Didn't use my Canon Powershot SX30is for some year.
It was working fine before, didn't fall, no dust.
Now I just got it out of the drawer to take some photos.
Camera starts up, can playback, all seems to work fine, but shutter stays closed and a dark picture is shown on the display.
If I take a picture, camera focusses and takes a black picture.
CCD seems to work fine as slight straylight reflexes are seen on the dispaly iif I play with a flashlight in front of the camera.
Shutter itself seems to be mechanically OK as during startup the shutter shortly opens.
It seems there is a problem with the illumination measurement ( sensor constantly outputs too high value ? )
Does anyboday have a clue what to do ?
Thanks so much !
Ensure you are uing a fully charged battery
Reset the camera's settings to defaults
Test with a different SD card of known quality
If none of these help, your camera will need service or replacement. Since it was released in 2009.... probably replacement.
thanks for the tips.
Battery is fully charged, I tried with a second fully chraged battery as well -> same.
Also I reset the settings to default -> same.
Tried different SD Cards, also without SD Card -> same.
Wondering what is the problem.
How is the ambient light measured ?
Where is the sensor for it ?