Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SX120 IS Digital Camera ?

Canon Sx120 IS camera will not zoom closeup from 19" away!

\015 Canon Sx120 IS camera will not zoom closeup from a tripod at 19" set at macro!!!Instructions say the camera cannot focus in the range of the yellow bar, well how do you get away from the yellow bar? Which will also result in removal of the macro setting!Any zooming to get closeup blurs out of focus no matter what I do and that's when still within the optical zoom range.Taking pics of coins and need to zoom in and get really close, as advertised. Tripod is set at shortest distance, 19" from end of camera, which is perfect to get my overhead fluorescent lighting properly illuminating my subject coin. Using the fine setting with large pics (3648 x 2736 pixel) for the best quality and no flash.Any attempts to use lower ISO speeds, low = 80, for improved quality brightens it up too much and blurs increased. F stop or reducing the AF frame size doesn't seem to really much either. It did get a little better at one time but was very course upon zooming on my computer and trying to improve upon that was to no prevail and now forgot what I was even doing at that time.If I can get the pics to be high enough quality, I can zoom in from my editing software to get what I want, at least that's my thinking? Any help would be really appreciated, at wits end here. Thanks in advance!\015

Answers :

I think you are using the autofocus option. The shutter button on this camera has two levels. If you push it halfway then the camera will automatically choose all the settings such as brighness focus etc., You should focus on the object manually and push the shutter button all the way so that it will take the snap with your focus settings.

Let me know if it worked, or if you need more help,
Sai.
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