Canon PowerShot SD880 IS firmware update version 188.8.131.52 corrects a phenomenon that when the following settings are used in combination, if the shutter button is pressed halfway to focus during shooting (AND the AF frame magnifies), but the shutter button is released without taking the picture, the camera will lose power.
- The shooting mode switch is set to Special Scene Mode (SCN), Kids&Pets.
- AF Point-Zoom on the menu is set to On. (When the AF frame is in Face Detect or Center, and the Servo AF is OFF, the AF Point-Zoom can be set to On.)
Please note that, if the shutter button is pressed halfway, and the picture is then taken, this phenomenon will not occur.
If loss of power does occur, pressing the power switch will restore the camera to its normal operation.
Identifying Affected Cameras for the Update
Please check the serial number on the bottom of the camera.
Products whose fifth digit from the left is 0 or 1 are affected.
If the fifth digit from the left of the serial number is 2 or above, the issue has already been corrected at the factory with a firmware update, and you may continue to use the camera "as is" with no further action required.
Visit the Canon PowerShot SD880 IS firmware update page for more info and instructions.