20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot A20 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

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What does E18 mean on the screen of my camera?

E18 is a lens error. You might try this repair technique: Canon E18 Error
6/6/2015 11:28:32 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jun 06, 2015
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My camera is a canon

The maximum capacity for this camera is 2GB - it is incapable of addressing beyond that amount. If you use a larger card, it will only use 2GB. Partitioning a larger card into 2GB sections won't work - the camera will either see one 2GB section, or will report back as a CF failure. The nice part is that with a 2GB card, you get around 1,000 photos - not so shabby for an early digital... :)
6/28/2013 12:26:53 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jun 28, 2013
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Camera not detected

Consider 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 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.
8/9/2012 9:03:52 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Aug 09, 2012
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Screen says CF error

replace the card & try.
8/9/2012 10:29:50 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Aug 09, 2012
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Cannot transfer Photos from A20

Hi, I'd suggest buying a card reader to transfer pictures from the memory card to the computer.
6/18/2011 7:36:02 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jun 18, 2011
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Canon Powershot A20: One Compact

about the cards their models must be not same that's why you don't get the soft copy of other pics on your computer ..or

For those of you with a Canon camera of the above models; there is a firmware release that will make the autofocus work a bit better.
Here are the links (a40,a30,a20,a10)
http://www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/PSA40/PSA40_Adjustment-e.html
http://www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/PSA30/PSA30_Adjustment-e.html
http://www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/PSA20/PSA20_Adjustment-e.html
http://www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/PSA10/PSA10_Adjustment-e.html

It mainly fixes the soft-focus problem with the second to last telephoto setting:
In case you haven't seen this problem, take an A40 and zoom to the furthest optical setting (3x). Take a pcture; preferably something a dozen meters away or so. Then just touch the button lightly to zoom back one step (there are 7 zoom settings in total if I recall; maybe only 6); and take the same photo. When you compare these the soft setting of the second photo should be apparent.

The firmware went smoothly for me and is fairly simple to do.


Hope this helps someone.
3/30/2011 2:18:09 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Mar 30, 2011
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I am trying to connect my Canon Powershot A20

Having gone six months without a response, I assume my suggestion to use a card reader solved the problem.
3/29/2011 8:08:40 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Mar 29, 2011
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Hi there, i have a powershot a20 and am having

You may have a compatability problem. Try this link or
run help and support and search 'compatability', then look
for your product in the catalog.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/catalog/default.aspx?
subid=22&xslt=experiencecategory&pgn=e16026b4-03c5-42e5-
bd63-a79b829f7968&groupid=603cda5f-d381-4e04-8966-
167eea110173
3/11/2011 6:08:06 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Mar 11, 2011
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I havent got an installation

You can download Canon software from
www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/powershot_a20

You might want to consider 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 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 Canon ZoomBrowser or any other photo cataloging program.
2/24/2011 5:27:53 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 24, 2011
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I have lost the software

You can download software from the manufacturer's web site at
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/powershot_a20#DriversAndSoftware


You might want to consider NOT connecting the camera to the 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 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. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.
10/17/2010 5:57:28 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Oct 17, 2010
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The screen on the camers

First try pressing the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. If that doesn't correct the problem, then a stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.
9/6/2010 5:24:32 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 06, 2010
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I have bouth acamara from a charity org.but it

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/powershot_a20
8/25/2010 5:06:34 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Aug 25, 2010
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I can't find Canon PowerShot A20 Digital PC drivers

http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0000569.asp

Just make sure that you select the right operating system
Please rate
5/31/2010 5:28:48 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on May 31, 2010
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How to upload a flashcard?

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.

There are also plenty of photo catalog software packages out there, some free, some not, that can transfer and catalog your pictures so you can quickly find pictures from Susie's birthday party, for example. Just do a google search for "photo catalog software".
3/18/2010 5:16:19 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Mar 18, 2010
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Canon Powershot A20 compatible with Vista?

Canon did not update their drivers for many of their cameras under the Vista OS. In order to download photos, you'll need to do the following. Sorry, but it's the only way:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-do-i-download-photos-or-pictures.html
6/8/2009 1:38:16 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jun 08, 2009
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Blind camera

try display button on camera panel

if photos come as simply black then most probably your CCD is dead
5/12/2009 9:45:10 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on May 12, 2009
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Upload pictures from computer to camera flash card

Try looking at the response given here. The same solution will work in reverse. In Windows Explorer, highlight the pictures you want to transfer then drag them to your camera's drive. You can even place them in a new subdirectory.
12/15/2008 5:39:47 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Dec 15, 2008
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Canon a20

I spent a lot of time and effort researching the internet trying to find the software and driver for my daughters Canon PowerShot A20 camera! I AM NOT an expert on the computer, but I am also not a novice! I did not appreciate being put on hold for an extended length of time while AvioriX was trying to interface me with evidenly a number of other people who also had problems. YES, I solved the problem myself, and I no longer need help!
9/14/2008 3:57:46 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 14, 2008
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How to replace battery door?

I just replaced my battery door. You have to take every screw out of the camera. I used a philips eye glass screw driver. Then, pull the front and back covers apart carefully, its only plastic. There is a pin that holds the door to the rear cover. If you push the battery door button back and fourth the pin will start to show out the side of the camera. I pulled it out once it showed with small pair of needle nose pliers. Just reverse the procedure to install the new door.
8/20/2008 6:31:38 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Aug 20, 2008
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