Power button seems to be pushed down too far --- I can't take any pictures either
I just tried to take a picture this evening with my new camera. Turned it on, but when I pressed the button to take the picture: nothing happened. I noticed that the power button seems to be pressed down lower than it usually is. Could this have something to do with it? I cant figure out what's going on with it.
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I have Nokia 5800 as well, but camera quality is good so far. Check your camera setting. Open Camera > Option > Setting > Click Photo quality > Drag the quality level to 3M - High > OK/Choose > Back to camera. Try to capture a picture and see if your problem get solved. And don't forget to click twice on capture button. First one is half push (like in digital camera) rather long until you get green box in the screen means the focus is ready, then push harder to take a picture.
I have just purchased a DC 1000 under water camera. It powers up ok but I have to push the power button at least 3 times to turn it off. Often I have to hold it down on the third try. I have only had the camera 2 weeks. It did not do this when I first used the camera.
According to your description, I would like to assume that your camera takes 9 seconds to get the flash ready, not to focus. If it is the focus problem, you need to send the camera for realignment or to replace the lens.
Here is my suggestion:
Try to disable the flash. Does it still take 9 seconds to take picture? If the answer is ‘no’, then try to use fully charged batteries or new batteries to reduce the flash charging time.
If you have a ‘batteries drain quickly’ issue as well, this tip may help: Why my camera keeps saying ‘change battery’ even with new batteries?
Well, this is the intended function of the button unfortunately.
If you press and hold down the camera button, it toggles between camera and video. However I'm sure you have noticed that on occasion, if you don't hold the button down long enough, no picture is taken.
It turns out to be something you just have to get used to. There is like a 2 second delay on the toggle so just don't hold it down that long. It is hard to get used to if you are used to a red eye removable flash or a slow camera button as found on many new cameras.
Here is a tip though, after you take the picture to quickly take another picture, you can fast save the photo by pressing the camera button again instead of messing with the touch screen.
Try this: with the battery installed and battery door open, take a pencil, fine tip screwdriver, or anything long and skinny and push the tip of it into the little nub circled in the picture here. There's a spring inside that little nub... keep the spring depressed and try to turn on the camera. If it works, then either a small piece of plastic broke off the battery door or the nub got broken/pushed in too far for the battery door to trigger it. Try using a dab of hot glue to keep the nub pushed into the down position.
I had that problem too. So I pushed the MENU button and got to looking to see what all was there. I moved down to where it says SCENE and clicked on it. I moved it down to portrait. On my camera that fixed my problem of no flash and it seemed to take forever to take the picture. You could try that. But I did notice though, that when I turn my camera off and then back on I have to re-do it.
Has this has a knock or been dropped?
Whether it is fixed lens or motor Zoom only such treatment would make the lens shift out of the focal plane
Try technical support of the makers website.
If it is failry new there may be an exchange option.