Question about Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom Digital Camera
Hello. My camera is working pretty well except the DIgital Zoom is not working. It appears in the screen, the zoom motor moves and works (sounds a bit sluggish and slow, though). I fear i exposed it to too much moisture. I wonder if i can lubricate it in a simple, safe way. Hope someone can assist me with this issue. Thank you very much.
Check the camera's "shooting mode". By default "digital" zoom is NOT on. Instead, according to the manual, you actually have to set it on as part of the camera's shooting mode setting. It's accessed from the main menu (Ok button), choose right arrow, then up and right to choose the "camera" settings. You should see the setting for "digital" and you may see it's OFF, in which case just turn it ON.
There is also a group portrait mode shooting program that can set the optical zoom to WIDE only. This is accessed by hitting the left arrow when you turn the camera on (the circle with the dots). By default it should be "P" for auto program, but if it's set to the icon with 2 people in it, that appears to set wide angle only.
Alas, I checked this last thing on mine and it just seems the lens is stuck (I hear a short whir and that's it, and it is set on "P"). Any suggestions for a mechanical repair?
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
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