20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 800 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


The photo captured are blurry

I have the same problem. The photos are blurry at the border.
9/26/2021 5:51:35 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 26, 2021

Lens error

Same problem here - the forum posting on the SD 500 seems to be a bit more active (for the same problem).


I have been trying to get some images or a service manual for the SD 700, with no luck...
12/1/2018 6:01:31 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Dec 01, 2018

Canon SD800IS camera won't turn on suddenly, tried new battery to

You have little choice here, either send it back to Canon for an exchange unit ort buy another camera.
6/16/2017 10:17:46 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jun 16, 2017

Computer won't recognize camera

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
11/20/2014 4:32:49 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Nov 20, 2014

Memory Card Error

Sounds like the camera does not support SDHC. Check manual to see if this camera supports high capacity SD cards.
8/27/2014 10:55:25 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Aug 27, 2014

Communication error between camera and computer

Try deleting a few hundred pics....I had about 3039...deleted about 200, and now the error went away, able to upload pics from the camera to computer.....possibly 3000 is the maximum number of pics the Camera Window software will allow ?
9/10/2012 2:24:01 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 10, 2012

I have a canon powershot sd750 and when i turn my camera on it says lens error, restart camera

Hi Shawn,Check the link below and you will be able to fix the issue by doing the troubleshooting.Click here - > Camera TroubleshootingRegards,Suhail
5/17/2012 8:13:59 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on May 17, 2012

Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH USER MANUAL

You may download the manual and more here.
1/18/2012 8:56:33 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jan 18, 2012

Date stamp is not available

Try setting the picture resolution to "Postcard" (1200 pixels width). Then try turning the date/time stamp on. For Canon's, this feature is only available for use in this lowered resolution. Have no idea why they designed it that way.
12/18/2011 5:47:54 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Dec 18, 2011



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8/14/2011 12:26:29 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Aug 14, 2011

I have a communication error

Having gone over a month without a response to my query, I assume my suggestion to use a card reader solved the problem.
6/8/2011 4:34:55 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jun 08, 2011

Hi there! I have a

The SD700 works with MMC and SD cards. Your 8GB card is an SDHC card. While it fits into the slot, it is electronically incompatible and will not work. You need to use SD cards, which max out at 2GB.
4/23/2011 5:11:49 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Apr 23, 2011

Lens camera error, need to

Lens errors usually (but not always) occur when the camera's lens has been damaged (from being dropped) or if the lens is hindered from extending. The best way to make sure neither occurs, is to use the supplied hand wrist (which will save it from a fall) or before turning the camera on, make sure it's in review mode and then turn it on, making sure you don't obstruct the lens.

Seeing as this camera is brand new...I would return it, because it could just be a dud camera. If you do get it replaced, make sure you are always very careful with how you handle it, especially when turning it on or off...

p.s. near the back of your User Guide there is a list of Error Messages. "Lens error, restart camera". Canon advises you to turn the camera off, then on again. If the problems continues it will need to be serviced. So, returning it, would be the best option, because it is under warranty.

good luck...
4/8/2011 8:52:58 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Apr 08, 2011

My canon cameras screen won't

Have you dropped it recently? If so, the ribbon connecting the screen might have come loose. If it does have a warranty, you will want to contact Canon and see if the issue is covered.
Otherwise, remove the battery, hold the power button to the on position for 10 seconds, then release. Place the battery back into the camera and turn on. This might clear any issues with power the screen might be experiencing.
3/5/2011 3:56:31 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Mar 05, 2011

I cant load my pics to my dell wjhat am i suposed

Do what the pros do...use a card reader. typrice_138.jpg
2/19/2011 8:40:01 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 19, 2011

Card locked how can i unlock it

There is a switch on the side of the card.
2/7/2011 9:07:49 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 07, 2011

When taking pictures outside or

First the camera has a flash to allow for darker areas to be illuminated to capture pictures. The type of camera may bot allow to capture outdoor pictures with the camera flash on. Power off the flash when outdoors to capture daylight pictures.
1/30/2011 3:58:25 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jan 30, 2011

I have a canon powershot sd890is. my lens will not


The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair centre for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

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Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

1/26/2011 8:14:55 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jan 26, 2011
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