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Which setting should I use?

Can someone help me please. I would like to use my camera to take photos of my children whilst they are playing sports and my new puppy whilse she is running towards me - but each photo I take is badly blurred. the background is fine but the child/dog is fuzzy. What setting should I be using for action photos?

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  • Carol Long Jul 21, 2007

    Thank you Apri - your links extremely helpful - but still having a problem! I usually take my photos using the green button on the dial - nothing else is set on the other buttons - so still not sure what I should be doing. does the green AF button allow motion photos? It's not to do with the camera moving as the background of the photos is absolutely fine. Manuals not all the user friendly for a StressedMum.

  • Carol Long Jul 21, 2007

    ok - thought I'd just pop this on just in case anyone else has been experiencing same problem. Although it took my about 3 hours or so to find this - I am sure once you know how to do this it will be very helpful. If you want to take action photos do not use your fully auto green button - but turn the dial to SCN(scene) From that menu you can then slect several options from snow scenes, to fireworks to action photos etc. I've now to put it to the test! Having only ever used the Auto button I am now quite excited to explore this new world of photography! Thanks! StressedMum x

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Hello, there is a link for the user manual: http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/2582856131.pdf and for some FAQ: http://support.sony-europe.com/DIME/FAQ/FAQ.asp?l=en&sc=DSC&m=DSC-P200&f=mod_DSC_P Best regards, Arpi

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