Question about Canon PowerShot G5 Digital Camera
My Canon G5 is taking a long time to take a photograph following shutter release. The camera is focusing normal, and organising exposure, but takes several seconds before releasing the shutter. Colours also seem less vibrant than they used to.
Does the CCD array fail or take longer to charge after a few years, or is this problem related to battery charge or some other problem ?
OK, I think I worked it out. The shutter button was not working correctly. They wanted at least $182 to ship it off to a Canon repair facility. Give me a break! My husband spilled coffee on his personal laptop and then several weeks later spilled juice on his work laptop...I'm thinking...hello...learn any lessons yet. Anyway, he couldn't get the keyboard to work properly on his personal laptop (apparently it didn't like all the caffeine) so he bought some Precision Electronics Cleaner at Radio Shack and tried to clean it. That didn't work so we had to order another keyboard. But, that gave us the idea to try the cleaner on the shutter button. The button worked fine in the half way down focus position so we figured the spring under the button was still working but the contact when you pressed it all the way down was not activating the shutter. If we jiggled the button a bit it would take the photo so that meant the contact needed cleaning in order to take a picture with out mashing or jiggling. So short story long, I sprayed some in there and then blew some air into it to dry it out a bit quicker. The spray evaporates anyway, but that just sped up the process. It works like a charm now!!! YEAH!
Let us know if this helps. Good Luck!
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
Nick, check your settings if it is Shutter mode, in this mode you can change how long an exposure is set, maybe your's set more than what you needed.
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
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