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Nikon Coolpix S32 watreproof camera doesn't focusing properly


You have to know if the FOCUS is the issue or SHUTTER SPEED. In most cases with most CoolPix Cameras if the Image is not in focus (When you push shutter down HALFWAY) the Focus Rectangle will not be GREEN... If it RED it cannot focus. If every time you take a photo the focus area is red then it is not focusing. Small Coolpix cameras have difficulty focusing in low light.

Low light can make a hand held image look blurry because of hand shake. If the light is so low it wants to take a long exposure. This works with a tripod, but not with a hand held photo. With most of these small cameras you can take 1 second night photos with a tripod. They would look horrible handheld.

Typically on the Coolpix cameras you can set the FOCUS mode. It is usually shown with a FLOWER for MACRO... You get AF / FLOWER / MOUNTAIN / MANUAL (may not have this)

Plase make sure your FOCUS MODE is in AF AF is the ONLY Mode where the camera will focus CLOSE and FAR... Light is not your problem..... It seems it is your FOCUS MODE.

Jan 21, 2017 | Nikon Coolpix S32 White 13.2 Megapixel...

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Digital camera won't focus


I see your camera has a focus area. If you have a subject with enough contrasting parts in this area, the focusing should work fine.
You must know that not every subject can be focused on as quick or as good as you would like. If there are little contrasting lines in the subject, or when it is getting dark or there are dark and light parts in the focus area, that don't belong together, every camera can have problems to focus correct. Changing the ISO settings won't change anything for the auto focus.
But special when you try to shoot in almost dark places, you camera will have lots of work to focus and in most cases it won't work at all.

You could try to place an object with light and dark lines, on the same distance as the object you want to picture. Then by pressing the shutter half, when focusing on the object with much contrast, you can look if the camera can focus. If it is in focus, keep the shutter pressed half way down, while moving to the object you want to shoot a picture of. Once you have every thing in the frame as you want it, press the shutter complete.

Dec 27, 2013 | Vivitar Vivicam 5388 Digital Camera

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Sx40 hs not focusing for all shots


Hi Brian. First you have to narrow the problem down. Is it your camera or the lens that's producing the problems. Can you try a friends' lens on your camera to see if it still malfunctions? if it does then it's your camera body. Alternatively you could try your lens on a friends' camera to see if he gets the same problem.
Are you using all the focussing points? If you are then this might be the problem because the focus points are spread across the viewfinder and if one of the points sees an object that is nearest to the camera, it will focus on that.
Try usng only the centre focus point and use the focus lock to try and get good focus. Hope this helps.

Nov 02, 2013 | Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Digital Camera 2GB...

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Is it possible to manually control the focus on this camera? (Konica Minolta Maxxum 400si SLR 35mm Film Camera) I need to be able to manually control the focus, apeture, and shutter speed for a film...


The description of the manual focus is available in part 2 of the manual, page 40. The manual is available as a PDF here: http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_af_slr/index.html#si_series . It is the seventh camera in the SI series in the list.

To manually focus the lens, press the focus-mode button on the front of the camera (bottom left when you are behind the camera) until M. focus appears in the data panel. If you have an AF lens, turn the focusing ring until the subject appears sharp. If you have an xi-Series or AF Power Zoom lens, pull and turn the lens control ring.

The focus indicator will light when the subject is in focus. To return to autofocus mode, press the focus-mode button again. The camera will also return to the autofocus mode if you press the program reset button.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(in manual focus, you can take a picture even if the subject in the focus frame is not in focus. Often it means you need to take multiple pictures to get a good shot of the subject. The advantage is that you can get some interesting shots.)

Feb 07, 2011 | Minolta Maxxum 400si 35mm SLR Camera

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How to focus my document camera


  1. Power-Cycle your AVerVision Document Camera to reset the focus motor.
  2. If your Camera has Auto focus, Press the auto focus button on your document camera's control panel.
  3. Reset your camera to Default by Pressing MENU > Default > Yes > Enter. Then Power-Cycle your camera.
  4. Check your output device's focus adjustment.
  5. Power-Cycle your AVerVision Document Camera to reset the focus motor.
  6. If Manual Focus adjustment is available on your camera's remote control, try adjusting back to focal point from the remote.
  7. If your camera has a Manual focus knob, manually adjust the focus by turning the focus knob located on the camera head.
  8. If adjusting the focus knob does not focus the image, please click here http://support.averusa.com/kb_article.php?ref=9869-UMJQ-1105 for instructions on how to fix the focus ring.

Feb 02, 2011 | Avermedia AVERVISION 300AF+ PORTABLE...

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Intermittantly does not auto focus properly sometimes focuses when the picture is taken and sometimes remains blurred Nikon coolpix 3200 12.0 megapixel


Hi,

Your Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera is equipped with a AF assist illuminator which makes focus easier when shooting in darker situations.

In spite of that, on occasion, it is quite possible that the camera will fail to achieve sharp auto-focus.

Point and Shoot cameras use a contrast-based focusing system: this works only when the contrast in the composition is high.

When you press the shutter halfway down the camera attempts to focus, but if it shows red brackets it implies that the focus has not been achieved.
Please take care to note this indication, and if you do not see the Green "Focus Lock" indicator, please attempt to recompose the shot.

Release the shutter, press halfway through again and wait for a focus lock.

The sensor on a P&S camera is very small (about 8-9x smaller in surface area compared to DSLRs)
In low light conditions achieving focus can be a challenge for P&S cameras.
These are technical limitations which are not specific to your camera but common to all cameras in the same segment across various camera manufacturers.

Sep 11, 2010 | Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera

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My cable release is not working. It triggers the auto focus but will not take a picture.


Try setting the camera to M manual focus and manually focusing on the subject. Some combination of focus size and focus type may not focus unless the sensor sees a subject and is in focus. So if the sensor cannot see and know it is in focus it will not fire. If you subject is not moving then focusing in manual will ensure the subject is in focus and the camera can shoot.

Apr 10, 2010 | Nikon D300 Body Only Digital Camera

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Camera will not focus and on AF it flashes green dot with a 9


the flashing green dot is caused by the camera not able to focus, and is typically from the following:

1. not enough light - if you are in Aperture Priority, try increasing the ISO
2. low contrast subjects - the camera can't find a good point to focus on
3. overlapping near/far objects - again, the camera can't decide which one to focus on
4. Repetitive patterns

You can go into manual focus, or, auto focus on something the same distance away and lock the focus and shoot.

Jun 05, 2009 | Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTI Digital Camera

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Can't take picture with monitor off?


When the LCD display is "off" the focus mode is automatically switched to "Single AF" mode (since there is no way for the user to confirm that the proper subject is focused) and unless focus is locked the camera cannot fire. When the camera is in "Continuous AF" Focus mode the camera will take a picture whenever the shutter release button is pressed, wether or not the subject is in focus. You can take a photo with the monitor off, but the camera will have to lock focus before it can fire and will not respond as quickly as with the monitor on.

Aug 30, 2005 | Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera

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Focusing Difficulties


1. Typical problem subjects for autofocus 1) Very low-contrast subjects 2) Overlapping nearby and distant objects 3) Very bright subjects in the center 4) Subjects moving very fast 5) Subjects through glass Focus on an object that is at the same distance as the desired subject, apply Focus Lock, and then recompose the picture. Or set the lens focus mode switch to (or), and focus manually. (Manual focus is only possible with cameras providing this feature.) 2. Attempting to take pictures out of the camera's shooting distance: When taking pictures out of the camera's shooting distance, the subject will be out of focus. The shooting distance differs from each camera model. Please check the specifications of your camera in the instruction manual to determine the shooting distance.

Aug 29, 2005 | Canon PowerShot SD100 / IXUS II Digital...

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