20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


See if camera electronics can be reset. Contact the manufacturer for this procedure. If nothing can be done to restore camera to factory defaults then the electronics are fubar. May not be cost effective to repair.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 08, 2017


Foreign body on the sensor

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jul 23, 2017


The PostCard size mode will not be available in the Digital Macro, Stitch Assist, or any of the Movie shooting modes. (See the last couple of pages of the manual for mode compatibility.)

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Feb 12, 2015


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras, particularly for the SD1000. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.


By the way, my wife's SD1000 also has this problem every once in a while. I easily fix it by using the following steps from the link: powering on the camera, opening and closing the battery door, and flicking the end of the lens barrel with my fingertip (or you can tap it with a pencil as discussed in the link).

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jan 08, 2015


Have you tried "macro" mode?

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Oct 10, 2014


Try eBay. I bought a couple of them there, but it was quite awhile ago.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jun 08, 2014


After some inspecting of the camera it seen the issue lies with the lens, not the camera itself so don't go banging the camera up or you might damage some other part and the camera will be broken for real. Inside the lens is a closer which block the internal system from capturing image. The closer look just like the one you see before turning on your camera but it's smaller and it's inside the lens way in the far back. Look carefully and you'll see it - you will see the closer if your screen is black while in capture mode otherwise you will see a nice round glass (the internal lens for capturing image/video).

Think of if like this, imagine an eyeball with its eyelid close. That's what happened when the screen is black while in capturing mode.

HOW TO FIX IT: In order to fix the black screen while in capture mode and cost as little damage to your camera as possible, simply turn on the camera in either picture or video mode and look inside your lens, there should be a closer in the far back end. Gently hit the lens a few times until you don't see the closer no more and only a round glass and your camera should begins capturing image and video again.

Good luck to you all. And remember don't use anger to force your camera to works or you will regret it.

If you need further help, contact me via email y a j y e e (at) h o t m a i l (dot) com

Yee Yang
Canon PowerShot SD1000

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


OOPS!!
Take care. This could damage the camera seriously. Try a pair of tweezers, like the women use to depilate. Try to pull it out in a straight way. Don't jitter. After you have removed it, look with a magnifying glass if no contacts in the camera are bent. If only one contact on the card has a title dent, or is bent, don't put the card back in the camera. For a few bucks you buy a new card and it is not worth risking your camera for that.

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


It is almost impossible to not use the AF mode from the camera. Perhaps you managed to put the camera in Accessery lens AF, without any extra lens on the camera. Or perhaps only the pictures are blurred, because you zoomed in to far, without a tripod.
As long as I can't see a picture it is difficult to decide where the problem comes from.
While shooting a picture, just press the shutter release button half, till the green light goes on. Then press the button fully.

Success

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Feb 15, 2014


first you should save the pictures to a computer. After you delete them they are gone forever.
But the view menu, you just press the menu button. In the most left tab, the third line is a bin. goto that line and press the arrow to the right. Then you can chose what you want to delete. Only one picture, pictures with a certain date, a folder or even all pictures.
it is in the English manual on page 101 and 102

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jan 23, 2014


I'm sorry you're having trouble with this. I have put together a picture that shows where the mini-USB plug is supposed to be attached to the camera. I hope it helps. This picture actually shows plugging the AV cable into the receptical, but right behind it is the mini-USB port. This is where you connect the USB cable. It looks like you have to lift the flap on the corner to reveal the plugs.

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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 06, 2013

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