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Pre-focus on cybershot h2 doesn't work

Hello here's the problem with my camera... the shutter button has a first stop where it makes focus, lits the AF illuminator and pops up the flash (if required) yesterday the camera stop doing that and does nothing at that point i can still take pictures but the prior steps (focus. AF illuminator and flash) are done at the second stop only making a quick focus (most of the pictures go blurry) light the af and pops the flash in a fraction of second
i hope you guys could help me with this issue...
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  • Iconking Mar 26, 2008

    Same problem -- pre-focus function has disappeared when taking pictures, but in addition when turned no there is a continual motor sound coming from the camera. Seems like the shoot button is maybe permanently depressed below the pre-focus detent position.

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    I have the same problem to my H2. I removed the button and try to fix it, But failed. need help.

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    After 14 months, my autofocus stopped working too. We've contacted Sony and they are not covering this item under warrenty even though it appears to be a widespread issue based on internet comments from various sites. It will cost $180 to have it serviced, but they use the same part they used to manufacture the camera so no guarantees it won't happen again.

  • g_conlon Nov 01, 2008

    I have the same problem and I am in the Auto Program mode. I have had the camera just less than 2 years. What a bummer Sony isn't staning behind the isse. I have 3 Sony Computers, 1 Camera, and 2 Camcorders. Guess they just lost my future business.



    Gary

  • lukasarts Dec 02, 2008

    Wow, I wish I'd seen this trouble before I bought it! I'm also experiencing the auto focus problem, have had the camera for 18 months. It is very very frustrating, as I bought it specifically for action photography, and it is impossible to get the right shot without the autofocus. Sony had better get this fixed or I will not buy Sony anymore.

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You sure its not on manual focus?

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The only solution, besides the $181 Sony repair, is probably to put the camera into continous autofocus. When you do this, you see a CAF in the display. Three problems: 1. CAF uses up the battery faster, 2. CAF is fairly slow and it takes a little time until it realizes the need to focus, and 3. you may lose the first flash picture since the flash only pops up just before the shot and it may not be focused.

I agree with all the comments that this is a real bummer.

Posted on May 11, 2008

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