I used to carry my camera everywhere I went, incase I see something which I wanna capture in a picture. Well I did take out my camera one day to remove a shot, but unfortunately, any button I press just keeps alternating between shooting and display mode. I cannot do anything with the camera now. So even if I click to take a picture, it just moves into display mode and the snap is obviously not taken..
Has anyone ever seen this problem..? My camera is still under warranty, but I do not have the receipt for it, since it was given to me as a gift. Can I still claim under the warranty period..
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You have not told us the model of the camera !!!! As far as the batteries failing that quick it is NOT a camera setting. I would suggest some higher quality batteries, Name Brand and Alkaline or better. If that does not solve your problem you have serious camera problems as no camera will kill good batteries in just a few photos. Best Regards, Russell
To understand the photo loss situation, consider a scenario: You format a memory card in Digital Camera, and start to capture some pictures. However, while capturing pictures, your camera shuts down due to low battery. Now, after recharging battery, when you try to access those photograph on the card, you receive the following error message on camera screen:
The Card requires formatting: Additionally, the camera is unable to capture any new photographs.
The main cause for the above error message is corruption of memory card due to conking of battery while a read/write operation was running.
These memory card needs to be formatted before you save any new pictures. It is always a good practice to take backup of card and format it before use. This enables you to fight with any damage done to the memory card and to erase the old data saved on the card. However, the probability of card getting corrupted again (after you have saved new data) still exists.
First try formating with an external SD Card reader connected at PC and test it.
Exposures in low light require the shutter to be open for a long time. If this is longer than about a thirtieth of a second, you will not be able to hold the camera still enough by hand to avoid blurring the shot.
The solution is to use a tripod or another method of holding the camera very still, such as pressing it against a table or railing while taking the picture.In the film camera days there were many accessories for this purpose, and they still work with digital cameras. Some people used to carry a bean bag to set the camera on for long exposures. It's less bulky than a tripod ands allows some adjustment to camera angle when using a tabletop to hold the camera still.
Most probably you have incorrectly set your camera to a Camera Record mode other than Auto.
If there is not enough light and you are trying to photograph the scene without flash, (eg. by setting your camera mode to a mode that is programmed not to use flash) then the camera has to compensate for the missing light by keeping its shutter open for a longer period of time so as enough light comes into its sensor.
If your hand shakes during that time, you get blurry images.
Check your camera settings. The Twilight scene mode gives you slower shutter speeds to capture dark,
night scenes, but you need to stabilize the camera on a tripod or something, depending on the level of light of the scene you want to photograph. The Twilight Portrait, on the other hand, is the same as Twilight with the addition of
flash is used to illuminate a person or foreground subject as well as capturing a night
background. This mode also keeps a long shutter time for capturing the night background.
For taking pictures of people, I would suggest you use Auto or Portrait mode where the camera will automatically use fast shutter speeds and flash (if dark).
The camera is not megabytes (MB) but megapixel (MP), there is a big difference. If you multiply the horizontal resolution by the vertical resolution then that will be how many megapixels are being captured. So in this case, max resolution 2048 x 1536 = 3145728 which is 3.1 MP effective. I don't think any camera actually captures exactly the full MP listed on the camera.
Now, if each pixel was represented by a byte then you would have 3.1 MegaByte picture captured. However, each pixel is represented by I think 3 bytes which would give you a 9.3 Megabyte picture captured. However, since this is usually to large for most users to deal with, compression is introduced thus the settings for fine and standard.
The tiff picture type is the 9.3 Megabyte photo with no compression. For most of us this isn't very effective for working with so we use the jpg compression. This reduces the picture to a more manageable size for saving, manipulation and storing. Keep in mind that this is what is called a 'lossy' compression which means that it actually removes pixels from the photograph and uses a technique called interpolation to bring the pixels back later.