I Have a problem with my Canon G9 in that the picture I actually take seems to be seconds later than what I had focused on and believed I had taken. People can have turned slightly especially children or their smile is gone etc.
Is this a setting or is there anything I can do. Thanks Rose
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Sounds like it needs to be serviced. You might want to try go to this site and emailing them first for help with it: www.camerasandparts.com They just work on the Canon Powershots and nothing else, they do excellent work on these cameras and for much less than many shops. That's where a lot of people go for help with these Canons. Good luck with the problem.
Your autofocus may need to be re calibrated-- this is not something you can do on your own, but it is something that could be done at a local camera repair shop. Take it in and see if they would be able to adjust it or give you an estimate.
You can have the lens replaced with the original Canon lens and the camera serviced for under $100. Try this site: www.camerasandparts.com they just do powershots and they are excellent for help with these. Their service prices are down to earth and they do fantastic work. Hope that helps.
Sounds like the camera will need to get serviced. The site that specializes in these is camerasandparts.com and that's where a lot of people go for help with these. They're excellent if you need help with a powershot.
The 400D uses flash assisted focusing. In low light conditions the auto focus cannot get a focus lock so it pops the flash a few times so the lens has a chance to focus. You will notice this will go away when in the manual focus mode (the switch on the side of the lens).
The only way around this problem (as people in a photo think the photo has already been taken and looks away when the camera actually takes the picture) is to use a hotshoe mounted TTL Canon Speedlight (430ex or 580ex) which use an infra-red focussing beam.
There are two stages to the shutter release. The first stage is the focus stage pressed half way down and the second stage is the actual shutter release. Always press the shutter half way to get the camera focused first then press all the way down when the camera is ready to take the shot. Check to see how the settings are with regard to how it focuses (9-point, face recognition, etc). When the camera focuses you should get a green box or multiple green boxes depending on your settings. That tells you the camera is ready to take the picture. Pressing the shutter all the way down at once from the beginning will cause the pause you describe since the camera has to first focus then shoot the picture. Depending on the subject or subjects the camera may take a second or two longer to focus. With good lighting my G9 focuses pretty fast. Hope this helped.
you may find that manual focus gives you the best result - you can also use the focus bracketing (it takes 3 pics - one either side of what you have selected) will give you sharper images. dont forget that the best resilts will come when the camera is supported!
You can use the LCD and just zoom in loads until you can see minute details and you can then see if you have a good focus....