Question about Nikon Coolpix 5600 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Stopped taking pictures . . .

The last time I used my camera, I was at an indoor birthday party, and took lots of great pictures. However, I did notice it seemed to be taking longer and longer to display the pictures after I snapped a shot. I downloaded the images to my PC with no problems. About a week later, I tried to use my camera, and I got no picture on the LCD monitor when I put the camera in camera or movie mode (for taking pictures or movies). The lens extends with no problem and the shutter opens and closes. The pictures already on the camera display fine. Also ... the camera will go through the motions of taking a picture and even stores the pics on the camera ... however the pics are black or very dark grey. When the camera is in picture taking mode, it shows a snowy dark grey almost black screen, and this is all I get in my photos as well. One odd thing I noticed after this started happening is that the settings were all completely reset. I had a pic selected for startup, but it defaulted back to the CoolPix image and all other settings went to default. I have tried taking the batteries out for extended periods as well as resetting the camera to default settings. Again, the camera goes through all of the motions, but nothing comes out on the pics or displays on the screen when taking pictures of movies. I otherwise had grown really fond of this camera after getting to know its idiosyncracies. From material I have read online, it sounds like having the camera repaired may be more expensive than buying a new or refurbished model. Does anyone have a solution to this problem? Eternal gratitude to anyone who shares this with me. Thanks, Ray

Posted by on

  • arsanders Oct 25, 2008

    I have a coolpix 3100 that worked just fine until my son's 5th birthday! The battery is new and both the flash and focus lights appear ready. It makes a sound as though it's taking a picture but then...nothing, no flash, no picture. I suppose it would cost more to fix than to replace. Such a shame...now I need to figure out where to recycle this camera. I can't bring myself to polluting the environment!

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 154 Answers

When previous pictures display fine but does not take new one directs the problem to camera mode problem. Some component is at fault in the main board which controls menu functions and display is damaged. For the solution, the main board is repaired or replaced by technician. The repair cost may run between $100 to $200 in US.

Posted on Mar 21, 2007

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

On which setting must the camera be for taking pictures as night


To obtain the best results, several factors must be taken into consideration. Traditionally, for taking pictures indoors the use of flash was mandatory, but nowadays with increased sensitivity in cameras, this can be largely dispensed with.
The first variable is the ISO rating - for indoor use by ambient light, this needs to be at lease 800, possibly as high as 2400 - as you have given no indication of the equipment used, all answers must be a little vague, giving guidelines rather than strict instructions.
Next is to adjust the White Balance - there will be various settings depending upon the type of lighting in use. Old-style lightbulbs are tungsten, whereas more modern tube lighting is fluorescent, and they possess different colour temperatures. Choose the one appropriate to the light source.
Finally, to ensure as much light as possible reaches the sensor, do not stop the lens down to more than f5.6.

Aug 07, 2016 | Cameras

1 Answer

Finalizing a disc


recover data True True (``````````` (``````````` 0 95250 95250 clip_image002.gif from formated & finalized dvd disc

CDRoller or Isobuster might work

Jan 28, 2008 | Video Cameras

5 Answers

How can i more interest kids in my birthday party?


To make birthday parties more colourful and attractive, what you need to do is to plan for those events that would invoke their interest. It was my cousin sister's birthday last week, and we organised an awesome birthday party for her from the event planning team. That birthday was really worth mentioning, as it was filled with lot of fun, surprise events and food. So you too can take up their services, for any birthday related events.

birth-3nwfsv3occfz34a4bfkdfghh-5-0.jpg

Nov 26, 2013 | Pokemon Birthday Party Supplies Set For 24...

1 Answer

I recently bought a Canon powershot SX200is and I was using it to photograph my 4 year old grandson's birthday party, however a lot of the shots were blurred, these were mainly taken indoor, when I checked...


I don't know your camera but on my fuji there is a setting that changes the "film speed". If it is set too low such as 100 or 200, it will make the exposure take too long causing blurry photos.
The higher the number, the faster it is.
Worth a try.
It should be under settings area. Also check to see if the flash is working or what I have seen sometimes, people don't realize that when shooting a picture, their finger is covering the front of the camera where the exposure meter is.

Mar 25, 2010 | Canon Cameras

1 Answer

Indoor photos are generally poor quality - PLEASE HELP!


Raise the ISO, set the camera to take pics at the maximum megapixels and highest quality, check your white balance....what is it set for?...auto white balance or something else? Experiment with different settings under different lights to see what you like best.

Mar 06, 2010 | Cameras

1 Answer

I TALKED TO KODAK DIDN,T HELP


Trying taking indoor pictures in the "Night Portrait" or "Night Landscape" modes in the "SCN" command. Be careful not tho shake the camera in these modes.

The "Party" mode works well if the people in the picture are close to the camera.

You could also play with the settings in the "P" command to adjust the amount of light entering the camera.

Good luck.

Jan 08, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare Z760 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Dark Picture


I am assuming the following two things.

1. The part was indoors.
2. You are using the 18-135 mm lens with the Nikon D80.

The problem with shooting indoors is that not enough light goes in through the lens to the filter. Solutions:

1. Use the flash with every shot. In case there is not flashlight available, use the on board flash. Press the top button behind the barrel on the camera. It has a lighting icon. It will pop open the flash. If you are in 'P', 'A', 'S' mode, the camera will sync the shutter speed with flash. If the camera is on auto mode (The green camera icon) the flash will pop up and fire by itself.

2. Use the lens with with lowest f stop, i.e. with bigger aperture.

3. Increase ISO. You ought to get usable photographs right up to 800. To change ISO, press the button on the back of the camera which says 'ISO' (Second button from bottom) and turn the primary command dial simultaneously to change ISO setting. Higher ISO speed = Lower shutter speed (But less clarity too).

Hope it helps.

Satdeep

Jun 15, 2008 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

2 Answers

Flashing Err and E/Error Problem


You might want to check the position of the aperture ring on the lens. If it is not set at the highest number, ( IE smallest aperture, f22,f32 ), then the camera will display that error message

Dec 17, 2007 | Nikon N55 35mm SLR Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon Coolpix 5600 Digital Camera Logo

144 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Cameras Experts

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3289 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Jeff Marcus

Level 2 Expert

115 Answers

Are you a Nikon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...