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Auto Focus Not Working

While taking pictures the other day, the Auto Focusing stopped. I didn't change settings or anything. I tried to reset the camera. I tried turning the camera off and then on again. I changed the batteries. I tried all different settings, i.e. children, portrait, auto, movie. The picture on the LCD sceen is blurry and so are all the pictures I've tried to take. I did not drop the camera, I did not pour water on it. I was just taking pictures of my child and one picture is fine and the photos after that are blurry. I need help before Chistmas. Is there anything that I can do short of throwing my camera against a wall? Please help. Thank you, Mary

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    My pictures are coming out blurry, it doesn't matter if its a still picture or of something moving. I have tried taking pictures in all the different settings but nothing has helped

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Mine did the exact same thing and i hav only had it for 3 months; there is nothing i could do exept for taking it to the professionals

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