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

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Problems with batteries


the most common problem with batteries for cameras is the type and brand name that people use in them.
buying cheaper may save you money..but those batteries are cheaper for a reason. they commonly do not hold a strong enough charge to power a digital camera for very long or even at all.
this is called the mAH rating. (milliamp per hour)
look for batteries with at least a 2000 mAH rating.
DO NOT USE: alkaline- they drain fast
nickel cadmium rechargeable-tend to have a memory effect .
you can use the following:
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  • Don't mix used and unused batteries.
  • Don't mix different types of batteries.
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Only if it is not going to be used for extended periods of time.
Otherwise it is safe to leave it connected and the supply ON

Going on holidays would be a reason to turn it off

As a side note if you are going away for a period of time and dont have automated water systems etc then take a water reading and comopare it when you get back and if there is a difference then you might have a leak somewhere eg. toilet, faucet etc.

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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:
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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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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:
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  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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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.

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