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Blurry photos especially when flash is used

Camera sometimes takes blurred photos during the day and always takes blurred ones at night when flash is being used

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Why do I get blurry pictures on screen even when I'm focusing.


Go to MENU. Then TOOLS. Make sure Motion Detection is in AUTO.
If that is on AUTO then Put the camera on a hard surface (like tripod) and focus and see if image is still blurry. Lastly, it is difficult to focus in some conditions. Move the focus point, you can click on the screen to change it. Blur can be caused by: long exposures, camera motion during photograph, bad conditions unable to focus.

The focus routine in this camera gets confused often. It can be frustration. It will only be in focus when it is GREEN before you shoot and the camera is not shaking. At night it can take great night shots with a TRIPOD and Exposure set to -1 to -2.

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Pictures are not sharp


On most camers that means you are going to get a blurry photo because of camera shake. Using the flash should take care of it. You may have the flash set to "flash off" mode accidently, and in insufficient light the shutter speed is too slow to stop blur.

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Re: Blurred Image, horizontal lines, photo taken during the day


my friend ur CCD is getting weak this is the first sign of the problem when u get lines hor and vertcal and sun light pics are blurred and over exposed after that this problem extends to the indoor shots as well pls confirm it thru service centre for 100% ,

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Blurred images


Any number of things. 
Low ISO. No Flash. No tripod. Too little light. No "shake" correction on the camera. 
Depending on the goal of the photo, you may wish to use a tripod. Or use the flash. Or use a higher ISO (400+). Or any combination of these. 
The easiest thing to do would be to make sure you use a flash. If you're trying to take a photo of something without the flash, you'll have to use a tripod. And even then, if something is moving fast through the frame, it'll likely be blurry. You simply need more light.
If you're new to digital cameras, I recommend the automatic settings. There's an "action" mode which usually has a man running as an icon. Or someone in motion. Some cameras even have settings for use at night or in darker rooms. Try those. 
If you feel comfortable, you could manually bump the ISO up to 400 and try again. Your photo may be a little "grainer" and will probably look a bit ugly blown up much over a 5x7, but for 4x6 or anything online, it should be fine. 

Feb 27, 2009 | Polaroid i830 Digital Camera

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Night pictures do not come out


To take night photo's you need to use a tripod. this will enable you to take long exposures without the blur. If you use flash it will only illuminate objects near the camera.

Nov 16, 2008 | Nikon D50 Digital Camera

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Problems taking photos at night.


Did you use flash? Did you use tripod? Generally speaking night photos with non-DSLR digital camera, W55 is non-DSLR, will be blurry unless either flash is used or a tripod is used. The issue is the camera shutter is set for a long exposure in order to get enough light that it is impossible to hold the camera steady. The color problem you mentioned is most likely your white balance. Normal white balance is sunlight at night you white balance should be Auto, Incandescent or Neon

Jul 23, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera

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Taking night photos with the A350


I suggest you find a tripod and use "No Flash" as the reason the pictures are blurry is usually the camera moved. I love the no flash option, but since the shutter stays open so much longer, a tripod is almost a necessity.

Dec 16, 2007 | Fuji FinePix A350 Digital Camera

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BLURRED PICTURE WHEN USING MOUNTED FLASH.


If you are not using canon lenses then the low light focusing aid will not work correctly. Go into the menu and turn of the flash infra red light

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Blurry pictures


There is a well documented problem with the W1 (and its brother, the P100). If you are shooting in good light, you will have no problem. If you are shooting in low light or flash, you will encounter various degrees of blurred photos. Unlike most cameras, the W1 has only two f-stops (f2.8 and f5.2). So the camera must select one or the other (nothing in between). The firmware in the camera will try to select f5.2 as long as it can in low light. This results in a slow shutter speed. And with flash you usually end up with a shutter speed of 1/40th of a second. A slow shutter speed is the cause of the blurred photos. If you can hold the camera perfectly still under low light conditins (and flash) you will get good photos. If you use the cameras manual mode and manually select a faster shutter speed you will get good photos. It appears that Sony could fix the problem with a firmware change so that the camera made better use of the ISO settings along with the f-stop selections. However, they have not done so.

Sep 08, 2005 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera

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Need help with Kodak CX7530


The first thing you need to determine.... Is it your or the camera? You need to take a series of shots with your camera sitting on a tripod. If you do not have a tripod, sit the camera on a solid surface. ................... Camera movement is the number one cause of blurred photos. A few tips: 1. When you punch down the shutter button ... that can move the camera just as the picture is taken. Dont ''punch'' down the shutter button. Hold the camera in such a manner that you are squeezing the shutter button between your forefinger and thumb. 2. When you are using the LCD to frame the shot, you have your arms extended in front of you. This invites camera movement. Instead, use the viewfinder and make sure that the camera is pressed against your face. Your head is steadier that two outstreatched arms. For added stability, lean your shoulder against a pole, tree, building, or other solid object. 3. When taking flash pictures remember, that flash only covers so much area. The CX7530 is rated for 11.8 feet if you are not using optical zoom. It is rated for only 6.9 feet if you are using optical zoom. If your subject(s) are beyond those distances, you will get a dark photo. 4. When shooting in dim light and not using flash, the camera will select a slow shutter speed. You must use a tripod or sit the camera on a solid surface.

Aug 30, 2005 | Kodak EasyShare CX7530 Digital Camera

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