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Clear sports pictures

I am having difficulty getting a clear picture during my son's indoor basketball games. Any suggestions?

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Cindy, please let us know what is the model number of your camera so that we will be able to provide you the instructions on how you will be able to get clearer sports pictures indoors or out.

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I'd say use the little person running, or 'Sports' mode. This basically chooses a high (fast) ISO and fast shutter speed, in attempt to let the most light in and reduce the exposure length to reduce blur.
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