Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot Digital Camera ?

My Sony W120 Cyber-shot will not focus properly when I zoom in all the way. Even when I unzoom back, it still cannot focus properly. I have to turn it off and on again, and not use the zoom feature.


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Please check the setting on the dial you are using? Return it to AUTO first and try to zoom again. 
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