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Picture focus a lot of my pics are always out of focus especialy in low or artifical lights,i tried to take a few pics of my daughters band but most were very out of focus or blurry

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Yes you need to have a Steady hand, I try to lean on to or force my arm to my hand or vice versa, to elimate moving.
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Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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Re: picture focus

Low light = long exposure times
There for hand shake - use a tripod or subject movement.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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If you don't want a camera with interchangeable lenses, you should buy a bridge camera. Almost all brands have camera's like this. Although the sensor is somewhat smaller they still can make great pictures. Only when using these cameras in low light, it can give some lesser pictures. Now you can buy bridge camera's with more than 30 times zoom, for only a few hundred dollar.
On Amazon a coolpix 34 times zoom, 16 Mega pix, under $250 today. But all brands have camera's like this.

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Why does my canon power shot hesitate before taking a picture

It's probably acting normal. Every camera (in one of the auto modes) must focus before it takes the image. In low light situations, or low contrast situations (white dog against a white background), many cameras have difficulty finding focus. This causes a delay before the shutter clicks. Try taking your camera out on a nice sunny day and take a pic. If there's no delay, there's your answer. If in a low light situation, click your flash on. That may help a bit to reduce the delay.

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It will not focus and not let me take pics

A few things to try:

- Verify that your is set to AutoFocus (AF) mode and not manual.
- If you have another lens or can borrow one try it. This can rule out a lens problem.
- Refer to your manual for instructions on cleaning the lens contacts (both on the camera and on the lens).
- Are you in a low-light environment, does the AF assist light blink?
- The clicking sound may indicate a lens problem.
- If you are still covered by a warranty, consider having it looked at.
- If you are out of warranty, atleast you can narrow it down to the camera or the lens.

Hope this helps,

Nov 21, 2009 | Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

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Delay between pressing button and actual photo taken


there is a lot to takin good pictures but its easy too

now when are you facing this prob during low light situations or regularly

if it is during low light then pitching up ur ISO settings say from some 80 or 100 to atleast 400 or 800 should do the trick but beware of a lil picture noise,

also u can turn on the continuous focus(CF) setting

also when you are taking a picture try to focus on the subject by pressing and holding the shutter button only halfway then once you r safisfied with the way it looks press it down all the way to take the picture this works for all photos whether in day light or during low light

if u have any further questions u can contact me on

pls rate if this was any help

Jul 03, 2009 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 Digital Camera

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Pictures are blurry.

Try pressing the shutter button half way to let it focus before you shoot. You also may want to make sure the camera is in auto mode and not set to any particular setting.

May 09, 2009 | Nikon COOLPIX S60 Digital Camera

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Blurry pictures

I know they look great when you preview them on the LCD, but remember they are a lot smaller, Before you acept the shot, tak a few seconds to zoom into a detail (i always go for the eye to see if it is in focus - most imprtant on a portrait) if you are shooting (not in automatic mode) and are using a slow shutter speed 1/60th or less you will get blurry pics, you have to be at least that and open your apeture to let in more light, or change your ISO start in 100, then 200 to see if that helps. You didn't mention if you had a vibration lens, if you do make sure it is swithed on when hand holding the camera and OFF when you are using a tripod (otherwise they will be slightly out of focus) let me know if that helps or you need more.


Dec 28, 2008 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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So... there's poor focus, and there's shutter speed.

If the light is very low, the shutter has to stay open for longer to allow enough light in to make a bright picture. Suffice to say, if you move around while the shutter is recording, it will record you moving around, and it will look blurred. That covers the concert you went to. Just use the flash. The camera will know it can use a very fast shutter speed if the flash is going to go off.

As for the person in the background thing... if they are the only blurry thing, then it's the same as above. If not, try this:
Check your camera setup menu... you should have focus options. Most toy cameras have an auto-focus that can focus on multiple points in the shot, or one point only, or even by face recognition these days! Try using a "spot focus", one focus point in the dead-centre of the shot.

On this setting, it shouldn't matter what is going on around your subject, the focus spot will be in the centre, where you are aiming it. =-]

Apr 22, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9 Digital Camera

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Good book for a beginner?

have you set it to macro mode? (little flower icon on the right cursor) this function will allow you to get within about 2cm of the subject, however do not use the zoom as the lens cannot focus close enough. To get results any closer you will be looking at an slr and a budget on a few thousand! If enabling macro and not using zoom to allow the lens to focus doesn't get you close enough in you can always enlarge and crop images. have a look on i've taken some macros of flowers and bugs, this camera can capture the hairs on an ants back or the individual lenses of a flys compound lens eye.

persevere with this camera, for a very small budget you will get amazing results, ISO refers to the speed of 'film', it comes from the dark old ages of 35mm film cameras. Basically a low ISO is the lowest sensitivity to light and gives the best image quality, however as the ccd is less responsive to the light the camera holds the shutter open for longer. The higher the ISO the more sensitive the ccd but the greater the noise and lower the quality of picture.

Books, try looking for more photography orientated books and less digital camera based books. An upto date photography book will tell you all the technical information about how to take a good picture for any given senario.

if you would like any further advice email me (address on the blogspot)

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Picture improvement

I've heard that the P52 can give blurry pics, however I don't quite know how to fix that. You may be able to do something with a software program (ie Photoshop). Since I can't help I'll bump you up so someone who can help might see this! Good luck!

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DSC-S75 focusing problems...

Without seeing a photo, here are a few possibilities. 1) Shutter speed too low (camera shake). 2) Camera is focusing on something in the foreground. 3) Focus not locked, low light, low contrast scene. Items 2 and 3 can be corrected by manual focus. Set the focus to 1 click below infinity, depth of field will insure everything is in focus. For item 1 remember that the shutter speed must be 1/125 sec or faster at full zoom to avoid camera shake.

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