20 Most Recent Fuji FinePix Z3 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


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 center 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.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.


Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on Sep 27, 2010

This is the manual for your camera.
Search the pdf file for BLACK AND WHITE
(copy and paste that to your browser....where the WWW is.)
says to use the FinePix COLOR. settings : STD / (C) / (B) This setting can be used with any of the modes. Specifies required color tone. This mode is effective for taking more vivid shots or black and white shots.
Hope this Helped x404x

Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on Mar 01, 2010

The Z3 does not have any infrared features.

Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on Jan 15, 2010

Buy an inexpensive card reader to download your pictures to a folder you create on your desktop.

Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on Oct 14, 2009

Google the words...disassemble a digital camera.

Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on Sep 26, 2009

Use a separate card reader to download your pictures.

Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on Aug 30, 2009

Take out the card and download any pictures on it using a separate card reader if necessary. With the battery and card out, press all the buttons, insert the card and then the battery. Try turning it on. Also, go to the Fuji website to check for any firmware updates.

Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on Aug 26, 2009

Parts or a new cradle are hard to find. I don't think Fuji makes them any more, although, depending on where you live, that country's distribution source may still have stock. What we sell our customers is a small charger which recharges the battery outside of the camera. They are about $10 US and plug into the USB port on any computer.

Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on May 25, 2009

my finepixz3 got wet. but after a few days it worked! but when the battery ran out it wont charge. is it the battery? it turned on a few sec when its in the cradle but it wont last after a few seconds it would turned off. is it the battery or the camera itself?

Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on Feb 04, 2009

remove the battery and reinsert and set all the settings again.and try first,

Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on Oct 11, 2008

Best and cheapest solution is to buy a faulty Z3 on Ebay with an intact outer glass and do a swop. You'll need a tri-blade screwdriver, a very small 4-bladed( posi-drive), and care, but steady hands and a 'follow your nose' plan should see you through. There is a Z3 on Ebay presently to do the job. You can practice on that before you attempt your own. Good luck.

Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on Jun 15, 2008

I, along with many others, have had intermittent problems with card initialisation. If carefully cleaning the card contacts doesn't work then see if the card is recognised by your PC/Laptop. If it is, then format the card ( NOT Fat32), and re-offer it to the camera. Good luck!.

Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on Feb 20, 2008

We have probably all suffered from 'odd' results when using inappropriate software. The Finepix offering downloads OK for me and for casual photography the free Picasa does that and editing very well. Have you loaded the appropriate software?

Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on Feb 20, 2008

1st place to check is the Fuji Technical Support Team. If it is fairly new a swap may be possible or a low cost replacement Repair is not an option.

Fuji FinePix Z3... • Answered on Feb 20, 2008

About the HS10 autofocus problem, I discovered the cause and solution. It is a problem of camera design, and is caused by three screws securing the CCD sensor. These screws are not properly secured and the vibration eventually dropping. In two cameras with the same defect, the screws were loose. These screws adjust the sensor position relative to the lens and the sensor is loose when out of position not allowing proper focus. The solution is to disassemble the camera and secure the screws. These screws can not be too tight they need to be adjusted to position the CCD sensor correctly. The camera is difficult to dismantle because several wires are soldered. Care must be taken to discharge the capacitor of the flash, this may cause an electric shock and burn the camera board. Those who want to try the repair, follow the link to the service manual. http://elektrotanya.com/fujifilm_finepix_hs10_hs11_sm.pdf/download.html Milton Maenishi

Fuji FinePix... • Answered on Jan 05, 2019

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