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The zoom button isn't working and therefore when looking through the lens everything is blurry

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Follow the instructions below to check and test the focusing of the camcorder.
Manual Focus
✤ In the following situations, you may obtain better
results by adjusting the focus manually.
a. A picture containing several objects, some close to the
Camcorder, others further away.
b. A person enveloped in fog or surrounded by snow.
c. Very shiny or glossy surfaces like a car.
d. People or objects moving constantly or quickly
like an athlete or a crowd.
1. Set the [Power] switch to [CAMERA].
2. Set the [Mode] switch to [TAPE] or [CARD].
(SC-D375(H)/D975 only)
3. Press the [Q.MENU] button.
 Quick menu list will appear.
4. Press the up/down arrow button to select <Focus>, then
press the [OK] button.
5. Press the up/down arrow button to select <Manual>, then
press the [OK] button.
6. To exit, press the [Q.MENU] button.
 The [MF] icon and the [MF/AF] status bar will be
displayed on the LCD screen.
7. Press the up/down arrow button to adjust the focus.
[ Note ]
Manual Focus is not available in the EASY.Q mode.

Make sure the lens is clean--use a soft cloth and don't press hard when wiping--use a circular motion starting from the center of the lens and working to the outside--that way, you wont grind dirt into the glass. If the lens is dirty enough, the camera will actually try to focus on the smudge or finger prints on the lens! Look into the lens and use the zoom button--do the interior lenses move forward and backward? The zoom button could be damaged(liquid or impact), or the lens could be jammed due to impact or liquid( I just fixed my sister-in-law's unit--had cola in it and sugar acts like super glue when dry.)(Lenses jam due to excess heat, too) NEVER leave a camcorder in a hot car. The grease used to enable the parts to move freely and smoothly can flow to sensitive areas and stick like glue.
If the focusing is indeed stuck, the unit must be repaired at a reputable facility. Don't send it in through a retail store unless under warranty.--Hope I was of help.---Rick

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

  • Richard C Cohen
    Richard C Cohen Oct 02, 2009

    One more thing, simple too! Facing the rear of the camcorder, on the right side of the viewfinder, sits the focusing button which slides. If that little wonder gets moved the video will be FINE but everything you look at in the viewfinder will be blurry.(the lcd screen should be totally fine also, of course.) The adjustment is for people who wear glasses. They can remove them and still see clearly through the viewfinder only.

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