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I've had my Canon for about 8 months now and if i get to 4.0 my image display will get fuzzy and the final picture will come out blurry

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  • Mike850 Jun 08, 2008

    Same problem here. Regardless of setting Manual, SCN, Auto, or ISO settings, when I zoom into a subject, both the LED and pictures are fuzzy.
    When shooting wide angle, everything is fine.

    My brother in law has the exact same model and we compared settings. His does not have this issue.

  • ftdatl Oct 29, 2008

    I have what sounds like the same issue, but nothing is "stuck". Mine is about 17 months old and it just started doing this last weekend. One day it worked, the next day (and ever since) it's broken.

    The camera has never been dropped. Sometimes, if you push the button half-way down, you see it go past the proper focus and settle with the picture fuzzy.

    In my case I think it has less to do with the zoom and more to do with the physical distance from the subject, though zoom is definitely worse. I even tried manual infinity setting and scenery is still fuzzy. It won't focus right.

  • Jelayna08 Jan 27, 2009

    My camera for some reason shut off and the lens stay open now
    Now every time after that when i turn it on it says "Lens error, restart camera"

    What do i do??



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I sent my camera off to Canon and they repaired it under warranty for free. It took about a week for them to fix and cost me about $10 to ship with postage, insurance, etc. There was some issue with the optical zoom getting stuck. If your camera has this problem, I would recommend sending it into Canon for repair. Worse case, if it is not broken - you are only out shipping costs. I was lucky since by brother-in-law and I were able to compare camera's side by side and then I knew for certain that it wasn't a user setting.

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Make sure you are pressing the button half way and getting the 'beep' that the camera is ready to take the picture before pressing the button all the way down.

Also make sure you have good lighting conditions and use the flash if needed.

Last, make sure you are still in optical zoom and not digital... I would suggest turning off digital zoom, I don't recommend using it at all.

Hopefully this helps..


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