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Registered: ‎03-27-2018

Why does my Powershot sx530 shut off seconds after starting to record a video?

With a fresh battery and fresh SD card the camera will shut off moments after starting to record a video and say "charge the battery" I turn it back on and the battery is full.

This is such a frustrating issue and I dont want to spend hundreds to send it to cannon when the fix might be simple.

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Re: Why does my Powershot sx530 shut off seconds after starting to record a video?

Well my first guess is the battery. Even though you say it is fresh how old is it? Has it been sitting around not being used? Sometimes a defective battery will indicate full but it really doesnt have the capacity to run long.

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Re: Why does my Powershot sx530 shut off seconds after starting to record a video?

New! bought a new battery and SD card thinking they might be the issue

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Re: Why does my Powershot sx530 shut off seconds after starting to record a video?

Anyone know?

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Re: Why does my Powershot sx530 shut off seconds after starting to record a video?

Well then that's not good news. I cannot think of a setting in the menus that would cause that. Does it take pictures ok and the battery lasts as expected? 

An internal problem will be expensive to repair and my guess is Canon might offer you a refurbished one instead of the cost of a repair. Im sorry I do not have a simple fix for you perhaps someone else might have an idea

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Re: Why does my Powershot sx530 shut off seconds after starting to record a video?

From what I have heard , companies put "time bomb defects" into products that just magically appear outside warenty range. Well I guess I can only takes photos now and no videos

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