Question about Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera
My MIL has a Samsung S500 about 2 years old. Recently she has been unable to take pictures at times. I looked at her camera and could not find anything obviously wrong with it. It appears to have issues in low light settings the most. When the shutter button is pressed the camera simply shuts off instead of taking the picture. It can be turned back on right away.
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Try replacing batteries (high Ah photographic type).
The lens motor & electronics may be draining power if Ah capacity has dropped too low. At night, it could be that your flash is trying to fire (another drain), or shutter timer / mirror staying open longer.
Posted on Sep 20, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: My camera will not take photos
'I have opened the camera up and looks OK' How can you tell? what you have done is negated any chance of as repair or replacement. But a new camera?
Posted on Aug 01, 2007
SOURCE: Autofocus not working
When the camera is OUT OF FOCUS, these are the steps that you could try:
1 Power Reset
- Turn off camera
- Remove batteries for a minute
- Reload batteries
- Turn on camera
- When the distance between the camera and the subject is too close,
the strength of the light can cause the picture to overexposed and
be blurred. On the contrary, if the distance is too far,
the beam is too weak to shed enough light on the subject.
Allow yourself enough space between you and your subject.
- If you press the shutter before the flash is fully charged,
the flash will not be able to emit enough light and therefore
the image can be blurred.
4 Surrounding Light
- Use the fill-in flash mode to create a balanced shot when
the surrounding light is very bright.
- Use the backlight control feature when the background
is brighter than the subject.
- Clean the lenses with a smooth piece of cloth.
7 ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction)
- Put in ASR mode to prevent any blur
8 Master Reset
- Press on MENU button
- Press on the right button until you see SETUP
- Scroll down until you see RESET
- Press the right button to pick up on YES or NO
- Press on OK/MENU button for changes to be saved
- Turn off camera for a few seconds for changes to be saved
* If it still does not work, you need to send the camera for repair.
Just contact the Manufacturer so they could tell you how to send camera safely.
Posted on Jan 19, 2008
SOURCE: Lens stuck after dropping camera
Probably it can be fixed, but if the lens gears are too damaged the repair could be much expensive and you would prefer to buy a new one.
Take your camera to a qualified technician to check the price of a repair.
Posted on May 24, 2009
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