My camera recently lost its zoom and it was doing pictures that are huge like ....800K to 1.4M instead of the usual 150K or less....which i can easily email and download to web if needed onto online pages....
I saw similar problem online for another similar brand of Cybershot but i do not think i'm able to fix it....i even went to Best buy twice and they made me buy a bigger memory card but it did not fix the problem. I went back to another location of Best Buy and they do not know how to....
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Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended ...
Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some things that you can do that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.
The resolution of the photo you take determines how grain shows up as you zoom into the Photo, So taking a 10 megapixel photo on optical zoom or no zoom will give you a sharper picture than when you use both the optical and digital zoom to grab your picture. The digital zoom uses the centre of your CCD picture imager rather than the whole CCD so with less elements to your picture when you take it gives you blockiness sooner when you zoom in on the image. I am guessing your friend has digital Zoom turned off in settings to prevent the Graining showing upon magnification. Good light and a steady camera will give you the best results.
IF you are using Xp , just plug in camera with USB lead . Open MY COMPUTER find the icon for the camera( usually found after the DVD/cd drives ) adn just drag or use the move command to move the requiredfiles to where ever you want . I NEVER use the Olympus software too long winded . Hope it helps :)
Most likely there is a problem with servo drive for the lens and camera functions. The fix is to replace the complete processor board including the servo drive electronics. After replacement the board must be tested and calibrated.
Call Sony to see if the camera is worth to have serviced.
If you're using a memory card, I recommend investing $10 and getting a USB memory card reader. It's much easier than trying to troubleshoot connection issues. Most can read just about every format. Plug in your card and connect the reader to your PC. It will see it as a drive and you can easily move your pictures over with a simple drag and drop. And it keeps your card healthier that way as well.
First, it is possible to disable the digital zoom feature on your camera. See the attached picture for instructions on how to make sure that digital zoom support is turned on.
Second, digital zoom is only supported when you have the LCD turned on.
Third, digital zoom isn't really a zoom. It is simply taking a smaller picture, and then stretching it out. Instead, you should take the picture with no zoom, then crop the photo using your PC to get it to the size you like. Keep in mind that digital zooming and cropping are technically the same thing. Both lower the amount of information you are capturing, and both will reduce the overall quality of the photo when you print it.
I recommend Preclick's photo organizer (for Windows). It is free and can be downloaded from www.preclick.com.