20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera Questions & Answers

Shutter in the is stuck closed, Common problem, Lens has to be completely taken apart, And oil removed from the shutter blades. Great Camera and well worth doing!

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Mar 25, 2016

This is correct. The S3 is discovered by windows 7 and will allow download of pictures by Windows Picture download. The Canon Utilities software - Zoombrowser - will not work with windows 7 as the software cannot detect the Camera via Windows 7.. Also, Camera window will not start, if using the PC/laptop for remote image recording. If you virtualise XP within Windows 7 this still will not work. The only solution at the moment, if you are deperate, like I was (as I use the Remote Capture process a lot), is to either stick with Win Xp or Dual boot XP on a smaller partition.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jan 26, 2016

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Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jan 24, 2016

Hi Brian, the padlock icon signifies a function is locked - eg. auto focus or something similar. You need to read the manual to find out what it really represents. Removing it will depend on your preference but first find out.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Dec 02, 2015

you can recover deleted files from camera with asoftech data recovery program... Download the program http://www.asoftech.com/adr/You have to use a card reader either on your computer or an external USB card reader. Put the card in the card reader, open the recovery program, then select the drive where files are deleted, then press "Start" and wait for it to do it's magic.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Oct 23, 2015

put it in rice for 2 days and get camera batteries

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jun 05, 2015

I would remove the batteries, wait a few minutes, and reinstall the batteries. That should reset your camera

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Nov 25, 2014

This sounds like a common image sensor failure. Unfortunately Canon stopped fixing this problem over a year ago. Parts are NLA.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Nov 09, 2014

There two possible scenarios:

1. Sand particles got stuck in the internal lens mechanism. Try in remove them with compressed air, blowing it through the camera lens openings. If this does not work, then here are the bad news.

2. Either the lens internal gears are damaged, the ultrasonic motor is damaged, or sand particles are really stuck inside the lens.

It does not matter which of the three reasons are casuing the problem, but the camera needs to be opened by a qualified technician, defined thereason of the failure, and quoted the repair service, unless you are willing to do it yourself, but it requires a complete disassembly of the camera, and I don't recommend it unless you have the experience and skills in fixing electronic devices.

Best regards,

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Nov 07, 2014

Here are some troubleshooting steps for the lens error problem. And here's a video summary of those steps:

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Nov 07, 2014

Your computer probably isn't recognizing the camera. You might try inserting the SD card into a card reader. Your computer may recognize that and allow you to download the pics. Also, if you have the software that came with your S3 IS you could try reinstalling it on your computer. I had to do that a couple of times and it worked.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 27, 2014

Your camera has a stuck shutter. There is a guy on eBay that fix this issue for a low price. Fix is for Canon S2, S3, S5 with stuck shutter. here is the link in case you need: http://www.ebay.com/itm/141414188140

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 22, 2014

Had my S2 IS now for 3 years , never had a problem with the lens. I'm careful not to bump my lens into anything. I actually bought the lens hood and put a filter on my lens so that no dirt can get into my lens or I can't accidentally bump my lens into anything while i'm using it as it's protected by the adapter and filter.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 22, 2014

if the zoom stopped working so there is a mecanical problem, if you try to use the zoom and it does not respond so service is required to get the zoom working properly.

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

No. The histogram is simply an aid to taking better photographs. It will not print when you print your picture.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on May 16, 2014

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