Question about Canon VIXIA HF10 HDV Camcorder
Sometimes the HF10 zoom start by itself. 3cases: 1 trying to stop the zoom after you act on the upper control doesn't work, the zoom continue to the end. 2 the camera is shooting regularly with a fixed screen. "Automatically" the zoom start to the end. 3 with variable szoom speed it is impossible to set low zoom variaton; you need to act a lot on the zoom control and suddendly the zoom start at high speed.
I own an HF100 and i had the same zoom issue. I purchased a replacement zoom key assembly directly from canon (phone 732-521-7230 cost is about 25 dollars), and installed it myself. This has fixed the issue for me, and i am very glad i didnt have to pay to have it serviced. You can buy the part yourself and install it if you feel confident in your ability to disassemble/reassemble the camera correctly, or shop around for a local camera shop that can swap it out for you.
Posted on Jul 29, 2011
My HF10 started to mysteriously autozoom as well, and I had made no setup changes. I don't have exactly the same symptoms as you describe except that it would begin to zoom when I didn't want it to. I noticed the [I.AF] (Instant AutoFocus) icon, so I went into the menu (Camera Setup - AF Mode) and turned the "Instant AF" to "Normal AF". After that, the autozoom seemed to have stopped. I set it back to "Instant AF" and it did not autozoom again. I wouldn't know how to turn the autozoom back on again even if I wanted to, but thankfully it appears to be gone now. Hopefully it will stay in manual zoom mode. Hope that helps.
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
I couldn't get the part anywhere so I just took one of these creeping zooms apart and the carbon tracks had been worn right away by the metal wipers. Not abuse, just used a lot! I resurfaced the carbon tracks and it works fine now. I did put such a thick layer on (so it will last) that the resistance is lower and I don't think that the maximum zoom speed is as high as it would be if the resistance were in spec.
Posted on Nov 01, 2016
I sent mine to Canon to have it fixed, a month after i bought it. And got it back 2 weeks later, it still has the issue. Canon service is useless.
Posted on Jan 05, 2014
Can someone send me a link to get the service manual so I can make the zoom rocker repair myself? I don't mind paying $25 for a new zoom switch and putting it in myself. Thanks. Frank. firstname.lastname@example.org, 601-613-5878
Posted on Oct 22, 2011
My video camera is also doing the same thing. I doubt I can find the receipt for it, and it isn't worth it for the ~ $250 cost of repairing the camera.
Shame, really. It's a very nice camera otherwise, but it makes it pretty hard to zoom to any level other than fully out (by keeping the zoom button forced to zoom out), and I cannot put the camera down to keep a steady shot, since it will continue to zoom in. :(
Posted on Apr 30, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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