I've owned and loved a DSC-W5 for over a year and a half now. But in the last month, our relationship has hit the bumps! First, there was a problem with the zoom-lens refusing to retract.. which i managed to resolve with the gentle-push-in-with-finger technique. Now, the lens refuses to focus! It gives me fuzzy images on both manual and auto modes. i've checked all the settings.. tried various combinations but can't get clear focus. My fear is that pushing back the zoom-lens may have in some way destabilised the lens. Has anyone else had similar problems, does anyone know what to do with this? please help, my future is looking very blurry!!
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If you have an exceptional amount of pictures on your camera...This could be a simple problem solver? You need to remove some or all your of your pictures from your camera to create more memory and storage.
You have a couple of options
Save all your pictures to memory card, from the memory card save to your computer in a file or to a USB Flash Drive (Cruzer), or on a CD/DVD disk.
Or, install a new Memory card that has more Storage Capabilities.
You need to check your setting as to how the pictures are viewed and stored, it's possible you have your camera set to auto rotate and also auto set format...change these settings to manual!
Hi, Siegmar! No, it's not a battery problem. It's focus system problem - sounds like it stucks from time to time, could be some sand / dirt / dust inside it, focus is sensitive to things like that. It should be cleaned by a professional. I work in a Sony service center.
I bought a "for parts" dscw50 off ebay & unscrewed the side panels; this allowed me to remove the whole top panel (entire silver piece) & exhange it with the one on my own camera which I had broken the shutter button off of. Works fine now.
Look at the supplied software and try the Yahoo/etc software but beware that most cameras are not built to run as a webcam. The designs are for size and wieght so the cameras tend to overheat and expire. If they don't tout the webcam feature, then you know why.