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Auto focus i'm an amateur at this so i may be doing something wrong but when i'm in auto focus on my nikon coolpix p80, i consistently get a blinking red focus indicator, meaning the image is not in focus. it's almost never green. i don't know what i'm doing wrong. i almost never get a clear picture. can anyone help? thank you!

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    The camera seems to work fie in most situations and I've been reasonably happy with it, however, it has a real problem with close focus. It has a macro mode that is supposed to be able to focus within 4 inches,but that doesn't seem to work, even when I use zoom within 2-3 feet, it can't seem to focus...

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You push the button half way down (sounds crazy) but that is when you are letting the camera know you want it to focus and when it turns green push the button the rest of the way down

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My flash stopped working on my nikon coolpix L110..


The Nikon Coolpix is a compact digital camera that is well-suited for amateur to semi-professional photographers. Occasionally, some issues with the built-in flash can occur. If the hardware is damaged, the camera must be taken in for repairs. More often, problems occur because of obstructions or issues with the camera's settings and are easily repairable. Follow the troubleshooting guide to fix the built-in flash.

Instructions:
1.Ensure the Nikon Coolpix digital camera battery is fully charged.
2.Wait several seconds before pressing the shutter-release button if the "Flash Ready" indicator light is flashing red. Press the "Flash Mode" button once or twice to change the flash settings from "Off" to "On" or "Auto" if the "Flash Ready" indicator light is off.
3.Ensure there are no obstructions, like your finger or the camera strap, that are preventing the flash from firing if an error message appears on the display screen and the flash is not firing when the flash mode is set to automatic.
4.Press the flash back into the camera after every photo to ensure the flash always fires in "Auto" mode instead of just in low illumination settings. Press the flash back into the camera to turn off the flash in "Manual" mode; otherwise the flash will continually fire.
5.Change the auto focus setting from "Infinity" to "Auto," "Macro Closeup" or "Self-Timer" by pressing the "Focus Mode" button once, twice or three times to automatically turn the flash back on.
6.Use only Nikon external flash accessories to avoid damage to the built-in flash and camera circuits.

I hope you find it very helpful. Thanks.

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Look at your memory card. SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

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My Nikon p80 has difficulty focusing in low light. Also, the white balance is difficult to control and most low light photos are too yellow.


Seems to be interesting.
For low light focusing problem here is the solution which works with any digital camera.
I have observed that P80 has a slow focusing symptom. If you are in TELE range that is lens out. Then you will be hitting this issue very frequently.
Check if you are not restricting that red light bulb from throwing the light on your subject.This light is to assist the camera to focus.
Try doing this. Illuminate the object with a small/capable torch. Sometimes AF assist lamp is not doing the job.
another solution is focus in small steps. move lens out a little half press the focus/snap button. repeat this till you get the desired frame. This somehow helps camera to focus difficult objects.

White Balance:
Nikon P80 has good white balance functionality. But if you do not get what you want you need to set the WB manually. Here is the procedure to set white balance manually.
Procedure:
You need to select the preset manual for this procedure. Keep a white colored object with you always. This should be of size of a playing card at minimum.
when you will select the manual white balance preset. it will show you the measure option. Keep your white subject in front of the lens and press measure such that the camera view is filled with that white object's view.
Now you are ready to go. Your Camera will take the pictures just right.

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Can you use a fisheye lens on the Nikon Coolpix P80


I do not think any company makes an Fisheye lens attachment for Nikon P80. This is a fixed lens camera.
If it is being manufactured by any 3rd party then Nikon then you can only attach it to the front of the P80's lens.
Caution. Nikon P80 is a super zoom and lens barrel is made up of plastic that is too light weight. Do not attach heavy peace of metal on the lens. it can only carry the filters.

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It sounds like your Auto Focus as you mentioned....take it off and see it it continues.

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My Nikon Coolpix P80 4G memory has become locked


there is an actual lock on your card on the side very small see if you may have locked it on accident

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Well a few years ago I purchased a Nikon Coolpix 4600 4MP Digital Camera and everytime I try to take a picture the AF light flashes red. Why is that?


Hello Winniethe383,
AF stands for "Auto Focus", When you are clicking a snap, the camera is trying to bring the subject into focus and the Red light blinking is to show the status that the camera is busy Focusing.
Please let me know in case you need any further details and I would be glad to assist you further :)

Regards,
Srinivas

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