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Blurry pictures I have had this camera for almost a year and the pictures it takes are blurry. It started that they were just blurry if i took pictures at night, like out in a bar and now every picture i take is blurry. Why is this happening and how can I fix it?

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Re: blurry pictures

Check to see what the setting is for Image Size (I have sony cybershot DSC-w50). On the camera itself, it is the button on the bottom. My camera was on the 8"x10" size and I was getting blurry shots (especially with people in them). I switched it to the 4x6 print size and it seems to be much clearer.

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Nikon Coolpix L110 - blurry photos/ dying batteries/ ISO Settings... etc.

I was considering getting a new digital camera... but after looking on the internet for a solution, I've noticed this is a widespread problem throughout many different cameras and brands.

I was using the AA Alkaline batteries but even brand new batteries kept dying on me after taking only a few pictures with the Nikon Coolpix L110... so, I bought the Energizer NiMH rechargeable batteries with a re-charger. With the new NiMH batteries, the dead battery problem was resolved (I haven't recharged the batteries since I bought them and have taken about 30 pictures thus far) but the downside is... and I'm not sure this has anything to do with the batteries, nor am I saying it does,... but my camera is still taking blurry shots.

I'm wondering if there is a difference between the Nikon batteries and other brands... such as the Energizer brand that I'm now using.

I've been adjusting the ISO sensitivity/shutter speed, and this helps, but it takes a while to adjust it just right as to not get blurred photos which gets annoying to me and to the people in my shots, not to mention, I can only take posed shots as opposed to taking candid photos.

When blurred photos first began happening I thought it was because I was using the wrong batteries (I was using regular AA Alkaline batteries as opposed to using the Ni-MH batteries) and the shutter speed problem was due to low/exhausted batteries. I bought and am now using the Energizer Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, but I'm still having the slow shutter speed problem.

I reset the camera to default settings thinking perhaps I had changed something, but I still had the problem. I have made some progress by adjusting the ISO sensitivity/shutter speed depending upon the amount of lighting (day/night/indoor/outdoor); a highly lit shot requires a lower ISO sensitivity setting, while lower lighting requires a higher ISO sensitivity setting.

But it seems that changing the ISO range only works while in Auto scene mode (as opposed to sport continuous, smart portrait, portrait, and easy auto mode) however I've only played with the settings in low light at night time. I plan to try the other scene settings tomorrow... in the daylight, to see if any of them work properly and under what ISO setting.

I'm wondering what the connection is... why so many people are having this problem with their digital cameras and if there is a link in the type of batteries used, settings, etc. I'm just now trying to figure that one out and haven't found any useful information on this yet...

It seems to me that once the camera was set back to default settings, it would be working properly.

I also read that the image size has a lot to do with the amount of light needed... so I tried each of the image sizes as well as using different ISO and scene settings, but there's still no difference; I'm still getting blurred photos.

I'm still trying to figure out the problem... but as far as batteries go... I do recommend getting the NiMH or Lithium as opposed to the alkaline batteries. I'm just not sure what brand, and I'm beginning to wonder if I should have bought the Coolpix NiMH batteries.

Any knowledge on the subject or advice would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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I have bought the camera cybershot 4 years ago and was perfect, suddenly yesterday i see the pictures blurry, not clear , why? is there a way that i can do it by any adjustment? i tried all ways , did not succeed, please advise me what to do, i am next to Montreal in Vaudreil thanks Hanna

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Re: blurry pictures

Please submit what your settings on the camera are, or if you know how to post the EXIF details once you download the pictures to the computer.

Try putting the camera in Auto mode, if it isn't already. If you can, reset all your settings to make sure it's set back to original settings to rule out a setting adjustment.

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