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Canon Powershot A570IS Problem

My camera works perfectly indoors.
However, when I try to take a shot out of the window, or when I go outside (even in dull conditions) the LCD screen automatically switches off, and any subsequent shot I take is blank.

Any ideas ?

Many thanks

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  • photoman9 Feb 12, 2008

    I have the same problem with my A570IS. I noticed that when I was trying to take pictures at a boat dock on a bright but overcast day that all my pictures didn't come out and there would be a soft click and the LCD would shut off. When I pointed the camera down to fool with the controls it would pop back on. I then pointed the camera back at my family and it shut off again. At home I was able to reproduce the problem at will by simply pointing the camera at a bright light. I contacted Canon and they advised me to send the camera back for repair. Sorry for the bad news.

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    I have the same problem as photoman 9 ......there is no way I can get a picture in bright light.........and am rather disgusted with the unit

  • pawdidi Mar 25, 2008

    i have problems with black screen too. after using flash my lcd switches off. the only way to make it work i s to switch camera off and on again, or continues pressing display button or switch to play mode and back to rec again :/

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    I have a similar problem. Most of the time the camera does not give me a picture. I hear the click and see information on the screen as to speed and aperture but no picture. This happens in P and Auto. I first noticed it when taking pictures of the snow in front of the house. Went to a park and out of 40 photos, there were only about three--none were acceptable.

    Best Buy said they would replace the camera but they are now in a backorder situation. I think there are probably many problems with the camera. I have only had it since early February and have been able to take a handful of photos--mostly inside.



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Try to use the Auto mod.

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I have seen the same problem with my A570 IS. When pointing to a window or in an outdoor environment the iris within the lens closes completely within ~3 steps (look at the lens when pointing to the window). Therefor it is not a LCD issue at all. The fact that you can still take a photo with a closed lens rather suggests that the iris controlling software is corrupt.This will most likely just require a firmware update.I hope Canon will soon provide the software online.

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