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Canon Recalling S100 Camera Due to Faulty Lens (Updated: It's Only an Advisory)

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Canon's S100 camera—the company's premier point-and-shoot model— is being recalled due to a manufacturing problem which can cause the lens to get stuck while extended. Here's how to find out if your camera is one of those affected.

Any faulty models will fall under certain serial number ranges which are as follows:

The first and second digits of the camera's serial number are any number from"29" through"41."
For example: "29xxxxxxxxxx",  "30xxxxxxxxxx"………"41xxxxxxxxxx"


According to Canon, certain S100s are susceptible to the lens error, which is caused by a disconnected part within the lens. The part comes loose when the camera is exposed to high-temperatures and/or humidity. If you're experiencing the same issue, and Canon confirms that it's caused by the disconnected part, the comapny will repair it for free. For more details, head over to Canon USA. [Canon via The Verge]

Canon reached out to clarify that it has only issued an advisory about the problem. It's not a full product recall. If you're having problems with the lens, the company will happily fix it, but it's not calling in all of the S100s within the above serial number range.