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Camera doesn't focus

The camera doesn't focus. I've checked all the settings and images already held on the compact flash before the problem occurred display perfectly

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Re: Camera doesn't focus

There are many reasons why images can appear out of focus. strangely if you think about it it is not focusing per se like photographic cameras the focus is at infinity by default- from about 50cm - out So if the images appear out of focus these are some of the reasons shots taken in low light with a low ASA setting resulting in long exposure -thus camera shake. Focus hunting- there are various methods used but if the mechanism cannot 'lock' onto something the focus motor will 'hunt' Faulty zoom Optic Zoom mechanism. Inadvertently set to 'Macro' mode Grease on the lens Careful checking of the camera- its settings- with the manual is essential before declaring the camera faulty Don't forget the paper manual is a nodensed version of the full manual on the software disk.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

Re: Camera doesn't focus

Please write a user-review on the Lumix TZ50!

As for your focus problem, what jackboy says is correct.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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2) Subject motion. If moving objects are fuzzier than stationary objects then you need to use a faster shutter speed (or flash).
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1.Ensure the Nikon Coolpix digital camera battery is fully charged.
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4.Press the flash back into the camera after every photo to ensure the flash always fires in "Auto" mode instead of just in low illumination settings. Press the flash back into the camera to turn off the flash in "Manual" mode; otherwise the flash will continually fire.
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Sometimes when taking photos the photos are fine and sometimes they are really blurry. Why is this haening?

this may not be the camera but the lighting situation of the photo. or how the camera is held this also happens on film cameras.
if the subject is not well lit or the flash fails to go off or is blocked by a finger then the shutter stays open longer to get enough light to see the image. if the auto focus apature is blocked it will not focus on the subject and will come out out of focus
if the camera moves in the time that the shot is taken it will blur.

if the blufing is from left to right or up and down it means the camer moved during the shot.
if the whole picture is blured all over this looks like being out of focus and not due to movement.

check your IOS speed setting for your camera if it is set low then the camera will needs a lot of light or show shutter speed to capture an image. set it to auto or higher than 100 is best for most situation

if the camera is set to manual an not automatic the camera will only shoot at the set shutter speed and this can cause bluring.

try some test shots on a table or a tripod and take several shots in automatic mode with auto focus on take them one after the other they should all be the same but if one is blurred then there is a problem with the metering of your camera if they are all fine they it is due to camera shake when the picture was taken.

a few tips.

hold the camera to the eye with the elbows against the side of the body.
in dark lit places try to use a tripod or some other support or external light source or flash.
ensure the fingers are away from the auto focus apature the lens and the flash light.

i hope this was helpful

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