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Camcorder does not focus

I have a peculiar problem. When I shoot indoor the camcorder focuses correctly and functions but as soon as I focus on out door secenes the focus becomes totally blur. Can anyone suggest solution for this problem?

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Re: Camcorder does not focus

Another thing is that that maybe you move the camera to fast and blurring the image or there is too much light or too little light

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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Try setting the focus manually to infinity. Then, if necessary, slowly adjust it for objects which are in your shot.

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You should probably check the camcorder's settings , then if it is a hardware issue we can look into it for you. We offer free estimates for camcorder repairs. When did you purchase the camcorder? Best of luck with your Canon ZR100.

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Re: Camcorder does not focus

I would check to see if your camcorder is set for autofocus or manual. If it got changed to manual by accident, that would explain it (you can USE manual, but you'll have to keep adjusting focus). If this isn't the problem I would take it to the dealer you got if from or a repair station.

Posted on Apr 29, 2007

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I hope I can offer a simple solution. If it doesn't work, then I'll I have to ask a few more questions. I know the GL has many buttons and settings and it can be confusing to keep an eye on all of them. Perhaps the camera was changed accidentally to manual focus? Can you check to see it is set to auto focus. If that isn't the case. When you say you can't focus, do you mean when you try to manually focus it, nothing happens?

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