When I switch the camera on the lens does come out but makes a strange noise as it does so - there is an error on the screen (exclamation mark with held up hand) and the pictures are blurred. I am still able to take movies.
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It could be the lens is damaged on the inside (Gears and so).
But before you make any conclusion. try to switch the camera to auto mode and make sure the camera is not in the macro mode.
To start, switch of the camera, remove the batty and leave it out several seconds. perhaps you also should charge the battery on an external charger,but if you are sure it is charged, after a few moment reinsert the battery. Then switch the camera to the automatic mode and check if it is not in Macro. (when you see the flower on the screen it is in macro)
If it is still acting the same you made the right conclusion in the question above. (I hope you are wrong but if not, you start looking for another camera)
Sounds like the focus motor came loose - you need to take it apart and repair the gear that drives the lens assembly for focusing. The noise you're hearing is the motor trying to focus but since the lens cannot focus it continues to run and signals an error.
Hi there its a problem of your camera lens guide pin. Which is operate your lens for focusing. Thats pin is damaged & thats why shutter comes out ,a strange clicking noise and the shutter goes back in . Thanks.
This camera has an auto lens. Which means it will focus automatically every second, which makes this clicking sound. You can turn this option off:
1: Go into the menu
2: Chose option Cam Settings
3: Switch AUTO focus to single lens and click OK.
This camera has an auto lens. Which means it will focus automaticly evey sec. you can turn this option off:
1: Go into the menu
2: Chose option Cam Setiings
3: Swich AUTO focus to single lens and click OK.
We just bought this camera today for our 12 year old son. We got it home and heard the same strange sound. I showed the camera to my husband who is a professional photographer, and he said the sound you are hearing is coming from the motor. If you look at your screen when this noise is happening you will see that it only makes the sound when the camera is trying to do the auto focusing. Once the camera focuses on the image, the sound stops. He said the sound is normal, and this is the way that this camera was designed. Once I looked at the screen I could see that he was right, when the camera focused on a face, or object, the sound stopped.
Check out this link:www.digitalcamera-hq.com/digital-cameras/fuji-finepix-z1_question.html?qid=4289
After the basics, try dropping the camera on a carpeted area from about 2-3 feet. It worked for my Fuji Finepix A500 and 90% of the responders on the link.Everything on the web said it would cost ~$100 to fix.I was in the process of researching new cameras to buy and had nothing to lose by dropping it on the floor.
The error may be caused by debris in the zoom mechanism preventing it from working.Dropping the camera loosens the debris and voila!
The noise you're hearing is perfectly normal. This generation camera uses a piezo electric focus mechanism to operate the lens. You will notice that the noise goes away if the camera is left alone for a moment while focused on a non moving object, this is because the focus adjustment is made and then the piezo circuit shuts down to conserve battery power.
You should have no problems with this camera, it is very reliable.
Hope this helps you.