Sometimes when the SAF shows up (don't know what it is or how to turn it off), the picture won't take. I was out take a picuture of a house to do an analysis on a neighborhood at 6:30 last Saturday morning, and when I got there my picture would not take, I had to keep moving it to different settings, hoping I would not have wasted my trip.
I cant find my manual fast enough and dont' know what this means,.
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A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.
It is not necessary something wrong with the camera itself. Sometimes the simptom is caused by the memory card. Reading from it works (so you can see older pictures) but every new picture is written wrong, so the camera shows only black.
The camera either has a stuck aperture inside the lens or a bad CCD sensor.
The aperture is the opening that allows light to enter the lens. If it's stuck closed no light goes in, so no display on the LCD and solid black pictures. The way to fix it is to replace the lens. You can try tapping or banging the camera on it's side on your hand or even gently on a table. This might unstick the aperture for a short time, but it will just stick again later.
If the CCD is bad the sensor won't show anything other than solid black, or sometimes purple/pink smeared lines. Again the solution is to replace the lens assembly, or look for a used CCD online and just switch that out instead.
Hope this helps!
Thomas Drayton Owner, Darntoothysam.com Digital Camera Repair
Turn the camera on. Press the display button (second button down right next to the LCD (Labeled LCD/info) to turn on the LCD. Make sure you are not in review mode. Here is a link I am sure you will find helpful (its what I used to solve this problem) http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/publications/urg00714toc.jhtml
Let me know if this works
Turn off your LCD display screen. I know this is hard—who likes shoving their face against the camera to compose a shot through the little viewfinder? But the LCD screen single-handed-ly drains a lot of power.
Minimize the picture preview to the least amount of time possible—usually one second. This uses less LCD screen time, thus less power.
Dim the brightness on your LCD screen. A dimmer display extends battery life by consuming less power to light the screen. This might make the display harder to see, but usually only in direct sunlight.
Set the power saver to the least amount of time. Power saver lets your digital camera “sleep” when not in use, but doesn’t shut it down entirely. To “wake up” your digital camera, simply click the shutter button.
Use your zoom as little as possible. The motor that moves the lens uses power. This also goes for repeatedly turning your digital camera on and off if it has an extend able lens.
Turn off the continuous focus. Again, constantly using motors and electronics to ready your shot drastically minimizes battery life.
Don’t push the shutter button half-way down until you’re ready to shoot. Pushing the shutter button (constantly resetting and refocusing) will drain battery life.
Use the flash only when necessary. Your digital camera’s “auto flash” option should take care of this, but make sure your flash isn’t going off in broad daylight.
Don’t delete pictures from your digital camera unless necessary. This consumes power. Wait until you download the pictures to your computer before deleting.
This one’s basic, but charge your battery often. Lithium ion batteries, which most digital cameras use, don’t have “battery memory” like older alkaline. In fact, lithium ions work better and last longer if charged completely and regularly.
SAF is single auto focus and would not be the cause of this malfunction. try pressing shutter button a little harder and make sure that you press it fully down. if not try initializing settings. go to menu then go right to setup to find initialize.
maybe you need a new memory card if your card is full sometimes it can cause a camera not to work or shut down because of an overload of files.
If you memory card is not full most likely your camera has a defect to it.
I suggest you take to a person who specializes in fixing cameras by your company.
For the burry picture thing, there are different settings on a camera and I'm pretty sure that there is one to sharpen the picture images.
That is actually the exact same thing I am experiencing but mine has grey lines on the display window. I was able to take photos to a grey screen connect it to my comp...low and behold my pics showed....I am furious....need some answers as I will never hear the end of it from my daughter.
THIS MAY NOT SOILVE THE PROBLEM ... BUT MAY DELAY YOUR CAMERA GOING TO THE "OFF" MODE.
TURN CAMERA ON AND HIT "MENU" ... SCROLL DOWN TO "SET-UP" THEN SCROLL TO "LCD POWER SAVE" SWITCH IT TO "OFF".
I HAVE A FUJI 650 AND I LOVE IT ... THATS HOW I GOT MINE TO STOP SHUTTING DOWN BETWEEN SHOTS.