Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

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Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Sep 05, 2019 | 1,686 views

Hi Nicole, If you haven?t messed with or tried to save new pictures on the camera since you deleted the Xmas ones then there may be hope. If you take the card to a camera shop that deals with digital cameras they can probably help you. There is a good case for doing the job yourself (and saving money); however, if the pictures are worth a lot to you it may be better to pay an expert to deal with it assuming you can find someone who knows what they are doing. If you?re feeling adventuresome here is one software program that allows you to do a test before buying. It will show you what it can recover but if you want to get the images you have to pay $40 to activate the software. I?ve used this before and it worked for me but be aware there are lots of other programs, some free. Here are a couple of free ones that I have never personally used but are rated fairly well: Let us know how it goes and don?t forget to rate the posting.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on May 30, 2019 | 80 views

Don't despair Rachel,

that is an easy fix; although I do not quite understand your question.
Your photos are safe as long as they are in your camera's memory.
If your PC hard drive in your pc is still ok, that data can be easily recovered as well.
But if your computer does not work, then you cannot download or upload anything until you get it going again.
So, what disk are you talking about you have not got ?


Samsung Digimax... | Answered on May 27, 2019 | 116 views

I'm going to assume you have accidentally deleted the pictures.
There are several applications that can recover deleted images from memory cards.
The best free one I've found so far is: Pandora Recovery.
Download here:

Once you have it installed what you want do do is:
1) Insert your memory card in your computer / memory card reader
2) Start "Pandora Recovery"
3) Click "Surface Scan"
4) Where it says "Scan this disc drive" you select your memory card.
5) Click "Start Disk Surface Scan"
6) Let the scan finnish. (This can take some time depending on the size of your memory card.)
7) In the right pane you are now going to see everything "Pandora Recovery" could find on your memory card.
8) Select all or the images you want to restore.
9) Right click the selected files and click "Recover to"
10) Specify where you want to put the files.
11) Click "Recover now".

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions along the road.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on May 23, 2019 | 90 views

use asoftech data recovery program, it helped me many time to recover photos, videos, documents. download the program from

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on May 20, 2019 | 64 views

You can connect camera's memory card to computer with a card reader (get one from ebay if you haven't already have one), then download this file recovery program which is outstanding among all file recovery software.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on May 17, 2019 | 664 views

Ensure it is formatted as FAT.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jul 21, 2018 | 231 views

[source]Question about Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera[/source]
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.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Sep 20, 2017 | 74 views

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

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Sep 04, 2017 | 76 views

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

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jul 22, 2017 | 173 views

you can use some camera recovery software to recover photos from camera, you can download this camera recovery software asoftech photo recovery from

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Sep 22, 2015 | 501 views

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

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jun 08, 2015 | 143 views

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

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015 | 87 views

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.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015 | 43 views

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.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015 | 72 views

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.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015 | 67 views

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.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Feb 21, 2015 | 129 views

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.

Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Feb 21, 2015 | 53 views


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


Samsung Digimax... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015 | 49 views

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