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Hi i have a nikon d40, but all my pictures are coming out blurry. i don't have it long and it was working perfectly. any help would be very grateful.

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Actually that's perfectly normal operation. They turned out soft or a little blurry because the shutter speed was too slow for you to handhold, the aperture was wide open, or you moved the focus after focus was obtained. In auto mode, there are very few things you can set, so there isn't any setting it back to normal. You could try using a flash. But it probably boils down to proper holding technique and proper exposure.

You could benefit by taking a basic class on photography. Learn how to use your camera in the Manual mode and you'll be able to exactly figure out why your pictures in auto mode didn't come out looking as sharp as you thought they should. If you don't have time for or can't afford a basic class, your manual is a good place to start.

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i am a d40 user myself and i dont have anything but praises for the little guy. check out this link from nikon guru kenrockwell . i think his userguide is even better than the nikon manual itself :)

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40/users-guide/index.htm

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