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Can I leave the camera switched on for an extended period withought it going into power off. Reason is I intend to mount it on a hangglider for inflight photos and if it switches of after 30mins or so I'll not be able to switch it back on. Can someone please tell me the facts?

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Re: Can I leave the camera switched on for an extended...

By default the 2020 switches on with the LCD 'OFF'. After a month of use I have found no way to have the LCD permanently on. Someone kindly tipped me that if you switch-on by going to A/S/M position the LCD will come on to start with. Very useful tip I've made good use of. But, to have the LCD on all the time is clearly not practical as it would EAT up battery power very quickly. Switching on either to 'P' or to 'A/S/M' gives you the LCD use but EITHER way it auto turns off after a few minutes at most. Natural power protection I guess. So far as I'm aware and seems likely the 3000/3030 are not different - well, it doesn't seem to make sense that they are, as they're much the same camera apart from CCD

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Re: Can I leave the camera switched on for an extended...

• If you do not operate the camera for three minutes, the camera will be set to the stand-by mode. After four hours in the stand-by mode, the power turns off automatically. (Time varies depending on the type of batteries used.) How will you be operting the camera to take the pictures while in flight? I'm not sure if the remote needs a clear shot to the front of the camera. I'm also not sure what the procedure is to wake the camera from stand-by mode with the remote. You will probably want the LCD off to conserve battery life, and have the camera set in fully automatic mode.

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Re: Can I leave the camera switched on for an extended...

I believe you can adjust the amount of time the camera goes in this mode

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When I turn on my camera, it comes up with "Lens error". What does that mean?


HI. One possible reason for this error is the camera has been switched on and the lens unit is prevented from extending itself. The camera will struggle for a second to extend the lens, then report the problem as a "lens error". I would start by Inspecting the lens for any obvious obstruction, then turn the camera off, then back on again. Usually, simply switching the camera Off and On again will correct this problem. If that doesn't correct the error, Remove and recharge and/or replace the battery. If the error does not clear up right away, leave the battery out of the camera overnight, and try again the next day. You are basically forcing the cameras micro board and chip sector into a reset mode when preforming this procedure.

  • NOTE_ If none of the procedures above produce positive results, I'm afraid that this unit will need to be sent to the manufacture for a serious repair detail, due to mechanical lens failure. There are no user serviceable parts on these units

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I have a casio ex-z1050 thats dead and i dont have a charger how can i power it up?


u will have to buy a new charger because casio doesn't make its camera with USB charging option. click on this link to buy a new charger.

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When i start my camera it turns the light green to red and shuts off immeditaly


Green light indicates good battery strength. Red light indicates that your camera has an insufficient or low battery power level and will be automatically powered off. . To continue using the camera, please change your batteries to new ones.


Please note that:
  1. If you don’t intend to use your camera for an extended period of time, please remove the batteries to avoid battery leakage and corrosion.
  2. Do not mix old and new batteries.
  3. Alkaline batteries are generally recommended.




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All the actions expect taking photos, are "jammed", nothing works. Also, when u turn the camera on, the zoom will go to its most extended position and won't return back.


The internal zoom switch is stuck in the extend position. Don't normally recommend opening the case, but in this case (pun intended) it's necessary. You'll only need to disassemble the camera enough to remove its front face. Please see this link. Only go as far as the 10th picture where the front face is removed, and as mentioned in the article, inspect that little copper plate to see if it's bent. Also read this concerning safety as there is a possibility of electrical shock.

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After inserting lens it keeps saying lens not attached


I would help to know the error message, but here is what I can tell you.

Having a "Lens error " message display on the camera's LCD display indicates a problem with the camera lens mechanism. This situation generally requires that the camera be sent to a Nikon Service Department for repair. Before doing this however, be sure to check these situations below:
  1. One possible reason for this error is if the camera is switched on and the lens unit is prevented from extending. The camera will struggle for a second to extend the lens, then report the problem. Inspect the lens for any obvious obstruction, then turn the camera off, then on again. Usually, simply switching the camera Off then On again is enough to correct this problem.
  2. Remove and recharge and/or replace the battery. If the error does not clear up right away, leave the battery out of the camera overnight, and try again the next day.

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Canon A720is turns on, but lens will not extend


I had the exact same problem. Since my camera is out of warranty, I decided to try to fix it myself; figuring the cost of repairing it would be close to the cost of a new, better camera. If yours is still under warranty, let Canon fix it for the cost of shipping.

I unscrewed all of the screws and carefully pried open the back of the camera. Part of it will come apart easily, but for the part that wouldn't, I slid a razorblade into the crack between the pieces and used it to separate the pieces.

I was shocked by what I found. The "mechanism" for switching between picture and review mode, appears to consist of a tiny black piece of something (doesn't look like metal, but I assume it's conductive). The physical switch that you operate on the back of the camera, appears to push this away from the circuit board. When that happens, the camera goes into review mode.

I assume that over time, this flimsy piece of whatever begins to wear out and eventually won't return to the circuit board. I slipped a small screwdriver under this piece and bent it back towards the circuit board.

That did the trick, The camera now functions as it's supposed to with one exception. Now, when I go into review mode, the lens won't retract (although it will when I power the camera down). Personally, I'm fine with that, because the lens going in and out is a huge waste of battery.

One thing I learned from this is that when you leave your camera inactive for long periods of time, make sure it's in picture mode, as this should reduce the strain on the flexible "switch".

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no non of sony cameras come with any life pan
ya they are telling something baout life cycle
but i have cybershot with 29000 pic and my friend is having about 20000 so if your cameras is in warrenty period then go to sony service station they will fix it
or if you r out of warranty period then go for repairing your camera probebly changing CCD of your camera will fix this problem

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According to sony that error code is refered to as a time and date storage issue.

Follow the steps below to troubleshoot this issue.

NOTE: It is normal for the camera to loose time and date settings when left uncharged for an extended period of time.
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  2. Set the time and date in the camera.
  3. Turn off the camera.
  4. Turn on the camera.
  5. Check to see if the date and time have been saved.

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