Question about Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera
Hello, while using the camera, it just decided not to close up and said "lens error, restart camera" . .. we have not been able to use it since. please notify us with any solutions . . we have already tried to take the battery out and restart it. We also noted that several other people with this same camera, this same month are complaining of the same thing. Could this be an error with the camera itself?
Thank you for your assistance!
When I try to turn on my camera it beaps. The display says "lens error, restart camera" I then try and restart the camera and the problem exists. I tried recharging the battery and the problem exists. I can't think of anything that I did to cause the problem(i.e. getting moisture in the camera, dropping it, etc..)
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
What you are seeing is a generic stuck lens error message. If you think about it, digital cameras are amazing things, just think about the sophisticated components inside that camera..
Your lens needs to be cleaned, repaired or replaced. There are online places that will do it for a decent price and there are others that overcharge by way too much.
I know, because I own one that charges a reasonable price to do the repair! (Google 'darntoothysam')
Just let us know if we can help!
Good luck from
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
Same thing with my cannon!
Posted on May 08, 2008
I found this on the Canon Website, don't know if this will help.
Issue: Lens will not move and camera may display an E18 or "Lens" error.
Solution: Possible solutions for an E18 or Lens Error message PowerShot SD600
The "E18" or "Lens" error message indicates an error that involves the lens unit or lens cover.
This error may appear where the lens is prevented from properly extending or retracting such as, for example, when pressure is applied to the lens or the area surrounding the lens while handling the camera. The error may also be displayed if the lens unit/camera has been subjected to an external shock, or if a foreign substance (i.e. liquid, sand, dirt) enters the camera. Solution
Check the following when you operate the camera to avoid applying pressure to the lens and surrounding area:
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 05, 2011 | Cameras
Sep 01, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera
Aug 18, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera
Aug 03, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS IXUS 105...
Aug 02, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
Jun 04, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
Jan 22, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
Dec 05, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera
Apr 16, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS...
717 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!