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Please check if yu did set the camera in AF mode continuous. In that mode, the camera is focusing on whatever is aimed at. Even when the shutter button is not pressed, allowing you to shoot without missing opportunities.
The mode where you see the camera focus when the button is pressed half way, is called single. This setting will conserve battery power.
Look in the manual under Switching between Focus Settings. I can't tell you war page that is for your camera, in mine it is page 100.
On the last pages in the book are all settings for each shooting mode.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 18, 2019


Not in the camera, unless yours has the crop option in the view menu. Use a photo program on your computer like lightroom or picasa

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 16, 2015


It sounds as though the time/date battery needs to be replaced. Follow these instructions and check the battery on a meter to be sure it's dead before buying another. Radio Shack will test it for free if you don't have a battery meter. every-time-turn-camera-time-date-input#-thxbnw243fzvv4qxkbwdk5ir-2-0.jpg

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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 25, 2014


It was not designed to have you clean inside.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 05, 2014


There are a couple of things you can try: first use a different memory card. The camera is not seeing the one you are putting in it. Also make sure the card is seated all the way in. It is spring loaded and will press down against a spring and lock in place. To remove it you press down and it will come back out as you lift your finger tip. If the card does not want to go in easily you probably have it turned over and are putting it is incorrectly. It only goes in one way.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jul 03, 2014


This is not an uncommon error. It results from the lens being restricted during the power up. I have personally had many cameras (Canon, Sony, Nikon and Olympus,) like this that suffered this problem. I could not repair them myself. The cost to have them professionally repaired was most of the cost of a brand new one. For comparison search Ebay and then click on "sold" and you will see the prices people have paid for working used ones. The fix, unfortunately, is to buy a used working model. For this camera they start under $20 for as is and for about $50-460 you can buy one in mint condition. (Yes, you think your stuff is worth more until you see what they really sell for. Yikes!?!) So it makes no sense to pay more for a pro to repair yours when you can buy a used one for less than the repair or a new one. Please, don't shoot the messenger...

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jun 24, 2014


You may try to lift up the button with a knife point's edge but if it is jammed then the case will have to be removed to free it and to try to remedy the damage from the chewing. If only part of the screen is showing a picture it is cracked and will have to be replaced. You can find the parts on ebay and the directions with google but it is not for the neophyte. You must feel comfortable with the idea that you may not be able to pull it off. BUT!!! If you bought the camera with a credit card you most likely got a second year of warranty and it probably will cover loss and accidents. This is your absolute best bet to fix the camera. Most all credit cards include a second year of warranty on all of your purchases.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jan 06, 2014


I think you need a new camera. Even when you think you could fix the shutter, there can and will be more damage to the camera. Today, a single repair could cost more hen a brand new camera with better specs then the one you would like to have repaired.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jan 02, 2014


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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jul 19, 2018


If the batteries are the same age as the camera, they are probably worn out. Try replacing them.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jan 08, 2018


What did the error prompts?

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 22, 2017


Settings menu to off the option

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 17, 2017


So the pics vanished from the memory card, right? Perhaps you can insert the card to your computer and try a photo recovery tool on it. Give this app a try if you're a Mac user. Recover Digital Photo Music and Video on Mac OS

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 17, 2017

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