20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera Questions & Answers

Lens error is usually caused by mechanical faults concerning lens assembly. The lens cannot extend or retract fully, the error is detected and lens error is returned.
Sometimes this can be fixed playing with the lens during extraction or retraction to help the lens asset getting back to normal.
More often the camera lens must be disassembled and re-assembled by a technician to fix the problem.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jul 11, 2019

Check your warranty to see if it is within the factory repair period. If not, you need to have a Photoshop pro. do the job. If you try, and you fail, all that is left are parts. Don't take that chance.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jan 15, 2018

just down load it and then you click on the downloaded file and it should install the software. the link below will automatically detect the windows operating system you are using if you are using windows https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/cameras/support-point-and-shoot/powershot-sd-elph-series/powershot-sd850-is?tab=drivers_downloads

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 04, 2017


This error may appear where the lens is prevented from properly extending or retracting such as, for example, when pressure is applied to the lens or the area surrounding the lens while handling the camera. The error may also be displayed if the lens unit/camera has been subjected to an external shock, or if a foreign substance (i.e. liquid, sand, dirt) enters the camera.
Check the following when you operate the camera to avoid applying pressure to the lens and surrounding area:
  • Hold the camera so that your fingers do not touch the lens unit when you are shooting.
  • Make sure the camera is off before the camera is placed back in the case. Exercise caution to ensure that the camera does not accidentally power on while the camera is stored inside the case.
If you cannot clear the error code by turning the camera off and then on again, or if the error code is displayed frequently, a camera malfunction may have occurred. Please do rate this solution as FixYa and revert for further assistance. Thanks

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jan 14, 2015

Make sure you are in the "postcard" mode or you can't turn the feature on.

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

fuji s100fs camera displays read error when viewing pictures on the sd card

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jun 20, 2014

Hi. Check in the menu to see is the camera set up to "talk" to a PC, you should be able to get the info on how to do this in the camera manual.

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

Defective mechanism, a stucked mechanism is present. camcorder are smart it can detects error and shuts down itself for safety. earlier models dominoes the defect if the user is not quick enough to react when something goes wrong with the camera. You need professional service to fix it.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 21, 2014

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