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Digital camera problem...............

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Slowgrind, 24 Nov 2007.

  1. Slowgrind

    Slowgrind New Member

    Can anyone shed any light on the problem I have with my camera? As digital cameras go this must be a relic. It`s about five years old, made by Toshiba and has a Canon zoom lens 4.2 mega pixels. I`ve taken some great clear images over the years but have recently lost the sharpness to all my photos with no obvious reason. I`ve checked the settings, cleaned the lens tried shots in bright light, low light all to no avail. Any suggestions? Or am I due a new Box Brownie? :sad:
     
  2. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    shoulda gone to specsavers;):sad:
     
  3. PatrickPending

    PatrickPending Veteran

    Location:
    Leicester
    Same thing happened to my first digital camera - I guess its sort of lost its ability to focus. I took the option of buying a new one so guess I can't help sorry :sad:
     
  4. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Its funny you ask SG...
    My Sony Cybershot, 5 years old maybe is showing similar problems.

    I just feel it doesnt take pictures as well as it used to...

    Have you (carefully) cleaned the lens. Any grease or dirt will affect its ability to focus i would have thought. Screen cleaners perhaps for puter monitors, or similar.
     
  5. andyoxon

    andyoxon Veteran

    sg, does your camera have a 'vivid' setting, which may alter sharpness? If the loss in sharpness is in all photos, and the lens is clean (as gbb mentions), it may be time for a new camera. ;)
     
  6. You've not accidentally got it on a macro (ie landscape) setting have you?
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Slowgrind

    Slowgrind New Member

    Thanks for the prompt replies all. I have tried all of the above. The remedy to this problem must be more serious. I`m going to try to remove some dust from around the barrel of the lens to see if it is hampering the free movement when it tries to focus. After that who knows?
     
  8. PatrickPending

    PatrickPending Veteran

    Location:
    Leicester
    let us know if it works and good luck!