Top 20 Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

Ensure it is formatted as FAT.

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Try replacing batteries (high Ah photographic type).
The lens motor & electronics may be draining power if Ah capacity has dropped too low. At night, it could be that your flash is trying to fire (another drain), or shutter timer / mirror staying open longer.

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There appears to be no rhyme or reason to your query - I advise you to contact Samsung directly,

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Try formatting the sd card IN the camera. Never format an SD card while it is in the computer.

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Are you sure your camer supports 8 Mb? Check your manual. If you don't have one, download it:

If it is supposet to support 8Gb SC cards, get a microSD card USB reader and insert it in the computer. Can you ree it as Remvoabvle disk?
It the computer won'r recognize your card, it is BAD.
If you can see it, try to format it to FAT32
Again, if can't, card is BAD

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Usually when it is on M mode there is additional options you can adjust "manually" for good shots... It could just be that the options are adjusted not for the type of Pics you intend to make. Ex. It's set on low light when you are trying to take a high light exposure picture.

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When the camera refuses t make a picture, please try putting the main dial to the automatic setting. (most camera's do have that little green camera logo on the dial. Put it there. Then try again.
When you tried one of the manual settings or the scene settings, and the camera does not get enough light, it could be it refuses to take the picture. Same when it can't focus, because there is not enough contrast.

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I suspect that your settings need adjusting and one of the quickest ways to do this may be to use the "Exposure Correction" function on the camera. Instructions for this can be found on page 30 of the manual, which you can download from here:


It is in pdf format so can be saved to your computer and in Adobe Acrobat Reader (later versions) you can use the search function to go to the areas you need. Also you can magnify the pages so that you can read them easily.

Hope this helps


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There's nothing to fix. These numbers aren't showing up on the picture itself, are they? The camera is simply telling you the aperture and shutter speed for the current picture (f/2.8 and 1/30 of a second).

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It might just be a matter of perception or because of a pre-conceived idea that someone instilled in you.... But if it's not only you that you think looks fat, then it might have to do with your lens being damaged. Or if the photo's are being viewed on a computer it might be because of a incompatibility. The computer might be trying to "stretch" out the photos to make it fit.

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The ISO setting controls the sensitivity of the image sensor, analogous to the film speed in analog photography. The more sensitive the sensor, the less light is needed, allowing for faster shutter speed and/or smaller aperture. The downside is that by making the sensor more sensitive, it's more susceptible to "noise," making the picture look "grainier," just like with faster film.

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Look in the manual for how to change your iSO. For outside 200 is about average. Inside photos usually come out better at a higher ISO. If it is not that, look for your white balance.

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The S500 works with SD cards, 2GB or smaller. It will not work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

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Take your memory card out of camera, attach the camera to the computer with the camera usb cord, transfer photos from the limited camera memory. This will not happen unless the memory card is out of the camera as it's presence bypasses the internal memory when the memory card is there.

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Turn down light exposure. Try checking your manual if available. If not available, you should be able to find one online to read.

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The S500 works with SD cards, 2GB or smaller. It will not work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

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The S500 works with SD cards, 2GB or smaller. It will not work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

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Always first check the battery. Switch off the camera, remove the battery and charge the battery. Then try again. Sometimes, even when the charger indicates the battery is charged, it can be the battery does not have enough power. If the camera does not work, even after charging the battery, contact the service centre closest to you.

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you are hiting some thing

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