I was shooting as normal, then I could shoot no longer. I still have info on top screen, all but image number in right hand corner and none of the menu or image view,jump or info buttons work and nothing comes up on LCD screen. The camera is only about 6 weeks old and hasn't had any damage or dropages. I have tried a different CF card, re-charged the batteries (battery grip fitted) I ahve tried battery in body without battery grip. Any suggestions?
Okay people, I think I have solved this dilemma; at least for me personally. I had the exact same thing happen. I was shooting senior pics, changed CF cards, took some more pics and then nothing. The top screen displayed info, but the rear panel was total failure. I thought maybe it was a bad CF card, battery, etc.. Since my warranty is out... I have ruminated over this many times and was almost at the point of taking it in for an estimate.
When I was changing out the battery yesterday, (I bought a new battery, and was putting it in after a full charge) I noticed there was a screw missing from the hinge that held the battery cover in place. Upon closer inspection, I noticed there was a small opening with a piece of metal that would be pushed down by a protrusion on the inside lid cover. I replaced the screw, and fastened the lid down into place, put the battery in (I should have tested w/my old battery to fully be able to rule that out), and held my breath. Turned it to on, and that was it. All of my personalized settings were gone but I can deal with that.
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It sounds as though you have activated one of the timers. On the LCD display on top of the camera look in the bottom right-hand corner of the display and see if there is a symbol that looks a bit like a one-handed clock (the timer symbol). If so, press the AF-Drive button on top of the camera and rotate the large, circular selector dial on the back of the camera until that symbol goes away. Now the camera should shoot normally.
The spots are caused by the flash being SO close to the lens. Anyobject that can reflect the flash reflects it right back at the camera. This is an image problem with most point and shoot digitals. Watch forreflective surfaces and stand at an angle to them. Turn on more lightsin the room before using flash. Most indoor pictures start way too dark. Stand at a slight angle to the image orperson you are photographing - don't shoot straight on. (I kneel downand shoot up - makes a good shot too.) If you are shooting toward the sun lit side of an image, shield the lens from direct sunlight with your hand (Keep your hand out of the picture!) A professional photographer has the flash way away from the lens for a reason...
1) switch camera to "on"
2) Using the fwd, back etc control switch, located to the right of the screen, set it to "macro"
This is the left hand side of the ring switch. (back arrow). The macro icon (looks like a flower icon)will appear in the viewfinder in the top left hand corner.
3) to cancel macro, press this "back arrow" again.Or switch the camera to off.
Press the info button on the back to bring up the shooting information screen. The second item from the top on the right column is the image size. Press the button to activate the settings, then use the multiselector to navigate to the desired setting. Press OK, use the multiselector to select the desired size, then OK to set it.
Your choices are Large (3008x2000), Medium (2256x1496), and Small (1504x1000).
Note that you cannot change the image size if you're shooting RAW. The image quality setting is the one just above the image size.
Press the MODE button to select the Video mode. Note: The camera has limited internal memory allowing you to record up to 20 seconds in QVGA. An SD
card (up to 8GB) needs to be inserted in order to use the video mode normally.
When the icon appears on the top left corner of the LCD screen this indicates that you are in Video
1. Prepare the object or subject you wish to record.
2. Press the Shutter button to begin shooting the video.
3. The elapse time will appear on the top right of the LCD screen and the icon will flash on the
4. Press the Shutter button again to stop the recording and save this file in AVI format.
1. You can preview the AVI files in Playback mode or once downloaded to your computer by using
Quick Time and Windows Media Player.
2. When the camera's memory is full, the “Memory Full Insert a SD Memory Card to Transfer and
Shoot More video!” message will appear on the LCD screen when you attempt shoot more videos.
Download the test file from the internal memory to the PC or delete them to shoot more videos.
Alternatively, you can insert a SD memory card to expand the memory to record longer videos.
3. The LED will light up when the light condition is not good.
Hopefully you resolved this already. If not, push the "DISP." button left of the MENU button. Pushing it gives you three options: black (for discreet shooting so your LCD doesn't give garner dirty looks from fellow concert goers), liveview, and liveview with info overlayed (shooting mode, ISO, etc.). Good luck!
Highlight is just the info mode, there are several info modes including Basic file info, Shooting Info and RGB histogram, just press the round controller in the up or down direction to change between them in playback mode. Highlight will flash black anywhere there is pure white in an image. Try resetting the camera by pressing the 2 buttons with green dots (on top of the camera near the shutter release) holding them for a few seconds.
This is a common problem with all LCD screens without anti-reflective coatings.This is normal. Increase the brightness of LCD while shooting in the sun. Internal memory normally takes only a few images. This is normal. Use a memory card to shoot more images.
I had the same problem with mine. I searched the web and came across this one. My camera had a black screen but everything else worked. I read some of the comments and a few people said to hit it. I hit the camera in the side of my hand a few times and it started to work. Thanks for the info. It sound carzy but it works.