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Is there a camera that will take a picture of all cars 200 feet away on multi-lane roadway clearly. Then be able to blow up the pictures on a computer to read their license plates?

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It may possible that the sp series cameras with 20x zoom. But if the cars are moving, you may not capture a clear pic.

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Blurry pictures

Is your camera in the macro mode?
There's a slide switch on the end of the camera, near the USB slot. Slide it from the flower to the mountain, then take a picture of something at least three meters (ten feet) away. Is it still blurry?

Jun 01, 2013 | Vivitar ViviCam X029 Digital Camera

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My camera only takes pictures at 5 to 10 feet away

Apparently your camera is set to its macro mode. I can't tell you how to take it out of that mode since you neglected to specify the make and model of your camera. Please refer to your camera manual for how to take it out of that mode.
If you need further assistance, reply to this post and specify the make and model of your camera.

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Picture once put into compoto r shows it is blurry.

If your pictures show up blurry on the computer, either they are not focused or you need to switch your camera to a larger format. When you look at a picture on a 2X2 screen, what looks clear will lose purity when you blow it up. If your pictures are 500K they will only look good when they are small. If you set the camera for 1.5MB, they will look good when they are enlarged. Compare the pictures taken by a cell phone with those taken with a 10MP camera. You will see the difference right away.

May 07, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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I have a canon powershot sx20..looking through the view finder looks blurry,but after takingt the picture and looking on the screen the picture does NOT look blurry...It's only blurry when looking through...

Your camera is equipped with a optical diopter that will allow you to adjust the optics in the viewfinder to your eye. meaning bringing everything into focus as it should. The way I use this (set it) is to let the camera auto focus on a subject and then turn the diopter until I see the subject clearly.
It really helps if the subject is about 12 feet away (get it real sharp) and the camera is mounted on a tripod. Once set I put a little dot of paper white out on the diopter adjustment knob so if it gets turned I know and can quickly return it to the correct spot. I'm including a diagram where this adjustment knob is on your camera, have fun.


Jan 22, 2011 | Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

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My flash doesn't work anymore. i mean, there's a flash but the pictures are dark and reddish. how do i fix this?

May not be the best solution, but without additional details it sounds like you have 1 of 2 things possibly? Starting with easiest first.

1. How far away is the target you are shooting? If more than a few feet, the light may not be making it to the target before the picture takes. To test this, simple take a picture of something close up or on a desk from 1-4 feet away, if it lights up your shooting too far away. This camera is much better in the day unfortunately

2. There can be timings/delays that you may have accidentally changed that could be speeding/slowing down the time of the flash. You should have a lightning bolt on the back of the camera. While on, hit this, and you should see some options. Make sure these are set correctly (refer to manual for diff settings).

Hope one of those helps.

Oct 30, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W130 Digital Camera

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Pictures are dark with flash

How far away are you from the target when taking the picture? Most of these point and shoot camera's have a recommended distance from the focus point of the picture in or around 6-8 feet. Once going beyond 10ft, you will rarely get the full lighting from the flash.

Oct 13, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120 Digital Camera

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The flash and picture are out of sync.

If your flash has worked properly in the past, the camera may need to be serviced. If your subject is within 6 - 8 feet and is not being properly illuminated, something needs to be adjusted or replaced.

By specification, your flash will only adequately illuminate subjects out to 14 feet (wide angle) or 10 feet (telephoto). If you're trying to shoot subjects further away than that, the flash is not bright enough.

Dec 28, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

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Flash will not "fire".

The camera has a "motion detector". And is generally for taking pictures automatically whenever a "subject", such as wild game, come within the detector.
That flash is for taking pictures of subjects less than 12 ft away and not a darkened area beyond 12 ft.

If you are using it to automatically capture in the evening, then point the camera lower, like to the ground 12 ~ 20 feet away. It will shoot some nice, but somewhat grainy pictures!

If you are holding the camera to take pictures, it wasn't designed for that, but it will work for "close" shots.

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Pictures out of center

No My Sons Does The Same Thing These Things Are Junk Sorry.

Jan 04, 2009 | Sakar Kidz Cam Digital Camera

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No pictures

Are you using a SD card or using the internal memory? The trigger mechanism on these cameras are not the best. They are slow and sometimes wouldn't go off with an elaphant standing in front of it and other times it trips from the wind, shadow, or a tweety bird. You get what you pay for. These are some of the cheapest cameras out there and in my opinion some of the best even with all their little problems and quirks. I have bought 21 of them and I have 17 currently in the field with the other 4 dead in the garage. Like all electronics they will eventualy die. If Moutrie still made them I would buy 20 more as the 6 volt system is by far better than any "D" cell camera out there. I get between 300-800 photos per battery charge. I have a Leaf River and 2 Cuddleback cameras that I paid over $400 for and would trade them for these little $89.00 Moutrie's if I could.

Oct 27, 2008 | Moultrie MFH-DGS-200 Digital Camera

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