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What am I doing wrong?

When you press the shutter release button down halfway, the
camera’s Auto Focus feature automatically focuses the image.
The focus frame turns green if the subject is in focus
This is what it should be but when i press the shutter release botton half way, the focus frame turns RED when my subject is in focus
sometimes it turns to GREEN that takes good pic
 but when it turns to RED it take aweful pics and most of the time it turns to RED (%95 of time)
can you tell me what is causing this problem?

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The focus frame will go green when the camera has focused and red when it has not. Either the camera is not in the right setting for the subject you are shooting, ie. you are shooting up close and not using the macro mode, or the lens assembly is defective. In that case, contact the manufacturer.

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This depends on which Autofocus system that particular model uses.  Then manual should tell what is happening there- there is usually a more comprehensive manual on the supplied CD.
Failing that speak to the user support of you particular model

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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