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Canon Powershot SX30is shutter closed due to wrong illuminaton measurement ?

nilli
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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 !

 

 

3 REPLIES 3

Greetings,

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.

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


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Hi Rick,

 

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 ?

 

Best Regards,

 

Nils

 

 

How is the ambient light measured ?

With the sensor through the lens.

 

Where is the sensor for it ?

The main sensor.

 

If charging the camera a few times and power cycling the camera does not bring it back, it will need to be replaced.

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