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Why does my camera not capture any picture? Whichever mode I use, it does not capture any picture regardless of how many times I click the button.


Flash flicker is the camera trying to get enough light to focus, It occurs when you press the shutter release part of the way down.
Try the same thing outside, ensure you press the shutter real ease all the way down. If it still does not fire, switch the lens to manual focus (sliding switch on the side of the lens, move from A to M) If the camera shoot then, the camera is struggling to auto focus.

Feb 23, 2015 | Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3 Digital Camera

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I was trying to take pictures in a cave that had some light but not a lot. The flash will pop up and the light bursts, but it will not take a picture. It just keeps focusing in and out and it won't...


It's probably too dark and the flash isn't powerful enough to assist the focus mechanism on far away objects (more than 10-15 feet).

If you will need to switch to manual focus and maybe manual exposure.

Sep 08, 2011 | Canon EOS Rebel K2 35mm SLR Camera

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Pictures are out of focus on screen and when taken i cant seem to reajust the focus camera has been working fine untill i went to take a close up shot and now completely blurry .


If you are focusing On a subject make sure first that you are two feet away,

You can also try to turn On the blur reduction under setup menu. make sure also that your on auto mode or smart scene.

when taking picture indoor turn of the flash, you can do this by pressing the flash button On the camera

here are some basic troubleshooting

try to put your camera On a tripod or on the table to stabilize the camera then try to take a picture.

the technique of taking a picture Is first you need to half press first on the shutter button and you will noticed camera will adjust Now if the camera already adjusted pull press on the shutter button.

Blurry picture may caused if camera is not stabilized and may cause also if the flash will not fire correctly.

you may call tech support for further support toll free 1 800 235 6325



Nov 12, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare V550 Digital Camera

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Takes a long time to focus / take a picture


According to your description, I would like to assume that your camera takes 9 seconds to get the flash ready, not to focus. If it is the focus problem, you need to send the camera for realignment or to replace the lens.
Here is my suggestion:
Try to disable the flash. Does it still take 9 seconds to take picture? If the answer is ‘no’, then try to use fully charged batteries or new batteries to reduce the flash charging time.
If you have a ‘batteries drain quickly’ issue as well, this tip may help: Why my camera keeps saying ‘change battery’ even with new batteries?

Jul 01, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel 300D will not take pictures


Have you tried to take picture by switching off the autofocus to manual focus in a prperly lit environment?
If it takes a picture, then it has something to do with your auto focus system of your camera. In such a case: try taking out the battery, the memory card etc and switch off the camera and keep it for like that for about 5 minutes. And then insert only the fully charged battery and try again.
If it still gives you a problem and keep trying to focus You will need to take it to the nearest Canon Service centre.

Mar 08, 2009 | Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital...

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Pictures are blur


Hi,

Your pictures are blurry because the camera did not focus properly on the subject.

First, turn on the camera in any picture taking mode (or video mode), then look at the screen or viewfinder. There should be four white corners in the center of the camera display. This is your targeting area.
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1. Aim the camera at your subject so this center area is directly on it.

2. Press the shutter button lightly, not all the way down. Wait for a second or two WITHOUT RELEASING YOUR FINGER. If the white corners turn green, keep the finger on the button and press it all the way.

(Once the screen flashes black, a picture is taken and you can release the finger).
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If the targeting area turns red and blinks, then the camera has not focused. You can to try to focus again by following step 1 and 2. If a picture is taken when the targeting area is red, then the picture will be blurry.

If there is no targeting area, then you can still focus by aiming the camera at your subject. Now follow step 2. A green box will appear on the subject, then a sharp picture can be taken.
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The red arrow that flashes means that the pictures or videos are being written onto the memory card.

Also, try to be steady when taking pictures, because slight hand movement can cause blurry images too.

Page 25 in the DMC-FZ7's english manual will also explain how to focus.

Jul 18, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W100


if it has changed it's possible you changed the mode to where it takes longer to focus.

for one, this camera has a "constant focus" function that will continuously monitor distance to target and keep the camera in focus, for fastest focusing, switch to this mode. also, are you pre-focusing your images?

Many novices don't know that you are supposed to 'prime' the camera by lightly pressing down the shutter and then when it lights green on the LED light and on the screen, you depress the shutter fully to take the picture. I experience fast picutures this way and I prefer not to even use constant-focus mode. give that a try.

if you don't 'prime' it, the camera basically doesnt know its about to take a picture, so when you hit the button it has to effectively say "OH CRAP picture time!", focus itself, and then snap the pic.

best of luck.
Figit090

Feb 26, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 Digital Camera

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The flash keeps flashing


hi sneakers
the camera is firing the flash to help it auto focus,the only way to stop it find an area of the picture that has more light/contrast or switch to manual focusing.
regards
ian

Dec 27, 2007 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera...

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Slow taking pic, flash flashes multiple times while lenses acts like it is trying to focus


The evolt cameras use the flash bursts as a "autofocus help". Try to find points with high contrast or edges to point one of the three autofocus points at (you see these points while looking through the viewfinder and they flash red as soon as the camera is focused).

So, flash bursts basically mean "too low light" some other situation which is hard for the camera to focus. In such situations, try to switch to MF mode (manual focus). Or you could buy an external flash (e.g. Olympus FL-36) which has a red light for autofocus assistance instead of flash bursts.

Dec 05, 2007 | Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital Camera

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Taking pictures


This could be due to a jammed lens element preventing the camera from focusing properly. When you push the button the camera attempts to focus the image before it takes the picture. If the focus component in the lens is not moving properly it cannot focus and thus will not take the picture. Do you see the camera attempt to focus the image when you press down the button? If it does not make any noises when you push the button, and the camera does not attempt to focus the image then it is most likely a jammed or malfunctioning focus motor. This would require professional repair.

Feb 19, 2007 | Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital...

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