Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera ?
We have a SD780IS since Jan 2010 which was fine. However in recent weeks, it is not focussing correctly and when we take photos, they are out of focus.
Being that the camera is under warranty, and assuming you have already done basic troubleshooting I would have it repaired/replaced under warranty by contacting canon directly at this link:
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera
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We have a SD780IS since Jan 2010 which was fine. However in recent weeks, it is not focussing correctly and when we take photos, they are out of focus.
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