (slow enough for you to see the shutter open and close) and click the shutter release... you should see the shutter open and close. If you don't see this, then you may have a 'sticky shutter' resulting from lubricant seeping into the shutter/aperature mechanism and preventing the shutter from functioning as it should.(Common problem reported with the S2 and S3 cameras... and probably the S1 as well)

I have gotten my S3IS to take pictures by turning on the power, then opening the battery compartment door and reclosing it repeatedly until the shutter opens (from the power surge) and an image appears on the LCD.

After confirming the sticky shutter was indeed the problem, I pursued a more permanent fix.

Jan 30, 2011 | Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

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Nikon Coolpix S5 camera. Lens shutter remaining open.


From the manual: "Turn camera off and then on again. If error persists, contact retailer or Nikon representative."

Nov 18, 2009 | Nikon Coolpix S51c Digital Camera

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View screen black when on & no longer takes photo's


Sounds like a dead CCD. Contact your local Canon service center.

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Jul 24, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

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Problem with print


It sounds like your shutter may be failing.

The N80 has a vertical travel focal plane shutter. This is essentially two curtains that travel across the film plane. At lower shutter speeds, one curtain opens up the shurter, you wait, then the next one travels across, stopping the exposure. At faster speeds, though, they both move together, leaving a small gap between them to let light through.

If the first shutter curtain isn't always making it all the way to the top, this could give you just what you're seeing -- a black band across the top of the photo. One blank negative may well indicate that your shutter failed completely on that shot.

This is something best handled by a camera repair shop. It could possibly just be some dirt in the shutter mechanism, which would be fixed by a good CLA (clean, lube, adjust) ... that's no a bad idea if it's an older camera anyway. However, it could be more than that. It won't be clear which without getting down into the camera itself.

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