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Pictures are coming out dark and often can't get it to focus

When I try to use my camera in the manual function my pictures are coming out very dark and grainy looking. I have set my fstop and shutter speed and my ISO is as high as it goes and I still can't get them any clearer. It doesn't usually do this. I also seem to have trouble getting it to take pictures too-I push the button and nothing happens! It hasn't been dropped or anything like but I have had it for over 2 years. Any suggestions?

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  • kakima May 11, 2010

    The higher you set the ISO the grainier the pics are going to be.

    Take a shot in one of the other modes, then take a shot in Manual with the same ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. How does that look?

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Having gone over a year without a response to my query, I assume lowering the ISO took care of the grain problem.

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