Turns on, zooms, everything appears fine and in working condition (can change between settings) except can't get it to take a picture. help? when i hold down the button to take a pic, it goes through the motions so-to-speak; the screen comes up with the following message on the bottom: 1/30 F3.5 not sure if that means anything or if it always did that. thanks for any help
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Re: camera is fine except won't take pics!
1/30 is the camera speed setting which is very slow for a daylight shot.. and would possibly produce a blurry overexposed pic if it did take one F3.5 is the aperture setting which is small. an ideal aperture in daylight setting is F8 and a speed of 100 being relatively standard. Try changing both the speed and aperture settings on the wheel =to obtain the nearest or exactly this and then try. Otherwise it needs a service or a recharge Also try changing the battery in case there is something wriong with the one in the camera
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I got the same problem. Pics with zoom > ~2.5 for distant targets are out of focus. Pics are normal for close targets (~ 2 m). The camera with zoom is a "short sight". Changing setting to 'infinity' could not solve the problem. I did not find solution yet. It seems a hardware problem. Anybody know how to fix?
Take the batteries out of the camera and let it sit for around an hour. Turn your dial to "set up", then put the batteries back in and turn the camera on, it should ask you to reset the date and time on the LCD. If it doesn't, your camera is essentially dead. Buy a new Panasonic FZ35 if you can afford it. Best All Around Camera I have ever had including the more expensive SLRs.
We have a Canon A520 and it was having all the symptoms noted. Searched for a resolution on numerous sites including the Canon Support site. While on the Canon Support site, I found an FAQ on "How to RESET the A520". Turn camera on, find and hold MENU button for 5+ seconds until "Reset settings to default?" screen appears. Arrow over to OK and press the SET button. When we did this the battery low indicator showed, replaced batteries with standard alkaline batteries. Everything functions properly, with no additional problems for the past 5 days. I guess the camera just lost its mind and had to be defaulted and rebooted, hope this helps.
the reason why the lens zooms out is because the zoom switch is faulty and might need replacing.The way to tell this is when you switch it on in camera mode you will see the zoom bar displays on the lcd and stays there.
Kyle850. I have a fujifilm finepix camera myself, and just recently had the same problem. The camera worked fine until one day I turned it on to take a picture and there was the "card not initialized" message. To fix the problem, just turn on your camera, push the menu button and use the right/left arrow buttons near the zoom button in the top left corner of the camera. Push the right arrow button until you come to the "option" window in the camera's view finder and use the "up" function of the zoom to highlight the "set-up" window. Press "ok", and use the right arrow button scoll over to the "2" tab and press the ok button again. Then use the "up/down" function of the zoom button to scroll down to the "format" tab. Press ok button again and use the "left" button near the zoom in and out button to highlight the "ok" option in the format window. By pressing the ok button here, it will reformat and reinitialize your picture card. If you do have pics already on your pic card, you may want to take your pic card to a photo center and see about recovering these pics before you go through the reformat process because there is a good chance that when you reformat your pic disk any pics on it will be gone. Good luck. SG
just change the resolution set the camera on photo mode then press trash button, it should display the resolutions i recomend 1.3 megapixels for normal pictures, when you need the high resolution change it to better also if you use the options of the photo mode you can change from fine to normal picture quality
Check the camera's "shooting mode". By default "digital" zoom is NOT on. Instead, according to the manual, you actually have to set it on as part of the camera's shooting mode setting. It's accessed from the main menu (Ok button), choose right arrow, then up and right to choose the "camera" settings. You should see the setting for "digital" and you may see it's OFF, in which case just turn it ON.
There is also a group portrait mode shooting program that can set the optical zoom to WIDE only. This is accessed by hitting the left arrow when you turn the camera on (the circle with the dots). By default it should be "P" for auto program, but if it's set to the icon with 2 people in it, that appears to set wide angle only.
Alas, I checked this last thing on mine and it just seems the lens is stuck (I hear a short whir and that's it, and it is set on "P"). Any suggestions for a mechanical repair?
no ideas on how you can get it working.
There is I should think a connection adrift.
Try the Konica Tech Support Team
But be prepared for a zilch answer- I don't think a 'repair' will come into the equation