How do I turn this auto zoom feature off?

Started Oct 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
archiebald Senior Member • Posts: 1,499
Re: How do I turn this auto zoom feature off?

yuppicide138 wrote:

So, I took my Canon SX40 out for the first time today to film an abandoned jail.

Maybe someone can tell me how to turn this off.. for example I want to shoot something.. let's say I was standing in New Jersey, looking across the water at Pennsylvania, which I was. I zoomed in to zoom in on the buildings I wanted in my shot.. only problem the camera zooms in further thinking I wanted to zoom in on something else. So, then I try to zoom out just a little to get all the buildings in the shot and it zooms all the way out.

Same thing happened when I was shooting closer items when I was at the jail.

First and most obvious place to look would be in the manual.

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