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I want to edit my Solution which I've posted bu not completed.

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Problem solved

I posted some comments on my existing post.

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If you have another lens, try that on the camera to determine if the damage is the lens or the camera. If the lens is damaged, just buy a new one, I would not trust the elements to focus true on a lens that has had an impact severe enough to cause this problem. As this is the standard lens that ships with most Canon Packages, you can likely find a cheap one online.

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When taking a picture the photos are very grainy. Five out of 1 will snap a clear photo. Any suggestions?

With a point and shoot camera, you are leaving everything to the integrity of an image to the camera and sometimes in a low light situation especially "Grainy" suggests that your ISO is set too high. Check your lighting and add light to your focal point (subject). In dark lighting, you must use a higher ISO or better light and yes grain will appear evident in your photos if everything is on auto in some cases. Also, you may want to try shooting RAW (if there is a RAW option) so that your image will be more adjustable in post (editing your photos) because more information is recorded thus allowing to proof with a higher degree of forgiveness. On another note: If you are that interested, perhaps you should take a coarse in photography and try out a more customized productivity with an SLR body that you are able to set your camera to its best settings according to what you are shooting? I hope this helped? Have fun!

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I use an editing program, Pinnacle Studio, where I have picture and sound in diffrent chanals. I may remove the sound and replace it with another sound source, or I may add music and surpress the recorded sound occationally. All this is described in the manual. I suppose you will have the same options in any decent editing program. Good luck!

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I'd be looking for a shop, or contacting Nikon for a service center to take a look at it, and certainly don't try to force it less you risk doing further damage. Lens repairs can be tricky, so if it's a newer lens I'd leave it up to a Nikon center unless you've got a shop you've used before and trust.

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