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Grainy picture quality Olympus FE-230

When our Olympus FE-230 was new the photo quality was great - very crisp, clear, sharp photos. Now they're awful - I've tried changing resolution and it makes no difference. They also seem to be dark but I'm more concerned with the fact that I can't use any of the pictures I take - they are out of focus. Please help!! THanks!

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  • tuttebene Mar 12, 2009

    Same as previous. Have a FE-230 , was crisp clear, now ALL pics are blurry, checked all settings , it just seems not to focus, when I hold down the shutter button half way to focus, it will try to focus but the LCD is blurry and the pic comes out blurry in every category of picture taking , I think I have default all settings.

    Can the camera just go bad? It is only 2 yrs old and handled with care.


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Check to see if your image stabilization is on (shaky hand). turn this feature off. also check the properties of your image to see if the iso is set to automatic. high iso, such as 800, will cause this in cameras

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