Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera ?

Shutter speed Hi all, I just recently bought the s400, and I love the camera, though I will admit I was disappointed that I couldn't control the shutter speed. I am confused though, becuase looking at reviews and pictures taken by the s400 the author said what the shutter speed was - how could they possibly know that? Is there a way to tell what your shutter speed is? I can't figure it out .. It is said that shutter is best at 1/125 for motion pictures - so how will I know if thats what my sh


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You can get much information from the EIXF file generated by the camera with each picture. i think you right click on the picture and select properties.\015\012\015\012Ed
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Shutter speed Hi all, I just recently bought the s400, and I love the camera, though I will admit I was disappointed that I couldn't control the shutter speed. I am confused though, becuase looking at reviews and pictures taken by the s400 the author said what the shutter speed was - how could they possibly know that? Is there a way to tell what your shutter speed is? I can't figure it out .. It is said that shutter is best at 1/125 for motion pictures - so how will I know if thats what my sh


You can get much information from the EIXF file generated by the camera with each picture. i think you right click on the picture and select properties.\015\012\015\012Ed ... Canon PowerShot S400 / IXUS 400 Digital Camera

Hi i am using a Nikon N75 to take pictures for my photo class, and the instructor wants us to take low light indoor phtotos at a shutter speed of 1/30 at f2.2. However, when i go to set these settings in manual mode the camera will not let me set my aperture to 2.2 it usually stops at 4 and there is no way i can make it 2.2. i didn't know if there is a limitation on the camera but it seems like i should be able to select what i want.


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Shutter Lag All, I have an Olympus 5050 Digital Camera that I have been using for a while now for home use and I am quite happy with the results. The only complaint I have is with the capture speed of the camera. The shutter lag seems to be about between 3-5 seconds which becomes quite obvious while taking pictures of moving objects (moving kids). I don't know if the issue is with the shutter speed of the camera or with the slower memory cards. I am using the SimpleTecg 256 MB Compact Flash card


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Shutter speed very slow and has trouble focusing. When I press the the shutter button it takes several seconds before it takes a picture if at all. It seems as though it is having trouble focusing and when it does take a picture it is useally out of focus.


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Dropped Camera I dropped the camera and now it wont turn on by the power button, but it does cut on when plugged to the computer to download pictures to computer. I took it to this guy around my hometown and he said it was the main circut board and it couldnt be fixed. He also said that he couldnt even get it to cut on the way that I do. After picking up my camera I tried my way of cutting it on and guess what! It worked. Please tell me what to do


We, the manufacture, would not repair it for you. You can call us at 800 730 6597 for a replacement cost. \015\012\015\012Trevor Gordon\015\012Senior Customer Tech\015\012General Imaging Company\015\012(Exclusive GE Di ... GE A830 Digital Camera

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You'd better not saved anything new on this\012camera, if you still want to restore your lost pictures back as many as\012possible.\012\012In fact, after the deleting or formatting\012process, the deleted photos on this memory card are not actual ... Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

I just got back from my first cruise and took so many pictures. I don't have a USB so I went to go place the memory card into my computer but it won't read the card. So when I put the memory card back into the camera it said Memory Card Format "Power Off" or "Format" but I know that if I format it all my pictures will be erased. Is there any other way of uploading my pictures without erasing them?


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Dark Picture I just got my D80 and started taking pictures with it at my nephew's birthday party and noticed that the pictures were dark and the shutter speed is slow but I don't know how to change it! Help!


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I'm ready to download my pictures from the camera to my computer, but I don't know how to do it. I Installed the software, then it said to return to the getting started guide, which I did. Only, the book doesn't tell me what to do. It shows a picture with the USB cable and where to plug it in on the camera. I turned the page and it says congratulations for transferring the pictures to the computer. It doesn't say how to do it. What shall I do?


What is the make and model number of your camera? Let me know and I will be able to help you.\015\012\015\012cheers ... Digital Cameras

Grainy pictures Lately my camera's pictures are very grainy and blured. I think I have accidentally ajusted something wrong, and I know little about cameras. Aperature or shutter speed or something???


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There's some dust spots in my pictures with my Nikon D80. I have sent it for sensor cleaning at Nikon centre but seems that the spots cannot be removed as the technician says it's hidden underneath/behind the sensor. I am not sure how true it is or the technician is just plain lazy because I had to tell him where the spots were 3 times before he got the remove most of them. The spots are not visible if I don't scrutinise the pictures though but it sure is irritating knowing there are 1 more spec


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I bought the Panasonic ZR1 because the spec said it's a fast camera, so far taking picture of my grand kids, 50% of the pictures came out blurry ! How do I set up the camera to its fastest shutter speed ?


... Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / DMC-ZX1 Digital Camera

Our D60 used to take great pictures. I only use it on Auto since most are pics of people or still objects and really I don't know to use all the settings. All of a sudden, the shutter speed is now very slow and all pictures are blurry. I have read the manual to adj settings and tried to reset it. Nothing is working. What can I do to fix this?? Please help! Thank you


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Today I bought a camera Olympus FE-310. i'd like to know how i can set the shutter speed and the optimum aperture. and I'd like to know if cn take black and white pictures with this camera. Thanks guys, jo


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My camera won't turn on but it'll let me view all my pictures just fine. I think their might be a problem with the shutter because it sticks out a bit. When I try to turn my camera on it'll show the FujiFilm Welcome Screen and then just go to a black screen. If there is anyone who knows how to fix this without taking it to get fixed professionally please tell me, i would be very grateful of that! If not, and you know where they can fix it (other then sending it back to the company) please inform


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