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Canon PowerShot G9 started taking glitchy photos. What is wrong with it?

What is wrong with my Canon PowerShot G9? It started taking these messed up pictures. Here is an example: http://imgur.com/rbyAj When I shake the camera I can hear something loose in there. Is it fixable at all, or do I need a new camera? If it is fixable, can I do it myself?
posted by racecar on Nov 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Can I fix my camera in time?

Where can I get a new screen for my Canon Sd1000 digital camera? Is it possible to get one by next monday? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Nov 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Can't see the light...

A friend has a Canon Powershot S1 IS that powers up, the lens motor seems to work, the display seems to work, but the camera gets no image. It just takes solid black pictures. [more inside]
posted by BeerFilter on Nov 10, 2010 - 4 answers

How to get our weather balloon floating again? How to get it taking pictures?

How to repair a weather balloon, in the context of aerial photography? How to do aerial photography at all? [more inside]
posted by Tufa on Oct 21, 2009 - 8 answers

moisture in the lens!

My canon powershot g10 got water in the lens - can it be saved?! [more inside]
posted by Griffinlb on Jun 22, 2009 - 7 answers

Quasi-DSLR?

Got a Canon PowerShot A590 IS, and am interested in what add-on lenses are available for it. Looking ideally for something with the physical turn-to-focus-or-zoom like on an SLR, but honestly I'm just looking for any information that can point me in the right direction.
posted by DoctorFedora on Feb 16, 2009 - 10 answers

What should I do with my broken camera?

I've got a Canon Powershot SD850 IS. It doesn't work. (I already asked Canon and tried fixing it, so don't tell me to try again.) What should I do with the parts? [more inside]
posted by cmchap on Jan 12, 2009 - 6 answers

How to get my photos off my camera?

Why can't my laptop get my photos off my camera? I have a Canon Powershot TX1, and all of a sudden, my laptop stopped "seeing" the photos on it. When I plug the camera into my (windows xp OS) laptop using a usb cable, it recognizes the camera, but just hangs and shows no data on the drive. [more inside]
posted by kilikina73 on Jun 8, 2008 - 4 answers

But I liked my old camera...

Someone stole my Canon SD400 the other day and I need to replace it. Preferably with another Canon, but their current line-up is bewildering with 7 current SD models. Can anyone help me sort it out? I had no major problems with the SD400.
posted by smackfu on Nov 13, 2007 - 14 answers

Powershot Lens Error

I'm getting a Lens error on the Cannon PowerShot SD630. What can I do to try and repair this myself? [more inside]
posted by GregWithLime on Nov 12, 2007 - 10 answers

Why do my digital pictures have lines on them?

Digital Camera Filter: I have a Canon Powershot A300 that I have used for a couple years, but recently got strange lines that appear on my pictures. Example of picture with lines (Notice the horizontal lines across the face/body) I have made no settings changes. Is this fixable? And if so, will it be worth the money?
posted by unceman on Feb 28, 2007 - 8 answers

How can I get my computer back together with my camera?

Why did my computer suddenly stop recognizing my digital camera? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Nov 16, 2006 - 10 answers

Cripple the new PowerShot to protect DSLR sales???

Disappointingly what it doesn't have is a raw mode, which appears to have been completely dropped by Canon for its compact models - presumably to protect the sales of entry-level digital SLRs.
WTF? Crippling your new products? I can maybe understand (don't agree tho) the reasoning of record companies for DRM, but in a corporation like Canon this is just insane (it's not that people will download exact copies of your cameras from the Internet). To my eyes this looks like a dumb selfdefeating business model, but I'm no MBA. So the question is, why do they do this crap? Does it really "protect" their other lines or is it simply a selfinflicted wound? Don't engineers fight the suits for stuff like this, removing features from a good camera kicking users in the teeth? thanks!
posted by PenguinBukkake on Oct 11, 2006 - 22 answers

CameraFilter: Ever fix a broken retractable Powershot lens?

I have a Canon Powershot A520 camera, and I managed to break the retractable lens. [more inside]
posted by mattwatson on Oct 5, 2006 - 6 answers

What's the best way to clean a camera lens that is recessed into the camera's casing?

What's the best way to clean a camera lens that is recessed into the camera's casing? [more inside]
posted by afx114 on Sep 25, 2006 - 6 answers

LCD Discrepancy?

When taking photos with my digital camera (Canon Powershot A75) images often look great on the LCD and then not-so-great when I actually get them onto my computer. Most notably, when taking B&W photos in relatively low-light they will look fantastic on the LCD and then just BLACK on my computer. I can usually make the image sort-of useable by photoshoping the levels, but then it gets real grainy. Is there anything that I can do to get a more accurate preview from the LCD or do I just have to accept the fact that it lies? Tips on dealing with this? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Apr 12, 2005 - 14 answers

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