When I press the shutter button the camera powers off. Is it possible to send the camera out to have the shutter button fixed or replaces Same thing. Suddenly after more than a year of usage, when I press the shutter button to take a photo, the camera powers down. Pressing the power button adjusts the lense but I still cannot take a photo.
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Re: camera powers down when pressing shutter button
I see this frequently on the E900. Every time it has been a battery issue. If you're using rechargables (the E900 came with batteries and charger in the Canadian market......not sure about the rest of the planet), they may have just worn out over time. Replace with new NI-MH (nickel metal hydride) rechargeables. If you're using throw-away AA's, try Energizer Ultimate Lithiums. I've solved many, many E900 shutting off problems simply by changing the batteries to Energizer Lithiums.
Re: camera powers down when pressing shutter button
I confirm Steve5's solution to this problem. E900 comes also in Italy with a small recharger (5 hours timer) and two rechargables AA 2300mAh 1.2v. I experienced the problem after using some old - and probably exhausted - rechargable batteries (1300mAh). After replacing them with the original ones, all works fine. I only hope that such behaviour can not cause some problem to the camera.
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Press the FUNC/SET button. Use up/down to select Drive Mode (the rectangle, third item from the top). Use left/right to select the desired delay and press FUNC/SET. Start the self-timer by pressing the shutter release button.
If your camera battery is having limited current factor, there is a possibility that the entire action is not happening with the available voltage/current. as multimeter test of voltage might indicate the voltage but the current factor will need a series test. hence I advice you replace the batery and test again. If the fault recurrs then the camera electronics is at fault, possible that the shutter mechansim is taking up power and stenching the cirrcuits to hang up. I feel the camera has to be open out to confirm the power hang.hope I could help.? Good day
In Program AE, press the exposure compensation button and then up/down on the 4-way button to change the shutter speed/aperture combination.
In Aperture Priority AE you can control the shutter speed indirectly. Press the exposure compensation button and then up/down on the 4-way button to change the aperture, and the camera will adjust the shutter speed to suit.
In Shutter Priority AE press the exposure compensation button and then up/down on the 4-way button to change the shutter speed. The camera will adjust the aperture to suit.
In Manual press the exposure compensation button and then up/down on the 4-way button to change the shutter speed. You'll have to press left/right on the 4-way button to select the appropriate aperture.
Taken from manual: SETTING THE TIME AND DATE You can set the time and date on the camera as long as the battery stays in the camera. Once the battery is removed the time and date settings will be lost: Symbol on LCD Screen Function When you see "dAt" on the screen, press SHUTTER button to set the time and date. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from Y09 (2009) to Y30 (2030). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from 01 (January) to 12 (December). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from d01 (1st day of month) to d31 (31st day of month). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from H00 (12 a.m. military time) to H23 (11 p.m. military time). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. Press POWER/MODE button to toggle from 00 (zero minutes) to 59 (59 minutes). Press SHUTTER to advance to next date setting. 1. Once you select the "minutes" setting and press the SHUTTER button, you will return to the SEt entrance for the settings menu. EXITING THE SETTINGS MENU When you see ESC on the screen, press the SHUTTER button to exit the SETTINGS MENU.
There is a diaphragm between the shutter button and the shutter switch that causes the camera to focus before the shutter is pressed all the way down. It is likely that the diaphragm is punctured and needs to be replaced. There is also a small possibility that the hidden secondary battery inside the camera is going bad.
If you have installed optional expanded memory, you may notice a delay between the time you press the shutter button and when the camera beeps. You can reduce this delay by pressing the button down halfway, holding it as long as necessary, and then pressing it down the rest of the way when you are ready to take the picture. The reason for this two-step shutter is to save battery power. After a picture is taken, compressed, and written to memory, the Sparc CPU shuts down to save the battery's power. When the shutter button is pressed halfway, the Sparc wakes up and stays in the ready state until the user presses the shutter button the rest of the way. Besides the delay in waking the Sparc, there is a variable delay which occurs prior to the Sparc being in the ready state. This delay is dependent on the amount of free flash memory.
Press the shutter button halfway and hold it to set the focus, then press it the rest of the way down to take a photo. If you press the shutter button down all the way at once, it takes time to focus and set the exposure before the shutter releases. It may take longer than when pressing the shutter button in two steps.
The cause and solution may include one of the following:
The camera is not turned on. Turn on the camera.
The camera is processing a picture; the camera Power ring light (on the Mode dial) blinks green. Wait until the light stops blinking before taking another picture.
The card or internal memory is full. Transfer pictures to the computer, delete pictures from the camera, switch storage locations, or insert a memory card with available memory.
The shutter button was not pressed. Depress the shutter button completely down.
There was a failure in the focus and/or exposure. Press the shutter button halfway to set the Auto Focus (AF) and Auto Exposure (AE). When the AF/AE indicator turns green, press the shutter button completely down.
The battery is exhausted. Replace or recharge the battery