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Blur on fast moving objects

I have the DMC FZ18 and have been trying to take good photos of divers without success. I have tried altering the shutter speed, using maunaul, automatic, indoor sports mode, panning and several others but nothing seems to work. Sometimes I can get quite a good image of the diver but it isnt a sharp picture, These are being taken inside the pool area where there are spotlights. Do you have any suggestions as to what setting I might try next.

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Try lowering the quality of the pictures. It will allow a faster shutter speed since it doesn't need as much data to make the picture. Try throwing a ball into the air and playing with the settings until you can get what you need.

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