Question about Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Body only Digital Camera

Open Question

Same problem I have the same problem with my 300D. I push the shutter button half way down, nothing happens. I depress it all the way, it focuses, waits another 1/2 second then snaps a photo. I am going insane! I should buy a new camera, but money doesn't grow on trees...

Posted by on

  • Filman7 Sep 26, 2009

    I found a solution! Check this out:http://jjbukowski.com/images/10324_14154... After finding many helpful articles on the web, I decided to make a variation of a shutter cable. By flicking the switch, the camera will act as though the shutter button is half way pressed down.


    Thank you typrice for the reply! My firmware is up to date and no correlation between changing firmware and the button failure can be found. The button is physically broken I've come to suspect since the external cable works.

  • Ty Price May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the Canon website for updates and firmware for your camera?

×

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 19 Answers

SOURCE: Canon G3 irresponsive Shutter & non-see through viewfinder

optical view finder. this seams odd as it is only a lens. Was the camera dropped at some point? that may explain both issues. if not then I need to know a little more prior to offering an opinion.

Posted on Jul 09, 2007

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: G5 Powershot Cannon

Hi,

I posted this on another link to this site where they were having the sam eproblem so this may work for you.

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!
:-)
Colleen

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

SOURCE: tech help

In the manual on page 127:
Err 02
There is a problem with the CF card. Do one of the
following: Remove and reload the CF card, use another
CF card, or format the CF card.

found manual at:
http://dms.sjmc.umn.edu/Equipment_Guides/Digital_Camera_Guides/CanonRebel.pdf

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

jcdill
  • 121 Answers

SOURCE: EOS 30D is slow to fire.

Are you sure you aren't in the delay setting in drive mode? This camera has 2 delay settings, one for 2 seconds between when you press the shutter and when it takes the photo, and one with 10 seconds delay - often used when you want to be in the photo (e.g. self-portrait or group photo).

If you aren't in the delay mode, then I need to know more about your settings. What shooting mode are you using? What type of photo are you trying to take (portrait, landscape, sports)? Are you shooting indoors, outdoors, bright sunlight, overcast, etc.?

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

jcdill
  • 121 Answers

SOURCE: Canon Rbl XT out of focus in viewfndr when shutter half way down

Hello,
It's possible that the reason the "pictures turn out fairly good" is that your f-stop is set high enough that even though the image isn't properly focused, you have enough depth-of-field to bring your subject into "near focus". Does your lens try to focus back and forth when you half-press the shutter? If not, double check that the lens is in autofocus and not manual focus. You can also try cleaning the contacts between the lens and camera. Take the lens off, and then one-at-a-time clean the contacts on both the lens and the camera, using a clean pencil eraser. Gently rub the contacts. Be sure to hold the item upside down so that the eraser debris falls on to the table, not into the camera body or lens!

If none of this helps the autofocus may have become damaged and you need to have the lens and camera looked at by Canon Repair.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why are my photos blurry


I would think that you are not focusing your camera before fully depressing the shutter button Start by depressing your shutter button very lightly until you see the outline of a small square in the middle of the view finder . At that point you are in focus . Now fully depress the shutter button and take your picture . You must do this prior to taking each photo . Remember to just depress the shutter button about half way to focus your picture image , before pressing it fully . I hope this is of some help to you.

Apr 06, 2017 | Cameras

1 Answer

Nikon d300 won't take pictures


Try to autofocus first by half press the shutter button, after focus confirmed then fully push the shutter button. Basically camera won't take picture if the focus not focused correctly.

Jul 21, 2013 | Cameras

1 Answer

My Vivitar takes blurry pictures. Kindly show me what to do to sharpen the focus. Thanks.


To focus on your subject, lightly push the shutter button (the button you use to take pictures) only half way down. When you push the shutter button half way down, this auto-focuses the camera and you can then fully press the shutter button to take your picture.

Sep 01, 2011 | Vivitar Vivicam 8225 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I have a canon xsi that I have been using successfully for a year and a half. All of a sudden the focus preview is not working. It doesn't matter what lens I am using. I shoot in manual mode. What I...


When you depress the shutter button halfway, you are (in fact) activating the focus mechanism.
If in AF mode, you should hear the 'beep' when focus is achieved.
However, bear in mind that the XSi has three focussing modes: Quick mode, Live View, and Manual. There is a difference in how focussing is achieved between the Quick and Live View modes. (see page 102 onwards of the user manual "using AF to focus").
Also, the barrel of the lens will move during the focus operation.
If this does not happen, then there is a definate problem.
Having images in focus despite having no movement on the lens, simply means that the aperture settings are probably small enough to give sufficient depth of field to include your subject.

Jun 12, 2011 | Canon Cameras

1 Answer

Sometimes when I depress the shutter nothing happens for several seconds. I have to depress the shutter and the camera finally takes the picture. its does not happen all the time.


You need to press the shutter half-way and allow the camera to lock in the focus (it will beep) and then press the rest of the way when the moment is right.

Jul 03, 2010 | Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera

1 Answer

The focus is very poor. Repeated pushing shutter


I believe you must had experienced this in Auto mode. This can happen when camera is too close to the object or coz of other problems. Didn't you try manual modes like AV or TV modes ?

Jan 13, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

Sometimes it takes a few seconds before my Canon Powershot SX10 IS will take a picture I have button pushed down but it won't take the picture?


Unfortunately that's how the camera is designed.
The camera has to do a number of things before it will take a picture. It has to check the lighting, and focus and make calculations based on those factors about how to set the camera to take the best picture.
It is best practice to get your subject in view. depress the shutter button half way and hold it so it can focus and determine the exposure, and then completely press the button the rest of the way to release the shutter.
Good luck

Oct 27, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

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

1 Answer

When pressing the shutter button...


If you cannot find a solution to your problem you may want to email fixityourself@gmail.com. He has good advice and good used parts at a fair price.

Nov 23, 2007 | Casio Exilim EX-Z50 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Body only Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

28 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

TC CAMERA REPAIR.Com...

Level 2 Expert

168 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1972 Answers

Are you a Canon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...