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SCN Mode on Canon A560

When I switch to SCN mode, I get either AUTO or Movie mode, and the special scene modes that are supposed to be activated by pressing the FUNC./SET button in this mode do not activate.

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  • alpinemonkey Aug 12, 2008

    I have EXACTLY the same problem. No access to SCN mode, it just gives me AUTO or Movie mode instead! All else on the camera works perfect.

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    Even me! I have the same problem! No special Scenes, only Auto...

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Actually it's an internal software issue. I have the exact same problem. The camera needs to be sent back to Canon to be repaired.
Go to Canon's website and follow appropriate prompts to get an email to customer support about the issue. They'll get right back to you and even provide free shipping to get it to them to service.

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I have the same problem...BUT... if you move the wheel softly between SCN and indoor you get SCN =S .... the selector wheel fails, so i think it's a matter of warranty ×.×

maybe a manufacture defect, i have this camera for less than six months =s

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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Posted on Sep 01, 2008

It confused me too. Just go to SCN and hit the function.Set button (the little round button). It brings up a menu and you can switch left or right with the menu controls.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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