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Zoom Control The zoom control has stopped working. In the Summer on holiday, I noticed that the zoom control was working only intermittently. It seemed to be making poor contact and I found that flicking it sometimes helped. Now it has ceased to work at all. Is there any way of cleaning the contacts or having a service carried out?

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Re: Zoom Control

Looks like you 'flicked' it to death Seriously this is in need of treatment - costly treatment Contact Olympus service and hold your breath

Posted on Sep 01, 2007

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In Chile just bought a camera Lumix DMC FZ70, zooming only works in automatic mode AI in the other modes only works zoom 1 to 3x, please indicate what should I do

First thing Ariel is to read the manual. Specs say it has something called 'Intelligent Zoom', so it might be by design.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 / DMC-FZ72 Key Features:
  • 16.1-Megapixel 1/2.3" High Sensitivity MOS sensor
  • LEICA DC VARIO DC 60x (20-1,200mm) Ultra Wide-angle Zoom Lens
  • 120x Intelligent Zoom
  • POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Active Mode
  • LSI Venus Engine Image Processor
  • 3.0-inch 460k-dot Intelligent LCD Display
  • 0.2-inch 202K-dot EVF (Electronic Viewfinder)
  • 1,920 x 1,080 60i Full HD Video Recording with AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) Format or 30p in MP4 with the Dolby Digital
  • Built-In Wind Shield Zoom Microphone
  • Up to 9 fps continuous shooting
  • ISO up to 6400
  • RAW file recording
  • P/A/S/M Full Manual Control
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) / iA Plus Mode
  • Creative Panorama
  • Creative Control
  • Creative Retouch
  • Creative Video Mode
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode
  • 3D Photo mode
  • Optional DMW-LT55 Tele Conversion Lens extends the zoom ratio to 1.7x to pull the subject far off even closer with minimum deterioration of image quality.
  • Optional DMW-LC55 Close-up Lens

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Hi, the zoom function on top of my G9 has suddenly stopped working is now quite sloppy and doesn't control zoom accurately?Any ideas? Thank you Nick

Does the zoom switch feel loose? There was a problem with G7 zoom switches - a spring in the switch used to break sometimes. Maybe it's the same problem, although I have never seen a G9 with that problem. Anyways, you will have to give it to a camera technician, unless you have experience in camera repairs. G9 is not a complicated camera, but it's not hard to damage it without the experience. To access the top cover from the bottom side, half of the camera has to be disassembled.

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Sticky zoom control

Put some WD-40 on a cotton swab, squeeze the tip and let it drizzle down into the zoom switch.

Apr 15, 2010 | Samsung HZ10W / WB500 Digital Camera

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Ricoh Caplio R7 zoom stopped working.

1. Go into the camera menu and find "reset"...follow the on-screen instrutions. 2. Remove the card and all the buttons...leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery...turn it on. If those two suggestions do not work, then I suspect you have a circuit problem. Was the camera ever in a hot or damp situation? Could moisture have condensed inside from bringing a cold camera indoors?

Dec 22, 2009 | Ricoh Caplio R7 Digital Camera

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Auto zooming on power up, intermittent problem

Possibly a intermittent connection in the control buttons or the ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) connector from the controls to the main PCB.
Take it in for servicing, they will do a trial by substitution (swap out control) and lubricate the connector.
There isn't really anything you can do to fix with this sort of problem.


Sep 28, 2009 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 Digital Camera

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How do i zoom

1. Toggle the MODE button to camera picture and press the SET button
2. Compose your image while viewing the LCD monitor
3. Press the ZOOM thumbnail button with the magnifier picture to activate the digital zoom.can zoom images up to 5 times

4 Press the shutter button to capture the ZOOMED image
Hope this helps, there wasn't a date on your e-mail so not sure when your Holiday was.
Good Luck
Missy S

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Zoom malfunctioning

This sounds like there is debris lodged in the zoom gears. Been to the beach lately? The gears in the zoom mechanism are very small, and even a tiny spec of sand or other debris can jam them up. Alternatively the sensor inside the lens that feeds back the position of the lens to the control circuit may be failing - so the camera thinks the lens has retracted all the way and stops. If the stoppage of the zoom action is abrupt then it is probably debris, if it is a smooth stoppage like the camera is stopping on purpose it is probably a position sensor. Either way the camera will require repair. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

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Remote control

Yes. The RM-1 and the RM-2 remote control can be used with the C-5000 Zoom.

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