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I cannot get super macro mode

The manual says to press the macro button on the canon powershot SX10 IS for one second or more but I cannot get it to go onto super macro - it just keeps going onto normal mode from macro mode - am I doing something wrong??

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  • esrule2004 Feb 06, 2009

    Thanks very much - I tried this and it works. Shame Canon didn't think to put it in the manual!! I phoned them about it and they couldn't help me (!!)....so thanks a lot, I wouldn't have thought to do that

  • dawngoodman May 16, 2009

    Can not get super macro to work...it simply reverts back to normal setting.  Can you help?

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Turn the dial- the one that lets you select a mode. You have to be in certain modes to allow for super macro.... (I have a powershot S2) Try AV or manual, or a couple of others. There are a few that will not allow super macro. That's your problem. Good luck!

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Only press 1 secand on micro button

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Tnx to the Wiz I have now tried the modes on my SX10 and it works
on all modes except Auto.
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