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Shutter speed I have had my camera for 6 months. Today I used it for soccer pics and put it on sport mode and every pic I took is blurry. We looked on the information of the pics and the shutter speed is really low. My husband started to look and try to manually adjust some things and the speed will not change. States LOW. I also looked at the soccer portraits I took right before the action shots same day...and some of those are a little blurry as well. What could be wrong? Please help!

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Re: shutter speed

It may be a problem of selecting the matrix for auto focus. Single zone is best.

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Re: shutter speed

Keep the focus mode on AF-C for continous focusing

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