Having problems with your Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera ?
Problem with focusing on Fuji finepix S5000
\015 Hi, not sure how it happened, might be after I dropped it from about half meter on carpet. Everything works fine including zoom, but all pictures are unclear and out of focus - in and out doors with or without flash... Not sure if I am imagining that but sounds as if the camera is not taking enough of time to focus before taking picture.Would be very grateful for any advice - had the camera for about 4 years now, is it worth repairing?Many thanks Blanka\015
I would say not because: The focus mechanism is a contrast detection and is built into the firmware/CCD of the camera. There is no focus benchmark that the camera can fall back on, ie. rangefinder type camera that knows infinity setting. Or more of a possibilty is that an internal lens has broken loose from a mount and the focus just gives up as it cannot attain a lock, like when youare too close to a subject. Either way it is a professional repair unless you want to dive in. Just get yourself a set of jewelers screwdrivers and another digital camera so you can take pictures of every phase of disassembly for refference. As a 3.2/6.4 camera, there are cameras out now that are more advanced and less expensive that a repair, which would more than likely be a flat rate of $150+ and you would still have an older camera. Kodak makes a very nice camera such as yours for under $200.
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