Having problems with your Toshiba PDR-M700 Digital Camera ?

Focus There is one problem that I have with this camera - Auto Focus in low lighting and it has really limited manual focus. Outdoors this camera is outstanding, I haven't found any pitfalls outdoors yet. 10x optical zoom plus 2.5" LCD WOW. Although the LCD is littly choppy, but I don't care about that, pictures turn out really gooood. Anyways back to Auto Focus problem. Do any of you have the same problem? Or this is my ability problem? That limited manual focus really bugs me! I'd like to hear


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I have similar problem. So I use manual focus (1m,3m,inf) & move camera for finest pix. On AF, the adjustment seem to go past sharpest image point but settles on a fuzzier setting. Is there any place that can make a repair?
I suppose you really can't do much when camera is set to Auto Focus? All you do is aim and shoot? Everything is set up for you. Not so sure about limitations on manual focus. Don't you have different setting when shooting indoors? Good luck.
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Focus There is one problem that I have with this camera - Auto Focus in low lighting and it has really limited manual focus. Outdoors this camera is outstanding, I haven't found any pitfalls outdoors yet. 10x optical zoom plus 2.5" LCD WOW. Although the LCD is littly choppy, but I don't care about that, pictures turn out really gooood. Anyways back to Auto Focus problem. Do any of you have the same problem? Or this is my ability problem? That limited manual focus really bugs me! I'd like to hear


I have similar problem. So I use manual focus (1m,3m,inf) & move camera for finest pix. On AF, the adjustment seem to go past sharpest image point but settles on a fuzzier setting. Is there any place that can make a repair? ... Toshiba PDR-M700 Digital Camera

Autofocus problem I dont really know how to explain my problem.. I got a Nikon D40 for Christmas last year and last week we went on vacation. The camera was working fine. but suddenly the camera wouldn't auto focus. Everything is set on auto.. I only have the lens that came with the camera. The battery is charged.. it doesnt even make a noise like its trying to focus. the wiewfinder bracket thingy lights up red but nothing after that. I am new to photography so I know I probably sound like


You have to hold the shutter\015\012down halfway as you compose the first shot so the AF system can focus\015\012and lock, and then the camera fires instantaneously when you press the\015\012shutter the rest of the way. ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

Auto-focus problem Do any of the 10D users here have this auto-focus problem which I have read about. Or is there really a problem ? I'm interested because it might be my next camera. Thanks in advance


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Focus problem Hi all. I have a Canon 300D Rebel camera and I find there is a major problem with the focusing - most pictures come out too soft whether I'm on Auto or Manual. I've got a job on Monday and intend to use that camera so I wonder if anyone can help get the best out of the focus. Thanks in advance.


Suggestion: \015\0121. camera probably has a sharpness setting.\015\012\015\0122. avoid wide open, F/5.6 is the sweet spot on most lenses. ... Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens

I have a canon rebel xsi that is not taking pictures on auto focus. It will take pictures on manual focus, but they're blurry. I changed my lens to a bigger one to see if it was the lens or camera, and it's the camera. I had the same problem with the other lens. I've tried cleaning it & turning the lens focus ring but is still doing it. Anyone know how to fix this problem?


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My camera will not auto focus properly...It will focus and refocus. I have to use the manual focus in order to use it.. I have already checked it was in AF setting both on the camera and the actual lens. I set my camera options to single focus. So what else may be the problem?


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It sounds like the lens has been dropped or knocked and is misaligned in the guides.Repair against new lewns is a difficult one as prices vary. I would perhaps consider replacing it with a used one. Before you do borrow a similar lens from some ... Canon Digital Cameras

Focusing problem Until recently, I was able to look through the view finder and auto focus my image. Now, camera will not show me subject in focus, but after a I make a shot, image is in focus in the preview. Manual focus works just fine, it's the auto focus I am concerned about. I have cleaned the lens - please help!


Well, stupid me, I didn't realize there is a diopter adjustment button directly to the right of the viewfinder. I would NEVER have known it was there, but after asking my photo-nerd friends all of a sudden the solution was apparent. Still a wasted da ... Nikon D50 Digital Camera

Whenever I try to take a picture using "auto focus" option with my Nikon D40, (using the standard lens that came w/the camera), it makes a clicking sound and will not auto focus. But if I use it in manual mode it does not click. What could be the problem?


This camera focuses the lens by sending an electronic signal to it. If you hear a clicking sound, the lens is receiving the signal, but not responding. I suggest you take the camera & lens to a local photo store & ask if they could let you mount anot ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

Hi--I have a panasonic lumix DMC-FP8, which I bought in May 2010. The camera is great for outdoor landscapes, etc. but I've had problems with low lighting and red eye. The camera has trouble focusing on the subjects, and there are often white spots all over the picture (even though I've cleaned the lens and checked to see if there were scratches or dirt on it). In addition to this, I have the red eye setting on, but I still get really awful red eye in all of my pictures. The camera is still new


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Shutter Lag-Time The shutter lag-time on this camera seems quite long to me. I have read the manual that came with the book as well as a "short course" book on the G6 and this isn't really mentioned. I am wondering if this is a problem unique to my camera or if others have noticed this. In "AUTO" mode it is the worst. Am I missing something, or is this just the way the camera operates?


The G5 has a rather short shutter lag and a rather lengthy focus lag. So if you half depress the shutter release to focus, and then moments later fully depress the shutter release I expect you will find very little lag. But I would not expect a prosu ... Canon PowerShot G6 Digital Camera

Focusing Problems I just bought the Canon 20d. I shot a wedding with it two weeks ago, and really liked how it performed in low light. However, I noticed a lot of my photos from the low lit reception came back out of focus. (The outdoor ceremony shots were fine). I noticed 3 issues with the images: 1-The main subject, which often was dead center and took up 1/2 to 2/3 of the frame, was often NOT in focus. Rather, the camera selected some point way off to one side or off in the distance som


* Get AF off the shutter release and onto the * button using the custom function.\015\012\015\012* Use the center focus point only. Force yourself to pick what you want in focus, AF, then recompose and shoot, a habit far more effective than computer ... Canon EOS-20D Digital Camera with 17-85mm Lens

I have had an Pentax Optio S10 auto focus camera for about 3 years and it hasn't missed a beat. But now it will not take photos in flash mode. I have tried the usual settings as per the manual, and noticed a previous posting of the same issue. The response was to recharge the battery, which currently I am doing. The indicator on the camera's LCD however shows the battery to be almost fully charged though. Would this be the same issue? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Graham


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On my Nikon d80: F - - Flashes at the top of display and camera won't auto focus or take photo. Thought maybe it was due to a weak battery but after a full charge the problem persists. Probably not the most complex problem but am in Europe and don't have my manual!


The "fEE" error indicates that the camera is not communicating with the\015\012lens. The lens may not be attached to the camera properly, or if it has\015\012an aperture ring, it may not be set to f22 (or the highest aperture\015\012number of the len ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

Lost AutoFocus My camera is new, bought 2 days ago, and yesterday I was changing the modes wheel (on top). Then I noticed it couldn't set focus at all, anymore! Should this be a problem with the camera, or can fix it by changing some configuration? At Scene mode, appears a [CAF] icon at left botton of the LCD screen (not documented in manual).


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... Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera

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Random reset Mine also shuts off at the most inopportune times ... In researching the web i have found several others with the same problem. Unfortunately I have not found any solutions or explanations. When my camera operates properly it takes wonderful pictures on both manual and auto settings. I only wish I could count on it to remain "On" when I really need it ...


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My Sony Alpha 200 digital camera takes lovely pictures, but as I am a beginner and don't really know much about apertures and shutter speeds and how complex they are, I'm having great difficulty in getting it to focus properly in the manual setting. All other settings are fine, but the image in my viewfinder is very blurry when I look through before taking the shot. I have altered the diopter for my eyes as I wear glasses, so that isn't the problem. Is there something I'm either doing wrong, or


Having gone over a month without a response, I assume this is no longer a problem. ... Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Digital Camera

I have a nikon d200. The last time I used it (only a few days ago) it was fine, everything normal. Then yesterday I pull out out of the case and everything seems to be going wrong. It is metering INSANELY low, like a shutter speed of 100 in full daylight produces a REALLY dark image. It won't auto focus at all, and i am unable to change the fstop in manual or aperture priority modes. I tried to restore it to factory settings and the lcd screen flashed to indicate it had been restored but no luck


Your boyfriend is probably right, and it makes sense, if you can't change the f-stops. \015\012The following blog on Flickr might help you:\015\012 ... Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera

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Dead pixels are a nightmare of every LCD screen. There is no way to avoid them - you can just hope they never happen to you. There is no pattern to how they appear and when, but the ones you have will stay for ever. If they bother you right now, send ... Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom Digital Camera

Hi there i have a auto focus problem. i used mt 50D for the first time on saturday, after about 100 shots Err99 appeared, i turned the camera off and took the battery out an the error message never occured again, however since then the camera will not auto focus correctly with my 17-40 IS lens. the lens has worked perfectly on my 20D for the past couple of years. When going from close focus to distant focus (and distant to close) there is no autofocus whatsoever. the focus points highlight i


The camera is having problems with your lens and this is why it goues into the error mode. Try first cleaning the interface contacts on the lens ( see enclosed pic ) . If this does not sort the problem out then the auto focus motor ( or related hardw ... Canon Digital Cameras

Focus Problem Dear folks, I just bought a (new) Canon A75, and it doesn't seem to focus. At all. Even on manual focus, not only can I not get it to focus properly, the focus doesn't change at all. When on AF, it doesn't beep like the manual says it should, and the yellow light blinks, as it's supposed to when there's a focus issue. The focus assist light is working. Can anybody think of anything I should try? The manual is of no help. This is my first digital camera, so I'm not ruling out the po


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My D70 (which I just bought on ebay) is having problems with AF. At time the AF works fine but then for no reason it refuses to work for hours to days. I have two bodies so I can swap lenses to see that its not the lens. If I switch to manual focus, it the camera works fine. I can see the little pins around the lens fitting retract when I switch the camera to manual. Seems like a problem with the internals that control AF. No other problems are apparent to me. Any suggestions?


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