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Zoom button is malfunctioning

Zoom will not stay set and changes when button is released. It zooms very slowly out to the wide angle setting and automatically returns quickly to the max telephoto setting when the button is released.

Why is it happening and what can I do about it?

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  • lennyngee Nov 02, 2008

    Mine does the exact same thing!

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Tons of people w/ any canon elura series cameras including myself, with a canon elura 80 have the same zoom problem. It does not appear that canon has done anything to try to solve this mass problem with this series of cameras. Oddly enough the only way to solve this problem is to give it a tap and gentle hits near the zoom button to release what would seem to be a jam. Sorry that there's really no straight forward answer, but for now its the best i can give.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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