I need help. I probably hit the wrong button on this camera.
When I try to take a picture with autofocus and Auto on the picture type week the camera will not take a picture. All I get is a F-- on the LCD screen when I press the button.
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Press the button down further. The shutter release button on these types of cameras has two modes, half way down causes the camera to autofocus, all the way down causes it to shoot. If the camera is in autofocus mode, it will not fire until it feels that is focused.
The simplest thing which might have gone wrong is that you mistakenly activated the macro function. Try taking a picture of, say, a flower from a few inches: if it's sharp, you're employing the camera's macro function and need to deactivate it.
I don't recall the DSC having a manual focus setting, but check it out. If you turned it on, you need to manually adjust the focus through the zoom control in order to get sharp pictures (or turn on autofocus, of course).
Otherwise, the auto-focusing software might be at fault. There are several autofocus settings available; try cycling them all and see if the problem is reversible.
If not, either the autofocus parameters are gone awry - I'm afraid the camera'll need servicing - or maybe a dirty lens is causing the autofocus to malfunction, in which case cleaning it would solve the problem. Frankly, it's unlikely - it would take a really cleverly positioned and greasy fingerprint to fool a modern focusing engine. But you might be lucky, and it's worth a check.
the mode that the camera is in, probably auto, is saying that there is enough light. when you point it down it reduces the light and when you press the shutter down half way it sees the light deficit and pops out the flash. i would say to play with the modes and preset modes.
typically if camera is not set to autofocus, pictures come out blurry. make sure to put autofocus on. when u put autofocus on, u usually need to press button twice to take picture.( 1st to set autofucus, 2nd time to take picture) hope this helps ur issue.
Fuzzie picture -meaning out of focus?
Check that you have not got
1- macro setting on
[setting symbol looks like a tiny plant]
or that you have a low light setting which menas it is taking long exposures.
Aslso the Auto foxus may not be function as it should - one possibility is that the way you hold the camera covers the 'window'
make sure your fingers are aware from any of the front top panel 'windows'
When you depress the shutter part way down- does the lens 'motor' to focus
Or indeed are you doing part way or are snapping off shot and giving the camera time to focus?
Lots of thing for you to check out, before we start getting worried.
The difficult ones are if the camera has taken a knock and the lens mount has become dislodged
But do all the check first and do consult the manual