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Lens error. lens is currently retracted. will not open. nikon s8100 bought xmas 2010.

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Had issue with lens stuck and not retracting on nikon s8100. first removed battery. then manually (gently) rotated lens counterclockwise until lens seated in fully retracted position. inserted battery, turned camera on and camera operational again. I suspect that root cause of lens jamming was turning off camera while simultaneously moving zoom lever

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A lens error can be caused by physical damage to the mechanism that controls the lens, or debris that is interfering with the operation of the lens.

This article may be able to help you with a "do it yourself" solution.
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

In the event that your problem is due to physical damage and not just dirt or debris, you will need to take it to a local camera repair shop for troubleshooting-- though with most consumer digital cameras, labor and parts cost of a repair can easily exceed the value of the camera.

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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 ...
Now as the camera is only three weeks old, you need to take it back to the store where you purchased it for exchange or refund. Do not attempt to repair it yourself at this point as it will void your warranty. Which brings up the next step, if the store refuses to help you, contact Nikon for warranty repair.
For others experiencing this problem, who do not have the luxury of warranty options, Here are some troubleshooting steps that you can try that may (or may not) correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty (or repair cost approaches that of the camera), they're worth that try. Some of the later steps do involve some risk to the camera, so carefully weigh your options before deciding to conduct them:

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Here are some troubleshooting steps that you can try that may (or may not) correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty (or repair cost approaches that of the camera), they're worth that try. Some of the later steps do involve some risk to the camera, so carefully weigh your options before deciding to conduct them.

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Does the Nikon S8100 seem to have more lens error problems than other cameras?


Not really. It's extremely common on all similar designs from all manufacturers which have retracting/zooming lenses. The trick is to try and prevent the lens from ever being obstructed and to keep the camera in a camera case whenever it's not in use. Also avoid sand/beaches or similar areas as the camera isn't designed to cope with dirt which can get inside due to wind or being dropped.

None are robust, if they fail under warranty they get fixed or replaced. Outside of that you either fix it yourself or bin it and buy another as professional repairs usually cost more than buying another model.

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Which brand of digital camera has the least problems with lens error? I'm looking at the Nikon S8100 and it sure seems like a lot of people are having this problem.


Hi, Overall I'd say Canon has the least number of lens errors I've seen followed by Panasonic then Olympus then Fuji then Nikon and in last place Sony.

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A tiny bit of grit can jam the gears of the lens. Sometimes a tap can knock it out. Try this at your own risk. Take out the batteries. Don't hit the camera on a hard surface, just use you hand. If it hurts, that is too hard. Try lens down, then all the sides.

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