Question about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera
Since purchasing this S 1050 camera it frequently locks out for no apparent reason and then I have to remove the batteries to free the camera, I then have to press the on / off button to close it down then re start the camera by pressing the on button again. This is most frustrating .
Posted by Anonymous on
Sounds like a battery problem , try buying a new battery or the camera adaptor.The battery unfortunately is faulty and wont charge.
Posted on Dec 09, 2007
You can't use regular alkaline batteries in this camera. Alkaline batteries only supply 1.5 volts. The camera uses 2 in series for a total of 3.0 volts from alkaline. However, the camera requires 4.2 volts to operate correctly. This camera has high power requirements, so you'll need high end lithium or nickel hydride batteries that can supply the higher voltage and current this camera requires. It's a power hog, and regular alkaline batteries are too weak to run it. The menus will work on alkaline, but once you try to turn the camera on in capture mode to take a shot, the current requirements to operate the camera motor, LCD, zoom, memory stick, etc, all it once is too great a draw for alkaline to handle. Either use the external power supply, or get Lithium batteries. Make sure the batteries you get are 2.4 volts and not 1.5 volts. Get the ones with the highest current rating you can find.
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
SOURCE: I get a Camera Error
There are numerous things that can cause a lens error, and none of them good. The camera is almost new and shouldn't be experiencing any of these messages. You should contact Sony support and see what can be done. Here is their support site:
If they can't help you resolve this, and won't honor any kind of warranty, the following site details things you can try to correct this problem:
There are tiny gears inside the lens assembly, and a focusing ring, and any speck of dirt or dust or lint can jam one up, causing a lens error. You can try to spray some compressed air ($4 at Walmart) inside the lens assembly, while it's extended, and hopefully free it up.
Hopefully Sony will help you out, and allow an exchange.
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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