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"hand" icon flashing

Pictures are out of focus and I'm wondering if the flashing "hand" icon is the problem. I don't know how it came to be flashing or how to turn it off.

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    hand icon flashing, flash doesn't go off, photos have orange tint, "ISO" keeps appearing,

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    pictures are out of focus and I'm wondering if the flashing "hand" icon
    is the problem. I don't know how it came to be flashing or how to turn
    it off

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Hello,

It's likely your photos are blurry from camera motion, caused by taking a hand-held photo with a slow shutter speed, rather than out of focus.

The hand icon flashes when you don't have enough light to take a crisp (not blurry) photo without either using a tripod (or a flash). The reason for a flashing hand is you can't "hand-hold" the camera at the current settings - you need to use a tripod. If you are "zoomed in" (on a telephoto setting for your lens) you can sometimes get a crisp hand-held photo if you "zoom out" to a wider angle setting on the lens. (You need a steadier hand to hand-hold a telephoto lens setting than a wide-angle lens setting.)

You may have changed a setting that sets the ISO (the normal setting would be "auto") and if so, if you change the ISO to a high number, or to auto, this will help you take better photos in low light. Check your camera's user's manual to see how to check/change the ISO.

When you have more light the icon will stop flashing. If you need to take hand-held photos in low light then you need to use flash, or get a better camera that has better low light capabilities.

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