The vibration alert flashes while I am takig aphot - no matter how steady the platform is that the camera is on - . I have tried taking the stabalization feature on and off with no success. This would not bother me much if most of the pictures I took were no so blurry. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to why the photos turn out blurry along with quality photo's
When taking a picture, with the alert flashing, get in your car and drive to the nearest pond, mountain, bridge or ocean and throw the camera as far as you can! I think that should turn off that damn alert!
I had the EXACT same problem and it was really ticking me off! I tried taking the battery out and waiting, but to no avail. I eventually reset to manufacturers settings and PRESTO it works perfectly now. YAY! I pressed the "home" button, then went to "main settings", and clicked on "initialize".
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Re: vibration alert - blurry pictures
The vibration alert flashes when the lighting conditions are poor and the flash is turned off. You can still take pictures in this mode and if teh camera is well stable, the pictures will be sharp. In low light conditions like indoors, turn on the flash or set the camera to Auto mode.
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You need to let the autofocus time to focus. Press and HOLD the shutter button HALF WAY and wait for the white rectangle on the LCD display to turn green. Then press the button all the way down to take the picture.
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I had the same problem. The solution is in the manual but it is not straight forward. You have to set steady shot to auto when the shutter button is pressed half way down. The vibration warning will still show. At this point the camera is sensing low light. The to need to make sure the flash is set to always on. The flash setting for background will not turn the vibration warning off.
1. you could try it with flash, but the lighting in the picture would look artificial, won?t reflect the interior of the building as it really is, and the flash will cover only near objects leaving the rest dark, and we?ll be missing the point.
2. recommended ? place the camera on a stable platform(table, chair, shelf etc in lack of a tripod), adjust its vertical angle by placing some flat object under the front side of the camera, set it to auto or a preference to slow shutter speed(usually 1/60 to 0.5 of a sec according to the lighting), set timer(most cameras only give you about 2 seconds) in order to avoid vibrations during the picture taking.
3. you should avoid using more then 50 to 100 ISO, more will give you a grainy effect.
You are promised a sharp picture with life like colors that looks real.
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.
Put it on a tripod, and don't move it until the picture is captured. At the very least, hold it steady for several seconds after you press the shutter button. You are probably moving it while the shutter is still open recording the image. Digitals do this in low light situations. I frequently get caught by this because I think 'Click. I'm done. Move on.'