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What is AF on my camera?

My camera wont take pictures, It comes on, zooms..everything..but when I try to snap a picture a red dot and AF comes on the screen whats the problem?

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  • jahelle Jul 17, 2008

    i'm having this problem as well ... it happens in camera mode and won't take pictures at all no matter what the distance or lighting is. i tried new batteries but that didn't help.

  • jahelle Jul 17, 2008

    i'm having this problem as well ... it happens in camera mode and won't take pictures at all no matter what the distance and lighting are. i tried new batteries but that didn't help.

  • nicolesa2005 Aug 06, 2008

    My camera comes on and functions very well, but when i hit the button that takes the actual picture it will not take the photo.

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    i have the exact same problem and i reset everything to what its set on when it comes out of the thinking its just because its so old idk it worked fine the night before then this morning it just wont take pictures

  • elmojo Feb 11, 2009

    my e300 will not function at all with the 14-45mm lens attached. It won't even turn on. The camera works fine with all other lenses. The problem began without warning. Worked fine one minute then it didn't and hasn't worked since with that lens only.



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A bit more detail would be helpful to diagnose your specific problem: what mode is the camera in, does it do it all the time or only in certain situations.

There are a few situations when the autofocus does not do well: focus too close to the subject, or in a very low light situation, or the subject is gray. Check that you are not affected by any of these.

Otherwise, try to find if there is something wrong with your camera: find someone else with the same camera (or one in a store display), and see if following the same steps gives you the same result.

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