04-16-2017 05:25 AM - edited 04-16-2017 05:48 AM
I have my Canon Powershot SX50 HS about 4 years now, and recently it started to do something odd: when I turn it on, it automatically zooms in, to the point shown in the picture below:
It is always to that point. Even if I keep the zoom lever to zoom out, the problem persists. After moving to that point, the camera functions normally, and I can zoom in and out normally.
I never had my camera falling down or smacked. I wonder if dust inside it could cause that, and tried to use the blower on the lever sides, to no avail.
Anyone has an idea of what might it be? Should I take the camera to assistance?
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04-16-2017 11:33 AM
I see by your picture your in a Custom shooting mode so maybe you saved that zoom position in that Custom mode. Try turning it to another mode like Auto or Program then see
04-16-2017 12:28 PM
The worst thing that might happen is that when you placed it in the bag and accidentally power on the zoom lens pop out forcibly in a tight space will destroy the motor of the zoom lens. Go to menu-camera tab, auto zoom to off position. Also go to digital zoom to off position. You will zoom it manually and try if will come back to previous mode.
04-17-2017 06:41 AM
John, thank you! It was exactly that! Somehow this zoom configuration was setted up on the custom mode, and I didn't notice it (and I feel a bit stupid right now, haha).