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Red hand symbol is flashing on the view screen

When I ahve my camera in the picture mode , a red hadn is flashing in the right side of the screen.It is not there for other modes except the panaramic. What does this mean and how do I get rid of it. I cannot get a good picture in these modes either, they are all blurred,however the action mode is fine. Thanks for your help

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  • skylandsmama Aug 16, 2007

    how do I adjust the shutter speed ?
    Thanks in advance

  • skylandsmama Aug 16, 2007

    never mind, hubby turned off BSS, which sloved the problem

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This is the sign warning you that the shutter speed is slow so camera shake is a problem. It means use a tripod or support the camera because holding by hand will cause blurred pictures that you see. When you see this sign you can either try to get more light on the subject or support the camera. This sign will also come on the low light conditions. Look at the shutter speed & you will see that this symbol will appear when it falls to about 1/60th of a second. Using a tripod is the best idea especially for a panoramic shot as when it is on the tripod you can turn the camera through 180 degrees taking overlapping shots then "stitch" them together in Photoshop or whichever software you use to create a single large panorama. If you don't have a tripod then put the camera on a wall or lean against something to give you more support. Good Luck!

Posted on Aug 10, 2007

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