I have a C-3020 Camedia Zoom Camera. It always took perfect pictures until today.
I took some pictures of some items as usual. Usually I look through the viewfinder and center the object in the cross lines.
I use a memory card, and put it in the card reader to see & edit my pictures. When I took a look at the picture(s) - I tried many times, instead of my camera taking a picture of the object, it takes a picture of the area somewhat left of the object which could be nothing, or my desk. Each time I tried, the image showed up as the area to the left of the picture I was actually taking.
What's happening? It was fine yesterday and now and can't take a picture where I'm actually pointing it.
I'd rather not get a brand new camera and depending upon what is wrong with it, I don't know if it's worth fixing. Could it have to do with changing the settings? or is it somewhere in the lens itself?
Help! I'd appreciate any feedback you can provide.
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August 30, 2010 12:30:14 PM
I think I would have a look at the camera's menus and find the item which resets the camera to default settings. Just in case you've selected some esoteric option that is producing the odd results.
I think that's an excellent idea although the menus are a little complicated. I'll have to check the manual.
BUT, I came to a different conclusion yesterday. I have a feeling it has nothing to do with the camera as I did not change anything. The first hint came when my friend sent me downloads of her recent trip here. When I opened them up, all I saw was my "hair", and didn' realize that they were coming up SO big that if I scrolled up/down & left/right and could eventually see the whole picture. Usually when I open up an attachment, they open in normal size.
Then I retried taking a pic with my camera and the reason why it seem that I've taken a picture to the left is because I see only "part" of the picture and when I scroll as above, the whole picture is actually on there so I began to think that perhaps I need to change some settings on my computer, especially since a visitor was using my computer and may have reset something.
I have a Mac OS X. I'm trying to figure out now what settings I should change on my computer to view a picture "normal size." Is it "preview"? If I could go to the right application/menu and correct the viewing settings on my computer, I think this would solve the problem. You had the right idea though except that now I think it has more to do with the settings on my computer than on my camera which i'll set to default anyway.
Thanks very much. Please respond if you have a clue!
I have no idea what made it go back to normal, but I changed a few settings on my camera, such has HQ and pixels plus I went into iPhoto and reduced "something." I have no idea what I did right, but now, the pictures I view on the camera are identical to the pictures I see on my computer.
I'm surprised that there was so little feedback to this question. I thought I was going to have to buy a new camera. For now, it works fine.