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Shutter speed Even with the speed set at 1/1000, there is a considerable delay in shutter speed, thus making pictures of moving targets blurry. Can you help or is this a normal problem??

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Re: shutter speed

You need to let the camera auto-focus time to do its job. Press and hold the shutter button half way until the white square in the LCD display (or LED light next to the view finder) turns green, then press the button all the way down for the camera to take the picture.

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Nixon S8100 fairly new camera, nice pics if the subject doesnt move but horrible pictures if object moves. Very blurry.

If everything in the picture is blurry, you are moving the camera when you press the shutter button. If only the subject is blurry and the background is clear the problem is too slow shutter speed. If this is cause by movement of the camera you must learn to SQUEESE the button while being sure you don't move the camera. It just takes a little practice. If this problem caused by a shutter speed that is too slow, it is remedied by increasing the ISO "film" speed. Even though you have no film, the camera has a "speed" setting that relates to that. The higher ISO value increases the camera's sensitivity to light and thus allows for faster shutter speed. Normally the ISO choices are 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600. Try using 400. The ISO setting is in one of your camera menus. 400 is fast enough to solve your problem in all but very fast movement of either the camera or subject. Using ISO above 400 will cause your pictures to look grainy and not as sharp. Use the highest speed only when absolutely necessary. Slower ISO numbers produce the finest grain and thus the sharpest pictures. It a trade off between ISO and shutter speed because the exposure is a combination of the ISO and shutter speed and lens opening. Each one effects the exposure by half or double.

Apr 16, 2011 | Nikon Digital Cameras

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Pictures are blurry

There are a few things to consider:

-- Are your hands steady as you take the shot, and are you moving the camera before the shutter actually clicks? As a test, put the camera down on a table top and take a picture without moving the camera until well after the shutter clicks. If the resulting image is not blurry--you just proved that your holding technique needs improvement!

--This camera has image stabilization to help you deal with camera shake--do you have this feature turned on in the menu?

--If your subjects are moving and your shutter speed is slow (meaning that the shutter stays open a relatively long time to gather enough light) then you will get blur. And, even if your subject is not moving but the shutter speed is slow, then your camera shake will come back to haunt you.

To fix slow shutter speed, you can either use a flash to freeze the action, or you can manually increase the ISO setting to a higher number, or you can choose a preset like "sports" which will tell the camera you want faster shutter speeds. A higher ISO setting will allow for faster shutter speeds, but it can also result in a grainy look, called "noise" if you set it too high.

Most likely it is your holding technique and the setting you are choosing that is causing the blur. If you are in decently bright light outdoors, you hold your camera steady and wait for the shutter to click, and you have image stabilization on, then you should have sharp pictures. If you are indoors, expect to need a flash.

Nov 25, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera

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My sony dsc t100 cyber shot seems to have a slow shutter speed and the pictures are blurry. I have tried multipel settings. I can hear it "c l i c k" very slow even in burst mode. Was wondering if it could...

Use Focus Lock.

Not applicable for the E-series digital cameras.
The shutter is delayed because of the additional flashes. In turn, make sure the picture's subjects wait for the additional flashes.

Jun 30, 2010 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100 Digital Camera

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Camera takes pictures very slowly thus they always come out blurry. I have the megapixel settings on their lowest and even with action settings on they are still blurry is there anything I can do?

You're supposed to press the shutter button half-way and allow the camera to focus (it will beep) then press the rest of the way. Do you do that? Do you unconsciously move when snapping the picture? You should not set your camera to the lowest megapixel rating...the picture quality will suffer. Try setting your ISO to a faster speed.

Jun 14, 2010 | HP Photosmart R725 Digital Camera

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Sony cyber-shot dsc-w200 taking blurry pictures in auto mode...

Its due to slow shutter speed setting.
If you want to take moving object picture, set high speed shutter, there would an icon of golf stick that is for moving object pictures.

Mar 23, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 Digital Camera

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Blurry and delayed pics.

Hi check the speed oif the camera /press menu you cam find speed ,Replace new charge battery.

Jan 13, 2008 | Fuji FinePix S3000 Digital Camera

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Shutter speed

The shutter speed on my pentax optio e10 is so slow. I hate the camera and wouldn't recommend t.

Nov 27, 2007 | Pentax Optio E10 Digital Camera

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Blurry pics

If it is a moving image that is blurred- them up the shutter speed or the ISO settin. What about Flash Do you 'Pan' your shots?

Jun 21, 2007 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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Canon sd 550 (and sd 200) shutter speed

If you check out a review site such as www.steves digi cams. com or even the Canon site to check out the spec of the camera to discover what shutter speeds are available. When shooting fast moving subjects try panning the camera on the object as you press the release this will[to a degree] keep the primary image sharp[ish] whilst blurring the background

Feb 26, 2007 | Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital...

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Picture blurry or out of focus.

Make sure your subject is within the camera's range. You should be at least 31 inches away to take a picture without the flash, and 31 inches to 8 feet away to take a picture with the flash. You can take a picture as close as 8 inches in macro mode. When you take macro close- ups, make sure you have adequate lighting (with the flash disabled). Using a tripod will help you capture sharp pictures. Make sure you hold the camera steady after you press the shutter button (until the red light starts to flash), and your subject isn't moving. If you are shaking the camera when you lock the focus, a warning icon appears in the right corner of the LCD. If you want to photograph a moving subject, you can change the shutter speed while the camera is connected to your computer. Try increasing the shutter speed. For more information, see Chapter 6. Make sure your flash is not set to flash off. When you focus on a nearby object, your picture's background may appear blurry. Try changing your focus.

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