20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera Questions & Answers

Try downloading the current software for you model from the Canon site. You could try inserting the memory card into the card reader on your computer and if you get the same result then it would appear to be a software problem that you use to download. Sometime conflicts appear.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017

in Dubai at Deira a Camera Repair shop is there, u will get it there. shop name is "Al Dees Electronics Repair Center"

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 10, 2017

I don't think that you can if you've already taken the photo. However, you could edit it in using Photoshop or even PowerPoint. You should be able to turn the date stamp function on on the camera, provided of course that this function is available on your camera.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 22, 2015

When battery charge is low, an icon and message will appear. If the
batteries are charged, the icon and message will not display.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 22, 2015

That noise you hear is associated with the auto focus motor and circuitry.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 06, 2015

Try another new memory card, if it continues to give you an error go to the main menu and look for FORMAT, some times you need to format the card so the camera can recognize the new card.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Feb 12, 2015

hello, go to the set up in menu option , the symbol with with spanner and screwdriver, ensure that the camera is not in full auto ( green mode ) you will find he reset option in the drop down, hope this helps

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jan 01, 2015

Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa:
Organize edit and share your photos

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 10, 2014

I hope you were able to upload your images to your computer before this problem occurred. It could be that there is a corrupted file on the card. Have you tried to format the card on the computer before trying it in the camera?

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 15, 2014

Have you tried charging the battery or changing batteries in your camera? If that doesn't work try removing the battery or batteries and reinstalling them.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 28, 2014

  • try to format / initialize the memory card using your camera functions

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 27, 2014

On this camera the display will turn off when closed. There is a microswitch that controls this. If this switch is bad, the camera will think the display is closed. Have it checked

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 22, 2014

Does it still shoot photos "in the blind?" No, I do not know what is wrong. If you were to have said only the LCD screen was broke, that can often can be an easy do it yourself fix. There is a company on ebay, I think there store is in Illinois, that sells brand new screens for only 15 bucks. On youtube there is video that shows the surprisingly simple repair. Only tool you really need is a super tiny phillips screwdriver, one small enough for eyeglass repair, and be darned careful not to lose the tiny screws! But in your case the repair may or may not work because you say the viewfinder also is on the fritz. Best of luck.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jun 23, 2014

I have the same problem. Canon support claims they have never had this problem before, but it is all over the Internet. I won't be buying another Canon for the support, although the camera is sweet.

I have tested everything I can see including the batteries and there's nothing wrong with the batteries.

However, when I eyeball the height of the batteries, I see that one is lower than the others. So I assume that this connection is not as solid as the rest and may be why low battery indicator shows even when the batteries are testing fully charged.

On the SX20 you can't bend down the terminals at the top, so you have to reach in to the bottom and bend the contacts on the short battery up. I believe that this is just a temporary solution because it doesn't fix my camera permanently.

But try it. It is a free fix and can't hurt.


Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jun 19, 2014

You probably have to replace the internal battery. This is used to retain settings when the main battery discharges. Either take it to a service center or if your brave enough and know what you're doing you can open the camera up and replace it yourself. Although I don't suggest this as the internals are very sensitive and easily damaged.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 25, 2014

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