Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera ?
Smudge-like spots in picture of new SX20
\015 I just got this camera and when I take pics of the sky or open space, it seems to show smudge-like spots in the picture. The lens is clean and I've only had it a week.\015
I had the same problem with mine two i ended up sending it to canon and they replace the lens unit.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera
Tips for a great answer:- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.
Suggested Questions/Answers :
Smudge-like spots in picture of new SX20
I had the same problem with mine two i ended up sending it to canon and they replace the lens unit. ... Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera
I have something that looks like a smudge on all of my digital pictures. I think it could be an artifact inside the lens. What can I do short of taking the camera in or buying a new one?
If the smudge is always at the same place you have some dirt on the sensor (I ask myself how it could get there since the lense cannot be removed!) In that case you have to give it to be cleaned (ask for an estimate of the cost!!!) ... Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera
I have a D-80 Nikon with a small spot that always looks darker than the rest of the picture. It is roughly round and about the size of a quarter viewed at arms length compared to the picture it is on. It is only slightly darker than the rest of the picture and is usually only noticeable on a landscape or similar picture where the sky has a spot that looks like slightly darker blue sky. I am guessing there has been a spot of water on the CCD that left behind some residue when it dried.
Sounds to me like you're on the right track. \015\012\015\012There are plenty of places that can clean your CCD for you if you can be without the camera for a little bit, but there is also the solution of cleaning the CCD yourself. This ... Digital Cameras
Black Screen Hi up until yesterday camera worked fine, I had it in my handbag and it may have got knocked. Whenever I turn the camera on the LCD screen is now black and when I take a new picture that also just comes out black, although I can view old pictures. I called Olympus who to repair this camera will charge more than the cost of a new one. Love my camera and would like to have a quick fix for this problem if poss. Please help!!! Screen is black. It looks like I have the lens
Seems the contact to the sensor, or the sensor itself is gone. Not easy to DIY. I suggest to bring it to an independent service shop in the area and get a quote, ... Nikon Coolpix S4 Digital Camera
CAMERA IS THREE MONTHS OLD. ON MY LAST OUTING I NOTICED A PERFECT CIRCLE SPOT ONLY IN SHOTS OF THE SKY. THE SPOT IS IN THE IDENTICAL PLACE ON ALL SKY SHOT PHOTOS NO MATTER WHAT FOCAL LENGHT IS USED. THE LENSE IS CLEAN AT BOTH ENDS. I CHECKED MY PHOTOS WHEN I ORIGINALLY GOT THIS CAMERA AND THERE IS NO ROUND SPOTS ANYWHERE. THE SPOT IS IN THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER OF ANY SHOT WHERE THERE ARE CLOUDS OR SKY. FLASH PICTURES, INTERIOR PICTURES AND THE LIKE, THERE IS NO SPOT. PLEASE HELP...RICHIE
If you have another lens, switch it and take some shots of the sky. If the spot is gone, it probably was the lens that needs cleaning/servicing. However, it's more likely that there's dirt on your CCD. On your camera's menu, select mirror lockup/cl ... Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera with 28-135mm lens
Blankness When I switch it on, my screen goes grey-white for a few seconds. Then, It shows my last picture taken but it's very fuzzy and faded. Then the picture changes into complete greyness. THEN, it'll jump from the grey-whitness, to that faded picture. Damn. Would there be any why I could just replace a part in it? Like the hard drive or something? Definitely sounds like something is really fucked in my cam. Sniff. I loved it and hate having to buy another new one as I'm accustomed to using
This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Sony should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info:\015\012 ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera
Sony DSC-W100 My screen (LCD?) looks like it is shattered, no picture. Where to purchase a new screen and is it fairly easy to replace ? The pictures come out fine, but I would rather be able to delete if I don't care for a picture. Hope this makes sense. Some say, to purchase a new camera, but this camera wasn't that reasonable! Thanks. Dolores
This address has the LCD screen for W100 for 49.99 plus 7.99 shipping. http://us.nine.ebid.net/perl/auction.cgi?auction=1223771623-19276-1&mo=auction&from=froogle. I had the same problem with my w100. Just remove the screws that hold the ba ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 Digital Camera
What are the black smudge-like spots on my screen?
... Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera
Nikson CoolPix L16 when the camera is turned on it displays "lens error". I can't take a picture and i can't access my pictures on the camera. It also jarrs halfway and holds a black version of the last image (like a negitive pic) All new batteries (*i've tried about 10sets of brand new ones) i've put in go flat in about 1-3 minutes abd displaces
Try jiggling the lens. Use compressed air to blow out any grit around the lens barrel. If that doesn't do it, you'll need to get the camera serviced. ... Nikon Digital Cameras
I have an A95 Canon Digital Camera - 5 megapixel. All of a sudden when taking pictures I am now getting a round circle in the middle of my pictures - looks like a faint grease spot if you will. What is this all about. When I download this on to my printer the spot remains.
Well this is a sensor problem and it does has a service advisory so canon will repair it without charging you ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera
Vanj54@hotmail.com No image on LCD or view finder.Can view pictures on my memory Stick but can not take any new pictures They are just black like what i see on the LCD screen It's like there is no comunication between the lens and camera.
Http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-home.pl?mdl=DSCF717\015\012Look at News & alerts\015\012There is a Free repair for this pr ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera
Black Screen Hi up until yesterday camera worked fine, I had it in my handbag and it may have got knocked. Whenever I turn the camera on the LCD screen is now black and when I take a new picture that also just comes out black, although I can view old pictures. I called Olympus who to repair this camera will charge more than the cost of a new one. Love my camera and would like to have a quick fix for this problem if poss. Please help!!!
I just started having this problem with my canon PowerShot A310 and checked their service website which says "Effective immediately, and regardless of warranty status, Canon will repair, free of charge, products exhibiting the above-mentioned malfunc ... Olympus MJU 300 Digital Camera
Hi, I have a Pentax K-x and it usually takes great pictures but for the last past 6 months my pictures look like they covered with dust and also i have have a few spots in the left hand corner looks like I am viewing my pics through a dirty window sceen . I have used the dust remover that is buit in the camera and does not fix the problem do I need to bring it in for cleaning thank you
Hi there you are right in your place. Its a dust. but you need to clean in different way. because the dust stick in side the lens and its not easily clean by that dust clean option. Some how your camera get moisture and dust stick on it. After drying ... Pentax Kx Digital Camera with 1855mm lens
Shuts off My camera shuts off in the middle of taking pictures. There are no low battery warning lights, new batteries (and even replaced those with new ones) but the problem is still the same. Does anyone know what the remedy might be. I love this camera and wish it would work like it like it once did. thanks.
I had the same problem. I figured out that it was being caused by loose batteries. When I would shake the camera, I could hear the batteries jiggle around and the camera would turn off. I fixed the issue by taking a stiff piece of wire; bending a lit ... Canon PowerShot A640 Digital Camera
Hi you repied about my Nikon camera - I took pictures this morning and was able to view them on the camera however after taking more pictures I could not see them I also couldn't see them on the computer I also lost pictures taken in the last few days although older pictures can still be seen. I have tried a new memory card and it seems to be ok but I'd really like the pictures taken this morning back can you help?
Hi,Glad to see that Other Memory Card worked, that shows that the Camera is Fine.Now,Arr you sure you have taken the Pics in the Correct Mode?Anyway, there could be only few Options left to Recover the ... Digital Cameras
I have a Pentax K200D and I dropped it from less than a foot high on a rock (archaeological site) and now it won't take any new pictures. I can see the old pictures, I can see the menu and info but when I chose an option (like manual or sports) the information does appear on the screen. Also, when I take a picture, it seems to focus right, take the picture, but when I visualize it, it is completely dark... Finally, the flash won't come out if I press the button. Please help me!! :S Thx
Any kind of impact can damage any digital camera. The internal components can be damaged beyond repair, the lens system can also be damaged to the point the camera will not even turn on, except for an error of some sort. Cables can be shaken loose, o ... Pentax K200D Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens
When I turn on my Dimage E500, I get a blank black screen. I can review the old pictures taken on my memory card through my camera with no problems. I just cant take new pictures and if I try the pictures come out black like the screen. I have changed my batteries and memory card but nothing has helped. Please help me. Thank you Nicole
Check that is not the shutter that is stuck ... Digital Cameras
I have a Fuji FinePix S2700HD camera and it will not upload pictures. The computer recognizes the camera but not the pictures. I uploaded my pictures from my printer. Geek Squad said it might be a software issue because they couldn't get it to work either. The camera is brand new and they already exchanged once. Any suggestions, it shows camera is hooked up but then asks what program would I like to run it under and provides no choices, just a blank box labeled with the camera name and model. Th
I have the same exact problem and I found something on their website (Fuji) that says its a firmware update that is supposed to address "improved handling of playback of images". I am about to download it. The link is right here. It gives specific se ... Fuji FinePix J10 Digital Camera
I have a Canon SD780IS camera and now notice dark spots on the pictures. I tried cleaning the front of the lens with a Q-tip but they did not go away or move around. I have 2 such cameras . One with 6-8 spots and my new one with one spot. Is there a sensor that one can clean. Does anyone else have this problem
To thansen 3:\012\012Yes, eventually everyone who owns this camera will see these dust orbs in every photo they take once the problem appears, and the problem continues to worsen until you will see no image at all. I've had my SD780IS for about ... Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera
Some of my pictures have a spot on them. like a "water" spot. i thought i was on the lens but two or three pics will be ok then one will spot. any clue?
The clue was that not all of your pictures had this spot or two. What I expect from what your wrote is that these spots are what is called lens flair. It's caused by a strong point of light entering the lens at an angle. Such points of light are comm ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T5 Digital Camera
Pink tinge When I shoot a picture in bright sunlight, the picture always has a pink tinge to it. I have tried putting in manual mode, and adjusting the shutter speed and the f setting but I just can't seem to to get this to stop. I have also tried to adjust the white balance. I am new at doing this and I would like any help you can give. Thank you. All of the pictures have a very distorted color. They all have a pinkish-violet color. They look awful. I tried resetting by scrolling to the 'reset
Check the settings first, and ensure that the white balance is not wrong.A pink/purple picture means usually a problem with the camera digital sensor. ... Nikon Coolpix 5400 Digital Camera
Blurry pictures I have had this camera for a couple years and have taken thousands of pictures with it. I have been very happy until recently most of the pictures are blurry and look like the camera is not focusing properly. I am wondering if it is possible (if not common) for grit to get in the lens mechanism restricting the lens from moving to the fully extended position. I am considering a professional cleaning but don't know the cost/benefit when weighed against just buying a new camera.
First try resetting camera to factory defaults.Press menugo to setupgo up to resetpress right arrow, highlight reset againpress set.If that doesn't work then make sure you are pressing shutter half way down a ... Casio Exilim EX-S600 Digital Camera
There are lots of white lines on my photos. It doesn't seem to matter what the setting is, flash or not, and I've replaced the batteries which are new. The lines go accross each picture like a venitian blind. The picture looks fine when displayed immediately after being taken, but the lines are there when I display and scroll through the pictures. I have a finepix fujifilm e900 digital camera.
Then unfortunately this is a problem with the image sensor on the camera. It would cost more to fix than to just purchase a new one. If you do go for a new one please recycle the old one at a location that takes e-waste. Sorry for the bad news. ... Digital Cameras
WHEN CAMERA IS TURNED ON THE SCREEN WILL SHOW PAST PICTURES FINE BUT WHEN THE SELECTOR SWITCH IS MOVED TO EITHER TAKE A NEW PICTURE OR TO THE MOVIE MODE THE DISPLAY SCREEN IS BLACK WITH LIKE PURPLISH LINES IT WILL NOT DISPLAY THE IMAGE YOUR TRYING TO TAKE A PICTURE OF.
From your description, it sounds to me like the image sensor within the camera went bad. \015\012\015\012This can happen from a few things:\015\012\015\012\015\012Camera dropped\015\012Moi ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T1 Digital Camera
"Invisible" Pictures I just took a day's worth of pictures, and while I can view all of them on the camera in viewer mode, about 18 are simply missing when I hook the memory card up to the computer. It's mostly the last few. I tried taking new pictures and even a video clip to see if something had stopped recording, and those don't show up on the computer either. Any ideas how I can get those last few to register on the computer? Otherwise it looks like I won't be able to save copies of my p
Try using recovery software. You'll need to use a card reader with these though:\015\012\015\012http://camerarepai ... Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera