The mode switch (rotating switch on the back of the camera to control Auto / Manual / WidescreenStitch / Movie mode) does not work. It stopped working approx. 1 and 1/2-yrs after the camera had been in use, which I bought brand-new originally. Canon offered no "free" support at that time, but offered a trade-up option that would cost me more than I would pay to just buy a new, better camera. Has anyone else ran into this issue with the mode switch? The rotating switch itself will rotate, but the actual mode never changes and instead is always on "Auto". Otherwise photos are still good, playback is still good and working, I just can't do Manual mode, or Movies most importantly. I've tried letting it sit unplugged for days, re-charging battery multiple times, replacing CF memory card, constantly rotating the switch back & forth, with no luck.
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Re: Canon PowerShot S410 - Mode Switch Problem
Your problem is fairly common. However, fixing it will require someone to actually open the camera case and clean the rotating switch (mode dial). Also, I've never personally opened an S410, but it should be similar to what's posted on the following blog using an A460's mode dial as an example. Keep in mind that there is some risk that you may actually make things worse. So remember to weigh the options before going in there. The responsibility of how things went is ultimately yours:
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I don't believe that camera allows that. The JX600 is an automatic P&S camera. If you look around, you may find a deal on a Fuji F series camera, which has manual and semi auto controls in addition to full auto.
When you switch the camera from mode to mode, does it make the click noise to signify that the camera recognized that it changed modes?
If not it could be that the switch itself has become unlogged from the switch. I know I had a older camera had this happen before. Try pushing down hard on the toggle wheel and seeing if it will snap back into place.
Otherwise the switch inside the camera itself is probably broken, and if this is the case cheapest thing you can do is have Sony do warranty work on the camera.
Click repair and service under Technical Support. This will get the process started on the warranty work.
Rotate the Live View switch to the LV position. Focus by pressing the shutter release button halfway. Start recording by pressing the movie-record button. Stop recording by pressing the movie-record button again.
Full details are in the "Recording and Viewing Movies" section of the manual (page 107 in my copy). If you need a manual, you may download a copy here.
You may have put the camera on manual focus. Two ways to do that.
1. There is a switch on the lens which allows you to select auto or
manual focus. Be sure the switch is set on A or A/M. If it's on M, you
are on manual focus.
2. In you menus, there might be a mode which is manual focus. Look in
your manual index under Focus, manual. There might be a setting in the
Focus Mode menu.
You can also try resetting your camera. This will put most things back to factory default mode, including the focus mode.
When playing around with controls, go step by step through the manual
and try things out. Be sure to set the control you were playing with
back to default unless you really understand that setting.
that is not a malfunction, if the "display" button is pressed, the LCD turns off, (black), but if the mode switch is rotated to movie or panorama, it comes back on but will go black again if switched into the other 2 modes. when in one of the 2 modes that show black, simply press "display" and the LCD will come back on.
FYI "GURU", the CCD malfunction manifests as a purple colored screen with various levels of distortion, not black
Nikon Coolpix s3 powers on OK when switch is on auto mode, but when switched to "Scene" mode cannot shoot, switch back to auto mode / movie mode, or turn off. If power is turn on when switch is in "Movie" mode, everything is OK. Help!
dr rajeev jain
Sounds like your camera is in manual mode. Manual mode is where you can change the settings like shutter speed, ISO, the appature size. If the appature is to wide (small number) and the shutter speed is to slow (low number like 1/20) you will have an over exsposed picture. You probobly need to put the camera back into auto mode. You may have switched the modes on accedent. The modes usualy say Auto, Macro, Manual, and movie. These are all the presets or the camera modes on your camera.
If the camera is set right it will take good pictures inside but be white or over exsposed when taking any outside.
Go into the menu and scroll over to the little red camera icon. See if its in manual or auto. Another thing to check is "EV" if its at +6 set it to 0 and try it if you cant find auto mode.