06-25-2021 03:06 PM
I can not figure out how to make my Powershot G5 show either the viewfinder image or the photo just Aiken image. Any suggestions would be appreciated
06-25-2021 05:58 PM
I'll add that I'm in Replay and that I reformated the card and tried thaking another photo. The view finder image will not display on the LCD nor will will the image display after taking another photo. I even changed the display time time from the default 2 sec to 5 sec. The LCD displays the menus, etc for an image it only has a little blank retancgle.
06-26-2021 11:18 AM - edited 06-26-2021 11:19 AM
Is this a new or used camera? Did it everr work?
Are you formatting the card in the camera?
What is the brand and exact model of the card? Is it full size or micro with an adapter?
Show us an image of the "rectangle"
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06-26-2021 01:21 PM
06-26-2021 03:04 PM
Thank you for your reply. Actually, it was my late brother-in-law’s but he gave it to me before he passed. Yes, it did work (when he had it). I’ve had it for 18 months and just charged it up and tried using it.
I reformatted the memory card in the camera. It says it has 121 MB with zero used (before the reformat, it said 1.2 MB was used). It’s a PQI 128 MB Compacr Flash
Displaying photos after you take them is an option that can be disabled. Many people disable it because it is an extra drain on the battery. I recommend resetting the camera back to factory defaults, so that its configuration is in a known state.
06-27-2021 01:29 PM
Thanks. I assume the rest to factory settings is on the menus option. I'll have a look and try it. Thanks again.
06-30-2021 04:20 PM
I received my new flashcard reader today. It appears that the card is properly formated and ok. There are three images on the card (with an image size of 125kb - which I think indicates no real image). I've taken some screenshots of what I see.
07-20-2021 01:33 PM
Does the black screen mean the shutter isn't working? No image because the shutter didn't open?
07-29-2021 04:31 PM
The G5 was a pretty solid performer in its day. It's still capable of out-shooting a lot of currrent point & shoot models. Plus you can shoot in RAW and it's even got a hotshoe.
But considering the age of the camera I wonder if it might have a problem recognizing and formatting a CF card bigger than maybe 4GB or 8GB? It would be worth tinkering around a bit with it though. They still make a perfectly good "walikg around" camera. Plus they've got that cool tilt-swivel LCD screen. And it's got a more serious look to it than most other P & S models but it's not as intidating as a DSLR.
06-27-2021 12:48 AM
If you ppoint the camera at something and take a picture, can you then put your memory card in the computer and see that picture or is the new piture also a black screen?
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