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Zoom button I can only press the zoom button a certain amount of times. Maybe like 2 or 3x and then the entire camera shuts off. Anybody experience this before? Any solutions?

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  • bimi_tyedye Sep 06, 2008

    If I press then zoom button 1 then zoom will only 'zoom' a small amout, if I press the zoom again, then camera powers down. The didgtal zoom will not engage at all even though the digital zoom is turned on in the setup.

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Zoom out and it shuts down


Don't think you'll have to send it in for repair. How old is your battery? Keep in mind that it isn't meant to last for more than a year or two, regardless of how often it is used. A camera will automatically shut down if its battery power is getting low. This usually occurs when the camera is doing power intensive actions, such as zooming (it uses a motor). Anyways, Amazon has some generic options for you if your battery may be over-the-hill:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_p?url=search-alias%3Dphoto&field-keywords=kodak+m1033+battery

Jun 06, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare M1033 Digital Camera

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Fix lens that won't extend fully


If your A360 only extends the lens partway when you turn the camera on in picture mode, there is an easy solution that requires no technical knowledge whatsoever. Mine exhibits this behavior most of the time, and I've experimented it with it and found that these two things help:

1. Hold the power button down the entire time the lens is extending. For whatever reason, this seems to help.

2. If your lens extends only partway (if this is the case the screen and all pictures you take should be blurry), simply hit the macro mode button (the little flower to the left of the zoom) twice. This works because when you go into macro mode, the camera automatically brings the lens to its lowest zoom, which is meant to bring the lens back from a high zoom, but also works in reverse. You may have to repeat this procedure a couple times each time you start the camera (you'll know it's fixed when you no longer hear the motor whine when you press the button).

One last tip: if you've had this problem before and you start up your camera and it seems fine, use trick number 2 anyways, just to double check that the lens is indeed in the correct position. I've made the mistake of assuming, based on the fact that the picture on the screen looked sharp, that the lens was fully extended. When you look at your pictures, you may find that all of them (even those taken with a tripod!) may be blurry.

on Aug 03, 2008 | Fuji FinePix A360 Digital Camera

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How do i zoom


1. Toggle the MODE button to camera picture and press the SET button
2. Compose your image while viewing the LCD monitor
3. Press the ZOOM thumbnail button with the magnifier picture to activate the digital zoom.can zoom images up to 5 times

4 Press the shutter button to capture the ZOOMED image
Hope this helps, there wasn't a date on your e-mail so not sure when your Holiday was.
Good Luck
Missy S

Sep 03, 2008 | Vivitar ViviCam 3780 Digital Camera

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Zoom broke


Solution: Procedure for setting Digital Zoom PowerShot A520

Digital Zoom When the LCD monitor is on, images can be zoomed with the combined optical and digital zoom functions as follows (figures are approximate): 5.7 times, 7.1 times, 8.9 times, 11 times, and 14 times 1. Press the <DISP.> button to turn the LCD monitor on.
2. Turn the shooting mode dial to any Shooting mode except for stitch_assist_icon_a70.gifor movie_icon_a70.gif.
3. In the [ rec_icon.gif(Rec.)] menu, select digital_zoom_icon_a70.gif(Digital Zoom).
digital_zoom_menu.gif 4. Select [On] using the left_arrow.gifor right_arrow.gifbutton and press the <MENU> button.
5. Press the zoom lever toward tele_icon_a70.gifand hold it.
  • The lens will zoom to the maximum optical telephoto setting and stop. Release the lever and press it toward tele_icon_a70.gifagain to further zoom the image digitally.
  • Press the lever toward wide_icon_a70.gifto zoom back out.
digital_zoom_lcd_a70.gif 6. Shoot the image.
  • Shooting procedures are the same as for the auto_mode_icon_a70.gifmode.
caution_a70.gif
  • The digital zoom cannot be used when the LCD monitor is off.
note_icon_a70.gif
  • images become coarser the more they are digitally zoomed.
  • Since camera shake may become a factor when using the digital zoom, the use of a tripod is recommended.
  • Digital Zoom is disabled when the [Postcard Print Mode] is selected as a image quality setting.
IF this fails, your camera is in need of service.


Dec 30, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Zoom


This is the hardware problem your camera’s lens gear also damaged if you have some experience to open your camera jacket clean lens gear.

Hope its helpful for you

Oct 10, 2007 | Samsung Digimax L60 Digital Camera

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Nikon coolpix 2200 zoom


Based on your description, it certainly sounds like the zoom button is stuck or shorted. If you're comfortable with taking it apart, I'd try getting to the zoom electronics and see if there's any noticeable damage. Whenever I try something like this, I like to see how much damage I could cause first. eBay has sold this item for less than $50 with shipping (just in case you break something). You can also look there for parts cameras -- one listed for $10 with free shipping that might give you what you need.

Aug 21, 2007 | Nikon Coolpix 2200 Digital Camera

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Zoom error message


Press the power button on and hold it down while extending and twisting the telescopic zoom lens. It might fix your problem. In any case it could not make it worse Good luck!

Aug 07, 2007 | Olympus SP-350 Digital Camera

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Trouble when Zooming


well did the camera got wet???, if soo it needs the mainboard to be replaced, if not could just be the mainboard also, but if it´s the second one the repair centre will fix it for free if ?t´s under warranty

Jan 30, 2007 | Olympus Stylus 720 SW Digital Camera

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The SMART ZOOM is not working - doesnt either come up in SET UP menu?


I fixed my problem myself. Simply read the top of the camera1.gif where it says TO USE SMART ZOOM SET IMAGE SIZE TO LESS THAN 2.8M
Then go to the very bottom button on your camera (there are three) and press it and reset your image size.Then your zoom will work.
Problem solved.

Jan 11, 2007 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P32 Digital Camera

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Telephoto images


The D-630 has a 3x optical zoom and a 4x seamless digital zoom. In order to use the digital zoom, press the OK/MENU button on the back of the camera. Press the right arrow key to access the Mode Menu. The first setting under the CAMERA tab is DIGITAL ZOOM. Press the right arrow key to highlight this setting and then press again to select ON. Press the OK/MENU button to set the DIGITAL ZOOM to remain ON. When you press the zoom button with the T on it, a zoom indicator will display on the right side of the LCD. The W represents a wider area of view as you zoom out, and the T represents telephoto as you zoom closer to the subject. When the zoom indicator is in the red zone, you are using the digital portion of the zoom. images taken in the digital zoom will appear “noisy” or “grainy” which is normal when using the DIGITAL ZOOM.

Sep 01, 2005 | Olympus D-630 Zoom Digital Camera

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