Recently when I use my camera (Nikon coolpix 500) I noticed that within a min. or so after i take a few pictures...it shuts off and then comes back on.
I checked the auto shutoff time and it is set to shut off at 5 minuted. I also put a new battery in it so thats not the reason.
When I used it today, it did it again. It will shut off after i take a couple of pictures. I did however noticed that once I start useing it indoors it did this once or twice and then stopped doing this. It was cold outside (20Degrees) however this shouldn't matter. I have used it outdoors before when it was cold and never had this problem. Any ideas why it is doing this would be very helpful.
Have you changed the battery/batteries for another brand? I'm wondering if various brands react differently to extreme temperatures? Probably not the problem with your camera, just thought it might be worth a try!
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I've been having problems with the batteries and the camera refusing to start even with fresh batteries. I bought loads of new rechargable batteries and have finally found some that work. Duracell rechargables. Theyr'e brilliant and keep their charge for ages despite continuous use of the camera! Last summer I managed to take 975 photos before the batteries finally decided to give up!
This could be a main-board problem
The fact the lens operates indicated that mechanism is OK
So what to do- Check Nikon support - will it be repaired at reasonable cost or will you simply bin it- who knows
This appears to be a well known CCD problem, which Nikon acknowledges only for the COOLPIX 3100, 5700 and SQ models.
Nikon denies the CCD problems on the 5400 are related, even though a Google search for this problem returns numerous results which claim the same defective Sony CCD sensor was used in the 5400 as was used in the 3100, 5700, and SQ models.
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