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Dropped PowerShot SX70 HS with lens full extended, now bent

Is this camera finished? the lens is fully extended, bent, and won't retract. Camera tries, makes a horrible clicking sound, and then shuts down. And I cannot move the lens back into position.
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Why won't my Canon Powershot take a photo when the flash is on?

I have a Canon Powershot SD4500 IS. It takes photos normally when flash is set to off, or when it’s light enough in Auto mode for it not to be necessary, but the camera will not take a photo when the ...
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How do I fix "lens error" on my Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS?

Every time I turn on my camera, Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS, it says "lens error" and powers down. I have tried taking the batteries and memory card out and replacing the batteries but ...
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Canon PowerShot A810 lens error

I have a Canon PowerShot A810. I don't know what happened to it, but when I turn it off, the lens doesn't close completely, starts buzzing, and after a few seconds, it says "Lens Error". It ...
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Canon Powershot SX130 IS Lens error

So, i was taking some pictures with my camera, and when I wanted to clean it, It said "Lens error, will restart automatically". I did nothing wrong to the camera and to the lens, they were ...
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Does Powershot Canon G5 X Mark ii has clean hdmi output WITH auto focus and auto mode? [closed]

I've read the manual and saw that there is clean hdmi output. But I would like to confirm that with works with auto focus (without that square) and auto mode (auto iso, auto F and so forth).
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Canon PowerShot SX410IS

When you first turn the camera on it does not focus properly and is blurred. When the lens is fully extended the lens then retracts itself and switch's off it.
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Why won't my Powershot A450 power on?

My Canon Powershot A450 was fine but needed a battery change. Did not turn on with new batteries. Retried old, same result. Tried more new batteries, still no response. Is there a reset button? Or did ...
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Why does my Canon SX260HS shut down while I am shooting?

I can take like 2 shots then it shuts down. Lens closes. I press restart and then the same thing happens. I miss a lot of shots while restarting. Anything I can do? This is the message:"A camera ...
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How can I shoot a timelapse with a Canon Powershot camera?

I have a Canon Powershot ELPH 190 IS. Does anyone know if there is an Android application to record a timelapse on the camera? If not, is there a compatible intervalometer?
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UV and haze lens for Canon Powershot SX50 HS

Looking for UV and CPL lens for this camera. As far as I am aware the supplied lens is 58 mm. Offers seem to have either 58 mm lens sets from Fotover etc. or 67 mm lens form Neewer etc. I assume for ...
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Canon Powershot Lens Error

I have a Canon Powershot Camera SD1400 IS camera. It accidentally got dropped, and is now giving a Lens Error. :( When I turn it on, it attempts to bring the lens out, but then retracts and says the ...
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White out pictures outdoors

We have a Canon Power Shot A 470,after changing the batteries all outdoor pictures are only white, some inside pictures are fine. What can we do?
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Can I simultaneously Charge and use Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

I am planning to buy Canon PowerShot SX740 HS, heard the battery can only last less than an hour. I would like to shoot a 4k 30fps tabletop videos for 2hours. Will it work with external power ...
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How can I solve the problem of Canon PowerShot SX230 HS’s monitor?

I have a Canon PowerShot SX230 HS. It works very well, but after a while, the monitor displays everything in yellow. Would you please educate me on how I can solve this problem?
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How can I set bulb shutter setting on a Canon Powershot SX70

How can I set the shutter to bulb setting on a Canon Powershot SX70?
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Lens keeps on zooming a tad bit and lens error

So my family got a Canon Powershot sx220 HS 9 years ago. It was a great camera and had lived that full 9 years. When we got a new camera and left the camera in its place my dad decided to give it to ...
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How long would a camera battery last unused?

I discovered an old camera (canon powershot a3300 is if it helps) that i stopped using about 8-10 years ago. I lost the battery charger but found one online that i could buy. Just wanted to know if ...
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Is this the limit of the camera image quality or is the subject out of focus?

I'm using the "macro" mode in the Powershot G9X II. The macro mode is simply a shorter focus range, there is no magnification in place, like in aftermarket macro lenses for DSLR's. I've shot many ...
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Does Canon Powershot SX520HS support tethering?

I'd like to experiment with stop motion. It's best to use tethering so avoid having to touch the camera to capture. I know the sx520hs does not support wireless but it does have a mini usb port for ...
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Can I get a manual focus lens for my Canon PowerShot camera?

I have recently bought myself a camera, a Canon PowerShot SX530, and I noticed that the focus on this camera is difficult to adjust and clarify. I am looking to buy a low priced manual focus lens, I ...
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Use Canon DPP only to correct lens for my Powershot G7X Mark II and export RAW [duplicate]

I recently bought a Canon Powershot G7X Mark II. I am using Linux and I found darktable to be a decent photo editor. However, my RAW pictures come with a distortion which darkens the corners and ...
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What causes the rainbow colours on part of my LCD screen?

I have a Canon Powershot SX540. When I am taking pictures my LCD screen displays some rainbow colors. Can anyone help fix this?
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Why is this smartphone picture better than this dedicated camera picture?

The other day I went hiking through a mountain in west Tokyo to take wilderness pictures for reference for the new videogame I'm working on. For the past few years, I've only relied on my smartphone ...
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Why does the Canon SX60 HS restrict ISO to 100 with exposure times longer than 1.3 seconds?

After trying unsuccessfully to take pictures by night with my Canon SX60 HS, I noticed that I could not set the ISO to more than 100 with long exposure (> 1.3"). ...
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How do I activate the built-in flash on the Canon Powershot G5 X?

I have a problem with the onboard flash of my camera. I can't figure out how to activate the flash... Even in automatic mode, the camera is not flashing in dark scenes. I turned off the light in the ...
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Can I get the Canon hacker development kit to work for a camera that has no official CHDK builds?

I tried to find a matching CHDK version for my Canon PowerShot SX540 HS. The tool ACID tells me: No official builds are available for this camera See What ...
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Is there a simple way to create a time lapse video with Canon Powershot?

I have a Canon PowerShot SX 540 HS. Is there a simple way to create a time lapse video? I'm fine using an Android app for this if required.
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Preventing (Powershot) lens error

How can I prevent a Canon Powershot lens error? I've had them three times with three different cameras. Twice after dropping, but last time not even that. Note that last time was with a different ...
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Why does my Canon Powershot SX400 screen stay white after I turn it on?

After I turn on my Canon Powershot SX400 camera, the screen stays white and nothing I do changes that. What could be the problem and solution?
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Lens Error on a Powershot sx30 IS

I have a Canon Powershot SX30IS and I keep getting a lens error. I was taking pics outside on a clear cold day in wintertime and my camera just displayed that message and shut down. I powered my ...
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Can I use a Nikon SB-25 on a Canon G9?

How can I use a Nikon SB-25 on a Canon G9? I know that they are not current production, but I have to use what I have.
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How do I get sharp focus of insects and animals with a camera that doesn't have manual focus control?

I have a Canon Powershot SX410 IS. I like this camera, but sometimes it doesn't focus on the object that I want to shoot. This situation occurs when a small object (such as an insect) is close to the ...
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Why can't I install the software for my G9X on my Windows 8.1 machine?

Just received my lovely silver G9x and it's a thrill to behold. I have configured it to wirelessly send photos to both my phone and to Google Drive. That works like a purring charm. But I have ...
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Can you adjust Aperture in [Tv] mode on a PowerShot G7 X?

I do not own a PowerShot G7 X, but my friend does. We want to know if it is possible to adjust the aperture when in [Tv] mode, so that she can try for milky water on a waterfall. Is this possible?
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Is there an intervalometer which will work with a Canon PowerShot SX60?

I'm look for an intervalometer that works with a Canon PowerShot SX60. I want to do some timelapse photography. I'm not having much luck locating one. Does anyone know of such a device?
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Canon Software: Live Internet Connection for WiFi-based Transfer?

Canon Utilities Image Transfer Utility Version 1.2.1.8 allows me to transfer photos to my computer successfully via wifi. But if the computer does not have an Internet connection, it fails to connect ...
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Camera's display is half white, half black and unresponsive

My wife dropped our Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS. The screen is now completely white on the right side and completely black on the left, split exactly down the middle. The camera seems responsive to ...
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Is there a meaningful image quality difference between the Canon Powershot SX410 vs SX510?

Can you show me a picture difference between the Canon Powershot SX410 and the Powershot SX510? Is there a noticeable difference between 12 megapixel and 20 megapixel here? I want to buy one of these ...
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Why do I get the "Change the battery pack" message on startup with my Canon Powershot ELPH?

I have a Canon ELPH 300 HS, which turns off immediately (or within 10 seconds, it varies) after being turned on. The battery is fully charged and not at fault, as it was subsequently used in an ELPH ...
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How can I best take low-light action shots with a Canon PowerShot SX520 HS?

I have a Canon PowerShot SX520 HS. I'd like to photograph a dance performance that will take place on a stage with stage lighting and/or spotlights. This will be a low-light action photography ...
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How to disable the red eye protection flash with sony powershot DSCWX80 or WX60?

I want to DISABLE the extra flash that occurs when taking pictures of a group of people. Reason is, that people start looking away after they see the first flash, that occurs to remove the red eyes ...
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How to Get a Whiter Background when Taking Photos Against An Off White Wall? [duplicate]

I am trying to take a photo of a banner against an off white wall. Is there a way to get a pure white background and the banner colors not be overexposed? I am using a point a point and shoot camera ...
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What is the name of the Canon SX60 HS Wireless Protocol?

I own a Canon SX60 HS and would like to know more about the protocol which is used to connect it to the possible software counterparts: CameraWindow for i.e. Android CameraWindow for i.e. Windows 7 ...
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Shutter button full-press on Powershot SX700 HS: immediate shot without autofocus

I have read tips about where one can autofocus by a half-shutter pre-press and then shoot fast by a full shutter press. So that I can avoid the autoexposure and autofocus lags. What's the right way ...
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Why is my Canon Digital IXUS/ELPH making distorted photos with purple cast

My ~10 year old Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH S410 (IXUS 430) has been left in a drawer for the past 6 years. I took it out recently to give to my young son as his first camera, but the pictures have ...
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Can I enable pixel binning on Canon PowerShot G1X?

On my camera, a Canon PowerShot G1X, I can select picture sizes from S to L. Now I wondered, if I select a smaller picture size, that would theoretically lead to more sensor surface per pixel, ...
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How to transfer all my photos from my Canon camera to my iPad mini in wi-fi?

I want to transfer all my photos from my Canon camera to my iPad mini in wi-fi. How can I do that ? I have installed the app CameraWindow on my iPad. I found a way to choose and transfer one photo. ...
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Is it possible to take a five minute exposure with a Canon Powershot SX 160 IS?

I have a Canon Power Shot SX 160 IS. Is it possible to take a five minute exposure with this type of camera?
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What can cause dark photos at high shutter speeds?

I have a Canon PowerShot SX500 IS. However, when I shoot in manual mode at a high shutter speed the images are very dark, almost black. On the other hand, when I use a lower shutter speed later in the ...
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