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Vibration alert - blurry pictures

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

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  • xenolette Dec 25, 2007

    Almost all of my photos taken inside are blurry even with the slightest bit of action. I noticed the steadyshot sign with ! comes up when the photo is taken. I'm kind of frustrated. How do you reset the factory camera settings?

  • sigswr50 Jan 03, 2008

    I took my camera to a Sony rep. He showed me how to reset the camera - Battery out/press the power button for 30 secs and replace the battery. I also had to reset the camera settings manualy. It resolved 100 % of the issues with the vibration alert. It still flashes in low light conditions - that is to be expected. That being said - the DSC-W80, in my opinion, does not work well in low light settings - period. Other than that - I am pleased with the product.



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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!

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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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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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.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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