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I have a canon s5is and when i take sport pictures it is always blurry. I have it set to auto and i reset to facorty settings


Depending on what you are taking sports pictures of, you may need to learn 'panning'. This involves following the car, or motorcycle or runner, following them and pressing the shutter whilst still panning. A tripod can often help. This freezes the subject, and only blurs the background.

The only other way is to choose 'speed priority' and choose a speed of 1/500th, or 1/1000th of a second. That is a nice Canon and it should be able to take great images. What ASA setting do you have the 'film speed' set to? Reply as a COMMENT.

Jun 30, 2016 | Canon Cameras

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Underexposed images


I hope you received some help already by this time. However, just for other readers shake, your issues has to do with your camera's settings. There are two things that initially determine the quality of pictures and these are:
1. Exposure and
2.Shutter speed

I believe your pictures are dark because settings on your camera feature a combination of fast shutter-speed with a lower value of aperture. Try adjusting those or shoot with a pre-programmed mode under different lighting conditions.

Mar 11, 2014 | Canon PowerShot S51S Digital Camera

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Canon S5IS picture darkens


I can't think of anything that is wrong in your camera. Must be a connection point in a switch that has a too high resistance. And even when you manage to find what switch, you could not replace it.
In the 7 years that your camera exists, camera's have become more sophisticated, and picture quality has increased even in the cheaper models, so perhaps it is worth thinking of a new camera? Perhaps you now even can buy a beginner DSLR, or a system camera, cheaper then your S5IS was 7 years ago.

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Feb 16, 2014 | Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera

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My shutter speed is very slow and when I take pictures I think when it's dark is when I notice the problem but the picture will not take. Also if someone moves their face is blurry.


What mode are you shooting in? It seems you may either have your shutter speed set manually to a slow speed or, alternatively you have set your apperture set to a high number e.g f/20 or there abouts. Because this is a very narrow apperture the camera will compensate by using a slow shutter speed.
Try some shots in fully automatic mode and see what happens. With a slow shutter speed you can expect any movement to produce blurred images.

Oct 21, 2011 | Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm...

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My camera is a Pentax Optio m50, and there is no image on display. It's all dark and when I take a picture, it is also dark. Help me please. I've tried all settings.


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

Jun 24, 2011 | Cameras

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When I take picture from my canon s5is everything is so blurred. but the video is still okay


HiI think you have shutter blade oil contaminated in lens unit. Which means its diaphragm unit does not close to small aperture. it will cause over expose on picture mode. In order to check that you have to set M mode and change f-stop value. According to change back of image should change like dark to bright either way.

Jun 02, 2011 | Cameras

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Hi, I have a Cannon Powershot A610 and when I take a picture the picture comes out too dark. How can I adjust the it? thanks


"Too dark" or do you really mean "totally black"? I'm asking because a stuck shutter is a very common failure mode for your particular model camera.
The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help.

Apr 06, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A610 Digital Camera

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Dark on lcd screen when turn on. no display or picture.


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras, especially the S2 IS. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see this link for further info and a simple fix that may help. Also pay attention to the blurb there about Canon possibly fixing this for free (for the S2 IS only).

May 08, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

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My screen went black after i took a picture


It's very possible that the problem is that the shutter is stuck, which is a known Canon issue on the powershot cameras, mainly on the S2 and S3 models, which it happens after some time (weeks or months) thata camera is not used.

Unfortunately the repair of it requires a complete disassembly of the camera, including the lens, fix it, and then put back together everything.

Definitely requires the skills, tools and experience to do it, so it's recommended that a professional camera repair center is performing this type of repair.

If you look for a reliable and low cost repair service for it, you can look in ebay for such repair services.

Example, look for seller ID Great_items_2004 or with the keywords "Shutter black S3".

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Nov 27, 2008 | Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera

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