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Shutter speed is slow

When I take with or without the flash, it seems the shutter stays open too long. All my pictures are blurry, and I can't figure out how to adjust it.

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When operating any digital camera, the camera tries to capture the best focus and exposure for that particular scene. By pressing the shutter button half-way down, the focus and exposure is being set. There will be a green circle on the upper left hand corner of the screen, then your camera is ready to take the picture. Slowly depress the shutter the rest of the way down to take the picture.

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