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Shutter button The shutter does not engage when I depress the button.

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Clean the lens and camera metal contact with a pencil erasor

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I have a Nikon Coolpix P500. I have to depress the shutter release button several time to get it to snap a picture. The indicator light shows a fully charged battery.

Did you change (unnoticed perhaps) anything to the settings?
Be aware your camera needs a little time to focus. And when conditions are bad, like little contrast in the subject or bad light conditions, the camera needs more time to focus.
Please try to shoot in automatic mode. Then when you have a subject press the shutter release button half way. Look if you framed correct and then press fully. This way every time the camera should click.

Jan 30, 2014 | Nikon COOLPIX Digital Cameras

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Everything looks like it's working on the screen, lights, etc. But when I push to take the picture, it won't take. It just has a muted clicking sound.

Try a mode other than auto, and turn off the flash. Then try taking a picture. Did it work? If so, then your flash is either burned out, or the flash safety circuit thinks that the camera is open. If the flash is burned out, then professional repair is required, as a flash change-out is not trivial (Call 1-800-OK-CANON).
However, it's more likely to be only a break in the safety circuit. Many Canon cameras use some of the screws in the camera case to serve as a means of detecting if the case is open (and thus disables the flash to prevent shock). Examine all the screws around the perimeter of your case. Are they all there and tight? If not, tighten loose screws and try moving and replacing any missing screws with one of the others that are still there.
Finally, if it still doesn't take a picture, even with the flash turned off, then the shutter button itself is likely worn down. There's a little plastic protrusion that may wear down with camera use, preventing the shutter switch from fully engaging when the button is depressed. It's a very easy repair to replace the shutter button, IF you can purchase a replacement shutter button. They can be costly on eBay.

Dec 05, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

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Press shutter releas button for error are coming ,wat is the Problem

1. Turn off the camera. 2. Remove the lens, battery, and CF card. 3. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 20 minutes. 4. Insert a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera. 5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture. Does the "ERR ' message appear? If it does, then the camera should be serviced. If it does not, then please proceed to the next set of steps: 1. Turn off the camera. 2. Insert the CF card. 3. Turn on the camera. 4. Format the CF card in the camera. 5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture. Does the "ERR ' message appear? If so, then the CF card is the most likely source of the issue. Try using a different card. If the message does not appear, please complete the following steps: 1. Turn off the camera. 2. Clean the lens contacts by gently rubbing them with a pencil eraser or soft cloth. Be careful that you do not let any debris fall into the camera body. 3. Reattach your lens. 4. Turn on the camera. 5. Depress the shutter button as you would to take a picture. If the "ERR ' message only appears when one particular lens is attached, then that lens should be examined by a service technician. If you see the "ERR ' with a different Canon lens attached, then the camera should be serviced.

Nov 17, 2010 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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D80 Shutter Release button will not depress at all.

What exposure mode(s)? What focus mode(s)? Can you (not your wife) take pictures?

Oct 09, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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In manual mode cannot set shutter speed to

The "--" is the equivalent of the bulb setting with the remote control. The first press of the button opens the shutter and starts the exposure. Another press of the button closes the shutter and ends the exposure. This is so you don't have to hold the button down and risk a bird flying through the beam (and to conserve battery power).

Sep 16, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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Thereis a significant delay between pushing the button and the pi

When operating any digital camera, the camera tries to capture the best focus and exposure for that particular scene. By pressing the shutter button half-way down, the focus and exposure is being set. There will be a green circle on the upper left hand corner of the screen, then your camera is ready to take the picture. Slowly depress the shutter the rest of the way down to take the picture.

Feb 28, 2009 | Olympus FE-240 Digital Camera

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Good day, I have a Nikon D1X. The shutter button when slightly depressed should engage the AF in the lens. The lens is a Tamron. The camera Auto Focuses fine when you press either of the two AF buttons on...

You are correct, there is a setting. Press Monitor, then Menu to get to the menu; go to the thitd menu option (looks like a pencil), select option 4 (AF Activation) and set it to ON (Shutter/AF ON). This will solve your problem.

Dec 15, 2008 | Nikon D1X Digital Camera

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Is there a way that I could PAUSE and CONTINUE?

The camera does not have a pause feature when shooting movie clips. You depress the shutter button to start the movie and then depress the shutter button to stop the movie.

Oct 26, 2008 | Olympus FE-290 Digital Camera

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This should make no difference the way the camera performs. I believe that it is the buffer for shooting in burst mode. Is it on all the time?

It should just flash every time when you half depress the shutter.

Hope this helps.


Sep 22, 2008 | Nikon D300 Body Only Digital Camera

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After the focus is confirmed, the Shutter-release time lag for the DiMAGE E201 is approximately 0.4 second. If the shutter-release button is depressed in a quick motion without making any pause to confirm focus, approximately 1.9 second is necessary.

Sep 19, 2005 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE E201 Digital Camera

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