20 Most Recent Casio Exilim EX-S500 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

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White screen on LCD

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10/27/2021 11:35:03 AM • Casio Exilim... • Answered on Oct 27, 2021
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Cloudy photos

Be the first to answer 6/25/2017 12:33:03 AM • Casio Exilim... • Posted on Jun 25, 2017Be the first to answer
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Captured pictures are too bright

I did answer a question like that minutes ago. Look in my other answers.
2/5/2014 2:26:57 PM • Casio Exilim... • Answered on Feb 05, 2014
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Taking pictures in the morning produce very bright pictures buts normal during the night

My guess s, you did put your camera in Best Shot BS mode, and selected night shot. Try putting your camera back in Automatic mode and only select BS, when you know why you should select a special mode.
2/5/2014 2:24:31 PM • Casio Exilim... • Answered on Feb 05, 2014
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How to unlock "card lock" on a Exilim EX-V7 camara

Look at the memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.
12/7/2013 7:58:32 PM • Casio Exilim... • Answered on Dec 07, 2013
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Accidently deleted photos how can i recover them from the camera

You can very often recover deleted pictures from a camera memory card or USB Memory stick. First of all, do not save any new file to camera's memory card.Take out memory card, and connect it to computer using a card reader. You should see memory card shown as a drive letter (like H:) in Windows Explorer.Download this asoftech photo recovery fromhttp://www.asoftech.com/apr/index.htmlInstall and open the photo recovery software, select the memory card, and click 'Start' button.
9/10/2013 2:01:47 AM • Casio Exilim... • Answered on Sep 10, 2013
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My casio ex-z550 keepssaying the card is locked dont no why or how to sort it out pleasehelp me

Look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.
1/3/2013 5:07:13 PM • Casio Exilim... • Answered on Jan 03, 2013
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When i take a picture it takes about 5sec for the

The card may be almost full. The battery may be low. The card may be a slow speed (they come in different speeds) You may be taking pictures at the highest resolution setting which makes the camera work harder.
12/18/2012 6:05:15 AM • Casio Exilim... • Answered on Dec 18, 2012
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Is there a way to charge and USB connect Casio EXILIM EX-S500 without using a USB cradle?

Yes to the first and why bother to the second.You can charge the battery outside the camera using a BC-10L charger or equivalent. One such charger is available here.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 or FireWire). 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 cataloging program such as Picasa.
10/20/2012 7:41:06 PM • Casio Exilim... • Answered on Oct 20, 2012
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Is there a way to charge and USB connect Casio EXILIM EX-S500 without using a USB cradle?

Yes to the first and why bother to the second. You can charge the battery outside the camera using a BC-10L charger or equivalent. One such charger is available here.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 or FireWire). 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 cataloging program such as Picasa.
10/20/2012 7:40:49 PM • Casio Exilim... • Answered on Oct 20, 2012
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Help me learn my camera casio exilim

You can read the manual book, or if you don't have one you can download user manual here :

Casio EXILIM EX-S500 User's Manual

Hope this help and RATE please
9/22/2012 7:03:59 PM • Casio Exilim... • Answered on Sep 22, 2012
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Where is the buttom battery located in ex s500

The Button Battery appears to be a permanent part of the circuit board. To get to the battery you must remove the front and back covers (6 Screws) off the camera (after removing the main battery of course) and you will find the Button Battery near the center bottom of the Main Printed Circuit Board which is mounted to the front of the camera. Of course opening the camera will void your warranty.
8/21/2012 6:26:50 AM • Casio Exilim... • Answered on Aug 21, 2012
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Get a lens error message

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera


This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include "E18 lens error", or "lens error, restart camera". Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.

The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. 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. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many cameras, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.

A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.

Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:

Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.

Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.

Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.

Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.

Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in "no heat" setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.

Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.

Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

7/4/2012 11:43:20 PM • Casio Exilim... • Answered on Jul 04, 2012
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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 ...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.And here's a 16 minute video summary of the info shown in the link. But note that the article link above goes into even greater detail than this video:utube.png You-Tube video "AkEfnF6zVxc" placeholder (do not delete) utube.png
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