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Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital ELPH / IXUS 800 Digital Camera Questions & Answers
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.
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Memory Card Error
Sounds like the camera does not support SDHC. Check manual to see if this camera supports high capacity SD cards.
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
Lens camera error, need to
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
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.
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.
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.
these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
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).
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.
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
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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