Bought a Dimage Z3 three months back. Been using the 12X zoom well so far. Last week the camera got stuck after zooming in. So its at say 10X/11X zoom and has got stuck there.
Things I tried: restarted the camera, removed batteries and card and started again after a few hours, restored the camera to default settings, changed set of batteries to new NiMH batteries, tried all modes P,A,SM, Auto to see if the camera got stuck in any of them. Essentially did all that the manual said about focusing. No luck.
I thought I had noticed a similar problem say two weeks back but it came back to normal. Don't know how though. I noticed a similar message on this forum and someone had said that the camera may have a mechanical problem and the options are to send the camera to the service center or exchange it with the seller.
All suggestions welcome. Going on a holiday from 31st to 4th and technical help at konica minolta is off till Jan 4th. Tks for inputs.