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Distorted pics Hi, I own a new Canon PowerShot S2. The camera produces distorted pictures. Tried playing with the settings but to no avail. What should I do? Is this a settings problem?

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Use almost always ISO 50. If required(weak light) increase to ISO 100 tops.

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