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Grainy pics The thing isn't focusing well -- the view is off, and when pics are taken they are quite grainy and even impossible to decipher. problem on all settings. New batteries did not correct the problem.

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Re: grainy pics

Yikes. Nah, its not battery related. Usually those cameras require that you push part way down on the shutter release so the camera focuses. As for the grainy prob, you might change the cameras setting to its highest resolution. The setting's buried in your menu & will be listed as fine or best - under image quality. Another reason for grain results from shooting in low light.

Posted on May 10, 2007

Re: grainy pics

Check out this Canon link. May be part of the problem.

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