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Canon SD550 Digital Zoom Not Working

I have had th SS550 for almost a year and a half now, and I must confess I have not taken the time to really learn the camera. For my needs, point, click download to pc then I am done. Recently though, the zoom feature has stopped workng. (for those of you familiar, right where you click to take a picture there is the manual zoom lever and the camera has a built in digital zoom. When i move the manual lever the zoom does not respond? Digital zoom is turned on but does not work neither. Is there a setting in the camera that turns off the manual zoom as there is for the digital zoom in the menu functions? Or is this repair time? :( On another note, i can't turn on Date Stamp, the option is greyed out to even hilight the option. Related? I have tried resetting the camera to default, Have actually read the manual, an Canon's website has been not help.

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Digital Zoom is best ignored in any camera it simply blows up a section of an image already taken, You can do that far better with an image editor in the computer. As for the Optical Zoom - it does indeed seem to be repair time- As it is only a year and half old- may be Canin will be sympathetic and offer a cheap swap out.

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