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I suspect moisture in the lens on my digital camera when I use the zoom. The picture is very foggy. When I don't use the zoom the picture is fine.

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Keep the camera in a warm setting with a constant flow of hot air. Now use a pack of dry silica gel along with the camera put it into a closed sealed nylon pack. Keep aside for few days and check.
If there was moisture as you hadd suspected then it would hahve reduced or gone.
However is there is still the issue , i would advice that you can show it to the nearestt Sony service to get an opinion. it does not appear to be serious than to open and clean the lens without disturbing the circuit.

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Hi! Your suspicion can be right but the other thing that can cause this is that the optic lens itself on the zoom is faulty. You may try to have it replaced now or soon. Just wait for the lens break point to maximize the usage, not unless you always use the zoom. Hope this helps and thank you for using FIxYa!

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The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

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