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Cannon G6 - Picture shows as portrait not landscape

Sometimes when I am taking pictures with my Cannon Powershot G6 it randomly chooses to take the picture in portait mode (ie vertical) even though the camera is being held horizontally. Any ideas?

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  • dak9dak May 27, 2008

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Sounds like an oversensitive autorotate sensor. Recommend holding the camera very steady when taking a picture. If it still acts up, recommend just turning the sensor off, as you can use just about any photo editing software to rotate your photos if desired.

Press the Menu button, find and select the "Setup" menu, go down the list to find the "Autorotate" selection to turn it on/off.

Posted on May 26, 2008

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