Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Since Works for Me Wednesday is BackWards Edition, I thought I would take advantage of the opportunity to get some advice on our camera quandry. My first question is: can this camera be saved?! It is an Olympus Camedia digital C-5050 ZOOM and has had a continually increasing problem with thinking its card cover is open. It beeps and won't allow us to take pictures after each picture taken(for a few seconds). It started out doing that every so often, but now does it every picture. It helps a little when we hold down the card cover (which is not in fact open!) but even doing that doesn't fix it. Often the camera will go through the motion of taking a picture (often several in a row) and even show the pic on the screen, but when you go back and look, it is gone. Any ideas what can be done for this confused camera? Also, it has these problems even with different memory cards.
Image from Olympus Archives
My second question is for if the camera is beyond saving: what camera do you recommend? We would be looking in the under $200 range, and are looking for something that is straightforward to use (don't need lots of bells and whistles), good quality and where to find great deals! Any ideas?!?
Thanks in advance!