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My pictures won't rotate when they appeare on the camera

My Camera will not let me zoom, and my buttons are no longer working. Can you please help me?

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SOURCE: zoom button does not work

Go get some Electronic Contact cleaner and on the Side of the Toggle switch spay a little bit in the front and rear of the switch ,Make sure the Battery is out and spray the rocker up underneath to get to the Tact switch,Rock the rocker back and forth several times to clean the switches,The Contact clear will dry quickly,After dueing this let dry for 5 Min put batt and try it good luck Let me know if this works ttech

Posted on Jul 24, 2007

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SOURCE: picture shakes when I zoom

I don't know how you can easily tell the spec for the anti-shake is working on your camera. There is a specific specification for how much it can compensate. There is a factory spec that specifies that with a specific lens magnification ratio, the camera can be moved a specific number of arc-seconds and display within a specific amount of movement error. At home it would be impossible to do a technical evaluation of this feature.

What you can do as a user is to read the instruction manual about the option and see how to make sure that it is turned on in the camera's menu section. It is possible that your model may not have the feature. This you have to check in the spec sheet that came with the camera.

When the anti-shake is turned on, you should see the picture appear to be more stable than when it is turned off. With high zoom settings, it will be less stable looking than with wider angles of zoom. It does have its limitations.

Professional photographers normally don't like the anti-shake feature for shooting videos. For still pictures it is a good feature if you want this type of performance. This is because with moving video taping when the camera is being panned in small motions, the smoothness of the pan is taken away. The stabilizer starts to work at the beginning of the pan and then it gives out in sort of stepping actions. This can create a sort of jerking type of pan motion in the pictures.

Jerry G.




Posted on May 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Camcorder zooms by itself.

More then a problem with the main board, or with zooms gears it looks like a problem with buttons.
If you have already taken apart the camera, grab a multimeter and thest the output from button board. I am sure on one contact you will find some continuos voltage that is what activates the zoom.
Here is Sony spares in UK: Sony Genuine Spares (UK)

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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