Question about Pentax Optio S6 Digital Camera
I have a Pentax Optio S6 Digital Camera that receives a large amount of use. I take good care of it and its never been dropped, left in extreme heat, got wet etc etc... But i seem to be getting this same problem rather often.
When i turn my camera on it makes a rather unusual "buzzing" noise, this noise is even louder if digital zoom is enabled. When i try to zoom in the camera starts taking very blurry images(changing the settings has no effect) and every-time i adjust how much ive zoom in on a image it makes that unusual "buzzing" noise again.
Ive experienced this problem previously and have taken the camera in to get it "fixed". It comes back working fine. However after a while the same problem suddenly re-occurs. This is the 4th time this problem has occurred. Any assistance any one could provide would be greatly appreciated.
I had exactly the same problem just this week. After reading every problem posted that had to do with the lense I figured that the lense had somehow worked it's way of the "track or gear" that moves it in and out. I don't recommend this solution unless you figure that the cost of having it repaired proffesionally would be more than to replace the camera (I am a trial and error type of repair person). On my camera, also an S6, when the lense came forward and began to retract, I GENTLY held the lense in place for just a second. I repeated this probably four or five times until it "worked itself" back into the proper position. It does make the clicking noise while doing this which made me a bit nervous but it worked. The camera actually even seems to be focusing better which leads me to believe that possibly it hadn't been quite right for a while. AGAIN... you have to decide if the cost of proffessional repair is worth it to you. I am not a pro but this worked GREAT for me. Hope it helps.
Posted on Jun 14, 2008
Here is the information on the lens system for the Pentax...
The Sliding Lens system is a proprietary PENTAX lens system that offsets the central lens groups from the optical lens axis and retracts the lens in two steps in the cylinder for minimized overall body depth.
I think from what you have stated, the lens system is off track, hense the noise and the blurry image...
Hope this is helpful...
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
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