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I am trying to take picture. When I press shutter-relese button camera focus on my subject, and when i press down to take picture a message appear RECORDING and i could not take picture.This happened in all picture mode ,excluding twilight and twilight portrait mode. I could understand why?

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  • stdanev Jan 05, 2011

    Ok.

    My question again.

    Camera model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30.

    When I try to take picture in AUTO,PROGRAM,SNOW,BEACH,LANDSCAPE and SOFT SNAP modes, camera first focus on subject and when I press down shutter-release button to take picture i hear sound and message in the middle of the display Recording, and nothing happened, picture is not taken.

    I dont know why?



    In TWILIGHT and TWILIGHT Portrait modes camera working normal .

    In MOVIE Mode working normal




  • stdanev Jan 05, 2011

    Thank you
    Your solution was helpful.

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Hi,
Symptom shows camera has been set on Movie mode so you see Recording upon press of Shutter button.
Let me know model and brand of camera to find out how to change camera on Picture mode.
Thanks.

Posted on Jan 05, 2011

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jan 05, 2011

    OK, so it is not selector switch problem.
    Go to setup menu and initialize camera to restore on default settings and check.
    Thanks.

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