Camera only half operates: preview mode OK, picture-taking mode not working
I have a Fujifilm FinePix E550. It's between 1 and 2 years old.
I went to use it the other day, and had it set to take pictures. (The little selector was slide in the up posistion for this). I powered it on, and took a picture. The batteries were low, so it died right after I pushed the shutter button. The lens is stuck out at this point.
I replaced the batteries with one set of brand new ones.
Now, when I hit the power button, the light next to the view finder flashed quickly, and you can hear the normal noise from it trying to turn on. Nothing shows up on the screen or anything though.
At first I thought it was a bad set of batteries, so I tried a 2nd set - same results.
I flip it to preview mode. Everything in that mode seems to work fine - but it powers off automatically after roughly 30 seconds. I don't remember if this is normal, like a power-saving mode or not. The lens never closes though, and I know it should when in preview mode, after an amount of time.
I tried going back to the picture mode, and it still is doing the exact same thing.
It's out of warranty, and taking it to a repair shop is really not an option here. I'd rather just buy a newer dSLR. I just need to know if there's any home-brew solutions I can try to get my camera fully functional again.
Thank you much!
Re: Camera only half operates: preview mode OK,...
Mine shuts off when I press the shutter button. I put in new batteries and I can get the lens in then. But it shuts off when I try to take a picture. These cameras are notorious for having a zoom problem. They say the Zoom error appears and the camera dies. There is a fix of gently pulling the lens out all the way till the cover open then twisting it gently clock wise till it clicks. They say this fixes this problem but I don't think that is what is wrong with mine. Do a search on Fuji E550 zoom problem fix. It should show up.
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That depends on what you want the picture to say to the viewer. If there was one best setting for everything then there would be no need for any other setting.
If you're taking a picture of a countryside scene, you might consider the Landscape" mode. If you're taking a picture of a person, you might consider the "Portrait" mode. And so on.
However, those are only suggestions to the camera. They set things up to give generally good results for those types of scenes. There may be times when you want to override the camera, to make the picture come out the way YOU want it to, not the way the camera (or the camera designer) thinks it should be.
I hope you did not drop the camera. The display can be damaged and it will hinder you. But it looks you still can make good pictures, so the camera part works. If you want to screen to be normal again, I think you should visit a repairstore or your dealer.
If you are getting bad results from the SRAuto mode, select the SP mode. Then press MENU/OK Use the Up/Down selector to highlight Scene Position. Select the Sport Scene Position (icon of person running). Then press MENU/OK to select. This will remain the default setting each time you use the SP mode until you change it again.
Yes. Press MENU/OK in shooting mode, highlight FINEPIX COLOR (looks like a film canister with leader coming out) and press selector-right. Highlight B for black-and-white and press MENU/OK.
Full instructions are in the "Using the Menus: Shooting Mode" section of the manual under "FinePix Color" (page 59 in my copy). If you need a manual, you can download one from http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/manuals/#j
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