Last time I used it, the battery sensor was flashing so I charged the battery. Now I'm getting nothing, no power, no picture. I have checked the camera battery and the little battery and they both have power. Please help!!!
Sounds similar to my problem - after several times of occuring & working again apparently by chance I now think problem is caused by taking out main battery whilst camera switched on causing a software problem - try taking out both batteries for a long time (I did an hour) so camera forgets all it knows including date etc & reverts to factory settings. Make sure main battery is charged & replace both batteries - I did this & camera now seems fine - though haven't tried to recreate fault !
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how much time between shots is it? ususally there is a 3 minute none use shut down timer or warning light. so if it is more than 3 minutes from the time you take one picture to the next picture then that might be your problem. also these new digital cameras have all kinds of sensors built into them now. they have motion and face and distance and light and image sensors in them that use your battery. also the new 3d digital cameras have even more sensors. the memory card also uses the battery as well but you digital camera won't work without it though. some flashes add-ons may you the battery. almost forgot about the lens, they also use the battery as well. the use it in the "auto focus" and with the power zooming. so if you are moving around allot and zooming the focus in/out allot then this uses the battery as well. try to do as many shots as you can in three minutes as you can then power off the camera and when not in use this may extend the battery life. also chargers have a 12 to 24 hour charge time while others are fast chargers and may only have a few hours of charge time called quick chargers. some chargers have lights that indicate charge or charge complete see your charger's user's guide for this. also check the contacts on the battery itself and make sure that they are clean and shiny because dirty contacts leads to not working well or charging properly.
Solution: As digital cameras become more advanced and include more features, the power needed to keep them functioning has also increased. That means that typical alkaline batteries likely won’t do more than power your camera for a few shots before running out of juice. Sometimes, your digital camera may not power on at all if the inserted alkaline batteries aren’t fully charged or powerful enough. Rather than carry along dozens of alkaline batteries for a single photo shoot, you can save money by purchasing rechargeable NiMH (nickel-metal hydride) batteries. Rechargeable batteries can be purchased with a charger that you plug into a wall outlet, and they fully charge in one to five hours depending on the charger and the type of batteries you’re using.
If you’re already using rechargeable batteries but are experiencing short battery life with your digital camera, it’s likely time to replace your rechargeable batteries with new ones. Depending on the number of charging cycles you perform (how many times you discharge and recharge your batteries), rechargeable batteries typically last for two to three years before they no longer hold a full charge. You may also ensure that you’re charging your rechargeable batteries directly before use. As batteries sit unused for extended periods of time, they automatically lose some of their charge.
There are many ways you can conserve battery life while using your digital camera, too. For starters, if your camera has a viewfinder in addition to an LCD, use the viewfinder to frame your shots and turn the LCD off because LCDs draw a lot of power. If you prefer to use the LCD, you can still conserve battery life if you refrain from looking at each picture on the screen after you take it.
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.
first if u want to get ur cam to work use energizer rechargeable batteries after charging them for sure this is the best kind u can use powerful and last longer ,to get ur pictures out u can take memory off the cam and put it inside memory card reader then plug it to ur computer through usb ,computer will read it easy and u can download ur pics to ur pc
Are you still using alkaline batteries? If so, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in a digital camera. Some may even have problems just powering startup of the camera or charging the flash. Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. Retailers sells these for around $7 for a package of four (about $15-19 for the batteries with charger). Keep in mind they'll save you big bucks in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may slap yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.
It might be that (sometimes) the battery is not strong enough to quickly charge the flash and you take a picture when it is not yet able to flash at the power level it needs to. This may be that the battery is weak and/or you try to take a second picture too quickly after the last flash.
On other occasions (when the images are blown out, I.E., overexposed) you are probably too close to your subject and are not using a reduced power flash setting. Experiment with a well-charged battery. Without reducing the flash output you will allways get this overexposure if you are a few feet away from the subject
Just bought one recently, and experienced a melt down like that..
What batteries are u using?..
This cam uses lots of power and i started off with 2700 rechargeables, after their 1st charge they emptied fairly quickly, after shutting the cam down for a few mins, they soon picked up again, i was using flash everytime, i guess this was the problem... When my rechargeables started to run down, the cam acted weirdly.... i think ur problem may be because of batteries weakening at that particular time??
Are you aware whether ur batteries were full or nearing empty at the time??