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The digital zoom engages when you have reached the 3X manual zoom point, if you keep pushing the zoom button the camera will switch to digital zoom.

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I have forgot my u know anyway to fix this?

I don't think the Canon SD790 IS camera has a password. =)

If you mean your Fixya password, then there is a "forgot my password" link on the login page.

Hope this helps.

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Jul 11, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Digital Camera

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I have the SD790 IS, and the zoom button seems to be stuck/sticking making it very difficult to get the camera to zoom (or playback to zoom) however, when it does, it "jumps" to where it wants to...

The SD790 has a problem with the power button and sometimes the zoom switch, thankfully they are on the same assembly. You can get a new part for $35 incl shipping, or have it installed for just $30 more.

Another design flaw of this camera is:

If you haven't checked the screws recently on the handstrap side of your SD790 to make sure they are tight, I would advise doing so. Actually, take them out and secure them with Locktite, because if you don't they will fall out and the whole side of your camera will fall off.

If you need the zoom switch replaced, I happen to know the shop linked below would check and secure your screws for you at no additional cost!

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Jul 11, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Digital Camera

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How do you access the internal memory on a canon power shot sd790is?

The internal memory can not be accessed, you can only access the memory card that holds the photos and this done by connecting the USB cable between the camera and PC.

Oct 01, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD790 IS/ IXUS 90 IS...

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My canon powershot sd790 will not shut off

That's a known power issue on the SD790. Try as their no power service covers no power or any power problem at all which is what you are having. Not turning off is a power issue. They'd be the place for this one, they just do powershots and nothing else at all. They are totally amazing when it comes to service for the powershots, good luck with the problem it is having.

Jun 14, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Digital Camera

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Well, I haven't used a Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Digital Camera before, but I want to suggest this: before you start thinking of putting your camera apart, try to clean the battery terminals and the battery contacts of the camera with clean white paper, then reinsert the pack. Please be very careful when doing this so that you do not break or bend the contacts or terminals; they are usually delicate material.

Apr 18, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Digital Camera

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Canon sd790 screen is black

Thi is probably just the sensor that went out in the camera. You just need to have the ccd sensor replaced. There's an amazing site that a lot of people go to for help with the powershots, that is all they specialize in and they're amazing if you need some help with one of these. That website is: and your specific problem of no image on the SD790 is right there on the site so you can get help with it. They're fantastic with these Canons, good luck with it as that's really a fantastic camera.

Apr 03, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD790 IS/ IXUS 90 IS...

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Canon PowerShot SD790

Set the correct time, using the 24-hour clock. If you do this at 3PM, for example, set the hour to 15, not to 3.

Mar 03, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital...

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Zoom is broken

push in the lense. lol. hi denise =)

Oct 10, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Digital Camera

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How do I activate digital zoom on my canon S3IS

I believe there is a ring around the button the shutter button (the button you press to take the photos. Your sort of push it left or right (near or far). The digital zoom should activate after it goes past its optical zoom range. Push it only slightly to slow down the zoom process.

Aug 12, 2009 | Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

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